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Miscellaneous Clerk and Assistant - Federal Salaries of 2014

Pay Rates for "Miscellaneous Clerk and Assistant"

How much does a Miscellaneous Clerk and Assistant in the federal government get paid? $42,644.48* *Based on the 2014 average.
41,838 EMPLOYEES
$1.78B TOTAL SALARY
GS MOST COMMON PAYSCALE

Miscellaneous Clerk and Assistant was the 10th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2014, with 41,838 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2014, the Veterans Health Administration hired the most employees titled Miscellaneous Clerk And Assistant, with an average salary of $42,384.

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 10,290 $42,384.44
Bureau of the Census 8,544 $32,784.17
Internal Revenue Service 2,571 $35,695.46
Federal Bureau of Investigation 2,137 $49,702.01
National Park Service 1,775 $36,717.73
Social Security Administration 985 $44,983.95
Forest Service 959 $40,174.91
National Institutes of Health 811 $51,771.85
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 750 $56,637.93
Veterans Benefits Administration 586 $41,145.57
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 421 $44,989.93
Office Secretary Health and Human Services 394 $41,882.93
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 386 $45,312.63
Bureau of Citizenshp and Immigratn Services 373 $44,615.85
Indian Affairs 356 $42,709.52
Federal Aviation Administration 349 $44,250.30
Natural Resources Conservation Service 338 $45,725.18
Food and Drug Administration 324 $47,483.70
National Cemetery Administration 322 $43,540.79
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation 296 $64,523.22
Department of Energy 292 $80,951.60
Small Business Administration 291 $43,828.72
Drug Enforcement Administration 286 $51,397.16
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 278 $53,817.69
U.S. Coast Guard 270 $48,456.27
Indian Health Service 267 $43,139.30
Bureau of Land Management 266 $42,391.13
Bureau of Customs and Border Protection 254 $46,719.92
Transportation Security Administration 232 $43,210.84
Geological Survey 229 $47,382.56
National Agricultural Statistics Service 224 $29,214.94
Federal Emergency Management Agency 222 $47,843.68
Agricultural Research Service 219 $48,858.42
Department of State 199 $51,139.75
Office of Comptroller of Currency 192 $71,296.54
Executive Office of U.S. Attorneys and the Office of U.s Attorneys 160 $50,059.36
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 144 $48,122.05
Bureau of Reclamation 136 $42,343.65
Environmental Protection Agency 124 $55,701.60
Federal Highway Administration 123 $50,045.12
U.S. Marshals Service 109 $49,005.92
Office of Workers' Compensation Programs 104 $47,957.84
Office of Personnel Management 104 $40,364.19
Bureau of Immigration & Customs Enforcement 96 $48,732.32
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 95 $67,338.31
National Institute of Standards and Technology 94 $50,933.01
Agricultural Marketing Service 93 $43,937.95
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 85 $51,644.22
Bureau of the Fiscal Service 84 $46,526.32
Federal Communications Commission 84 $57,305.64
Offices, Boards and Divisions 84 $56,740.40
Occupational Safety and Health Administration 81 $48,290.79
Office of the Director 77 $49,496.58
National Labor Relations Board 72 $49,391.96
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology 71 $44,838.15
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 65 $50,272.34
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission 64 $48,665.47
Office of Senior Coordinator for Southeast/Caribbean 59 $48,076.80
Public Buildings Service 55 $46,794.82
U.S. Secret Service 55 $52,571.42
Farm Service Agency 54 $48,541.52
Corporation for National and Community Service 52 $40,893.29
National Science Foundation 51 $51,106.88
National Credit Union Administration 49 $60,766.24
Office of Senior Coordinator for Mid-Atlantic 49 $51,564.69
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 46 $49,700.04
Food Safety and Inspection Service 46 $49,537.61
Maritime Administration 45 $50,464.64
Peace Corps 44 $47,455.16
Securities and Exchange Commission 44 $66,014.00
Federal Student Aid 44 $54,766.11
Export-Import Bank of the United States 42 $69,351.50
Office of Senior Coordinator for Midwest 41 $51,729.02
George C. Marshall Space Flight Center 40 $49,526.95
Patent and Trademark Office 39 $52,895.54
Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection 39 $0.00
Substance Abuse & Mental Health Service Administration 38 $49,358.39
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Acquisition and Logistics 35 $46,008.32
Office of Senior Coordinator for Pacific/Hawaii 34 $54,186.41
National Archives and Records Administration 34 $39,548.44
Foreign Agricultural Service 34 $57,747.74
Food and Nutrition Service 34 $50,793.29
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 33 $61,614.94
Government Printing Office 32 $47,623.81
Railroad Retirement Board 31 $46,172.42
Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers 30 $47,654.73
Grain Inspection, Packers & Stockyards Administration 30 $48,823.77
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration 29 $47,732.90
Office of Senior Coordinator for Southwest 29 $48,400.59
Employment and Training Administration 27 $52,591.59
Office of Senior Coordinator for New York/New Jersey 26 $53,422.54
Executive Office for Immigration Review 26 $47,579.81
U.S. Mint 26 $51,800.15
Office of Secretary of Transportation 25 $50,838.80
Bureau of Engraving and Printing 25 $52,153.64
Agency for International Development 25 $49,470.76
Assistant Secretary for Housing-Federal Housing Commissioner 24 $58,460.08
Veterans Employment and Training Service 23 $48,100.87
Wage and Hour Division 23 $46,172.96
Selective Service System 23 $51,191.78
Office of Senior Coordinator for Rocky Mountains 23 $50,352.17
Bureau of Safety & Environmental Enforcement 23 $49,813.57
Broadcasting Board of Governors 22 $59,190.27
John Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field 22 $49,192.59
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission 22 $57,908.86
Federal Trade Commission 22 $57,503.64
Office of the Secretary (Department of Veterans Affairs) 22 $47,481.91
Office of the Secretary (Department of Commerce) 22 $56,579.95
Office Assistant Secretary Administration and Management 22 $46,733.27
Program Support Center 21 $51,489.71
Administration for Children and Families 21 $48,871.95
Rural Housing Service 21 $45,328.71
Federal Railroad Administration 21 $50,454.05
Assistant Secretary for Administration 20 $56,352.10
Presidio Trust 20 $47,488.20
Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation 20 $51,811.50
Inspector General (Department of Veterans Affairs) 19 $65,386.58
Departmental Administration 19 $55,223.11
Office of Management and Budget 19 $72,431.94
Office of the U.S. Trade Representative 19 $64,080.68
Pretrial Services Agency 18 $52,378.94
General Counsel (Department of Veterans Affairs) 18 $39,355.50
Office of General Counsel (Department of Housing and Urban Development) 18 $62,568.11
U.S. Trustee Program 18 $53,311.39
Mine Safety and Health Administration 17 $45,803.76
Headquarters, Nasa 17 $57,687.47
Health Resources and Services Administration 17 $54,492.35
National Gallery of Art 17 $51,576.47
Federal Transit Administration 17 $53,614.59
Risk Management Agency 17 $51,031.24
Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing 16 $60,332.56
Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation Service 16 $49,802.31
Board of Veterans Appeals 14 $42,924.50
Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service 14 $55,650.86
U.S. International Trade Commission 13 $49,102.85
Office of the Secretary, Research and Technology 13 $52,672.69
Office of Inspector General (Department of Housing and Urban Development) 13 $57,736.77
Office of Surface Mining, Reclamation and Enforcement 13 $48,248.46
Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs 13 $48,789.23
National Endowment for the Humanities 12 $52,151.17
Office of Secretary of Labor 12 $58,293.58
Bureau of Labor Statistics 12 $49,961.00
Office of Senior Coordinator for Northwest/Alaska 12 $46,529.25
Federal Election Commission 12 $53,895.42
Goddard Space Flight Center 12 $50,907.50
U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum 11 $51,143.09
Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Regulation 11 $49,257.55
Council of Economic Advisers 11 $48,111.18
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management 11 $50,917.55
Langley Research Center 11 $48,864.73
Offices of the Regional Administrators 11 $9,485.00
Federal Acquisition Service 11 $49,920.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Office of Resolution Management 10 $45,501.70
Office of the Solicitor (Department of Interior) 10 $49,773.20
Ames Research Center 10 $66,229.70
Office for Civil Rights 10 $50,940.60
Office of Special Counsel 10 $46,286.00
Rural Utilities Service 10 $48,023.50
International Trade Administration 10 $52,747.60
National Transportation Safety Board 9 $61,085.89
Bureau of Transportation Statistics 9 $50,993.22
Office of Inspector General (Department of Education) 9 $58,700.78
Office of Elementary and Secondary Education 9 $60,903.56
Office of Senior Coordinator for Great Plains 9 $46,784.89
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Agriculture) 9 $38,476.33
Commodity Futures Trading Commission 9 $78,054.33
Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, & Explosives 9 $52,243.33
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars 9 $47,925.22
Assistant Secretary for Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity 8 $64,628.13
Office of the Chief Information Officer (Department of Housing and Urban Development) 8 $63,367.25
National Telecommunications and Information Administration 8 $51,406.25
Overseas Private Investment Corporation 8 $55,160.63
Assistant Secretary for Human Resources Management 8 $44,755.13
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Finance 8 $38,703.29
Federal Maritime Commission 7 $57,470.57
John F. Kennedy Space Center 7 $47,273.00
International Boundary & Water Commission: U.S. & Mexico 7 $38,846.29
Federal Housing Finance Agency 7 $63,931.71
Armed Forces Retirement Home 7 $54,387.14
Consumer Product Safety Commission 7 $54,649.86
Economic Research Service 7 $61,703.71
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Agriculture) 7 $53,308.43
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Justice) 7 $64,448.57
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Administration 6 $52,645.67
Office of Senior Coordinator for New England 6 $52,153.33
John C. Stennis Space Center 6 $49,174.33
Employee Benefits Security Administration 6 $51,078.50
Office of Vocational and Adult Education 6 $60,493.50
Council on Environmental Quality/Office of Environmental Quality 6 $45,625.83
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality 6 $59,029.17
Financial Crimes Enforcement Network 6 $58,627.33
Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau 6 $43,452.67
Departmental Offices 6 $46,757.17
Office of National Drug Control Policy 5 $66,845.80
St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation 5 $49,260.20
Deputy Assistant Secretary Security & Law Enforcement 5 $42,329.00
Office of Management (Department of Education) 5 $49,572.20
Farm Credit Administration 5 $63,664.00
Department of Homeland Security Headquarters 5 $46,698.20
Coop State Research, Educ, & Exten Service 5 $44,029.60
Office of Inspector General (General Services Administration) 4 $63,392.00
Advisory Council on Historic Preservation 4 $70,317.75
National Protection and Programs Directorate 4 $49,434.75
Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development 4 $58,091.00
International-American Foundation 4 $48,710.00
National Appeals Division 4 $40,280.00
Office of the General Counsel (Department of Agriculture) 4 $56,800.25
National Endowment for the Arts 4 $54,355.25
Office of Communications and Outreach 4 $47,810.75
National Technical Information Service 4 $49,688.00
Office of Postsecondary Education 4 $58,820.75
Valles Caldera Trust 4 $32,828.75
Institute of Education Sciences 3 $59,677.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Congressional Affairs 3 $52,826.00
Office of Government Ethics 3 $55,038.00
Office of Field Policy and Management 3 $58,513.33
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (General Services Administration) 3 $50,401.67
Office of Equal Employment Opportunity 3 $65,019.33
Office of General Services Administration Innovative Technologies 3 $58,867.00
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Interior) 3 $67,890.00
Office of Emergency Response and Recovery 3 $49,287.00
Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center 3 $56,902.00
Administration for Community Living 3 $56,829.00
Civil Rights 3 $42,822.33
Office of Inspector General (Department of Health and Human Services) 3 $66,520.33
Federal Labor Relations Authority 3 $60,919.33
Office of Navajo and Hopi Indian Relocation 3 $50,932.00
Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board 3 $82,861.67
Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board 3 $72,057.67
Bureau of Economic Analysis 3 $65,800.00
Dean for VA Learning University 3 $42,991.33
Office of Disability Employment Policy 3 $49,091.33
Office of the Solicitor (Department of Labor) 3 $59,391.67
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs 3 $57,725.33
Office of Legislation and Congressional Affairs 2 $48,257.50
Office of Justice Programs 2 $56,901.50
Office of Administration 2 $71,188.50
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Education) 2 $55,081.50
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Labor) 2 $56,267.50
Immigration Office of Secretary of Education 2 $50,410.00
Morris K Udall Scholarship...foundation 2 $34,133.00
Office of Labor-Management Standards 2 $58,552.00
Trade and Development Agency 2 $62,353.50
Office of the Chief Procurement Officer 2 $53,020.00
Office of Administrative Services 2 $48,662.00
National Security Council 2 $41,419.50
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Homeland Security) 2 $46,342.50
Surface Transportation Board 2 $56,655.50
Office of Inspector General for Tax Administration 2 $49,491.50
Deputy Assistant Secretary Intergovernmental & International Affairs 2 $69,681.00
Rural Business-Cooperative Service 2 $50,310.50
Economic Development Administration 2 $41,936.00
Denali Commission 2 $41,715.50
Interagency Council on the Homeless 1 $42,631.00
Merit Systems Protection Board 1 $53,079.00
Office of the General Counsel (Department of Education) 1 $34,415.00
Council of Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency 1 $67,787.00
James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation 1 $64,311.00
Office of the Chief Information Officer (Department of Education) 1 $61,377.00
Marine Mammal Commission 1 $68,911.00
Architectural & Transportation Barrier Compliance Board 1 $49,867.00
Office of English Language Acquisition 1 $74,654.00
Occupational Safety & Health Review Commission 1 $42,631.00
Christopher Columbus Fellowship Foundation 1 $31,618.00
Office of Innovation and Improvement 1 $29,226.00
Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission 1 $62,573.00
Commission of Fine Arts 1 $55,082.00
Office of the Chief Human Capital Officer 1 $39,984.00
Office of Inspector General (Department of Transportation) 1 $49,867.00
Minority Business Development Agency 1 $44,754.00
Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation 1 $51,934.00
Office of Congressional & Intergovernmental Affairs (General Services Administration) 1 $59,803.00
Utah Reclamation Mitigation & Conservation Commission 1 $37,605.00
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Commerce) 1 $49,736.00
Office of the Secretary of Housing & Urban Development Department 1 $74,607.00
Office of Governmentwide Policy 1 $55,421.00
Veteran Employment Services Office 1 $49,736.00
Bureau of International Labor Affairs 1 $59,098.00
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Housing and Urban Development) 1 $61,377.00
American Battle Monuments Commission 1 $0.00
Office of Public Affairs 1 $30,761.00
Assistant Secretary for Congress & Intergovernmental Relations 1 $73,160.00
Office of the Executive Secretariat 1 $46,894.00
Women's Bureau 1 $55,421.00
Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and Resolution 1 $74,654.00
Appalachian Regional Commission 1 $62,036.00
Office of Planning, Evaluation and Policy Development 1 $55,082.00

Miscellaneous Clerk and Assistant Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Miscellaneous Clerk and Assistant is $42,644.48. The highest paid Miscellaneous Clerk and Assistant made $157,700 in 2014.

Common Miscellaneous Clerk and Assistant Payscales

Payscale Number of Miscellaneous Clerk And Assistant Employees
GS - General Schedule 38,125
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 899
GL - Gs Emp Grades 3-10 Paid Leo Special Rate 686
CG - Corporate Graded 296
FG - Similar To The General Schedule 270
SV - Trans Security Admin Emp Other Than Exec 232
ZS - Administrative Support 230
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 211
NB - Ofc Of Comptroller Of The Currency Only 192
VC - Canteen Service 124
FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan 79
CE - Contract Education--year Long 69
IR - Irs Broadband Class And Pay System Pos 67
NY - All Other Positions In The Corporation 52
CU - Credit Union Employees 49
CY - Contract Education--school Year 44
SK - Sec Emp Formerly Under Gs, Gm, And Ez 44
FP - Foreign Service Personnel 43
CN - Bur Of (cfpb) An Indep Ag Within Frs 39
NU - Nnsa Technician And Admin Support 34
PG - Printing Office Grades 31
CT - Commodity Futures Trading Commission Pos 9
EL - Non-executive Positions At Fhfa 7
VH - Professional, Admin., And Managerial 5
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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