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Miscellaneous Clerk and Assistant - Federal Salaries of 2012

Pay Rates for "Miscellaneous Clerk and Assistant"

How much does a Miscellaneous Clerk and Assistant in the federal government get paid? $41,507.06* *Based on the 2012 average.
47,579 EMPLOYEES
$1.97B TOTAL SALARY
GS MOST COMMON PAYSCALE

Miscellaneous Clerk and Assistant was the 4th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2012, with 47,579 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2012, the Veterans Health Administration hired the most employees titled Miscellaneous Clerk And Assistant, with an average salary of $41,275.

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 11,373 $41,275.20
Bureau of the Census 7,824 $32,546.16
Internal Revenue Service 3,220 $34,295.63
Federal Bureau of Investigation 2,153 $51,227.79
National Park Service 2,147 $35,220.64
Social Security Administration 1,099 $44,251.79
National Institutes of Health 1,030 $49,966.08
Forest Service 935 $41,391.28
Veterans Benefits Administration 728 $39,141.47
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 708 $55,619.56
Office Secretary Health and Human Services 592 $40,735.69
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation 529 $53,876.40
Office of Personnel Management 512 $33,627.85
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 491 $43,462.77
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 479 $42,471.41
Bureau of Citizenshp and Immigratn Services 472 $43,473.09
Indian Affairs 425 $41,346.32
Drug Enforcement Administration 421 $45,357.31
Federal Aviation Administration 404 $42,818.34
Bureau of Land Management 400 $37,653.91
Natural Resources Conservation Service 395 $43,120.72
Small Business Administration 362 $41,024.80
Bureau of Customs and Border Protection 360 $42,588.23
Department of Energy 360 $70,991.52
Executive Office of U.S. Attorneys and the Office of U.s Attorneys 345 $38,458.39
U.S. Coast Guard 331 $46,012.03
Food and Drug Administration 330 $46,418.42
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 321 $51,142.13
National Cemetery Administration 314 $42,459.83
Department of State 310 $45,302.36
Federal Emergency Management Agency 306 $43,887.53
Geological Survey 249 $46,904.28
Indian Health Service 236 $42,982.71
Agricultural Research Service 230 $47,916.70
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 206 $44,139.49
National Agricultural Statistics Service 204 $29,391.81
Environmental Protection Agency 201 $49,866.76
Office of Comptroller of Currency 199 $66,062.35
Offices, Boards and Divisions 184 $42,937.43
Transportation Security Administration 173 $39,830.43
Bureau of Reclamation 161 $38,094.88
Federal Highway Administration 145 $47,248.67
Bureau of Immigration & Customs Enforcement 140 $45,180.76
U.S. Marshals Service 126 $47,576.98
National Institute of Standards and Technology 119 $43,844.96
Office of Workers' Compensation Programs 118 $46,287.75
Agricultural Marketing Service 114 $43,201.31
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 111 $47,720.77
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology 101 $43,504.23
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 100 $46,495.00
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 98 $65,811.66
Federal Communications Commission 96 $56,084.00
Occupational Safety and Health Administration 94 $44,972.48
National Science Foundation 90 $48,099.67
Office of Senior Coordinator for Southeast/Caribbean 85 $46,490.52
National Labor Relations Board 85 $46,909.61
U.S. Secret Service 84 $48,455.77
Financial Management Service 83 $47,636.61
Office of the Director 82 $47,380.55
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission 75 $46,935.04
Securities and Exchange Commission 71 $55,694.24
Food Safety and Inspection Service 68 $40,083.16
National Archives and Records Administration 66 $34,430.95
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 64 $49,165.46
Farm Service Agency 63 $46,758.11
Federal Student Aid 62 $50,147.61
Public Buildings Service 61 $45,650.75
Office of Senior Coordinator for Mid-Atlantic 59 $50,338.07
Peace Corps 59 $44,394.78
Office of Senior Coordinator for Pacific/Hawaii 56 $50,434.54
Departmental Administration 55 $35,807.15
Office of Senior Coordinator for Midwest 55 $50,434.42
Department of Homeland Security Headquarters 53 $35,838.62
George C. Marshall Space Flight Center 53 $49,027.17
Administration for Children and Families 50 $42,269.78
National Credit Union Administration 50 $58,176.28
Patent and Trademark Office 48 $54,437.40
Maritime Administration 48 $48,976.33
Assistant Secretary for Housing-Federal Housing Commissioner 46 $50,670.74
Bureau of the Public Debt 45 $39,271.47
Export-Import Bank of the United States 44 $67,727.77
Substance Abuse & Mental Health Service Administration 43 $46,623.07
Foreign Agricultural Service 43 $56,699.79
Food and Nutrition Service 42 $43,956.45
Board of Veterans Appeals 41 $45,253.80
Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, & Explosives 40 $38,475.03
Government Printing Office 40 $46,691.18
Office of Senior Coordinator for Southwest 39 $46,064.00
Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection 38 $1,000.00
Corporation for National and Community Service 38 $41,438.47
Office of Surface Mining, Reclamation and Enforcement 37 $36,714.00
Agency for International Development 37 $43,313.92
Executive Office for Immigration Review 37 $43,934.97
Rural Housing Service 37 $39,566.62
U.S. Mint 35 $50,856.94
Program Support Center 35 $50,687.74
Grain Inspection, Packers & Stockyards Administration 35 $46,424.80
Office of Secretary of Transportation 35 $48,628.54
Assistant Secretary for Administration 34 $50,824.09
Wage and Hour Division 34 $41,171.97
Federal Railroad Administration 34 $47,907.44
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 34 $61,055.12
Federal Trade Commission 33 $53,459.30
Goddard Space Flight Center 32 $43,275.94
Railroad Retirement Board 32 $45,729.38
Employment and Training Administration 31 $50,639.71
Office of Senior Coordinator for New York/New Jersey 31 $51,740.42
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration 31 $45,815.84
Bureau of Safety & Environmental Enforcement 30 $49,610.60
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Acquisition and Logistics 29 $46,901.52
Broadcasting Board of Governors 28 $57,497.11
National Gallery of Art 27 $52,786.44
Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers 27 $46,446.44
Office of Management and Budget 26 $62,613.88
Bureau of Engraving and Printing 25 $50,467.96
Office of the Secretary (Department of Commerce) 25 $53,163.84
Veterans Employment and Training Service 25 $46,351.32
Office of Senior Coordinator for Rocky Mountains 25 $48,191.40
Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation 24 $49,853.46
Presidio Trust 23 $49,811.91
John Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field 23 $45,679.09
Office Assistant Secretary Administration and Management 23 $44,717.70
Federal Transit Administration 23 $50,425.61
Office of the U.S. Trade Representative 23 $64,802.70
Office of the Secretary (Department of Veterans Affairs) 23 $43,911.61
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Justice) 22 $62,526.09
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission 22 $56,220.00
Selective Service System 22 $50,940.45
Federal Acquisition Service 22 $49,067.86
Health Resources and Services Administration 22 $54,125.14
Federal Housing Finance Agency 22 $52,320.32
Consumer Product Safety Commission 21 $40,520.57
Pretrial Services Agency 21 $51,770.57
U.S. Trustee Program 21 $53,968.33
Office for Civil Rights 21 $45,234.62
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Agriculture) 20 $31,458.11
Council of Economic Advisers 20 $53,795.85
Headquarters, Nasa 19 $54,695.16
Inspector General (Department of Veterans Affairs) 19 $56,364.16
Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing 19 $57,601.89
Mine Safety and Health Administration 19 $44,085.37
Office of General Counsel (Department of Housing and Urban Development) 18 $62,120.06
Office of the Chief Information Officer (Department of Housing and Urban Development) 18 $46,646.89
General Counsel (Department of Veterans Affairs) 18 $38,476.22
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Finance 18 $32,122.89
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Interior) 17 $49,362.65
Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation Service 17 $50,727.59
Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service 16 $53,151.75
National Transportation Safety Board 16 $53,532.81
Rural Utilities Service 15 $46,285.20
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Agriculture) 15 $39,667.00
Risk Management Agency 15 $47,220.80
International Boundary & Water Commission: U.S. & Mexico 14 $35,967.21
Office of Inspector General (Department of Housing and Urban Development) 14 $55,020.36
Bureau of Labor Statistics 14 $48,560.54
Office of Senior Coordinator for Northwest/Alaska 14 $43,959.79
Langley Research Center 14 $47,403.36
Bureau of Transportation Statistics 13 $51,976.46
U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum 12 $52,254.17
Ous for Science and Technology 12 $32,961.08
National Endowment for the Humanities 12 $51,370.33
International Trade Administration 12 $52,403.75
Commodity Futures Trading Commission 12 $77,144.75
Office of Secretary of Labor 12 $55,179.08
Office of the Secretary, Research and Technology 12 $46,643.83
Departmental Offices 12 $42,266.50
Assistant Secretary for Human Resources Management 12 $38,610.08
Office of the Solicitor (Department of Interior) 12 $50,004.25
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management 12 $48,694.42
Overseas Private Investment Corporation 11 $55,184.09
Offices of the Regional Administrators 11 $12,724.90
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Housing and Urban Development) 11 $32,492.00
Office of Inspector General (Department of Education) 11 $57,747.82
Office of Elementary and Secondary Education 11 $59,285.82
Office of Senior Coordinator for Great Plains 11 $43,967.36
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars 11 $44,594.64
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality 10 $56,466.80
Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs 10 $48,988.40
Office of the Secretary of Agriculture 10 $28,562.30
Federal Maritime Commission 10 $49,835.10
Ames Research Center 10 $64,992.50
Armed Forces Retirement Home 10 $51,387.60
Office of Special Counsel 9 $45,722.33
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Education) 9 $40,951.56
Federal Election Commission 9 $49,939.56
U.S. International Trade Commission 9 $52,333.67
Office of Vocational and Adult Education 8 $60,642.75
Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development 8 $39,504.88
Assistant Secretary for Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity 8 $65,351.50
Office of Senior Coordinator for New England 8 $47,853.63
Valles Caldera Trust 7 $34,813.86
Economic Research Service 7 $60,118.71
Bureau of Economic Analysis 7 $46,521.43
Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau 7 $41,333.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Administration 7 $51,062.29
John C. Stennis Space Center 7 $51,641.86
John F. Kennedy Space Center 7 $46,282.14
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Office of Resolution Management 6 $43,893.83
Office of the General Counsel (Department of Agriculture) 6 $54,812.00
National Endowment for the Arts 6 $52,174.00
Federal Labor Relations Authority 6 $63,078.67
Employee Benefits Security Administration 6 $49,707.67
Government National Mortgage Association 6 $36,209.00
Office of Planning, Evaluation and Policy Development 6 $42,703.67
International-American Foundation 6 $45,388.00
Office of the Chief Information Officer (Department of Education) 6 $37,295.67
Council on Environmental Quality/Office of Environmental Quality 6 $42,719.67
Office of Management (Department of Education) 6 $46,692.83
National Protection and Programs Directorate 6 $44,419.00
Office of the Chief Procurement Officer 6 $38,616.50
Financial Crimes Enforcement Network 6 $55,108.50
Office of Postsecondary Education 5 $58,338.20
Administration for Community Living 5 $57,234.20
Institute of Education Sciences 5 $49,080.80
Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Regulation 5 $49,323.60
Civil Rights 5 $52,426.33
Office of the Secretary of Housing & Urban Development Department 5 $49,946.40
Homeland Security Staff 5 $37,204.40
Office of Healthy Homes & Lead Hazard Control 5 $35,399.60
National Appeals Division 5 $40,101.20
Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center 5 $58,028.20
Office of National Drug Control Policy 5 $69,265.20
St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation 5 $56,665.40
Office of Inspector General (Department of Treasury) 5 $70,178.60
Office of Disability Employment Policy 5 $41,215.40
Farm Credit Administration 5 $54,448.20
Office of Administration 5 $57,724.60
Office of the Chief Human Capital Officer 5 $47,941.80
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Labor) 4 $56,850.50
National Technical Information Service 4 $48,560.00
Office of the Solicitor (Department of Labor) 4 $51,905.75
Office of Justice Programs 4 $55,380.75
Office of Equal Employment Opportunity 4 $54,787.50
Office of the Executive Secretariat 4 $44,329.25
Deputy Assistant Secretary Security & Law Enforcement 4 $39,073.25
Office of Government Ethics 4 $52,686.75
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs 4 $55,525.00
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (General Services Administration) 4 $51,348.50
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Congressional Affairs 4 $51,003.25
Office of Inspector General (General Services Administration) 4 $62,759.25
Advisory Council on Historic Preservation 4 $68,150.75
Coop State Research, Educ, & Exten Service 4 $42,723.25
Minority Business Development Agency 4 $39,633.75
National Telecommunications and Information Administration 4 $53,372.25
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Homeland Security) 3 $39,274.67
Office of Navajo and Hopi Indian Relocation 3 $50,784.67
Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board 3 $71,267.00
Women's Bureau 3 $48,241.67
Immigration Office of Secretary of Education 3 $49,572.00
Office of Communications and Outreach 3 $49,045.33
Office of Advocacy and Outreach 3 $33,247.00
Office of Innovation and Improvement 3 $48,000.33
Surface Transportation Board 3 $53,035.33
Morris K Udall Scholarship...foundation 3 $35,458.33
Dean for VA Learning University 3 $39,810.67
Office of Citizen Services and Communicatns 3 $40,458.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary Intergovernmental & International Affairs 3 $55,266.67
Office of General Services Administration Innovative Technologies 3 $58,340.67
Office of Sustainable Housing & Communties 2 $40,096.00
Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board 2 $80,163.00
Marine Mammal Commission 2 $55,913.50
James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation 2 $59,103.50
National Mediation Board 2 $61,008.50
Architectural & Transportation Barrier Compliance Board 2 $52,125.00
National Security Council 2 $37,927.50
Economic Development Administration 2 $34,819.00
Trade and Development Agency 2 $57,534.00
Office of Labor-Management Standards 2 $58,042.50
Domestic Nuclear Detection Office 2 $26,285.50
Denali Commission 2 $37,308.50
Assistant Secretary for Congress & Intergovernmental Relations 2 $61,720.00
Office of Inspector General (Department of Transportation) 2 $43,779.00
Center for Faith-Based & Commission Initiatives 2 $28,793.00
Office of Inspector General for Tax Administration 2 $49,003.50
Office of Field Policy and Management 2 $58,278.50
Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and Resolution 2 $68,157.00
Merit Systems Protection Board 2 $51,357.00
Veteran Employment Services Office 1 $47,838.00
Recovery Accountability & Transparency 1 $32,495.00
Appalachian Regional Commission 1 $58,511.00
Immediate Office of Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology 1 $56,092.00
Office of English Language Acquisition 1 $74,417.00
Christopher Columbus Fellowship Foundation 1 $31,305.00
Immediate Office of Assistant Secretary for Public & International Affairs 1 $77,040.00
Chemical Safety/Hazard Investigation Board 1 $52,976.00
Commission of Fine Arts 1 $52,976.00
Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial Commission 1 $29,843.00
Election Assistance Commission 1 $45,020.00
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Commerce) 1 $49,246.00
Office of Strategic Planning & Management 1 $52,976.00
Office of Congressional & Intergovernmental Affairs (General Services Administration) 1 $57,649.00
Bureau of International Labor Affairs 1 $56,941.00
Interagency Council on the Homeless 1 $42,209.00
Office of Governmentwide Policy 1 $54,875.00
Office of the Deputy Secretary of Education 1 $30,456.00
Council of Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency 1 $65,393.00
Office Cong & Intergovernmental Affairs & Gov Policy 1 $27,130.00
Office of Legislation and Congressional Affairs 1 $48,303.00
1 $46,431.00
International Boundary Commission: U.S. and Canada 1 $52,976.00
Utah Reclamation Mitigation & Conservation Commission 1 $34,907.00
Dryden Flight Research Center 1 $45,361.00
American Battle Monuments Commission 1 $0.00
Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation 1 $48,303.00
Immediate Office of Assistant Secretary for Human Resolution & Administration 1 $30,456.00
Occupational Safety & Health Review Commission 1 $44,054.00
Rural Business-Cooperative Service 1 $45,024.00
Office of Departmental Operations and Coordinator 1 $48,643.00
Assistant Secretary for Diversity & Inclusion 1 $73,917.00
Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission 1 $60,232.00
Institute of Museum and Library Services 1 $53,350.00

Miscellaneous Clerk and Assistant Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Miscellaneous Clerk and Assistant is $41,507.06. The highest paid Miscellaneous Clerk and Assistant made $155,638 in 2012.

Common Miscellaneous Clerk and Assistant Payscales

Payscale Number of Miscellaneous Clerk And Assistant Employees
GS - General Schedule 43,947
GL - Gs Emp Grades 3-10 Paid Leo Special Rate 614
CG - Corporate Graded 529
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 393
ZS - Administrative Support 287
FG - Similar To The General Schedule 276
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 228
NB - Ofc Of Comptroller Of The Currency Only 199
SV - Trans Security Admin Emp Other Than Exec 173
VC - Canteen Service 151
FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan 128
CE - Contract Education--year Long 80
IR - Irs Broadband Class And Pay System Pos 74
SK - Sec Emp Formerly Under Gs, Gm, And Ez 71
AO - Management Support Career Path 68
FP - Foreign Service Personnel 58
CY - Contract Education--school Year 53
CU - Credit Union Employees 50
NU - Nnsa Technician And Admin Support 40
PG - Printing Office Grades 39
CN - Bur Of (cfpb) An Indep Ag Within Frs 38
NY - All Other Positions In The Corporation 38
EL - Non-executive Positions At Fhfa 22
CT - Commodity Futures Trading Commission Pos 12
VH - Professional, Admin., And Managerial 5
OR - Employees Of The Ofr, Treasury 4
ZA - Administrative 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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