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Miscellaneous Clerk and Assistant - Federal Salaries of 2008

Pay Rates for "Miscellaneous Clerk and Assistant"

How much does a Miscellaneous Clerk and Assistant in the federal government get paid? $38,639.48* *Based on the 2008 average.
56,157 EMPLOYEES
$2.17B TOTAL SALARY
GS MOST COMMON PAYSCALE

Miscellaneous Clerk and Assistant was the 3rd most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2008, with 56,157 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2008, the Veterans Health Administration hired the most employees titled Miscellaneous Clerk And Assistant, with an average salary of $38,097.

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 16,986 $38,097.24
Bureau of the Census 6,765 $30,822.93
Internal Revenue Service 4,429 $32,822.88
National Park Service 2,095 $32,921.92
Federal Bureau of Investigation 2,066 $49,568.58
Office of Personnel Management 1,414 $29,636.62
Social Security Administration 1,274 $40,865.19
National Institutes of Health 1,221 $44,837.32
Forest Service 888 $39,359.23
Veterans Benefits Administration 777 $35,069.31
Bureau of Citizenshp and Immigratn Services 775 $39,128.20
Executive Office of U.S. Attorneys and the Office of U.s Attorneys 705 $30,349.22
Federal Aviation Administration 704 $41,052.90
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 675 $53,838.36
Office Secretary Health and Human Services 595 $39,292.79
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 543 $38,343.93
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 512 $41,003.03
Bureau of Customs and Border Protection 429 $38,305.95
Department of Energy 413 $64,366.16
Indian Affairs 409 $38,610.22
Federal Emergency Management Agency 400 $40,923.87
Drug Enforcement Administration 396 $44,752.93
Bureau of Land Management 368 $36,861.99
U.S. Coast Guard 345 $42,619.50
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 345 $44,985.51
Small Business Administration 331 $38,054.17
Natural Resources Conservation Service 329 $41,671.98
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation 329 $49,827.36
Offices, Boards and Divisions 325 $36,536.89
Food and Drug Administration 318 $45,073.84
Department of State 305 $43,671.36
Geological Survey 297 $44,082.27
Environmental Protection Agency 260 $44,862.74
National Cemetery Administration 256 $39,518.45
Agricultural Research Service 232 $44,190.91
Indian Health Service 192 $40,546.19
Bureau of Reclamation 192 $35,912.34
Employment Standards Administration 191 $43,372.79
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 187 $44,558.05
U.S. Secret Service 187 $33,844.72
Federal Highway Administration 186 $43,876.97
Office of Comptroller of Currency 153 $59,114.31
Financial Management Service 147 $41,206.63
Bureau of Immigration & Customs Enforcement 147 $39,049.49
U.S. Marshals Service 137 $43,645.56
Agricultural Marketing Service 132 $39,170.33
Federal Communications Commission 118 $50,601.72
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 113 $59,789.88
Public Buildings Service 112 $43,233.79
Office of Senior Coordinator for Southeast/Caribbean 110 $41,823.08
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology 110 $40,539.27
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 109 $42,823.39
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 104 $44,974.14
National Science Foundation 100 $46,727.44
Executive Office for Immigration Review 99 $29,930.00
Farm Service Agency 98 $41,513.52
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 97 $46,947.56
Securities and Exchange Commission 94 $51,773.82
George C. Marshall Space Flight Center 93 $44,881.13
National Institute of Standards and Technology 93 $42,772.11
Assistant Secretary for Administration 90 $40,034.34
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission 87 $42,186.26
National Labor Relations Board 85 $46,584.68
Office of the Director 76 $43,138.76
Government Printing Office 73 $43,243.26
Export-Import Bank of the United States 72 $60,102.32
Office of Senior Coordinator for Midwest 71 $45,797.00
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation., & Enforcement 70 $45,270.00
Occupational Safety and Health Administration 69 $45,222.09
Patent and Trademark Office 69 $47,616.84
Federal Student Aid 68 $48,048.79
National Archives and Records Administration 68 $32,064.19
Office of Senior Coordinator for Pacific/Hawaii 65 $46,358.23
Food Safety and Inspection Service 62 $35,830.06
Office of Senior Coordinator for Mid-Atlantic 62 $45,478.35
Rural Housing Service 58 $35,325.98
Assistant Secretary for Housing-Federal Housing Commissioner 58 $46,048.03
Peace Corps 56 $43,235.46
Foreign Agricultural Service 56 $49,132.39
Office of Management and Budget 55 $53,917.29
Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, & Explosives 53 $38,678.75
Bureau of the Public Debt 52 $33,842.04
Office of Senior Coordinator for Southwest 52 $42,466.56
Office of Senior Coordinator for New York/New Jersey 47 $47,148.45
Goddard Space Flight Center 47 $36,235.81
Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers 47 $34,510.79
Federal Railroad Administration 46 $44,680.30
Veterans Employment and Training Service 45 $43,055.73
Food and Nutrition Service 43 $42,209.26
National Credit Union Administration 42 $48,313.21
Maritime Administration 41 $44,725.24
Federal Trade Commission 41 $45,185.17
Program Support Center 41 $50,768.59
Transportation Security Administration 41 $39,950.24
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 39 $55,916.62
Substance Abuse & Mental Health Service Administration 39 $45,393.15
U.S. Mint 38 $47,293.71
Railroad Retirement Board 37 $45,974.14
Grain Inspection, Packers & Stockyards Administration 37 $42,636.11
Office of Senior Coordinator for Rocky Mountains 37 $45,732.89
Corporation for National and Community Service 37 $44,535.70
Headquarters, Nasa 35 $52,239.00
Bureau of Engraving and Printing 35 $45,160.29
Presidio Trust 35 $47,882.51
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration 34 $43,367.59
Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation 33 $42,946.88
Office of Inspector General (Department of Housing and Urban Development) 32 $51,141.03
Broadcasting Board of Governors 32 $54,193.41
Office for Civil Rights 32 $43,373.63
Office of Secretary of Labor 31 $47,082.58
Administration for Children and Families 31 $43,279.13
Office of Surface Mining, Reclamation and Enforcement 31 $42,216.03
Office of the Secretary (Department of Commerce) 30 $52,003.23
National Gallery of Art 30 $47,725.50
Employment and Training Administration 30 $49,663.87
Department of Homeland Security Headquarters 30 $32,832.00
Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing 29 $48,428.10
Federal Acquisition Service 29 $42,485.83
Office of General Counsel (Department of Housing and Urban Development) 29 $56,706.79
Office of Secretary of Transportation 27 $50,302.93
Federal Transit Administration 27 $49,015.74
Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau 26 $36,721.92
Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation Service 26 $44,607.04
Health Resources and Services Administration 26 $49,911.88
Office Assistant Secretary Administration and Management 25 $42,857.84
U.S. Trustee Program 24 $48,644.75
Langley Research Center 24 $40,379.88
Inspector General (Department of Veterans Affairs) 24 $53,585.38
Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight 24 $58,677.92
International Trade Administration 23 $48,163.83
Office of Justice Programs 22 $43,241.41
Pretrial Services Agency 22 $44,893.05
Selective Service System 21 $48,354.67
Office of Healthy Homes & Lead Hazard Control 21 $30,175.62
U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum 20 $47,630.20
Agency for International Development 20 $54,645.90
John F. Kennedy Space Center 20 $41,747.25
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Justice) 20 $56,543.45
Bureau of Labor Statistics 20 $46,154.65
International Boundary & Water Commission: U.S. & Mexico 20 $34,011.70
Bureau of Transportation Statistics 19 $46,158.79
Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center 18 $53,618.89
U.S. International Trade Commission 18 $49,541.11
Office of the U.S. Trade Representative 18 $52,990.17
Departmental Administration 18 $44,618.17
General Counsel (Department of Veterans Affairs) 18 $35,853.00
Board of Veterans Appeals 17 $31,196.41
Mine Safety and Health Administration 17 $43,220.29
Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service 17 $51,521.12
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality 17 $48,912.88
Office of the Secretary, Research and Technology 16 $46,784.56
Office of Thrift Supervision 15 $64,270.33
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Education) 15 $41,098.67
Office of Senior Coordinator for Great Plains 15 $41,520.57
Office of Senior Coordinator for Northwest/Alaska 15 $37,409.00
Risk Management Agency 14 $43,964.64
National Agricultural Statistics Service 14 $46,704.21
National Transportation Safety Board 14 $54,706.29
Departmental Offices 14 $38,293.36
Offices of the Regional Administrators 14 $17,968.69
Office of Inspector General (Department of Education) 13 $52,039.08
Overseas Private Investment Corporation 13 $50,582.69
Assistant Secretary for Human Resources Management 13 $37,490.23
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Finance 13 $47,408.85
Office of Senior Coordinator for New England 13 $43,501.23
Office of Vocational and Adult Education 12 $50,746.83
Ames Research Center 12 $58,645.00
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Agriculture) 12 $46,411.42
National Endowment for the Humanities 12 $45,589.25
Federal Election Commission 12 $46,126.08
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars 11 $50,580.36
Office of Postsecondary Education 11 $55,642.91
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Homeland Security) 11 $31,423.18
John Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field 11 $45,884.09
St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation 10 $48,387.60
10 $41,301.50
Office of Elementary and Secondary Education 10 $53,839.00
Domestic Nuclear Detection Office 10 $34,490.00
Office of the Chief Information Officer (Department of Housing and Urban Development) 10 $56,095.70
International-American Foundation 10 $42,835.30
Consumer Product Safety Commission 9 $49,573.56
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Administration 9 $47,752.56
Assistant Secretary for Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity 9 $59,952.67
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Interior) 9 $58,803.89
Office of Administration 9 $51,428.11
Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board 9 $56,799.44
Council of Economic Advisers 8 $70,969.00
Commodity Futures Trading Commission 8 $57,237.13
Office of Management (Department of Education) 8 $46,081.88
Office of Special Counsel 8 $45,369.13
Federal Maritime Commission 8 $49,676.00
Office of National Drug Control Policy 8 $61,421.38
National Endowment for the Arts 8 $44,785.25
National Technical Information Service 7 $43,978.14
Financial Crimes Enforcement Network 7 $50,078.71
Economic Research Service 7 $55,918.71
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Agriculture) 7 $31,516.00
Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development 7 $52,480.43
Assistant Secretary for Congress & Intergovernmental Relations 7 $43,562.00
Office of the Solicitor (Department of Interior) 7 $52,371.57
Office of Inspector General (Department of Treasury) 7 $53,886.57
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Office of Resolution Management 7 $48,802.57
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Labor) 6 $43,886.50
Office of Communications and Outreach 6 $42,883.67
Institute of Education Sciences 6 $50,415.00
Office of Government Ethics 6 $43,433.50
Office of the Chief Human Capital Officer 6 $48,808.33
Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Regulation 6 $46,059.33
Office of the Chief Procurement Officer 6 $40,142.33
Federal Labor Relations Authority 6 $58,265.33
Bureau of Economic Analysis 6 $46,976.83
National Telecommunications and Information Administration 6 $45,461.00
John C. Stennis Space Center 6 $45,717.17
Civil Rights 5 $37,018.60
National Appeals Division 5 $38,506.60
Office of Communications (Department of Agriculture) 5 $32,928.00
Rural Utilities Service 5 $36,358.80
Immigration Office of Secretary of Education 5 $46,954.20
Office of Innovation and Improvement 5 $53,195.00
Trade and Development Agency 5 $45,053.60
Farm Credit Administration 5 $53,081.80
Office of the Secretary of Housing & Urban Development Department 5 $39,741.60
Government National Mortgage Association 5 $60,760.20
Coop State Research, Educ, & Exten Service 4 $37,509.75
Office of General Services Administration Innovative Technologies 4 $51,884.00
Rural Business-Cooperative Service 4 $44,848.00
Minority Business Development Agency 4 $46,472.25
Armed Forces Retirement Home 4 $45,899.25
Department of Veterans Affairs 4 $56,220.00
Office of the Secretary (Department of Veterans Affairs) 4 $53,133.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs 4 $52,068.25
Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and Resolution 4 $52,450.00
Women's Bureau 4 $43,949.75
Office of the Chief Information Officer (Department of Education) 4 $41,393.50
Office of the General Counsel (Department of Agriculture) 4 $49,454.75
Morris K Udall Scholarship...foundation 4 $32,491.00
Office of Disability Employment Policy 3 $43,615.33
Immediate Office of Assistant Secretary for Policy & Planning 3 $28,379.00
Office of the Solicitor (Department of Labor) 3 $39,003.33
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Congressional Affairs 3 $52,846.00
Bureau of Industry and Security 3 $48,977.00
Office of Planning, Evaluation and Policy Development 3 $47,224.33
Ous for Science and Technology 3 $40,069.33
Council on Environmental Quality/Office of Environmental Quality 3 $41,402.67
Office of Field Policy and Management 3 $48,638.00
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (General Services Administration) 3 $44,128.67
Office of Equal Employment Opportunity 3 $53,343.33
3 $60,974.00
National Mediation Board 3 $55,210.67
Office of Navajo and Hopi Indian Relocation 3 $47,455.00
Office of the Chief Information Officer (Department of Agriculture) 3 $40,712.00
Office of the Secretary of Agriculture 3 $62,001.00
Commission on Civil Rights 3 $42,605.67
Office of Congressional & Intergovernmental Affairs (General Services Administration) 2 $40,323.50
Economic Development Administration 2 $46,875.00
Marine Mammal Commission 2 $47,959.50
Advisory Council on Historic Preservation 2 $69,848.00
National Security Council 2 $33,571.50
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Housing and Urban Development) 2 $54,446.00
Occupational Safety & Health Review Commission 2 $34,751.50
Office of Departmental Operations and Coordinator 2 $35,814.00
Surface Transportation Board 2 $44,572.00
Center for Faith-Based & Commission Initiatives 2 $45,227.50
Office of Inspector General for Tax Administration 2 $44,855.00
Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs 2 $41,443.50
Economics and Statistics Administration 2 $46,927.50
American Battle Monuments Commission 2 $45,357.00
Assistant Secretary for Diversity & Inclusion 2 $69,448.00
Bureau of International Labor Affairs 2 $26,829.00
Office of the Executive Secretariat 2 $47,193.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Acquisition and Logistics 2 $47,484.50
Office of the General Counsel (Department of Education) 2 $40,444.00
Appalachian Regional Commission 2 $62,690.50
Immediate Office of Assistant Secretary for Public & International Affairs 2 $45,310.50
Office of Legislation and Congressional Affairs 2 $51,542.00
Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board 2 $73,183.50
Election Assistance Commission 2 $43,261.50
Architectural & Transportation Barrier Compliance Board 2 $48,567.50
Interagency Council on the Homeless 1 $39,330.00
Office of Governmentwide Policy 1 $51,124.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Planning & Evaluation 1 $59,338.00
Office of Congressional & Intergovernmental Affairs (Department of Labor) 1 $62,546.00
Committee for Purchase from People Blind or Severely Disabled 1 $53,720.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary Intergovernmental & International Affairs 1 $61,810.00
Denali Commission 1 $46,299.00
Administration for Community Living 1 $69,375.00
U.S.-China Economic & Security Review Commission 1 $45,976.00
Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools 1 $56,129.00
Dryden Flight Research Center 1 $40,339.00
Homeland Security Staff 1 $31,751.00
Office of English Language Acquisition 1 $68,875.00
Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission 1 $60,942.00
Office of the Chief Economist 1 $38,931.00
Chemical Safety/Hazard Investigation Board 1 $43,512.00
Office of Inspector General (Department of Transportation) 1 $54,462.00
Arctic Research Commission 1 $37,752.00
Federal Housing Finance Board 1 $26,749.00
Merit Systems Protection Board 1 $45,883.00
Immediate Office of the Administrator 1 $51,124.00
James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation 1 $60,338.00
Civilian Board of Contract Appeals 1 $56,129.00
Christopher Columbus Fellowship Foundation 1 $31,305.00
Office of Inspector General (General Services Administration) 1 $28,379.00
Immediate Office of Assistant Secretary for Human Resolution & Administration 1 $69,467.00
Commission of Fine Arts 1 $47,660.00
Office of Citizen Services and Communicatns 1 $60,942.00
Immediate Office of the Assistant Secretary for Management 1 $64,027.00

Miscellaneous Clerk and Assistant Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Miscellaneous Clerk and Assistant is $38,639.48. The highest paid Miscellaneous Clerk and Assistant made $141,763 in 2008.

Common Miscellaneous Clerk and Assistant Payscales

Payscale Number of Miscellaneous Clerk And Assistant Employees
GS - General Schedule 52,353
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 645
GL - Gs Emp Grades 3-10 Paid Leo Special Rate 592
FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan 423
CG - Corporate Graded 329
ZS - Administrative Support 286
FG - Similar To The General Schedule 281
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 226
VC - Canteen Service 171
NB - Ofc Of Comptroller Of The Currency Only 153
IR - Irs Broadband Class And Pay System Pos 120
SK - Sec Emp Formerly Under Gs, Gm, And Ez 94
PG - Printing Office Grades 70
CE - Contract Education--year Long 68
FP - Foreign Service Personnel 58
CY - Contract Education--school Year 48
NU - Nnsa Technician And Admin Support 47
CU - Credit Union Employees 42
SV - Trans Security Admin Emp Other Than Exec 41
NY - All Other Positions In The Corporation 36
OF - Ofc Of Fed Housing Enterprise Oversight 24
HU - Haskell Indian Nations Univ Demo Project 17
TG - Ofc Of Thrift Supervision Salary Schedul 15
CT - Commodity Futures Trading Commission Pos 8
VH - Professional, Admin., And Managerial 5
PU - Gpo, White-collar, 10% Night Rate 3
TS - Federal Housing Finance Board Step Sys. 1
EE - Expert (other) 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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