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Miscellaneous Clerk and Assistant - Federal Salaries of 2011

Pay Rates for "Miscellaneous Clerk and Assistant"

How much does a Miscellaneous Clerk and Assistant in the federal government get paid? $40,592.51* *Based on the 2011 average.
55,630 EMPLOYEES
$2.25B TOTAL SALARY
GS MOST COMMON PAYSCALE

Miscellaneous Clerk and Assistant was the 4th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2011, with 55,630 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2011, the Veterans Health Administration hired the most employees titled Miscellaneous Clerk And Assistant, with an average salary of $41,244.

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 14,317 $41,243.93
Bureau of the Census 10,569 $31,705.34
Internal Revenue Service 3,197 $34,124.64
National Park Service 2,173 $34,906.59
Federal Bureau of Investigation 2,067 $52,388.65
Social Security Administration 1,148 $43,942.14
National Institutes of Health 1,107 $49,126.43
Office of Personnel Management 1,092 $32,145.41
Forest Service 985 $40,946.77
Veterans Benefits Administration 741 $38,598.05
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 633 $56,428.67
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation 632 $52,904.84
Office Secretary Health and Human Services 614 $40,463.89
Executive Office of U.S. Attorneys and the Office of U.s Attorneys 598 $33,687.74
Bureau of Citizenshp and Immigratn Services 558 $43,298.73
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 557 $41,667.51
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 534 $42,953.52
Drug Enforcement Administration 502 $43,317.77
Federal Aviation Administration 456 $41,912.88
Bureau of Land Management 424 $37,109.13
Indian Affairs 421 $41,031.22
Bureau of Customs and Border Protection 417 $40,619.24
Natural Resources Conservation Service 381 $42,756.32
Department of Energy 377 $69,571.48
Federal Emergency Management Agency 376 $41,461.73
Department of State 375 $43,471.37
Food and Drug Administration 355 $46,092.64
U.S. Coast Guard 342 $46,047.95
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 338 $50,230.13
National Cemetery Administration 314 $41,726.33
Geological Survey 275 $46,785.86
Environmental Protection Agency 273 $46,117.97
Small Business Administration 264 $42,859.24
Offices, Boards and Divisions 246 $40,824.65
Agricultural Research Service 245 $47,541.40
U.S. Secret Service 220 $36,365.44
Indian Health Service 219 $43,133.43
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 212 $45,405.36
Office of Comptroller of Currency 194 $65,724.17
Bureau of Immigration & Customs Enforcement 176 $41,154.91
U.S. Marshals Service 173 $44,432.05
Federal Highway Administration 172 $46,150.30
Bureau of Reclamation 160 $38,063.51
Transportation Security Administration 144 $41,102.63
Executive Office for Immigration Review 137 $32,567.20
Agricultural Marketing Service 122 $43,096.05
Office of Workers' Compensation Programs 114 $46,730.61
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 112 $49,213.26
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 111 $46,270.55
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 106 $66,325.15
Office of Senior Coordinator for Southeast/Caribbean 106 $43,568.10
Federal Communications Commission 104 $55,347.22
Financial Management Service 104 $45,965.63
National Institute of Standards and Technology 103 $44,683.08
National Science Foundation 103 $47,820.21
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology 96 $44,384.80
Occupational Safety and Health Administration 92 $44,985.62
National Labor Relations Board 90 $46,719.50
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission 85 $45,671.89
Office of the Director 84 $46,008.31
National Archives and Records Administration 80 $33,425.09
Farm Service Agency 78 $45,912.09
Assistant Secretary for Housing-Federal Housing Commissioner 77 $42,660.04
Securities and Exchange Commission 77 $55,908.86
Public Buildings Service 77 $46,734.75
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 76 $48,938.95
Office of Senior Coordinator for Mid-Atlantic 75 $46,154.49
George C. Marshall Space Flight Center 75 $48,887.23
Office of Senior Coordinator for Midwest 72 $46,992.22
Departmental Administration 72 $36,869.58
Federal Student Aid 66 $47,778.21
Office of Senior Coordinator for Pacific/Hawaii 65 $47,857.63
Food Safety and Inspection Service 62 $41,194.92
Peace Corps 62 $45,283.63
Assistant Secretary for Administration 61 $41,993.98
Government Printing Office 60 $44,752.40
Department of Homeland Security Headquarters 60 $35,349.83
Rural Housing Service 60 $37,703.76
Export-Import Bank of the United States 57 $66,927.32
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation., & Enforcement 53 $48,643.19
Patent and Trademark Office 53 $54,796.34
Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, & Explosives 52 $36,673.54
National Credit Union Administration 50 $58,077.06
Foreign Agricultural Service 47 $54,986.77
Maritime Administration 46 $48,564.98
Office of Secretary of Transportation 43 $47,759.19
Bureau of the Public Debt 43 $38,723.07
Office of Surface Mining, Reclamation and Enforcement 43 $36,443.74
Office of Senior Coordinator for Southwest 42 $44,156.17
Corporation for National and Community Service 41 $42,135.39
Office of Senior Coordinator for New York/New Jersey 41 $47,864.34
Food and Nutrition Service 41 $46,892.98
Program Support Center 40 $50,878.23
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration 39 $44,573.72
Federal Railroad Administration 38 $47,970.11
U.S. Mint 36 $50,356.81
Substance Abuse & Mental Health Service Administration 36 $46,571.06
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 36 $59,544.11
Railroad Retirement Board 35 $45,972.49
Bureau of Engraving and Printing 35 $45,800.80
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Acquisition and Logistics 35 $45,898.66
Grain Inspection, Packers & Stockyards Administration 35 $46,692.06
Goddard Space Flight Center 34 $41,918.38
Employment and Training Administration 34 $51,857.03
Broadcasting Board of Governors 32 $56,163.59
Wage and Hour Division 32 $44,184.34
Federal Trade Commission 31 $49,440.94
Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection 30 $746.83
Office of Management and Budget 30 $60,502.47
Office of the Chief Information Officer (Department of Housing and Urban Development) 29 $39,840.90
Office of Senior Coordinator for Rocky Mountains 29 $47,334.86
Veterans Employment and Training Service 29 $45,408.69
Presidio Trust 28 $53,951.68
Federal Housing Finance Agency 28 $58,500.54
Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers 28 $47,243.50
Office of Inspector General (Department of Housing and Urban Development) 26 $53,104.54
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission 26 $58,550.04
Office of the Secretary (Department of Commerce) 25 $53,910.76
Office Assistant Secretary Administration and Management 25 $44,969.08
Selective Service System 25 $50,888.44
Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau 24 $40,100.79
Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation 24 $50,382.17
U.S. Trustee Program 24 $52,998.92
National Gallery of Art 23 $55,122.43
Agency for International Development 23 $50,469.43
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Justice) 23 $61,833.83
Health Resources and Services Administration 23 $52,360.87
Office of the U.S. Trade Representative 22 $64,875.05
Inspector General (Department of Veterans Affairs) 22 $55,738.73
Pretrial Services Agency 22 $50,483.86
Federal Acquisition Service 22 $49,426.45
Office of General Counsel (Department of Housing and Urban Development) 22 $59,526.36
Federal Transit Administration 22 $53,210.09
Administration for Children and Families 21 $46,498.86
Office of Senior Coordinator for Northwest/Alaska 21 $38,350.43
Office for Civil Rights 21 $48,637.43
General Counsel (Department of Veterans Affairs) 21 $39,738.19
Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation Service 20 $47,958.00
National Transportation Safety Board 19 $51,911.47
Board of Veterans Appeals 19 $33,158.89
Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing 19 $57,388.05
Office of the Secretary, Research and Technology 18 $44,001.83
Office of the Secretary (Department of Veterans Affairs) 18 $46,981.72
Headquarters, Nasa 18 $56,158.89
Office of Healthy Homes & Lead Hazard Control 18 $30,266.67
Office of Senior Coordinator for Great Plains 18 $38,838.72
Bureau of Labor Statistics 17 $49,037.75
Mine Safety and Health Administration 17 $43,750.53
U.S. International Trade Commission 17 $53,769.41
Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service 17 $54,506.88
International Boundary & Water Commission: U.S. & Mexico 17 $34,876.41
Bureau of Transportation Statistics 16 $52,036.00
Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs 16 $46,930.81
Office of Inspector General (Department of Education) 16 $52,064.81
Risk Management Agency 16 $46,038.63
Rural Utilities Service 15 $45,819.73
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Interior) 15 $53,868.00
Langley Research Center 15 $45,815.53
U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum 15 $49,995.53
Ous for Science and Technology 15 $32,276.40
Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development 15 $34,534.87
National Agricultural Statistics Service 15 $50,459.27
International Trade Administration 15 $51,803.87
Assistant Secretary for Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity 14 $53,098.43
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Agriculture) 14 $41,624.71
National Endowment for the Humanities 14 $49,636.00
Council of Economic Advisers 14 $49,208.36
Office of the Solicitor (Department of Interior) 14 $47,233.50
Overseas Private Investment Corporation 13 $53,703.92
Office of Senior Coordinator for New England 13 $41,950.23
Departmental Offices 13 $37,809.46
Bureau of Economic Analysis 13 $41,953.92
Office of Secretary of Labor 13 $54,081.08
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Education) 13 $40,341.77
John Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field 12 $48,104.75
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars 12 $51,387.33
Assistant Secretary for Human Resources Management 12 $38,246.92
Commodity Futures Trading Commission 12 $77,511.75
Office of Field Policy and Management 11 $35,686.45
Office of Postsecondary Education 11 $57,026.45
Ames Research Center 11 $64,137.73
John F. Kennedy Space Center 11 $47,092.09
Valles Caldera Trust 11 $34,834.73
Office of Special Counsel 10 $46,714.10
Offices of the Regional Administrators 10 $12,934.67
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality 10 $56,003.60
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Homeland Security) 10 $34,033.90
Employee Benefits Security Administration 10 $45,333.80
Office of Innovation and Improvement 10 $43,630.80
Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center 9 $59,113.22
Armed Forces Retirement Home 9 $49,466.11
Consumer Product Safety Commission 9 $53,876.89
National Protection and Programs Directorate 9 $45,244.00
Office of Vocational and Adult Education 9 $59,736.67
Federal Maritime Commission 9 $51,852.44
Economic Research Service 8 $60,041.00
Office of Management (Department of Education) 8 $41,587.00
Office of Elementary and Secondary Education 8 $59,580.13
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Administration 8 $54,549.00
Federal Election Commission 8 $48,980.50
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Finance 7 $43,980.86
Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and Resolution 7 $45,997.29
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Agriculture) 7 $37,946.33
Office of Justice Programs 7 $57,270.71
Office of Communications and Outreach 7 $40,266.14
Morris K Udall Scholarship...foundation 7 $28,417.00
Office of the Executive Secretariat 7 $39,061.29
International-American Foundation 7 $47,595.57
John C. Stennis Space Center 7 $50,682.14
Council on Environmental Quality/Office of Environmental Quality 7 $43,808.71
Office of National Drug Control Policy 7 $65,743.29
Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Regulation 7 $48,857.14
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Office of Resolution Management 7 $44,467.00
Office of the Chief Procurement Officer 7 $35,286.43
Office of Administration 6 $58,971.50
Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board 6 $66,060.67
Office of the Chief Information Officer (Department of Education) 6 $35,501.50
St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation 6 $54,341.83
Civil Rights 6 $41,970.00
Financial Crimes Enforcement Network 6 $53,620.33
Office of Inspector General (Department of Treasury) 6 $68,040.50
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs 6 $44,386.00
Office of the Chief Human Capital Officer 6 $48,664.33
Office of the Secretary of Housing & Urban Development Department 6 $43,512.33
National Endowment for the Arts 6 $50,705.50
Federal Labor Relations Authority 6 $63,142.00
National Technical Information Service 6 $47,896.67
Office of Government Ethics 5 $51,701.80
Coop State Research, Educ, & Exten Service 5 $40,591.00
National Telecommunications and Information Administration 5 $52,388.40
Institute of Education Sciences 5 $42,100.60
National Appeals Division 5 $39,223.20
Office of Communications (Department of Agriculture) 4 $35,729.25
Office of Equal Employment Opportunity 4 $52,735.75
Office of the General Counsel (Department of Agriculture) 4 $50,604.25
Office of the Secretary of Agriculture 4 $28,565.25
Minority Business Development Agency 4 $51,609.00
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Labor) 4 $55,920.25
Office of the Solicitor (Department of Labor) 4 $51,293.25
Immigration Office of Secretary of Education 4 $53,015.25
Office of Planning, Evaluation and Policy Development 4 $44,074.00
Immediate Office of Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology 4 $46,633.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary Intergovernmental & International Affairs 4 $52,002.25
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Congressional Affairs 4 $54,092.25
3 $53,950.33
Trade and Development Agency 3 $56,014.67
Office of Navajo and Hopi Indian Relocation 3 $50,688.67
Farm Credit Administration 3 $59,596.33
Office of General Services Administration Innovative Technologies 3 $58,898.33
Administration for Community Living 3 $66,489.00
Advisory Council on Historic Preservation 3 $69,388.00
Department of Housing and Urban Development 3 $35,089.00
Assistant Secretary for Congress & Intergovernmental Relations 3 $49,659.00
Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board 3 $77,375.67
Government National Mortgage Association 3 $51,484.33
Denali Commission 3 $37,652.33
Surface Transportation Board 3 $53,035.33
Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools 3 $48,016.00
Dean for VA Learning University 3 $38,215.33
Office of Advocacy and Outreach 3 $32,967.67
James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation 2 $58,324.50
Office of Inspector General (Department of Transportation) 2 $43,246.00
Architectural & Transportation Barrier Compliance Board 2 $52,125.00
Office of Inspector General for Tax Administration 2 $48,371.00
Election Assistance Commission 2 $47,144.50
Office of Disability Employment Policy 2 $46,794.00
Veteran Employment Services Office 2 $45,023.50
Office of Congressional & Intergovernmental Affairs (General Services Administration) 2 $44,052.50
Office of Labor-Management Standards 2 $57,116.50
Deputy Assistant Secretary Security & Law Enforcement 2 $41,141.50
Office Cong & Intergovernmental Affairs & Gov Policy 2 $27,130.00
Women's Bureau 2 $54,246.50
Immediate Office of Assistant Secretary for Public & International Affairs 2 $53,714.50
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Housing and Urban Development) 2 $47,420.00
Office of the Deputy Secretary of Education 2 $30,456.00
Center for Faith-Based & Commission Initiatives 2 $53,748.00
Office of the Under Secretary (Department of Education) 2 $32,265.50
Rural Business-Cooperative Service 2 $49,995.50
Office of the Chief Information Officer (Department of Agriculture) 2 $35,702.00
Institute of Museum and Library Services 2 $55,145.50
Marine Mammal Commission 2 $55,030.50
Appalachian Regional Commission 2 $68,997.50
National Mediation Board 2 $61,008.50
Merit Systems Protection Board 2 $50,653.00
National Security Council 2 $36,485.00
Dryden Flight Research Center 1 $45,361.00
Office of English Language Acquisition 1 $73,917.00
Occupational Safety & Health Review Commission 1 $39,749.00
Chemical Safety/Hazard Investigation Board 1 $52,976.00
Recovery Accountability & Transparency 1 $32,495.00
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (General Services Administration) 1 $40,889.00
American Battle Monuments Commission 1 $0.00
Civilian Board of Contract Appeals 1 $60,232.00
Christopher Columbus Fellowship Foundation 1 $31,305.00
Office of Citizen Services and Communicatns 1 $67,114.00
Commission of Fine Arts 1 $54,476.00
Office of Governmentwide Policy 1 $54,875.00
Utah Reclamation Mitigation & Conservation Commission 1 $32,359.00
Economic Development Administration 1 $49,725.00
International Boundary Commission: U.S. and Canada 1 $52,976.00
Assistant Secretary for Diversity & Inclusion 1 $74,917.00
Bureau of Industry and Security 1 $55,258.00
Domestic Nuclear Detection Office 1 $30,456.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Corporation Senior Executive Management 1 $51,630.00
Bureau of International Labor Affairs 1 $56,941.00
Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation 1 $46,745.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Budget 1 $27,130.00
Office of Congressional & Intergovernmental Affairs (Department of Labor) 1 $67,264.00
Office of Departmental Operations and Coordinator 1 $47,291.00
Immigration Office Assistant Secretary Operations, Security, and Preparedness 1 $31,971.00
Office of Legislation and Congressional Affairs 1 $46,745.00
Interagency Council on the Homeless 1 $42,209.00

Miscellaneous Clerk and Assistant Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Miscellaneous Clerk and Assistant is $40,592.51. The highest paid Miscellaneous Clerk and Assistant made $156,150 in 2011.

Common Miscellaneous Clerk and Assistant Payscales

Payscale Number of Miscellaneous Clerk And Assistant Employees
GS - General Schedule 49,003
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 3,295
CG - Corporate Graded 632
GL - Gs Emp Grades 3-10 Paid Leo Special Rate 539
ZS - Administrative Support 290
FG - Similar To The General Schedule 287
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 238
NB - Ofc Of Comptroller Of The Currency Only 194
FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan 169
SV - Trans Security Admin Emp Other Than Exec 144
VC - Canteen Service 137
IR - Irs Broadband Class And Pay System Pos 91
CE - Contract Education--year Long 78
SK - Sec Emp Formerly Under Gs, Gm, And Ez 77
FP - Foreign Service Personnel 66
AO - Management Support Career Path 62
PG - Printing Office Grades 58
CY - Contract Education--school Year 53
CU - Credit Union Employees 50
NU - Nnsa Technician And Admin Support 50
NY - All Other Positions In The Corporation 41
CN - Bur Of (cfpb) An Indep Ag Within Frs 30
EL - Non-executive Positions At Fhfa 28
CT - Commodity Futures Trading Commission Pos 12
VH - Professional, Admin., And Managerial 3
PU - Gpo, White-collar, 10% Night Rate 2
ZZ - Nonapplicable 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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