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Miscellaneous Clerk and Assistant - Federal Salaries of 2010

Pay Rates for "Miscellaneous Clerk and Assistant"

How much does a Miscellaneous Clerk and Assistant in the federal government get paid? $40,795.43* *Based on the 2010 average.
55,771 EMPLOYEES
$2.27B TOTAL SALARY
GS MOST COMMON PAYSCALE

Miscellaneous Clerk and Assistant was the 3rd most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2010, with 55,771 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2010, the Veterans Health Administration hired the most employees titled Miscellaneous Clerk And Assistant, with an average salary of $40,830.

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 15,207 $40,829.84
Bureau of the Census 8,013 $32,692.16
Internal Revenue Service 3,424 $34,015.47
National Park Service 2,334 $34,352.70
Federal Bureau of Investigation 2,068 $52,322.26
Office of Personnel Management 1,343 $31,374.15
National Institutes of Health 1,185 $48,559.05
Social Security Administration 1,180 $44,032.22
Forest Service 937 $41,302.03
Veterans Benefits Administration 750 $38,210.94
Executive Office of U.S. Attorneys and the Office of U.s Attorneys 741 $32,405.74
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 665 $55,754.74
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation 661 $51,016.45
Bureau of Citizenshp and Immigratn Services 635 $42,764.89
Office Secretary Health and Human Services 610 $41,124.60
Federal Aviation Administration 580 $40,554.86
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 560 $41,243.96
Drug Enforcement Administration 545 $42,867.42
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 528 $42,672.87
Bureau of Customs and Border Protection 460 $39,877.96
Bureau of Land Management 448 $36,697.67
Indian Affairs 427 $41,252.64
Department of Energy 409 $68,902.87
Food and Drug Administration 405 $45,210.82
Natural Resources Conservation Service 390 $42,504.69
Offices, Boards and Divisions 378 $37,648.74
Federal Emergency Management Agency 370 $42,016.52
Department of State 356 $44,472.13
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 343 $48,007.78
U.S. Coast Guard 336 $45,809.87
National Cemetery Administration 312 $41,974.94
Geological Survey 294 $46,124.02
Environmental Protection Agency 273 $46,706.40
Agricultural Research Service 259 $46,627.81
Small Business Administration 220 $43,023.93
Indian Health Service 206 $43,352.62
U.S. Secret Service 195 $35,886.07
Bureau of Immigration & Customs Enforcement 193 $40,581.57
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 186 $45,764.63
Federal Highway Administration 182 $44,814.23
Office of Comptroller of Currency 165 $65,490.32
Employment Standards Administration 163 $46,102.01
Bureau of Reclamation 160 $37,967.76
Executive Office for Immigration Review 156 $31,357.40
U.S. Marshals Service 133 $45,537.53
Transportation Security Administration 131 $41,697.82
Financial Management Service 130 $44,778.98
Office of Senior Coordinator for Southeast/Caribbean 126 $43,412.15
Agricultural Marketing Service 125 $42,993.40
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 115 $48,811.25
National Science Foundation 110 $47,506.27
Federal Communications Commission 109 $54,680.45
Public Buildings Service 109 $43,810.58
Assistant Secretary for Housing-Federal Housing Commissioner 109 $40,012.81
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 108 $65,620.34
National Institute of Standards and Technology 108 $44,455.19
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 107 $46,538.54
Assistant Secretary for Administration 102 $37,032.38
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 92 $48,088.53
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology 92 $44,945.00
Farm Service Agency 90 $44,396.79
Occupational Safety and Health Administration 87 $45,078.67
National Labor Relations Board 86 $47,602.42
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission 84 $44,501.39
Securities and Exchange Commission 83 $55,484.13
George C. Marshall Space Flight Center 81 $48,407.17
National Archives and Records Administration 80 $33,029.99
Peace Corps 79 $45,072.20
Office of the Director 79 $46,390.22
Office of Senior Coordinator for Midwest 76 $47,343.37
Office of Senior Coordinator for Pacific/Hawaii 76 $46,684.29
Office of Senior Coordinator for Mid-Atlantic 74 $46,195.76
Federal Student Aid 73 $46,803.95
Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, & Explosives 71 $36,082.65
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation., & Enforcement 69 $47,559.10
Government Printing Office 66 $44,722.98
Rural Housing Service 66 $35,397.52
Department of Homeland Security Headquarters 64 $35,367.72
Foreign Agricultural Service 64 $51,741.23
Food and Nutrition Service 61 $41,059.46
Export-Import Bank of the United States 60 $66,075.58
Office of Senior Coordinator for Southwest 56 $42,778.61
Patent and Trademark Office 54 $51,967.15
Food Safety and Inspection Service 53 $43,129.62
Employment and Training Administration 49 $50,890.35
Office of Senior Coordinator for New York/New Jersey 48 $46,914.44
Bureau of the Public Debt 48 $37,649.75
Maritime Administration 47 $48,043.70
Office of Senior Coordinator for Rocky Mountains 46 $43,706.85
Federal Trade Commission 45 $47,320.98
Departmental Administration 45 $40,553.22
Goddard Space Flight Center 44 $38,218.73
National Credit Union Administration 42 $54,001.07
Corporation for National and Community Service 41 $43,516.05
Administration for Children and Families 40 $42,388.75
Federal Railroad Administration 40 $47,254.48
Substance Abuse & Mental Health Service Administration 39 $46,771.72
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 39 $58,498.31
Office of Management and Budget 38 $58,686.68
U.S. Mint 38 $52,148.05
Program Support Center 37 $52,852.76
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Acquisition and Logistics 36 $47,097.08
Office of Secretary of Transportation 36 $48,868.60
Grain Inspection, Packers & Stockyards Administration 36 $46,521.19
Presidio Trust 35 $50,961.09
Bureau of Engraving and Printing 35 $46,821.71
Veterans Employment and Training Service 34 $45,085.21
Broadcasting Board of Governors 34 $54,655.09
Office of Surface Mining, Reclamation and Enforcement 34 $40,441.50
Office of Inspector General (Department of Housing and Urban Development) 33 $49,756.76
Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing 32 $45,202.50
Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau 32 $37,587.34
Inspector General (Department of Veterans Affairs) 32 $53,932.34
Agency for International Development 31 $47,777.19
National Gallery of Art 30 $52,907.23
Railroad Retirement Board 29 $47,777.66
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration 29 $44,437.59
Federal Housing Finance Agency 28 $61,518.29
Office Assistant Secretary Administration and Management 28 $44,343.50
Office for Civil Rights 28 $45,310.07
Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers 27 $46,343.04
Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation 27 $48,734.30
Selective Service System 26 $50,771.81
U.S. Trustee Program 25 $51,519.80
Health Resources and Services Administration 25 $50,637.44
Office of General Counsel (Department of Housing and Urban Development) 25 $58,429.16
Office of Healthy Homes & Lead Hazard Control 25 $30,286.96
Federal Transit Administration 25 $50,516.92
Headquarters, Nasa 24 $55,679.63
Office of the Secretary (Department of Commerce) 24 $54,261.75
Office of the Chief Information Officer (Department of Housing and Urban Development) 24 $40,116.63
Office of the U.S. Trade Representative 24 $61,117.04
Federal Acquisition Service 23 $49,037.96
Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development 22 $36,164.14
Office of Senior Coordinator for Great Plains 22 $37,636.82
Office of Senior Coordinator for Northwest/Alaska 22 $40,200.23
Departmental Offices 22 $36,808.14
Pretrial Services Agency 21 $50,341.81
Board of Veterans Appeals 21 $34,175.67
General Counsel (Department of Veterans Affairs) 21 $40,282.86
Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation Service 20 $47,993.70
International Boundary & Water Commission: U.S. & Mexico 20 $34,986.75
U.S. International Trade Commission 19 $51,971.47
International Trade Administration 19 $51,839.47
Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service 19 $58,196.58
Office of the Secretary (Department of Veterans Affairs) 19 $47,391.68
Overseas Private Investment Corporation 18 $54,703.11
Bureau of Transportation Statistics 18 $50,444.56
Assistant Secretary for Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity 18 $47,416.61
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Justice) 18 $63,032.00
Bureau of Labor Statistics 18 $48,862.17
U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum 17 $50,773.59
Langley Research Center 17 $45,735.06
Mine Safety and Health Administration 17 $47,026.00
Office of Inspector General (Department of Education) 17 $49,754.65
Office of Thrift Supervision 16 $65,828.31
Domestic Nuclear Detection Office 16 $36,270.69
Ous for Science and Technology 16 $31,931.50
National Transportation Safety Board 15 $52,815.00
Office of the Solicitor (Department of Interior) 15 $48,267.47
Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center 15 $57,938.33
Commodity Futures Trading Commission 14 $73,110.21
Office of Justice Programs 14 $52,152.29
Office of Field Policy and Management 14 $34,436.21
Risk Management Agency 14 $45,696.36
National Agricultural Statistics Service 14 $50,966.14
Office of Secretary of Labor 13 $56,112.23
Office of the Secretary, Research and Technology 13 $53,145.85
John F. Kennedy Space Center 13 $46,148.38
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars 13 $51,840.31
Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and Resolution 13 $43,738.46
National Endowment for the Humanities 13 $48,772.62
Council of Economic Advisers 13 $52,643.31
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality 12 $55,304.92
Office of Senior Coordinator for New England 12 $46,410.75
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Education) 12 $40,297.08
Rural Utilities Service 12 $43,755.17
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Finance 12 $42,570.42
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Interior) 11 $59,560.45
Ames Research Center 11 $63,618.82
Office of Special Counsel 11 $45,128.36
Bureau of Economic Analysis 10 $42,341.90
Office of Postsecondary Education 10 $60,096.30
Financial Crimes Enforcement Network 10 $53,414.80
Assistant Secretary for Human Resources Management 10 $44,551.30
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Administration 10 $52,709.70
Offices of the Regional Administrators 10 $10,549.13
Consumer Product Safety Commission 10 $53,224.10
Office of Elementary and Secondary Education 9 $59,697.22
Office of Vocational and Adult Education 9 $60,264.56
Valles Caldera Trust 9 $35,365.44
Office of the Secretary of Housing & Urban Development Department 9 $40,383.11
Federal Maritime Commission 9 $50,529.56
John Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field 9 $48,125.67
Office of Administration 9 $49,786.67
Immigration Office of Secretary of Education 9 $46,789.33
Institute of Education Sciences 8 $47,774.50
Council on Environmental Quality/Office of Environmental Quality 8 $42,209.00
Office of Inspector General (Department of Treasury) 8 $57,534.88
Economic Research Service 8 $60,455.63
Federal Election Commission 8 $51,055.88
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Agriculture) 8 $50,046.88
Office of the Chief Human Capital Officer 8 $44,978.71
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Agriculture) 8 $33,267.13
National Endowment for the Arts 8 $48,014.38
Employee Benefits Security Administration 8 $47,412.38
Office of the Chief Information Officer (Department of Education) 8 $39,932.00
Office of Management (Department of Education) 8 $37,580.75
Office of Innovation and Improvement 7 $47,739.71
Civil Rights 7 $35,330.86
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Office of Resolution Management 7 $46,415.57
Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Regulation 7 $47,884.43
Office of National Drug Control Policy 7 $62,231.86
Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board 7 $64,175.71
St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation 7 $54,051.43
Office of Planning, Evaluation and Policy Development 7 $41,798.00
Office of Government Ethics 6 $46,884.50
Office of Inspector General for Tax Administration 6 $38,166.17
Immediate Office of Assistant Secretary for Public & International Affairs 6 $37,873.00
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Homeland Security) 6 $32,229.00
International-American Foundation 6 $45,708.33
John C. Stennis Space Center 6 $48,894.17
Armed Forces Retirement Home 6 $47,751.33
National Technical Information Service 6 $46,670.33
Office of Communications and Outreach 6 $42,580.50
Federal Labor Relations Authority 5 $63,280.40
National Telecommunications and Information Administration 5 $52,107.00
Office of the Solicitor (Department of Labor) 5 $46,245.20
Farm Credit Administration 5 $60,368.60
Department of Veterans Affairs 5 $42,541.20
Advisory Council on Historic Preservation 5 $64,448.20
Office of the Chief Procurement Officer 5 $37,246.60
Office of Equal Employment Opportunity 5 $47,803.00
National Appeals Division 5 $38,444.00
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Labor) 4 $55,493.25
Minority Business Development Agency 4 $50,208.00
Morris K Udall Scholarship...foundation 4 $37,088.00
Office of Disability Employment Policy 4 $38,079.50
Department of Housing and Urban Development 4 $30,529.25
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Housing and Urban Development) 4 $37,540.25
Government National Mortgage Association 4 $66,640.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs 4 $57,346.25
Office of the General Counsel (Department of Agriculture) 4 $54,626.50
Coop State Research, Educ, & Exten Service 4 $47,925.00
4 $59,636.25
Recovery Accountability & Transparency 3 $30,554.00
Office of General Services Administration Innovative Technologies 3 $57,551.33
Assistant Secretary for Congress & Intergovernmental Relations 3 $51,044.33
Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board 3 $76,928.67
Trade and Development Agency 3 $54,441.33
Surface Transportation Board 3 $52,097.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary Security & Law Enforcement 3 $51,087.33
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Congressional Affairs 3 $54,729.00
National Mediation Board 3 $59,885.33
Office of Communications (Department of Agriculture) 3 $37,487.00
Dryden Flight Research Center 3 $40,515.67
Rural Business-Cooperative Service 3 $49,588.33
Office of Navajo and Hopi Indian Relocation 3 $50,000.00
Election Assistance Commission 2 $47,144.50
Economics and Statistics Administration 2 $51,220.50
Deputy Assistant Secretary Intergovernmental & International Affairs 2 $55,219.50
Civilian Board of Contract Appeals 2 $62,812.50
Women's Bureau 2 $54,554.00
Office of Congressional & Intergovernmental Affairs (General Services Administration) 2 $43,274.00
Office of the General Counsel (Department of Education) 2 $45,418.00
Administration for Community Living 2 $65,633.50
Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools 2 $57,918.50
Center for Faith-Based & Commission Initiatives 2 $54,248.00
American Battle Monuments Commission 2 $50,172.00
Marine Mammal Commission 2 $52,879.00
Office of the Executive Secretariat 2 $42,665.50
Appalachian Regional Commission 2 $68,997.50
Office of the Chief Information Officer (Department of Agriculture) 2 $46,663.50
Merit Systems Protection Board 2 $50,499.50
Office of the Secretary of Agriculture 2 $59,435.50
James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation 2 $58,324.50
Assistant Secretary for Diversity & Inclusion 2 $76,322.00
Architectural & Transportation Barrier Compliance Board 2 $52,125.00
Immediate Office of Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology 2 $43,704.00
Commission on Civil Rights 2 $44,704.50
Immigration Office Assistant Secretary Operations, Security, and Preparedness 2 $55,830.00
Commission of Fine Arts 1 $53,418.00
Committee for Purchase from People Blind or Severely Disabled 1 $57,649.00
Economic Development Administration 1 $50,031.00
Office of Departmental Operations and Coordinator 1 $47,291.00
Office of Inspector General (Department of Transportation) 1 $48,109.00
Bureau of Industry and Security 1 $53,468.00
Interagency Council on the Homeless 1 $42,209.00
Utah Reclamation Mitigation & Conservation Commission 1 $31,315.00
Bureau of International Labor Affairs 1 $55,835.00
National Security Council 1 $39,249.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Budget 1 $27,130.00
Office of Congressional & Intergovernmental Affairs (Department of Labor) 1 $67,114.00
Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission 1 $46,745.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Emer Management & Resilience 1 $65,393.00
Office of Legislation and Congressional Affairs 1 $42,209.00
Medicare Payment Advisory Commission 1 $34,000.00
Office of English Language Acquisition 1 $75,417.00
Office of the Chief Economist 1 $46,431.00
Chemical Safety/Hazard Investigation Board 1 $51,418.00
Institute of Museum and Library Services 1 $43,209.00
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (General Services Administration) 1 $40,956.00
Arctic Research Commission 1 $41,780.00
Office of Citizen Services and Communicatns 1 $65,393.00
Christopher Columbus Fellowship Foundation 1 $31,305.00
Office of Governmentwide Policy 1 $54,875.00

Miscellaneous Clerk and Assistant Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Miscellaneous Clerk and Assistant is $40,795.43. The highest paid Miscellaneous Clerk and Assistant made $155,500 in 2010.

Common Miscellaneous Clerk and Assistant Payscales

Payscale Number of Miscellaneous Clerk And Assistant Employees
GS - General Schedule 50,410
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 1,430
CG - Corporate Graded 661
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 612
GL - Gs Emp Grades 3-10 Paid Leo Special Rate 569
ZS - Administrative Support 300
FG - Similar To The General Schedule 298
FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan 282
NB - Ofc Of Comptroller Of The Currency Only 165
VC - Canteen Service 153
SV - Trans Security Admin Emp Other Than Exec 131
IR - Irs Broadband Class And Pay System Pos 105
SK - Sec Emp Formerly Under Gs, Gm, And Ez 83
FP - Foreign Service Personnel 83
CE - Contract Education--year Long 82
PG - Printing Office Grades 64
AO - Management Support Career Path 53
NU - Nnsa Technician And Admin Support 52
CY - Contract Education--school Year 49
CU - Credit Union Employees 42
NY - All Other Positions In The Corporation 41
ZZ - Nonapplicable 40
OF - Ofc Of Fed Housing Enterprise Oversight 27
TG - Ofc Of Thrift Supervision Salary Schedul 16
CT - Commodity Futures Trading Commission Pos 14
VH - Professional, Admin., And Managerial 5
PU - Gpo, White-collar, 10% Night Rate 2
TS - Federal Housing Finance Board Step Sys. 1
ZP - Scientific And Engineering Professional 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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