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Miscellaneous Clerk and Assistant - Federal Salaries of 2015

Pay Rates for "Miscellaneous Clerk and Assistant"

How much does a Miscellaneous Clerk and Assistant in the federal government get paid? $42,403.00* *Based on the 2015 average.
41,946 EMPLOYEES
$1.77B TOTAL SALARY
GS MOST COMMON PAYSCALE

Miscellaneous Clerk and Assistant was the 6th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2015, with 41,946 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2015, the Bureau of the Census hired the most employees titled Miscellaneous Clerk And Assistant, with an average salary of $32,399.

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
Bureau of the Census 10,163 $32,398.84
Veterans Health Administration 9,749 $42,865.41
Internal Revenue Service 2,427 $36,313.64
Federal Bureau of Investigation 2,193 $48,643.29
National Park Service 1,759 $36,984.26
Forest Service 965 $40,332.95
Social Security Administration 960 $45,563.77
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 792 $56,943.23
National Institutes of Health 689 $52,350.57
Veterans Benefits Administration 559 $42,332.23
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 461 $44,681.86
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 389 $45,590.71
Food and Drug Administration 382 $46,850.90
Indian Affairs 375 $42,842.33
National Cemetery Administration 359 $43,711.43
Office Secretary Health and Human Services 356 $43,300.12
Bureau of Citizenshp and Immigratn Services 324 $45,349.32
Federal Aviation Administration 322 $45,023.45
Natural Resources Conservation Service 294 $47,888.63
Bureau of Land Management 274 $42,318.84
Indian Health Service 272 $43,435.61
Drug Enforcement Administration 269 $52,107.19
Transportation Security Administration 268 $44,660.19
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation 268 $65,691.84
Small Business Administration 265 $44,778.94
Department of Energy 265 $86,915.27
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 263 $54,000.71
U.S. Coast Guard 261 $48,665.00
Bureau of Customs and Border Protection 254 $47,249.79
Agricultural Research Service 221 $49,155.59
Federal Emergency Management Agency 219 $47,876.31
Geological Survey 219 $47,338.81
Office of Comptroller of Currency 176 $73,395.78
Executive Office of U.S. Attorneys and the Office of U.s Attorneys 161 $49,750.36
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 139 $47,967.02
Bureau of Reclamation 121 $43,168.47
Environmental Protection Agency 112 $56,687.50
National Institute of Standards and Technology 106 $50,868.90
U.S. Marshals Service 104 $49,019.19
Federal Highway Administration 98 $51,815.38
Office of Workers' Compensation Programs 96 $48,594.71
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 95 $68,426.85
Agricultural Marketing Service 92 $45,117.64
National Agricultural Statistics Service 89 $29,794.90
Occupational Safety and Health Administration 87 $49,281.54
Offices, Boards and Divisions 84 $56,882.29
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 84 $53,028.32
Bureau of Immigration & Customs Enforcement 83 $49,424.96
Federal Communications Commission 78 $57,834.35
Bureau of the Fiscal Service 78 $47,362.55
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology 78 $44,461.23
Office of the Director 75 $50,535.77
Office of Personnel Management 75 $45,012.19
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 62 $47,591.37
National Labor Relations Board 61 $50,068.23
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission 59 $48,154.05
Office of Senior Coordinator for Southeast/Caribbean 55 $47,518.95
U.S. Secret Service 54 $54,276.46
Corporation for National and Community Service 51 $42,327.08
Peace Corps 50 $47,705.56
Public Buildings Service 50 $48,033.80
National Science Foundation 49 $50,763.63
Office of Secretary of Transportation 48 $51,045.71
Food Safety and Inspection Service 44 $51,036.77
Office of Senior Coordinator for Mid-Atlantic 44 $53,038.20
National Credit Union Administration 44 $64,120.55
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 42 $48,988.76
Maritime Administration 42 $52,344.48
Farm Service Agency 42 $49,199.31
Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection 41 $500.00
Securities and Exchange Commission 41 $67,087.88
Bureau of Engraving and Printing 41 $49,593.05
Federal Student Aid 40 $54,155.20
Patent and Trademark Office 39 $51,550.13
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Acquisition and Logistics 38 $46,130.11
Office of Senior Coordinator for Midwest 38 $52,271.39
Substance Abuse & Mental Health Service Administration 37 $49,584.41
National Archives and Records Administration 37 $37,729.51
Railroad Retirement Board 37 $42,446.22
George C. Marshall Space Flight Center 35 $49,834.89
Export-Import Bank of the United States 34 $71,012.50
Office of Senior Coordinator for Pacific/Hawaii 34 $54,128.65
Grain Inspection, Packers & Stockyards Administration 33 $47,969.15
Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers 31 $48,675.48
Food and Nutrition Service 31 $50,301.42
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 30 $62,516.33
Foreign Agricultural Service 29 $58,600.28
Employment and Training Administration 27 $52,769.33
Office of Senior Coordinator for Southwest 27 $47,869.67
Bureau of Safety & Environmental Enforcement 25 $49,883.20
Rural Housing Service 25 $42,923.60
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration 24 $48,557.88
Government Printing Office 23 $48,778.96
U.S. Mint 22 $51,889.45
General Counsel (Department of Veterans Affairs) 22 $40,036.82
Agency for International Development 22 $50,960.64
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission 22 $58,868.05
Presidio Trust 22 $48,207.64
Executive Office for Immigration Review 21 $49,673.14
Pretrial Services Agency 21 $53,137.19
Federal Trade Commission 21 $59,231.81
John Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field 21 $50,532.00
Office of Senior Coordinator for New York/New Jersey 21 $54,194.90
Office of Senior Coordinator for Rocky Mountains 21 $49,720.57
Office of the Secretary (Department of Veterans Affairs) 21 $49,528.71
Selective Service System 20 $52,552.55
Veterans Employment and Training Service 20 $49,862.50
National Gallery of Art 19 $51,967.68
Federal Railroad Administration 19 $50,394.58
Office of the U.S. Trade Representative 19 $63,492.11
Office Assistant Secretary Administration and Management 19 $44,468.42
Wage and Hour Division 19 $47,163.21
Assistant Secretary for Administration 19 $57,384.63
Broadcasting Board of Governors 19 $59,692.26
Inspector General (Department of Veterans Affairs) 18 $64,853.61
Federal Transit Administration 18 $54,068.22
Office of Management and Budget 18 $73,934.39
Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing 17 $60,788.41
Departmental Administration 17 $55,483.82
Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation 16 $53,382.75
Mine Safety and Health Administration 16 $44,886.75
Administration for Children and Families 16 $50,807.00
Assistant Secretary for Housing-Federal Housing Commissioner 16 $60,901.56
Office of Surface Mining, Reclamation and Enforcement 15 $48,060.00
Headquarters, Nasa 15 $58,114.20
Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation Service 15 $51,545.73
Health Resources and Services Administration 15 $54,190.07
Federal Election Commission 14 $59,413.14
Office of the Secretary (Department of Commerce) 14 $54,321.93
U.S. Trustee Program 14 $52,890.50
Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service 14 $57,622.64
Program Support Center 14 $52,050.00
Office of the Solicitor (Department of Interior) 14 $52,970.29
Risk Management Agency 13 $52,838.38
Bureau of Labor Statistics 13 $52,939.85
U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum 12 $49,700.83
Office of General Counsel (Department of Housing and Urban Development) 12 $65,529.75
Office of Senior Coordinator for Northwest/Alaska 12 $47,707.67
U.S. International Trade Commission 12 $56,771.00
Office of Secretary of Labor 11 $59,103.09
Federal Maritime Commission 11 $50,739.18
Offices of the Regional Administrators 11 $9,485.00
Federal Acquisition Service 11 $49,990.09
Office of Inspector General (Department of Housing and Urban Development) 11 $58,408.09
National Endowment for the Humanities 11 $53,216.45
Board of Veterans Appeals 10 $42,345.10
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management 10 $49,963.90
Langley Research Center 10 $49,506.10
Office of Elementary and Secondary Education 10 $59,806.40
Office of Senior Coordinator for Great Plains 10 $47,521.50
Bureau of Transportation Statistics 9 $51,013.33
National Telecommunications and Information Administration 9 $54,002.89
Commodity Futures Trading Commission 9 $80,372.78
Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs 9 $50,162.67
Office for Civil Rights 9 $51,859.11
Office of Inspector General (Department of Education) 9 $60,480.44
Office of Special Counsel 9 $50,313.44
Overseas Private Investment Corporation 9 $56,355.11
Rural Utilities Service 9 $48,207.22
Ames Research Center 8 $67,689.88
National Transportation Safety Board 8 $63,548.88
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Agriculture) 8 $39,814.63
Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, & Explosives 8 $52,482.88
Assistant Secretary for Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity 8 $65,444.75
Coop State Research, Educ, & Exten Service 7 $50,191.71
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Agriculture) 7 $51,907.43
International Trade Administration 7 $52,625.86
Office of Management (Department of Education) 7 $51,293.14
Goddard Space Flight Center 7 $54,987.29
John F. Kennedy Space Center 7 $48,272.29
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars 7 $49,526.14
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Finance 7 $41,352.57
Economic Research Service 7 $62,748.71
National Appeals Division 6 $47,310.33
Valles Caldera Trust 6 $33,067.33
John C. Stennis Space Center 6 $50,321.33
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality 6 $53,169.33
Office of Senior Coordinator for New England 6 $51,045.50
Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau 6 $44,020.50
Departmental Offices 6 $48,803.83
Assistant Secretary for Human Resources Management 6 $45,728.67
Deputy Assistant Secretary Security & Law Enforcement 6 $38,507.33
Department of Homeland Security Headquarters 5 $46,256.20
Office of National Drug Control Policy 5 $68,956.40
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Administration 5 $54,047.00
Armed Forces Retirement Home 5 $54,966.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Office of Resolution Management 5 $44,557.60
Consumer Product Safety Commission 5 $51,185.00
Council of Economic Advisers 5 $48,000.00
Employee Benefits Security Administration 5 $53,610.80
Office of Postsecondary Education 5 $59,240.80
Office of Vocational and Adult Education 5 $62,125.00
Farm Credit Administration 5 $63,982.20
Office of Inspector General (General Services Administration) 5 $62,630.20
Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Regulation 5 $51,943.80
International Boundary & Water Commission: U.S. & Mexico 4 $41,583.75
Administration for Community Living 4 $49,089.50
Advisory Council on Historic Preservation 4 $69,019.50
Financial Crimes Enforcement Network 4 $56,020.00
National Protection and Programs Directorate 4 $51,148.25
St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation 4 $50,814.50
Office of the Chief Information Officer (Department of Housing and Urban Development) 4 $64,150.25
National Technical Information Service 4 $50,187.25
International-American Foundation 4 $42,899.50
Office of Disability Employment Policy 4 $44,232.00
Office of Administration 4 $48,220.50
Office of Communications and Outreach 4 $49,131.50
Office of Innovation and Improvement 4 $42,829.75
Council on Environmental Quality/Office of Environmental Quality 4 $48,670.50
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Interior) 3 $71,192.00
National Security Council 3 $39,846.67
Office of Navajo and Hopi Indian Relocation 3 $51,694.67
Civil Rights 3 $43,684.00
Office of the General Counsel (Department of Agriculture) 3 $56,354.33
Minority Business Development Agency 3 $45,036.67
Office of Justice Programs 3 $56,857.67
Office of Emergency Response and Recovery 3 $49,776.00
Immigration Office of Secretary of Education 3 $50,006.33
Office of Inspector General (Department of Health and Human Services) 3 $67,577.67
Institute of Education Sciences 3 $60,277.67
Federal Housing Finance Agency 3 $69,391.00
Trade and Development Agency 3 $60,425.67
Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development 3 $56,832.33
Office of Administrative Services 3 $45,235.67
Federal Labor Relations Authority 2 $65,229.50
Office of Field Policy and Management 2 $65,927.50
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (General Services Administration) 2 $55,970.00
Merit Systems Protection Board 2 $48,336.00
Office of the Chief Procurement Officer 2 $53,699.50
Office of General Services Administration Innovative Technologies 2 $54,892.00
Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board 2 $81,778.00
Office of Equal Employment Opportunity 2 $63,199.50
Economic Development Administration 2 $47,883.50
Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board 2 $82,307.50
Bureau of Economic Analysis 2 $68,886.00
Surface Transportation Board 2 $58,019.00
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Justice) 2 $58,021.00
Office of Inspector General for Tax Administration 2 $50,890.50
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Labor) 2 $56,830.00
Dean for VA Learning University 2 $41,782.50
Office of Labor-Management Standards 2 $61,340.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary Intergovernmental & International Affairs 2 $69,997.50
Office of the Solicitor (Department of Labor) 2 $55,872.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs 2 $60,881.50
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Education) 2 $55,634.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Congressional Affairs 2 $53,010.00
Office of Government Ethics 2 $56,830.00
National Endowment for the Arts 2 $49,513.50
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Housing and Urban Development) 1 $61,994.00
Department of Veterans Affairs 1 $50,864.00
American Battle Monuments Commission 1 $0.00
Office of the General Counsel (Department of Education) 1 $34,759.00
Assistant Secretary for Congress & Intergovernmental Relations 1 $75,785.00
Veteran Employment Services Office 1 $51,666.00
Homeland Security Staff 1 $43,057.00
Office of the Chief Information Officer (Department of Education) 1 $61,994.00
Office of Healthy Homes & Lead Hazard Control 1 $35,918.00
Appalachian Regional Commission 1 $61,544.00
Office of the Secretary of Agriculture 1 $62,759.00
Office of Legislation and Congressional Affairs 1 $44,492.00
Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and Resolution 1 $75,695.00
James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation 1 $64,955.00
Rural Business-Cooperative Service 1 $54,535.00
Office of English Language Acquisition 1 $75,895.00
Government National Mortgage Association 1 $64,955.00
Architectural & Transportation Barrier Compliance Board 1 $50,374.00
Office of the Chief Human Capital Officer 1 $40,393.00
Morris K Udall Scholarship...foundation 1 $59,333.00
Interagency Council on the Homeless 1 $43,057.00
Commission of Fine Arts 1 $57,224.00
Office of Congressional & Intergovernmental Affairs (General Services Administration) 1 $60,404.00
Council of Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency 1 $68,465.00
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Commerce) 1 $50,231.00
Office of Governmentwide Policy 1 $55,970.00
Marine Mammal Commission 1 $69,597.00
Office of Congressional & Intergovernmental Affairs (Department of Labor) 1 $44,492.00
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Homeland Security) 1 $40,039.00
Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center 1 $59,293.00
Women's Bureau 1 $55,970.00
Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation 1 $52,454.00
Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission 1 $63,199.00
Denali Commission 1 $45,377.00
Office of the Secretary of Housing & Urban Development Department 1 $77,467.00
Utah Reclamation Mitigation & Conservation Commission 1 $39,171.00
Office of Planning, Evaluation and Policy Development 1 $55,634.00

Miscellaneous Clerk and Assistant Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Miscellaneous Clerk and Assistant is $42,403.00. The highest paid Miscellaneous Clerk and Assistant made $157,402 in 2015.

Common Miscellaneous Clerk and Assistant Payscales

Payscale Number of Miscellaneous Clerk And Assistant Employees
GS - General Schedule 36,295
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 2,740
GL - Gs Emp Grades 3-10 Paid Leo Special Rate 732
SV - Trans Security Admin Emp Other Than Exec 268
CG - Corporate Graded 268
FG - Similar To The General Schedule 249
ZS - Administrative Support 225
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 201
NB - Ofc Of Comptroller Of The Currency Only 176
IC - Federal Emergency Management Agency Use 129
VC - Canteen Service 99
IR - Irs Broadband Class And Pay System Pos 80
FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan 73
CE - Contract Education--year Long 67
NY - All Other Positions In The Corporation 51
CY - Contract Education--school Year 50
FP - Foreign Service Personnel 49
CU - Credit Union Employees 44
CN - Bur Of (cfpb) An Indep Ag Within Frs 41
SK - Sec Emp Formerly Under Gs, Gm, And Ez 41
NU - Nnsa Technician And Admin Support 28
PG - Printing Office Grades 22
CT - Commodity Futures Trading Commission Pos 9
VH - Professional, Admin., And Managerial 5
EL - Non-executive Positions At Fhfa 3
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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