Miscellaneous Clerk and Assistant - Federal Salaries of 2013

Pay Rates for "Miscellaneous Clerk and Assistant"

How much does a Miscellaneous Clerk and Assistant in the federal government get paid? $41,706.53* *Based on the 2013 average.
44,922 EMPLOYEES
$1.87B TOTAL SALARY
GS MOST COMMON PAYSCALE

Miscellaneous Clerk and Assistant was the 5th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2013, with 44,922 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2013, the Veterans Health Administration hired the most employees titled Miscellaneous Clerk And Assistant, with an average salary of $41,822.

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 10,619 $41,822.39
Bureau of the Census 9,700 $31,790.39
Internal Revenue Service 2,751 $34,924.60
Federal Bureau of Investigation 2,065 $51,898.54
National Park Service 1,764 $36,474.05
Social Security Administration 1,028 $44,142.36
Forest Service 941 $40,145.42
National Institutes of Health 906 $50,856.66
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 690 $56,140.08
Veterans Benefits Administration 663 $39,900.78
Office Secretary Health and Human Services 485 $41,202.58
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 431 $44,347.54
Bureau of Citizenshp and Immigratn Services 424 $43,412.38
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 423 $44,305.26
Office of Personnel Management 422 $33,480.58
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation 382 $60,225.14
Indian Affairs 376 $41,991.27
National Agricultural Statistics Service 353 $27,810.52
Natural Resources Conservation Service 342 $45,210.07
Federal Aviation Administration 338 $43,857.35
Small Business Administration 336 $42,229.63
National Cemetery Administration 321 $42,726.84
Department of Energy 309 $77,579.58
Food and Drug Administration 302 $47,591.05
Drug Enforcement Administration 299 $50,221.58
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 289 $52,753.32
U.S. Coast Guard 283 $47,461.25
Bureau of Customs and Border Protection 275 $45,828.86
Bureau of Land Management 274 $41,550.54
Indian Health Service 253 $42,992.58
Federal Emergency Management Agency 242 $46,210.69
Department of State 223 $50,898.56
Geological Survey 220 $47,698.55
Agricultural Research Service 219 $48,539.62
Office of Comptroller of Currency 193 $69,396.96
Transportation Security Administration 183 $39,689.95
Executive Office of U.S. Attorneys and the Office of U.s Attorneys 180 $48,638.87
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 167 $46,719.81
Environmental Protection Agency 158 $54,382.73
Bureau of Reclamation 128 $41,667.27
Federal Highway Administration 123 $49,476.50
U.S. Marshals Service 121 $47,792.95
Bureau of Immigration & Customs Enforcement 116 $47,124.43
Office of Workers' Compensation Programs 116 $46,785.03
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 97 $49,725.03
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 96 $65,227.07
Agricultural Marketing Service 94 $43,710.32
Offices, Boards and Divisions 91 $54,782.50
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 89 $48,691.73
National Institute of Standards and Technology 89 $50,602.18
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology 88 $43,821.28
Occupational Safety and Health Administration 87 $47,128.89
Federal Communications Commission 86 $56,730.19
Office of the Director 82 $48,404.23
National Labor Relations Board 75 $48,262.60
U.S. Secret Service 70 $50,705.23
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission 69 $47,419.23
Financial Management Service 69 $47,855.55
Office of Senior Coordinator for Southeast/Caribbean 65 $47,661.89
Farm Service Agency 60 $47,675.65
National Science Foundation 59 $50,659.47
Federal Student Aid 57 $52,914.47
Office of Senior Coordinator for Mid-Atlantic 56 $51,060.13
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 55 $48,330.74
Public Buildings Service 53 $46,125.72
Peace Corps 51 $44,112.20
National Credit Union Administration 51 $58,503.29
Office of Senior Coordinator for Midwest 49 $51,272.08
Securities and Exchange Commission 49 $63,119.39
George C. Marshall Space Flight Center 47 $49,523.23
Office of Senior Coordinator for Pacific/Hawaii 46 $52,438.61
Food Safety and Inspection Service 44 $47,801.30
Patent and Trademark Office 44 $54,669.66
Maritime Administration 44 $49,603.16
Foreign Agricultural Service 43 $56,259.12
Export-Import Bank of the United States 43 $68,929.21
Substance Abuse & Mental Health Service Administration 42 $47,838.33
Bureau of the Public Debt 41 $41,359.66
Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection 40 $198.50
Board of Veterans Appeals 35 $49,015.11
Corporation for National and Community Service 35 $41,356.94
Government Printing Office 35 $46,951.17
Executive Office for Immigration Review 34 $44,752.41
Railroad Retirement Board 34 $45,271.91
National Archives and Records Administration 33 $39,983.18
Agency for International Development 33 $46,746.30
Assistant Secretary for Housing-Federal Housing Commissioner 32 $57,512.22
Grain Inspection, Packers & Stockyards Administration 32 $47,226.31
Office of Senior Coordinator for Southwest 31 $48,302.23
Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers 31 $46,003.87
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 31 $62,509.29
U.S. Mint 31 $51,083.48
Administration for Children and Families 30 $47,459.70
Food and Nutrition Service 30 $50,569.43
Employment and Training Administration 30 $51,631.77
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Acquisition and Logistics 30 $46,489.87
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration 29 $46,611.69
Office of Secretary of Transportation 28 $50,203.68
Office of Senior Coordinator for New York/New Jersey 28 $52,015.79
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission 27 $56,701.59
Program Support Center 26 $49,906.04
Rural Housing Service 26 $43,170.40
Office of the Secretary (Department of Commerce) 26 $53,944.73
Wage and Hour Division 26 $44,971.81
Federal Railroad Administration 26 $48,606.58
John Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field 25 $47,125.76
Federal Trade Commission 25 $55,764.48
Broadcasting Board of Governors 25 $57,160.28
Bureau of Safety & Environmental Enforcement 25 $48,217.44
Veterans Employment and Training Service 24 $47,646.25
Assistant Secretary for Administration 24 $54,661.67
Bureau of Engraving and Printing 24 $51,818.33
Selective Service System 23 $50,016.30
Office Assistant Secretary Administration and Management 23 $45,174.91
Office of Surface Mining, Reclamation and Enforcement 23 $40,618.35
Departmental Administration 22 $49,495.18
National Gallery of Art 22 $52,494.14
Health Resources and Services Administration 22 $53,054.36
Office of Senior Coordinator for Rocky Mountains 21 $49,555.76
Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation 21 $51,919.05
U.S. Trustee Program 21 $53,958.48
Pretrial Services Agency 20 $52,796.55
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Justice) 20 $63,926.85
Office of the U.S. Trade Representative 20 $64,857.90
General Counsel (Department of Veterans Affairs) 20 $39,404.45
Goddard Space Flight Center 19 $46,052.74
Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation Service 19 $49,568.11
Office of the Secretary (Department of Veterans Affairs) 19 $47,496.05
Office of Management and Budget 18 $71,282.61
Mine Safety and Health Administration 18 $45,802.28
Office of General Counsel (Department of Housing and Urban Development) 18 $62,488.83
Headquarters, Nasa 18 $57,161.11
Federal Transit Administration 18 $52,476.00
Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing 16 $59,154.56
Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service 15 $52,053.93
Risk Management Agency 15 $50,527.53
Office of the Secretary, Research and Technology 15 $51,528.73
Inspector General (Department of Veterans Affairs) 15 $59,437.80
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Finance 15 $31,876.00
Rural Utilities Service 14 $47,118.93
Office of Senior Coordinator for Northwest/Alaska 14 $44,553.64
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management 14 $49,618.64
Presidio Trust 14 $47,909.57
U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum 14 $48,761.86
Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs 13 $47,003.15
Office of Inspector General (Department of Housing and Urban Development) 13 $57,118.69
Office of the Solicitor (Department of Interior) 13 $52,238.85
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Office of Resolution Management 13 $47,914.77
Office for Civil Rights 13 $53,562.31
Federal Acquisition Service 13 $49,170.38
Council of Economic Advisers 13 $53,711.54
Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, & Explosives 13 $50,163.85
Bureau of Labor Statistics 13 $49,473.23
Langley Research Center 12 $47,583.42
Overseas Private Investment Corporation 12 $54,463.42
Offices of the Regional Administrators 12 $12,553.36
Office of Secretary of Labor 12 $56,948.08
Bureau of Transportation Statistics 12 $51,260.83
National Endowment for the Humanities 11 $52,123.64
Commodity Futures Trading Commission 11 $76,259.09
U.S. International Trade Commission 11 $50,142.82
Federal Housing Finance Agency 11 $59,356.09
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars 10 $46,431.00
National Transportation Safety Board 10 $58,671.50
Office of Senior Coordinator for Great Plains 10 $45,904.10
Federal Maritime Commission 10 $50,884.00
Ames Research Center 10 $65,194.40
International Trade Administration 10 $52,471.40
International Boundary & Water Commission: U.S. & Mexico 9 $40,324.22
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality 9 $57,759.00
Federal Election Commission 9 $50,130.78
Office of Inspector General (Department of Education) 9 $57,800.33
Office of Elementary and Secondary Education 9 $59,741.11
Office of Vocational and Adult Education 8 $61,052.50
Office of Special Counsel 8 $48,996.63
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Agriculture) 8 $38,551.88
Office of the Chief Information Officer (Department of Housing and Urban Development) 8 $61,762.88
Consumer Product Safety Commission 8 $55,419.25
John F. Kennedy Space Center 7 $46,252.57
Armed Forces Retirement Home 7 $52,691.86
Economic Research Service 7 $60,016.71
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Agriculture) 7 $52,132.43
Assistant Secretary for Human Resources Management 7 $45,458.29
Assistant Secretary for Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity 7 $66,971.57
Office of Senior Coordinator for New England 7 $50,981.00
John C. Stennis Space Center 7 $47,868.00
Employee Benefits Security Administration 6 $49,501.33
Financial Crimes Enforcement Network 6 $56,464.17
Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau 6 $41,137.00
International-American Foundation 6 $45,961.83
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Interior) 6 $65,614.50
Valles Caldera Trust 6 $35,880.67
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (General Services Administration) 6 $53,687.50
Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Regulation 6 $48,417.83
National Telecommunications and Information Administration 6 $51,318.33
Departmental Offices 5 $43,074.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Administration 5 $52,419.80
Office of National Drug Control Policy 5 $66,686.20
Administration for Community Living 5 $58,171.40
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Homeland Security) 5 $42,340.40
Office of the General Counsel (Department of Agriculture) 5 $52,921.80
Coop State Research, Educ, & Exten Service 5 $43,295.60
Farm Credit Administration 4 $53,639.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary Security & Law Enforcement 4 $38,845.00
Office of Government Ethics 4 $53,429.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Congressional Affairs 4 $52,642.25
Office of Inspector General (General Services Administration) 4 $62,759.25
National Endowment for the Arts 4 $53,116.25
Advisory Council on Historic Preservation 4 $68,976.75
Bureau of Economic Analysis 4 $59,146.25
Department of Homeland Security Headquarters 4 $48,392.00
National Technical Information Service 4 $48,671.25
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Labor) 4 $57,484.50
National Appeals Division 4 $38,744.50
Office of Management (Department of Education) 4 $54,686.25
Office of Postsecondary Education 4 $57,886.00
Council on Environmental Quality/Office of Environmental Quality 4 $45,360.25
St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation 4 $53,369.50
Deputy Assistant Secretary Intergovernmental & International Affairs 3 $61,692.67
Office of General Services Administration Innovative Technologies 3 $57,763.00
Office of Navajo and Hopi Indian Relocation 3 $50,431.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs 3 $56,292.33
Office of Emergency Response and Recovery 3 $47,914.00
Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board 3 $69,580.67
National Protection and Programs Directorate 3 $56,218.00
Federal Labor Relations Authority 3 $59,711.33
Office of Justice Programs 3 $57,689.67
Office of Administration 3 $64,216.33
Office of Disability Employment Policy 3 $45,739.67
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Education) 3 $55,340.33
Office of the Solicitor (Department of Labor) 3 $58,801.67
Office of Communications and Outreach 3 $49,045.33
Civil Rights 3 $52,538.50
Institute of Education Sciences 3 $59,084.67
Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development 3 $61,107.33
Morris K Udall Scholarship...foundation 3 $29,197.33
Office of Equal Employment Opportunity 3 $62,898.00
Office of the Chief Human Capital Officer 3 $47,352.00
Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center 3 $60,199.33
Office of the Secretary of Agriculture 2 $34,075.00
Office of Innovation and Improvement 2 $47,122.00
Surface Transportation Board 2 $56,091.50
Trade and Development Agency 2 $61,735.50
Office of Inspector General for Tax Administration 2 $49,003.50
Office of Field Policy and Management 2 $61,720.00
Rural Business-Cooperative Service 2 $50,195.00
Office of Inspector General (Department of Treasury) 2 $67,114.00
Office of the Chief Procurement Officer 2 $51,402.00
Appalachian Regional Commission 2 $60,527.50
Dean for VA Learning University 2 $41,146.50
Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and Resolution 2 $67,934.50
Merit Systems Protection Board 2 $51,357.00
National Mediation Board 2 $61,875.00
James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation 2 $59,103.50
National Security Council 2 $39,245.00
Architectural & Transportation Barrier Compliance Board 2 $52,125.00
Occupational Safety & Health Review Commission 2 $39,549.50
Economic Development Administration 2 $42,508.00
Immigration Office of Secretary of Education 2 $49,403.50
Minority Business Development Agency 2 $49,593.50
Office of the Chief Information Officer (Department of Education) 2 $52,190.50
Office of Labor-Management Standards 2 $57,820.00
Office of Legislation and Congressional Affairs 2 $40,158.50
U.S. Tax Court 1 $46,431.00
Office of Citizen Services and Communicatns 1 $67,114.00
Denali Commission 1 $41,042.00
Marine Mammal Commission 1 $65,393.00
Office of Congressional & Intergovernmental Affairs (General Services Administration) 1 $57,649.00
Ous for Science and Technology 1 $55,405.00
Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission 1 $60,232.00
Office of Governmentwide Policy 1 $54,875.00
Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation 1 $49,861.00
Recovery Accountability & Transparency 1 $32,495.00
International Boundary Commission: U.S. and Canada 1 $54,534.00
Office of the Secretary of Housing & Urban Development Department 1 $72,876.00
Office of Inspector General (Department of Transportation) 1 $49,375.00
Office of Communications (Department of Agriculture) 1 $30,456.00
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Housing and Urban Development) 1 $60,765.00
Utah Reclamation Mitigation & Conservation Commission 1 $36,070.00
American Battle Monuments Commission 1 $750.00
Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board 1 $81,204.00
Office of Departmental Operations and Coordinator 1 $48,643.00
Veteran Employment Services Office 1 $49,246.00
Office of the Executive Secretariat 1 $45,024.00
Christopher Columbus Fellowship Foundation 1 $31,305.00
Assistant Secretary for Congress & Intergovernmental Relations 1 $72,022.00
Immediate Office of Assistant Secretary for Public & International Affairs 1 $77,040.00
Homeland Security Staff 1 $46,431.00
Commission of Fine Arts 1 $54,534.00
Office of Sustainable Housing & Communties 1 $42,209.00
Office of Planning, Evaluation and Policy Development 1 $52,976.00
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Commerce) 1 $49,246.00
Interagency Council on the Homeless 1 $42,209.00
Office of the General Counsel (Department of Education) 1 $34,075.00
Bureau of International Labor Affairs 1 $58,511.00
Council of Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency 1 $67,114.00
Office of English Language Acquisition 1 $73,917.00
Women's Bureau 1 $54,875.00

Miscellaneous Clerk and Assistant Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Miscellaneous Clerk and Assistant is $41,706.53. The highest paid Miscellaneous Clerk and Assistant made $155,500 in 2013.

Common Miscellaneous Clerk and Assistant Payscales

Payscale Number of Miscellaneous Clerk And Assistant Employees
GS - General Schedule 39,668
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 2,359
GL - Gs Emp Grades 3-10 Paid Leo Special Rate 631
CG - Corporate Graded 382
FG - Similar To The General Schedule 252
ZS - Administrative Support 236
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 214
NB - Ofc Of Comptroller Of The Currency Only 193
SV - Trans Security Admin Emp Other Than Exec 183
VC - Canteen Service 155
FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan 86
IR - Irs Broadband Class And Pay System Pos 80
CE - Contract Education--year Long 70
FP - Foreign Service Personnel 51
CU - Credit Union Employees 51
SK - Sec Emp Formerly Under Gs, Gm, And Ez 49
CY - Contract Education--school Year 47
AO - Management Support Career Path 44
CN - Bur Of (cfpb) An Indep Ag Within Frs 40
NY - All Other Positions In The Corporation 35
NU - Nnsa Technician And Admin Support 35
PG - Printing Office Grades 34
EL - Non-executive Positions At Fhfa 11
CT - Commodity Futures Trading Commission Pos 11
VH - Professional, Admin., And Managerial 4
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 2018

In 2004, the average pay for a Miscellaneous Clerk and Assistant was $34,088. Since then, the average pay has increased to $43,514 in 2018.


Data Sources

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The series code of this occupation is 0303.

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