Miscellaneous Clerk and Assistant - Federal Salaries of 2016

Pay Rates for "Miscellaneous Clerk and Assistant"

How much does a Miscellaneous Clerk and Assistant in the federal government get paid? $43,201.79* *Based on the 2016 average.
40,095 EMPLOYEES
$1.73B TOTAL SALARY
GS MOST COMMON PAYSCALE

Miscellaneous Clerk and Assistant was the 7th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2016, with 40,095 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2016, the Veterans Health Administration hired the most employees titled Miscellaneous Clerk And Assistant, with an average salary of $43,428.

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 9,592 $43,428.01
Bureau of the Census 8,618 $33,266.64
Federal Bureau of Investigation 2,696 $47,221.56
Internal Revenue Service 2,552 $36,152.13
National Park Service 1,781 $37,323.03
Forest Service 935 $40,924.32
Social Security Administration 891 $45,827.34
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 833 $57,715.72
National Institutes of Health 632 $52,912.99
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 525 $44,861.72
Veterans Benefits Administration 514 $43,087.03
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 374 $45,716.55
Indian Affairs 372 $43,598.80
National Cemetery Administration 357 $44,331.94
Food and Drug Administration 357 $47,439.31
Office Secretary Health and Human Services 330 $43,734.45
Bureau of Citizenshp and Immigratn Services 323 $45,376.93
Federal Aviation Administration 318 $47,317.47
Bureau of Land Management 287 $42,765.74
Indian Health Service 285 $43,699.35
Transportation Security Administration 266 $44,910.39
Natural Resources Conservation Service 264 $49,351.48
Drug Enforcement Administration 264 $52,715.89
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 253 $54,914.64
Department of Energy 239 $92,737.51
Agricultural Research Service 236 $49,092.42
Bureau of Customs and Border Protection 236 $47,533.49
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation 231 $66,484.85
Small Business Administration 206 $46,817.10
Geological Survey 201 $47,730.16
Federal Emergency Management Agency 184 $48,450.08
Department of State 167 $52,280.14
Executive Office of U.S. Attorneys and the Office of U.s Attorneys 163 $49,604.24
Office of Comptroller of Currency 152 $73,787.03
National Institute of Standards and Technology 145 $52,435.76
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 140 $49,086.41
Bureau of Reclamation 128 $42,667.62
Environmental Protection Agency 98 $58,308.54
U.S. Marshals Service 96 $49,349.63
Office of Workers' Compensation Programs 96 $49,682.34
Agricultural Marketing Service 94 $44,946.69
Federal Highway Administration 90 $52,674.58
Offices, Boards and Divisions 86 $56,168.55
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 85 $70,116.94
Occupational Safety and Health Administration 83 $49,448.20
Bureau of Immigration & Customs Enforcement 78 $49,187.19
Office of the Director 78 $50,888.42
Bureau of the Fiscal Service 77 $46,981.90
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology 71 $46,268.10
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 71 $53,402.35
Office of Personnel Management 70 $46,181.69
Federal Communications Commission 69 $60,019.91
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 63 $48,562.57
National Labor Relations Board 60 $49,905.58
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission 58 $49,410.69
Public Buildings Service 50 $46,315.20
Office of Senior Coordinator for Southeast/Caribbean 49 $49,031.65
Bureau of Engraving and Printing 49 $49,820.96
Federal Student Aid 47 $53,050.49
Corporation for National and Community Service 47 $40,876.00
Peace Corps 45 $49,564.80
Food Safety and Inspection Service 43 $51,088.67
Office of Secretary of Transportation 42 $53,270.55
Patent and Trademark Office 42 $53,111.71
National Credit Union Administration 39 $67,733.62
Farm Service Agency 39 $48,879.72
Maritime Administration 39 $52,326.49
Securities and Exchange Commission 39 $69,388.28
Office of Senior Coordinator for Midwest 37 $53,478.30
Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection 37 $407.35
National Science Foundation 37 $51,050.70
Office of Senior Coordinator for Mid-Atlantic 37 $53,991.46
U.S. Secret Service 36 $55,798.11
Railroad Retirement Board 34 $42,138.53
Grain Inspection, Packers & Stockyards Administration 33 $47,137.27
Food and Nutrition Service 33 $49,492.79
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 33 $49,835.24
Substance Abuse & Mental Health Service Administration 31 $49,861.26
George C. Marshall Space Flight Center 31 $51,329.26
Office of Senior Coordinator for Pacific/Hawaii 31 $55,841.29
National Archives and Records Administration 30 $39,907.80
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Acquisition and Logistics 30 $46,401.83
Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers 29 $49,543.55
Office of Senior Coordinator for Southwest 27 $48,260.70
Export-Import Bank of the United States 27 $73,011.07
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 26 $64,142.38
Employment and Training Administration 25 $52,095.72
Presidio Trust 25 $50,352.20
Foreign Agricultural Service 24 $60,873.83
Agency for International Development 24 $53,109.74
Veterans Employment and Training Service 24 $48,523.42
Office of Senior Coordinator for Rocky Mountains 23 $50,650.74
Government Printing Office 22 $49,124.64
Bureau of Safety & Environmental Enforcement 21 $52,437.33
U.S. Mint 21 $51,819.52
Federal Railroad Administration 20 $51,495.00
Mine Safety and Health Administration 20 $45,860.50
Langley Research Center 20 $50,986.65
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission 20 $60,762.00
Pretrial Services Agency 20 $54,446.10
Selective Service System 20 $53,077.80
Office Assistant Secretary Administration and Management 19 $46,189.84
Wage and Hour Division 19 $48,569.37
Office of Senior Coordinator for New York/New Jersey 19 $55,208.74
John Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field 18 $51,231.89
Federal Election Commission 18 $54,790.83
Office of Management and Budget 18 $75,089.28
National Gallery of Art 18 $54,046.67
Federal Trade Commission 18 $63,465.89
Office of the Secretary (Department of Veterans Affairs) 18 $52,895.28
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration 17 $47,835.12
Office of the U.S. Trade Representative 17 $65,967.35
Assistant Secretary for Administration 17 $57,293.35
General Counsel (Department of Veterans Affairs) 17 $41,064.94
Office of the Secretary (Department of Commerce) 17 $55,191.88
Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing 16 $62,369.00
Broadcasting Board of Governors 16 $60,728.50
Health Resources and Services Administration 16 $55,028.75
Office of Surface Mining, Reclamation and Enforcement 16 $47,668.44
Office of the Solicitor (Department of Interior) 16 $54,542.19
Assistant Secretary for Housing-Federal Housing Commissioner 15 $62,398.20
Inspector General (Department of Veterans Affairs) 15 $67,947.40
Risk Management Agency 15 $52,865.47
Rural Housing Service 15 $44,978.60
Administration for Children and Families 14 $51,845.50
Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation 14 $53,269.29
Headquarters, Nasa 14 $59,527.71
Federal Transit Administration 14 $57,813.86
Executive Office for Immigration Review 14 $52,727.93
Departmental Administration 13 $56,754.58
Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service 12 $58,832.33
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management 12 $44,939.83
U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum 12 $52,408.33
Office of General Counsel (Department of Housing and Urban Development) 12 $65,600.17
Bureau of Labor Statistics 12 $53,640.75
Offices of the Regional Administrators 11 $9,485.00
Program Support Center 11 $47,990.36
National Endowment for the Humanities 11 $54,326.18
Rural Utilities Service 11 $50,907.00
Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation Service 11 $53,684.55
Federal Acquisition Service 10 $50,855.30
Office of Secretary of Labor 10 $61,537.40
Office of Inspector General (Department of Housing and Urban Development) 10 $60,538.80
Office of Senior Coordinator for Northwest/Alaska 10 $49,201.70
U.S. International Trade Commission 10 $57,177.10
Bureau of Transportation Statistics 10 $51,816.80
U.S. Trustee Program 10 $53,705.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Finance 9 $42,019.22
National Telecommunications and Information Administration 9 $53,592.78
U.S. Coast Guard 9 $45,902.89
National Transportation Safety Board 9 $60,077.33
Federal Maritime Commission 9 $55,743.00
Office of Elementary and Secondary Education 9 $60,598.56
Departmental Offices 9 $48,765.44
Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs 9 $51,370.11
Office of Senior Coordinator for Great Plains 9 $50,199.11
Office of Administrative Services 9 $50,438.00
Office for Civil Rights 9 $47,316.56
Board of Veterans Appeals 8 $39,815.38
Consumer Product Safety Commission 8 $47,953.50
Overseas Private Investment Corporation 8 $56,102.00
Office of Special Counsel 8 $53,606.00
Assistant Secretary for Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity 8 $67,355.88
Commodity Futures Trading Commission 8 $82,523.38
Ames Research Center 7 $68,736.29
Office of Management (Department of Education) 7 $53,641.14
Coop State Research, Educ, & Exten Service 7 $52,714.57
Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, & Explosives 7 $51,595.14
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Agriculture) 7 $52,822.00
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Agriculture) 7 $39,168.00
International Trade Administration 7 $53,599.57
Office of Inspector General (Department of Education) 7 $63,842.43
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Office of Resolution Management 7 $43,115.57
Farm Credit Administration 7 $73,273.43
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality 6 $49,999.33
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars 6 $48,223.67
Economic Research Service 6 $64,996.83
Office of Administration 6 $53,637.00
Armed Forces Retirement Home 6 $54,583.67
Department of Homeland Security Headquarters 6 $45,801.67
Office of Senior Coordinator for New England 6 $52,645.33
National Appeals Division 6 $49,357.83
Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Regulation 6 $53,278.00
John C. Stennis Space Center 5 $51,130.60
Goddard Space Flight Center 5 $56,906.80
Employee Benefits Security Administration 5 $51,264.00
International-American Foundation 5 $44,126.80
Office of Inspector General (General Services Administration) 5 $63,402.20
Office of Vocational and Adult Education 5 $62,300.40
Office of National Drug Control Policy 5 $70,476.20
John F. Kennedy Space Center 5 $48,753.60
Office of Postsecondary Education 4 $61,040.50
Office of the Chief Information Officer (Department of Housing and Urban Development) 4 $65,309.00
Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau 4 $44,501.00
National Technical Information Service 4 $50,915.75
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Interior) 4 $70,482.25
Office of Communications and Outreach 4 $51,204.75
Civil Rights 4 $46,882.75
Advisory Council on Historic Preservation 4 $70,917.75
Deputy Assistant Secretary Security & Law Enforcement 4 $38,238.00
International Boundary & Water Commission: U.S. & Mexico 4 $45,372.50
Federal Housing Finance Agency 4 $70,236.50
Administration for Community Living 4 $48,282.50
St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation 4 $47,269.25
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Administration 3 $53,392.00
Financial Crimes Enforcement Network 3 $55,079.33
Minority Business Development Agency 3 $46,799.00
Office of Navajo and Hopi Indian Relocation 3 $52,043.00
National Agricultural Statistics Service 3 $54,152.33
Office of Inspector General (Department of Health and Human Services) 3 $69,632.00
Office of the General Counsel (Department of Agriculture) 3 $54,921.67
Trade and Development Agency 3 $60,787.67
National Endowment for the Arts 3 $45,246.33
Surface Transportation Board 3 $56,439.33
National Protection and Programs Directorate 3 $52,318.33
Assistant Secretary for Human Resources Management 3 $44,025.67
Office of Innovation and Improvement 3 $45,882.00
Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board 2 $82,966.50
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (General Services Administration) 2 $56,790.00
Office of Inspector General (Department of Transportation) 2 $53,952.00
Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board 2 $85,585.00
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Labor) 2 $57,754.50
Federal Labor Relations Authority 2 $66,174.00
Dean for VA Learning University 2 $42,983.50
Bureau of Economic Analysis 2 $70,225.50
Office of Equal Employment Opportunity 2 $65,008.50
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs 2 $63,226.50
Economic Development Administration 2 $49,492.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary Intergovernmental & International Affairs 2 $71,998.00
Council of Economic Advisers 2 $54,151.50
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Homeland Security) 2 $46,081.00
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Education) 2 $58,051.50
Institute of Education Sciences 2 $66,851.00
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Justice) 2 $60,808.00
Office of the Solicitor (Department of Labor) 2 $56,739.50
Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development 2 $61,379.50
Office of Labor-Management Standards 2 $62,234.50
Office of the Chief Procurement Officer 2 $55,210.50
Merit Systems Protection Board 2 $50,327.50
Office of Disability Employment Policy 2 $48,121.00
Office of Justice Programs 2 $59,033.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Congressional Affairs 2 $55,314.50
Assistant Secretary for Congress & Intergovernmental Relations 1 $76,498.00
Women's Bureau 1 $56,790.00
Office of Inspector General for Tax Administration 1 $49,792.00
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Commerce) 1 $50,965.00
Council on Environmental Quality/Office of Environmental Quality 1 $43,684.00
Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation 1 $54,827.00
Office of English Language Acquisition 1 $78,046.00
Immigration Office of Secretary of Education 1 $43,493.00
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Housing and Urban Development) 1 $62,888.00
Office of Congressional & Intergovernmental Affairs (General Services Administration) 1 $61,276.00
Office of General Services Administration Innovative Technologies 1 $48,482.00
Denali Commission 1 $51,120.00
Utah Reclamation Mitigation & Conservation Commission 1 $39,627.00
Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and Resolution 1 $76,498.00
National Security Council 1 $45,862.00
Office of Congressional & Intergovernmental Affairs (Department of Labor) 1 $46,597.00
James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation 1 $65,899.00
Commission of Fine Arts 1 $58,051.00
Marine Mammal Commission 1 $70,613.00
Office of Healthy Homes & Lead Hazard Control 1 $44,684.00
American Battle Monuments Commission 1 $0.00
Office of Field Policy and Management 1 $76,917.00
International Boundary Commission: U.S. and Canada 1 $59,664.00
Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission 1 $64,118.00
Office of the Chief Information Officer (Department of Education) 1 $62,888.00
Appalachian Regional Commission 1 $64,118.00
Council of Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency 1 $69,460.00
Office of the General Counsel (Department of Education) 1 $39,311.00
Office of Legislation and Congressional Affairs 1 $46,597.00
Office of the Secretary of Housing & Urban Development Department 1 $77,969.00
Office of Government Ethics 1 $62,888.00
Homeland Security Staff 1 $45,140.00
Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center 1 $60,066.00
Office of the Chief Economist 1 $48,053.00
Government National Mortgage Association 1 $66,199.00
Veteran Employment Services Office 1 $52,781.00
Office of Emergency Response and Recovery 1 $55,088.00

Miscellaneous Clerk and Assistant Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Miscellaneous Clerk and Assistant is $43,201.79. The highest paid Miscellaneous Clerk and Assistant made $165,428 in 2016.

Common Miscellaneous Clerk and Assistant Payscales

Payscale Number of Miscellaneous Clerk And Assistant Employees
GS - General Schedule 36,285
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 958
GL - Gs Emp Grades 3-10 Paid Leo Special Rate 765
SV - Trans Security Admin Emp Other Than Exec 266
FG - Similar To The General Schedule 258
ZS - Administrative Support 255
CG - Corporate Graded 231
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 202
NB - Ofc Of Comptroller Of The Currency Only 152
VC - Canteen Service 98
IC - Federal Emergency Management Agency Use 96
IR - Irs Broadband Class And Pay System Pos 81
CE - Contract Education--year Long 66
FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan 60
CY - Contract Education--school Year 50
NY - All Other Positions In The Corporation 47
FP - Foreign Service Personnel 46
CU - Credit Union Employees 39
SK - Sec Emp Formerly Under Gs, Gm, And Ez 39
CN - Bur Of (cfpb) An Indep Ag Within Frs 37
NU - Nnsa Technician And Admin Support 23
PG - Printing Office Grades 21
CT - Commodity Futures Trading Commission Pos 8
VH - Professional, Admin., And Managerial 7
EL - Non-executive Positions At Fhfa 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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