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Miscellaneous Clerk and Assistant - Federal Salaries of 2006

Pay Rates for "Miscellaneous Clerk and Assistant"

How much does a Miscellaneous Clerk and Assistant in the federal government get paid? $36,532.01* *Based on the 2006 average.
55,461 EMPLOYEES
$2.02B TOTAL SALARY
GS MOST COMMON PAYSCALE

Miscellaneous Clerk and Assistant was the 2nd most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2006, with 55,461 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2006, the Veterans Health Administration hired the most employees titled Miscellaneous Clerk And Assistant, with an average salary of $36,794.

Government Miscellaneous Clerk And Assistant jobs are classified under the General Schedule (GS) payscale. The minimum paygrade for a Miscellaneous Clerk And Assistant job is GS-1, and the highest paygrade that can be attained within this job series is GS-9. Remember that the starting and maximum yearly pay listed above reflect base pay only - your actual salary will be higher based on the Locality Pay Adjustment for the area in which you work.

Job Description

This occupation includes positions the duties of which are to perform or supervise clerical, assistant, or technician work for which no other occupation is appropriate. The work requires a knowledge of the procedures and technique involved in carrying out the work of an organization and involves application of procedures and practices within the framework of established guidelines.

Clerical, secretary, and administrative positions fall under this category. No specialized technical background is needed for positions in this category except for stenographers which require a proficiency exam before being hired. Strong organizational and communication skills are the primary requirements for this job category. Military experience can often be applied as relevant experience when calculating starting grade. Employees in the job category receive promotions of 1 grade increase at a time.

Agencies that have hired a Miscellaneous Clerk and Assistant

Agency Employees Hired Average Salary
Veterans Health Administration 14,786 $36,794.08
Bureau of the Census 6,955 $28,753.79
Internal Revenue Service 5,316 $30,849.24
Federal Bureau of Investigation 2,326 $45,004.59
National Park Service 1,967 $31,484.19
Social Security Administration 1,658 $35,468.07
National Institutes of Health 1,234 $41,646.54
Office of Personnel Management 1,111 $28,845.88
Federal Emergency Management Agency 936 $34,753.99
Forest Service 915 $36,749.03
Veterans Benefits Administration 674 $34,712.05
Federal Aviation Administration 637 $39,272.07
Executive Office of U.S. Attorneys and the Office of U.s Attorneys 580 $29,687.50
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 541 $36,335.75
Bureau of Customs and Border Protection 529 $36,350.24
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 529 $50,196.70
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 506 $39,124.97
Drug Enforcement Administration 483 $39,431.98
Bureau of Citizenshp and Immigratn Services 469 $40,699.54
Department of Energy 453 $57,438.15
Department of State 414 $38,014.01
Natural Resources Conservation Service 393 $38,761.25
Indian Affairs 390 $34,575.86
U.S. Coast Guard 378 $40,456.72
Bureau of Land Management 354 $34,513.62
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 345 $42,205.65
Offices, Boards and Divisions 331 $35,560.85
Small Business Administration 303 $33,757.03
Food and Drug Administration 302 $42,929.25
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation 298 $49,747.84
Geological Survey 295 $41,639.04
Environmental Protection Agency 268 $43,225.43
National Cemetery Administration 236 $38,118.39
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 235 $42,200.25
Agricultural Research Service 220 $41,830.21
Indian Health Service 206 $37,778.95
Federal Highway Administration 188 $40,618.25
Employment Standards Administration 187 $40,886.71
U.S. Secret Service 183 $31,929.43
Agricultural Marketing Service 171 $37,909.74
Bureau of Reclamation 168 $34,629.17
Financial Management Service 162 $38,782.30
U.S. Marshals Service 157 $41,503.74
Office Secretary Health and Human Services 153 $47,269.95
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 150 $42,823.44
Bureau of Immigration & Customs Enforcement 148 $40,166.74
Office of Comptroller of Currency 139 $52,239.73
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 130 $39,356.65
Office of Senior Coordinator for Southeast/Caribbean 127 $39,162.03
Federal Communications Commission 123 $46,173.54
National Science Foundation 119 $45,757.85
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 113 $44,150.59
George C. Marshall Space Flight Center 109 $41,585.56
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 107 $56,852.97
Public Buildings Service 107 $39,592.39
National Labor Relations Board 100 $43,654.13
Securities and Exchange Commission 98 $48,914.01
Office of Senior Coordinator for Midwest 96 $41,305.14
Patent and Trademark Office 95 $44,278.23
National Institute of Standards and Technology 91 $39,712.27
Farm Service Agency 90 $38,894.61
Government Printing Office 84 $40,239.33
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission 81 $39,355.73
National Archives and Records Administration 80 $30,885.51
Export-Import Bank of the United States 79 $54,990.47
Office of the Director 79 $39,355.59
Office of Senior Coordinator for Pacific/Hawaii 75 $41,258.33
Peace Corps 75 $39,049.19
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation., & Enforcement 73 $42,487.22
Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, & Explosives 71 $36,322.99
Federal Student Aid 71 $42,658.07
Rural Housing Service 71 $33,765.89
Office of Senior Coordinator for Mid-Atlantic 71 $41,253.62
Occupational Safety and Health Administration 66 $42,842.09
Office of Senior Coordinator for Southwest 66 $40,873.88
Assistant Secretary for Housing-Federal Housing Commissioner 63 $36,760.13
Foreign Agricultural Service 62 $45,173.71
Executive Office for Immigration Review 61 $30,255.51
Program Support Center 61 $45,041.69
Office of Senior Coordinator for New York/New Jersey 60 $41,460.17
Office of Management and Budget 60 $49,180.43
Maritime Administration 57 $39,096.81
U.S. Mint 56 $43,786.54
Federal Railroad Administration 53 $40,714.98
Office of Senior Coordinator for Rocky Mountains 52 $41,930.81
Federal Trade Commission 52 $43,257.37
Veterans Employment and Training Service 50 $41,099.00
Headquarters, Nasa 49 $49,727.00
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 46 $51,863.59
Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing 46 $42,403.65
Transportation Security Administration 45 $37,918.96
John F. Kennedy Space Center 44 $36,931.64
Goddard Space Flight Center 43 $33,018.91
Food and Nutrition Service 43 $41,147.07
National Credit Union Administration 42 $44,000.86
Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation 41 $38,398.61
Railroad Retirement Board 40 $43,540.35
Broadcasting Board of Governors 38 $49,159.53
Bureau of the Public Debt 38 $30,133.71
Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau 38 $32,602.05
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration 37 $38,998.46
Substance Abuse & Mental Health Service Administration 36 $44,745.42
Corporation for National and Community Service 36 $41,623.88
Office of Inspector General (Department of Housing and Urban Development) 35 $47,686.06
Grain Inspection, Packers & Stockyards Administration 35 $38,911.26
Presidio Trust 34 $45,994.76
Bureau of Engraving and Printing 34 $37,023.29
Office for Civil Rights 33 $40,461.76
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Acquisition and Logistics 33 $42,304.09
Office Assistant Secretary Administration and Management 32 $42,017.22
Employment and Training Administration 32 $47,123.94
Federal Supply Service 32 $41,382.00
Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers 32 $38,580.94
Office of Secretary of Transportation 31 $47,667.58
Administration for Children and Families 31 $41,152.10
Office of General Counsel (Department of Housing and Urban Development) 31 $50,814.55
Health Resources and Services Administration 30 $47,211.77
U.S. Trustee Program 29 $44,402.97
National Gallery of Art 29 $44,214.10
Office of the Secretary (Department of Commerce) 29 $47,664.28
U.S. International Trade Commission 28 $46,683.14
Agency for International Development 28 $50,674.61
International Trade Administration 28 $43,826.61
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Agriculture) 26 $40,179.08
Office of Surface Mining, Reclamation and Enforcement 26 $42,298.58
Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation Service 25 $39,689.64
U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum 25 $40,864.08
Inspector General (Department of Veterans Affairs) 24 $50,446.83
Assistant Secretary for Administration 24 $46,405.13
Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight 23 $52,302.74
Selective Service System 23 $44,754.26
Office of the Secretary, Research and Technology 23 $43,619.78
Food Safety and Inspection Service 23 $39,653.30
Pretrial Services Agency 22 $44,393.18
Domestic Nuclear Detection Office 22 $43,039.14
Federal Transit Administration 22 $42,395.91
U.S. Institute of Peace 21 $34,824.38
Office of Senior Coordinator for New England 21 $39,381.62
Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center 21 $50,440.57
Bureau of Transportation Statistics 21 $44,213.14
Departmental Administration 21 $39,225.86
General Counsel (Department of Veterans Affairs) 20 $33,750.80
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Justice) 20 $51,863.60
Office of Secretary of Labor 20 $48,406.10
Bureau of Labor Statistics 20 $40,316.95
Economic Research Service 19 $50,021.84
Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development 19 $32,793.79
Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service 19 $46,453.63
International Boundary & Water Commission: U.S. & Mexico 19 $30,049.11
National Transportation Safety Board 19 $49,583.37
National Agricultural Statistics Service 18 $43,148.28
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Agriculture) 18 $33,512.61
Mine Safety and Health Administration 17 $40,557.18
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality 17 $46,558.94
Office of Senior Coordinator for Northwest/Alaska 17 $37,207.59
Departmental Offices 16 $40,538.69
Office of Senior Coordinator for Great Plains 16 $36,786.50
Office of the Chief Information Officer (Department of Housing and Urban Development) 15 $56,233.13
Office of the U.S. Trade Representative 15 $49,001.27
National Endowment for the Arts 15 $40,552.67
Federal Election Commission 14 $42,988.21
Ames Research Center 14 $54,477.07
Office of Postsecondary Education 14 $47,636.14
Department of Homeland Security Headquarters 14 $33,184.79
Office of Thrift Supervision 14 $56,626.00
Risk Management Agency 14 $39,808.29
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Education) 13 $37,323.08
Offices of the Regional Administrators 13 $12,795.75
John Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field 13 $42,418.54
Office of National Drug Control Policy 13 $49,020.85
Council of Economic Advisers 13 $56,228.85
Office of Inspector General (Department of Education) 12 $49,358.67
Office of Management (Department of Education) 12 $47,901.42
Office of Elementary and Secondary Education 12 $48,998.17
Office of Vocational and Adult Education 12 $47,588.83
Assistant Secretary for Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity 12 $50,597.58
Office of Justice Programs 12 $34,409.08
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars 11 $47,337.64
Assistant Secretary for Human Resources Management 11 $41,959.55
Office of Administration 11 $41,008.18
St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation 10 $44,432.80
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology 10 $50,412.00
Office of Disability Employment Policy 10 $38,392.30
Immigration Office of Secretary of Education 10 $46,537.30
National Endowment for the Humanities 10 $42,821.90
Office of the Secretary of Housing & Urban Development Department 10 $31,436.10
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Finance 9 $51,275.67
International-American Foundation 9 $39,428.33
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Interior) 9 $53,498.00
Morris K Udall Scholarship...foundation 9 $29,427.89
Overseas Private Investment Corporation 9 $53,190.11
Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board 9 $49,820.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Office of Resolution Management 9 $50,823.22
Employee Benefits Security Administration 8 $40,957.00
Office of Communications and Outreach 8 $39,659.75
Office of the Chief Human Capital Officer 8 $43,818.00
Federal Technology Service 8 $40,629.88
Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Regulation 8 $41,922.88
Office of the Solicitor (Department of Interior) 8 $51,536.50
Federal Maritime Commission 8 $46,135.00
Financial Crimes Enforcement Network 8 $45,578.38
Minority Business Development Agency 8 $43,461.00
Farm Credit Administration 7 $49,356.29
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Homeland Security) 7 $35,825.57
National Appeals Division 7 $33,017.57
Federal Labor Relations Authority 7 $58,459.57
Economic Development Administration 7 $43,660.00
Commodity Futures Trading Commission 7 $51,316.86
Consumer Product Safety Commission 7 $42,124.00
Board of Veterans Appeals 7 $39,808.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Administration 7 $50,779.86
Institute of Education Sciences 7 $43,955.86
National Security Council 6 $53,939.67
Office of the Secretary (Department of Veterans Affairs) 6 $44,811.50
Office of Special Counsel 6 $37,929.83
National Telecommunications and Information Administration 6 $43,185.33
Department of Housing and Urban Development 6 $42,872.17
Government National Mortgage Association 6 $49,200.17
John C. Stennis Space Center 6 $42,672.17
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Congressional Affairs 5 $46,567.40
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Labor) 5 $42,838.80
Office of Innovation and Improvement 5 $44,180.80
Office of Communications (Department of Agriculture) 5 $30,701.80
Coop State Research, Educ, & Exten Service 5 $40,312.40
Bureau of Economic Analysis 5 $40,354.40
Assistant Secretary for Congress & Intergovernmental Relations 5 $47,267.00
5 $45,701.20
Dryden Flight Research Center 5 $42,847.40
Office of Inspector General (Department of Treasury) 5 $52,267.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs 5 $46,859.40
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (General Services Administration) 4 $38,973.00
Trade and Development Agency 4 $41,768.00
Office of Governmentwide Policy 4 $31,040.00
Federal Housing Finance Board 4 $31,643.25
Office of Navajo and Hopi Indian Relocation 4 $44,770.50
Office of the Executive Secretariat 4 $43,392.00
Office of the Chief Information Officer (Department of Agriculture) 4 $39,926.25
Office of the General Counsel (Department of Agriculture) 4 $46,012.75
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Housing and Urban Development) 4 $49,410.00
Commission on Civil Rights 4 $36,443.00
Office of Departmental Operations and Coordinator 4 $44,337.50
National Technical Information Service 4 $36,144.00
National Mediation Board 4 $49,755.75
Office of the Solicitor (Department of Labor) 4 $33,853.25
Office of the Chief Information Officer (Department of Education) 4 $50,465.00
Immediate Office of Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology 3 $46,928.67
Administration for Community Living 3 $53,001.33
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Planning & Evaluation 3 $51,952.33
Ous for Science and Technology 3 $43,340.00
Civil Rights 3 $42,814.33
Office of Field Policy and Management 3 $38,835.00
Office of the Secretary of Agriculture 3 $54,173.33
Office of Healthy Homes & Lead Hazard Control 3 $52,948.67
Rural Utilities Service 3 $32,437.00
Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and Resolution 3 $58,033.33
Rural Business-Cooperative Service 3 $40,089.33
Office of Equal Employment Opportunity 3 $49,498.00
Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board 3 $59,577.67
Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs 3 $39,298.33
Architectural & Transportation Barrier Compliance Board 3 $37,176.00
Langley Research Center 3 $26,684.33
Bureau of Industry and Security 3 $46,447.00
Women's Bureau 3 $38,970.00
Armed Forces Retirement Home 3 $59,453.33
Office of the General Counsel (Department of Education) 3 $38,601.67
Department of Veterans Affairs 3 $47,531.33
Office of General Services Administration Innovative Technologies 3 $48,466.33
Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools 2 $46,810.00
Merit Systems Protection Board 2 $39,479.00
National Institute for Literacy 2 $31,578.00
Christopher Columbus Fellowship Foundation 2 $27,131.00
Council on Environmental Quality/Office of Environmental Quality 2 $38,953.50
National Capital Planning Commission 2 $40,903.00
Office of Government Ethics 2 $43,447.00
Occupational Safety & Health Review Commission 2 $31,302.00
Immediate Office of the Administrator 2 $37,064.50
Office of Inspector General for Tax Administration 2 $41,934.50
Office of Citizen Services and Communicatns 2 $46,746.00
Interagency Council on the Homeless 2 $42,170.00
Marine Mammal Commission 2 $44,039.00
American Battle Monuments Commission 2 $41,798.00
Office of Planning, Evaluation and Policy Development 2 $38,273.50
Office of the Chief Economist 2 $35,935.00
Office of Legislation and Congressional Affairs 2 $48,056.50
Appalachian Regional Commission 2 $56,261.50
Immediate Office of the Assistant Secretary for Management 1 $57,628.00
Economics and Statistics Administration 1 $49,343.00
Advisory Council on Historic Preservation 1 $61,510.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Budget 1 $63,320.00
Community Relations Service 1 $44,931.00
U.S. Commission on Internatl Religious Freedom 1 $38,000.00
Immediate Office of Assistant Secretary for Policy & Planning 1 $70,558.00
Bureau of International Labor Affairs 1 $52,335.00
U.S.-China Economic & Security Review Commission 1 $43,410.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Program & Data Analysis 1 $57,322.00
Office of Congressional & Intergovernmental Affairs (Department of Labor) 1 $55,326.00
National Center for Veterans Analysis and Statistics 1 $58,968.00
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Labor) 1 $21,602.00
Immediate Office of Assistant Secretary for Public & International Affairs 1 $49,397.00
Office of English Language Acquisition 1 $62,566.00
Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission 1 $41,965.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary Intergovernmental & International Affairs 1 $64,213.00
Chemical Safety/Hazard Investigation Board 1 $50,839.00
Surface Transportation Board 1 $32,565.00
Ous Border and Transportation Security 1 $51,440.00
Farm Credit System Insurance Corporation 1 $38,902.00
Board of Contract Appeals 1 $44,672.00
African Development Foundation 1 $47,669.00
Office of General Counsel (General Services Administration) 1 $30,036.00
Immediate Office of Assistant Secretary for Human Resolution & Administration 1 $57,628.00
James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation 1 $53,830.00
Office of the Chief Acquisition Officer 1 $51,440.00
Assistant Secretary for Diversity & Inclusion 1 $66,939.00
Commission of Fine Arts 1 $51,440.00
Office of Congressional & Intergovernmental Affairs (General Services Administration) 1 $47,380.00

Miscellaneous Clerk and Assistant Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Miscellaneous Clerk and Assistant is $36,532.01. The highest paid Miscellaneous Clerk and Assistant made $130,372 in 2006.

Common Miscellaneous Clerk and Assistant Payscales

Payscale Number of Miscellaneous Clerk And Assistant Employees
GS - General Schedule 52,491
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 440
FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan 365
CG - Corporate Graded 298
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 286
FG - Similar To The General Schedule 272
ZS - Administrative Support 219
VC - Canteen Service 186
IR - Irs Broadband Class And Pay System Pos 152
NB - Ofc Of Comptroller Of The Currency Only 139
SK - Sec Emp Formerly Under Gs, Gm, And Ez 98
CE - Contract Education--year Long 81
PG - Printing Office Grades 81
FP - Foreign Service Personnel 78
CY - Contract Education--school Year 50
SV - Trans Security Admin Emp Other Than Exec 45
CU - Credit Union Employees 42
NY - All Other Positions In The Corporation 34
MA - Milk Marketing 25
OF - Ofc Of Fed Housing Enterprise Oversight 23
HU - Haskell Indian Nations Univ Demo Project 19
TG - Ofc Of Thrift Supervision Salary Schedul 14
VH - Professional, Admin., And Managerial 8
CT - Commodity Futures Trading Commission Pos 7
TS - Federal Housing Finance Board Step Sys. 4
PJ - Gpo, Afge, 12% Night Rate 2
FO - Foreign Service Officers 1
PU - Gpo, White-collar, 10% Night Rate 1

Starting Paygrade: $19,048.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-1, Step 1
Maximum Paygrade: $57,809.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-9, Step 10
Category: Clerical and Administrative Support
Occupation Family: 0300 GENERAL ADMINISTRATIVE, CLERICAL, AND OFFICE SERVICES GROUP

Other Jobs at the GS-1 Paygrade

GS-1 is the starting paygrade for Miscellaneous Clerk and Assistant jobs. Here are some other Federal Government jobs that can be held by employees at the GS-1 paygrade.

Occupation Occupation Category Starting Paygrade Maximum Paygrade
Construction Control TechnicalTechnical and Medical SupportGS-1GS-9
Sales Store ClericalClerical and Administrative SupportGS-1GS-9
Data TranscriberClerical and Administrative SupportGS-1GS-9
Animal Health TechnicianTechnical and Medical SupportGS-1GS-9
Management and Program Clerical and AssistanceClerical and Administrative SupportGS-1GS-9

Average Miscellaneous Clerk And Assistant Pay Trend from 2004 to 2017

In 2004, the average pay for a Miscellaneous Clerk and Assistant was $34,088. Since then, the average pay has increased to $42,470 in 2017.


Data Sources

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The series code of this occupation is 0303.

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