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Miscellaneous Clerk and Assistant - Federal Salaries of 2007

Pay Rates for "Miscellaneous Clerk and Assistant"

How much does a Miscellaneous Clerk and Assistant in the federal government get paid? $37,497.45* *Based on the 2007 average.
55,015 EMPLOYEES
$2.06B TOTAL SALARY
GS MOST COMMON PAYSCALE

Miscellaneous Clerk and Assistant was the 2nd most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2007, with 55,015 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2007, the Veterans Health Administration hired the most employees titled Miscellaneous Clerk And Assistant, with an average salary of $37,241.

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 15,836 $37,240.79
Bureau of the Census 6,801 $29,645.63
Internal Revenue Service 4,641 $31,692.84
Federal Bureau of Investigation 2,253 $46,774.85
National Park Service 2,016 $32,249.94
Social Security Administration 1,332 $39,294.84
Office of Personnel Management 1,303 $28,786.79
National Institutes of Health 1,240 $42,706.62
Forest Service 923 $37,825.34
Veterans Benefits Administration 734 $34,542.85
Federal Aviation Administration 662 $40,534.87
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 654 $51,224.45
Executive Office of U.S. Attorneys and the Office of U.s Attorneys 632 $29,417.66
Office Secretary Health and Human Services 621 $38,219.19
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 541 $36,423.50
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 521 $39,560.07
Federal Emergency Management Agency 473 $37,444.40
Customs and Border Protection 456 $37,741.21
Department of Energy 452 $60,477.84
Drug Enforcement Administration 435 $42,275.76
Indian Affairs 419 $35,621.45
Citizenship and Immigration Services 384 $42,122.91
Natural Resources Conservation Service 362 $40,132.62
U.S. Coast Guard 358 $41,134.31
Bureau of Land Management 358 $35,539.92
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 325 $43,448.15
Department of State 316 $41,912.04
Offices, Boards and Divisions 314 $36,040.79
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation 306 $50,127.82
Food and Drug Administration 303 $44,257.77
Geological Survey 278 $43,219.27
Environmental Protection Agency 255 $44,659.58
National Cemetery Administration 253 $38,557.78
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 235 $43,114.83
Small Business Administration 222 $37,220.50
Agricultural Research Service 220 $41,887.03
U.S. Secret Service 197 $31,582.08
Indian Health Service 194 $38,642.83
Federal Highway Administration 183 $42,052.58
Employment Standards Administration 181 $41,855.91
Financial Management Service 169 $38,288.57
Bureau of Reclamation 165 $35,933.87
U.S. Marshals Service 151 $42,868.05
Office of Comptroller of Currency 140 $56,825.56
Agricultural Marketing Service 138 $37,213.92
Immigration and Customs Enforcement 135 $39,161.27
Federal Communications Commission 127 $47,371.36
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 124 $44,366.19
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 120 $41,065.48
Public Buildings Service 112 $40,577.23
Office of Senior Coordinator for Southeast/Caribbean 106 $41,746.34
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 102 $58,391.18
National Science Foundation 101 $46,245.61
Securities and Exchange Commission 100 $50,294.63
George C. Marshall Space Flight Center 99 $43,493.65
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 98 $44,397.42
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology 97 $40,778.77
Patent and Trademark Office 96 $43,375.56
National Labor Relations Board 94 $44,685.43
Office of Senior Coordinator for Midwest 88 $43,585.86
National Institute of Standards and Technology 85 $41,182.88
Office of the Director 81 $41,310.27
Farm Service Agency 81 $39,938.84
Government Printing Office 80 $42,134.10
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission 79 $40,499.76
Executive Office for Immigration Review 77 $29,996.43
Export-Import Bank of the United States 74 $57,522.30
Peace Corps 74 $39,079.36
National Archives and Records Administration 72 $30,493.11
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation., & Enforcement 71 $44,107.82
Foreign Agricultural Service 68 $46,488.93
Federal Student Aid 67 $45,975.34
Office of Senior Coordinator for Pacific/Hawaii 64 $44,196.08
Office of Senior Coordinator for Mid-Atlantic 61 $44,245.05
Occupational Safety and Health Administration 61 $44,315.08
Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, & Explosives 60 $38,419.85
Office of Senior Coordinator for New York/New Jersey 60 $42,664.90
Office of Senior Coordinator for Southwest 58 $42,210.62
Office of Management and Budget 58 $52,167.74
Rural Housing Service 55 $36,027.51
Program Support Center 55 $46,136.38
Federal Railroad Administration 53 $43,106.49
Assistant Secretary for Housing-Federal Housing Commissioner 52 $43,187.33
Federal Trade Commission 47 $46,624.45
Bureau of the Public Debt 46 $30,489.07
Goddard Space Flight Center 45 $33,815.76
Veterans Employment and Training Service 44 $42,329.93
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 44 $52,776.48
Headquarters, Nasa 43 $51,382.16
U.S. Mint 42 $44,409.00
Transportation Security Administration 42 $38,339.52
Office of Senior Coordinator for Rocky Mountains 42 $45,473.52
Corporation for National and Community Service 41 $40,443.02
Substance Abuse & Mental Health Service Administration 41 $43,106.93
Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing 40 $42,785.05
Food and Nutrition Service 40 $41,563.10
National Credit Union Administration 40 $45,666.63
Maritime Administration 39 $45,057.92
Grain Inspection, Packers & Stockyards Administration 38 $40,531.39
Office for Civil Rights 38 $39,572.97
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration 38 $40,675.53
Bureau of Engraving and Printing 38 $39,689.58
Food Safety and Inspection Service 37 $37,566.27
Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau 37 $34,493.38
Railroad Retirement Board 36 $44,906.06
Department of Homeland Security Headquarters 36 $32,085.44
Presidio Trust 34 $46,164.00
Federal Acquisition Service 34 $42,238.41
Administration for Children and Families 34 $41,394.65
Office of the Chief Human Capital Office 34 $41,068.88
Office of General Counsel (Department of Housing and Urban Development) 34 $50,006.62
Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation 33 $39,556.09
Office of Inspector General (Department of Housing and Urban Development) 31 $48,741.16
Office of Surface Mining, Reclamation and Enforcement 31 $43,317.03
Office Assistant Secretary Administration and Management 31 $39,439.29
Employment and Training Administration 31 $48,494.90
Health Resources and Services Administration 31 $45,695.65
John F. Kennedy Space Center 29 $38,824.10
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Acquisition and Logistics 28 $42,938.07
Langley Research Center 27 $38,626.56
National Gallery of Art 27 $45,324.78
Office of the Secretary (Department of Commerce) 27 $49,098.52
U.S. Agency for International Development 26 $52,582.35
Office of Secretary of Labor 26 $46,959.19
Office of Secretary of Transportation 25 $51,213.52
Federal Transit Administration 25 $45,006.48
International Trade Administration 24 $45,558.58
Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation Service 24 $39,004.54
Broadcasting Board of Governors 24 $50,628.63
U.S. Trustee Program 23 $48,112.04
Selective Service System 23 $46,582.87
Inspector General (Department of Veterans Affairs) 23 $52,580.61
Pipeline/Hazardous Materials Safety Administration 22 $45,260.77
Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers 22 $42,125.05
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Justice) 22 $52,959.14
Bureau of Labor Statistics 22 $43,078.73
Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center 21 $51,411.86
Domestic Nuclear Detection Office 21 $43,943.33
U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum 21 $46,760.52
Departmental Administration 21 $40,868.19
General Counsel (Department of Veterans Affairs) 20 $34,258.95
Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service 19 $48,785.16
Pretrial Services Agency 19 $46,666.58
International Boundary & Water Commission: U.S. & Mexico 19 $30,442.53
Office of the U.S. Trade Representative 19 $49,746.79
Office of the Secretary, Research and Technology 18 $45,025.44
U.S. International Trade Commission 17 $51,458.41
Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight 17 $62,141.71
Mine Safety and Health Administration 17 $40,811.53
Board of Veterans Appeals 16 $30,653.81
Office of Senior Coordinator for New England 16 $42,616.56
Office of Senior Coordinator for Northwest/Alaska 16 $36,800.19
Office of Justice Programs 16 $41,255.31
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Education) 16 $37,751.81
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality 16 $46,809.31
National Transportation Safety Board 15 $52,436.13
Departmental Offices 15 $40,207.73
Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development 15 $41,648.87
Office of Senior Coordinator for Great Plains 15 $39,246.13
Ames Research Center 15 $56,779.67
National Agricultural Statistics Service 15 $44,383.13
Office of Vocational and Adult Education 14 $47,315.21
Offices of the Regional Administrators 14 $19,993.00
Office of Thrift Supervision 14 $61,048.79
Federal Election Commission 13 $43,727.00
Risk Management Agency 12 $44,394.92
National Endowment for the Humanities 12 $43,919.33
Council of Economic Advisers 12 $58,150.00
Assistant Secretary for Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity 12 $56,104.25
Office of Inspector General (Department of Education) 12 $50,183.33
Office of Postsecondary Education 12 $53,692.33
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Agriculture) 11 $43,764.18
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Agriculture) 11 $32,315.55
John Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field 11 $44,182.82
St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation 11 $45,173.09
Office of the Chief Information Officer (Department of Housing and Urban Development) 11 $50,668.45
Office of Elementary and Secondary Education 11 $51,457.09
Overseas Private Investment Corporation 11 $52,430.55
Office of National Drug Control Policy 10 $53,633.70
Assistant Secretary for Human Resources Management 10 $39,426.30
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Office of Resolution Management 10 $49,547.50
International-American Foundation 10 $40,116.70
Immigration Office of Secretary of Education 10 $44,910.70
Office of Management (Department of Education) 10 $49,777.30
Economic Research Service 10 $49,628.50
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars 9 $49,859.44
National Endowment for the Arts 8 $42,778.38
Bureau of Economic Analysis 8 $40,630.63
Office of the Solicitor (Department of Interior) 8 $48,565.13
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Interior) 8 $56,649.75
Federal Maritime Commission 8 $46,900.38
Office of Special Counsel 8 $42,586.88
Consumer Product Safety Commission 8 $45,404.63
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Finance 8 $48,539.13
National Institute of Food & Agriculture 7 $40,075.43
Commodity Futures Trading Commission 7 $53,481.43
Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board 7 $55,067.00
Financial Crimes Enforcement Network 7 $47,313.14
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Homeland Security) 7 $31,672.00
Office of the Secretary of Housing & Urban Development Department 7 $36,925.00
Government National Mortgage Association 7 $46,890.14
Office of Administration 7 $46,691.86
Office of Communications and Outreach 7 $41,454.14
Institute of Education Sciences 7 $44,656.00
Office of the Human Resources Management 7 $44,250.14
National Appeals Division 6 $35,851.00
Rural Utilities Service 6 $33,630.50
Federal Labor Relations Authority 6 $56,425.83
National Telecommunications and Information Administration 6 $41,687.33
John C. Stennis Space Center 6 $44,325.33
Office of the Secretary (Department of Veterans Affairs) 6 $44,585.67
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Administration 6 $53,266.50
Office of the Chief Procurement Officer 6 $41,582.00
Office of Disability Employment Policy 6 $47,001.33
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Labor) 6 $41,511.83
Employee Benefits Security Administration 6 $45,452.67
Farm Credit Administration 6 $50,304.67
Office of Communications (Department of Agriculture) 5 $31,513.80
Economic Development Administration 5 $44,731.60
Dryden Flight Research Center 5 $45,204.80
Office of Inspector General (Department of Treasury) 5 $55,100.60
Department of Veterans Affairs 5 $47,886.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs 5 $49,857.80
Office of the Chief Information Officer (Department of Education) 5 $46,535.20
Office of Innovation and Improvement 5 $46,930.20
Morris K. Udall & Stewart L. Udall Foundation 5 $32,154.80
Trade and Development Agency 5 $44,736.60
Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Regulation 5 $42,275.20
Office of the Solicitor (Department of Labor) 4 $35,246.00
Council on Environmental Quality/Office of Environmental Quality 4 $36,698.00
Office of Navajo and Hopi Indian Relocation 4 $45,882.00
Armed Forces Retirement Home 4 $43,653.25
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Congressional Affairs 4 $51,413.75
Office of Healthy Homes & Lead Hazard Control 4 $53,143.00
Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and Resolution 4 $58,021.75
4 $50,092.25
National Mediation Board 4 $51,967.25
Civil Rights 4 $38,174.25
Office of the Chief Information Officer (Department of Agriculture) 4 $41,653.75
Office of the General Counsel (Department of Agriculture) 4 $48,316.75
Minority Business Development Agency 4 $42,885.50
National Technical Information Service 4 $37,349.75
Office of Departmental Operations and Coordinator 3 $46,130.00
Assistant Secretary for Congress & Intergovernmental Relations 3 $54,030.33
Office of Field Policy and Management 3 $40,750.33
Office of Equal Employment Opportunity 3 $48,531.00
Office of Planning, Evaluation and Policy Development 3 $48,427.00
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (General Services Administration) 3 $41,585.67
Office of General Services Administration Innovative Technologies 3 $50,367.67
Office of Inspector General (Department of Transportation) 3 $46,030.00
Office of the Executive Secretariat 3 $45,586.67
Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board 3 $63,831.67
Bureau of Industry and Security 3 $45,737.00
American Battle Monuments Commission 2 $43,408.50
Office of the Secretary of Agriculture 2 $54,866.50
Office of the Chief Economist 2 $38,077.00
Appalachian Regional Commission 2 $59,231.00
Commission on Civil Rights 2 $42,264.50
Economics and Statistics Administration 2 $35,183.50
National Security Council 2 $28,772.50
Occupational Safety & Health Review Commission 2 $33,318.50
Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission 2 $56,256.00
Surface Transportation Board 2 $39,517.00
Office of Inspector General for Tax Administration 2 $42,966.00
Science and Technology Directorate 2 $35,820.00
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Housing and Urban Development) 2 $52,109.50
Center for Faith-Based & Commission Initiatives 2 $45,665.00
U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness 2 $43,286.50
Marine Mammal Commission 2 $45,900.00
Bureau of International Labor Affairs 2 $38,954.00
Office of Congressional & Intergovernmental Affairs (Department of Labor) 2 $44,352.00
Women's Bureau 2 $47,050.50
Office of the General Counsel (Department of Education) 2 $35,742.00
Office of Legislation and Congressional Affairs 2 $47,940.00
Office of Government Ethics 2 $47,044.50
Office of Citizen Services and Innovative Technology 2 $47,984.50
Office of Congressional & Intergovernmental Affairs (General Services Administration) 2 $36,414.50
U.S.-China Economic & Security Review Commission 1 $44,000.00
Advisory Council on Historic Preservation 1 $63,135.00
Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation 1 $46,041.00
Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs 1 $37,640.00
Denali Commission 1 $42,330.00
Office of the Under Secretary (Department of Education) 1 $27,159.00
Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools 1 $53,714.00
Office of English Language Acquisition 1 $65,912.00
National Institute for Literacy 1 $32,662.00
Chemical Safety/Hazard Investigation Board 1 $41,405.00
Federal Housing Finance Board 1 $29,588.00
Immediate Office of the Administrator 1 $48,933.00
Civilian Board of Contract Appeals 1 $53,714.00
Office of the Chief Acquisition Officer 1 $52,805.00
Office of Governmentwide Policy 1 $49,433.00
Committee for Purchase from People Blind or Severely Disabled 1 $50,025.00
Administration for Community Living 1 $65,912.00
Office of Science and Technology Policy 1 $37,640.00
Utah Reclamation Mitigation & Conservation Commission 1 $30,953.00
Immediate Office of Assistant Secretary for Human Resolution & Administration 1 $63,135.00
Assistant Secretary for Diversity & Inclusion 1 $70,156.00
Immediate Office of the Assistant Secretary for Management 1 $59,421.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Budget 1 $64,992.00
Immediate Office of Assistant Secretary for Policy & Planning 1 $72,421.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Program & Data Analysis 1 $59,852.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Planning & Evaluation 1 $56,783.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary Intergovernmental Affairs 1 $56,399.00
Rural Business-Cooperative Service 1 $48,933.00
Arctic Research Commission 1 $35,001.00
Merit Systems Protection Board 1 $43,914.00
James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation 1 $55,249.00
Architectural & Transportation Barrier Compliance Board 1 $48,933.00
Christopher Columbus Fellowship Foundation 1 $27,131.00
Commission of Fine Arts 1 $40,150.00

Miscellaneous Clerk and Assistant Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Miscellaneous Clerk and Assistant is $37,497.45. The highest paid Miscellaneous Clerk and Assistant made $140,143 in 2007.

Common Miscellaneous Clerk and Assistant Payscales

Payscale Number of Miscellaneous Clerk And Assistant Employees
GS - General Schedule 51,262
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 704
GL - Gs Emp Grades 3-10 Paid Leo Special Rate 556
FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan 380
CG - Corporate Graded 306
FG - Similar To The General Schedule 282
ZS - Administrative Support 267
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 238
VC - Canteen Service 177
NB - Ofc Of Comptroller Of The Currency Only 140
IR - Irs Broadband Class And Pay System Pos 127
SK - Sec Emp Formerly Under Gs, Gm, And Ez 100
CE - Contract Education--year Long 82
PG - Printing Office Grades 78
FP - Foreign Service Personnel 75
CY - Contract Education--school Year 54
SV - Trans Security Admin Emp Other Than Exec 42
NY - All Other Positions In The Corporation 40
CU - Credit Union Employees 40
HU - Haskell Indian Nations Univ Demo Project 18
OF - Ofc Of Fed Housing Enterprise Oversight 17
TG - Ofc Of Thrift Supervision Salary Schedul 14
CT - Commodity Futures Trading Commission Pos 7
VH - Professional, Admin., And Managerial 6
PJ - Gpo, Afge, 12% Night Rate 2
TS - Federal Housing Finance Board Step Sys. 1

Starting Paygrade: $19,738.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-1, Step 1
Maximum Paygrade: $59,907.00 / 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
Electronics TechnicalTechnical and Medical SupportGS-1GS-9
Supply Clerical and TechnicianClerical and Administrative SupportGS-1GS-9
Closed Microphone ReportingClerical and Administrative SupportGS-1GS-9
Animal Health TechnicianTechnical and Medical SupportGS-1GS-9
Office Automation Clerical and AssistanceClerical and Administrative SupportGS-1GS-9

Average Miscellaneous Clerk And Assistant Pay Trend from 2004 to 2019

In 2004, the average pay for a Miscellaneous Clerk and Assistant was $34,088. Since then, the average pay has increased to $43,964 in 2019.


Data Sources

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The series code of this occupation is 0303.

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