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Miscellaneous Clerk and Assistant - Federal Salaries of 2018

Pay Rates for "Miscellaneous Clerk and Assistant"

How much does a Miscellaneous Clerk and Assistant in the federal government get paid? $42,982.25* *Based on the 2018 average.
46,167 EMPLOYEES
$1.79B TOTAL SALARY
GS MOST COMMON PAYSCALE

Miscellaneous Clerk and Assistant was the 6th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2018, with 46,167 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2018, the Bureau of the Census hired the most employees titled Miscellaneous Clerk And Assistant, with an average salary of $33,959.

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.

Agencies that have hired a Miscellaneous Clerk and Assistant

Agency Employees Hired Average Salary
Bureau of the Census 11,509 $33,958.69
Veterans Health Administration 9,626 $45,198.41
Federal Bureau of Investigation 3,977 $43,244.10
Internal Revenue Service 3,619 $35,300.42
National Park Service 2,225 $37,514.72
Forest Service 1,059 $40,676.13
Social Security Administration 914 $47,452.03
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 905 $60,869.74
Small Business Administration 616 $43,248.31
National Institutes of Health 556 $56,255.01
Veterans Benefits Administration 544 $43,772.81
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 477 $48,122.93
National Cemetery Administration 412 $46,017.04
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 384 $47,735.40
Indian Affairs 380 $45,598.53
Bureau of Land Management 362 $43,403.38
Citizenship and Immigration Services 352 $46,552.26
Transportation Security Administration 331 $47,226.23
Food and Drug Administration 312 $50,142.06
Indian Health Service 310 $45,282.03
Federal Aviation Administration 294 $49,707.97
Drug Enforcement Administration 274 $56,321.39
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 262 $56,563.06
Office Secretary Health and Human Services 253 $46,159.96
U.S. Coast Guard 240 $51,761.00
Natural Resources Conservation Service 236 $51,848.93
Department of Energy 222 $105,609.48
Agricultural Research Service 213 $51,907.05
Customs and Border Protection 211 $44,564.33
Geological Survey 211 $49,330.09
National Institute of Standards and Technology 201 $53,125.87
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation 186 $69,927.56
Federal Emergency Management Agency 182 $50,670.90
Bureau of Reclamation 156 $43,090.69
Executive Office of U.S. Attorneys and the Office of U.s Attorneys 143 $60,908.00
Department of State 141 $55,274.18
Office of Comptroller of Currency 135 $75,482.73
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 122 $51,678.74
Agricultural Marketing Service 115 $48,191.83
U.S. Marshals Service 102 $50,836.98
Federal Highway Administration 90 $54,598.68
Environmental Protection Agency 86 $60,142.51
Office of Workers' Compensation Programs 80 $52,293.29
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 80 $74,657.64
Immigration and Customs Enforcement 78 $48,028.78
Offices, Boards and Divisions 77 $59,626.25
Occupational Safety and Health Administration 74 $52,176.16
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 71 $51,103.35
Bureau of the Fiscal Service 71 $47,345.49
Office of the Director 69 $54,882.65
Corporation for National and Community Service 66 $40,018.92
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 65 $55,472.17
Federal Communications Commission 59 $62,826.53
Office of Personnel Management 58 $48,209.95
U.S. Secret Service 53 $55,116.85
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology 52 $50,256.81
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission 49 $51,840.71
National Labor Relations Board 48 $53,557.85
Public Buildings Service 43 $48,322.84
Patent and Trademark Office 42 $56,913.43
National Science Foundation 40 $50,777.65
Office of Senior Coordinator for Southeast/Caribbean 39 $51,701.33
Maritime Administration 37 $55,449.38
National Credit Union Administration 37 $0.00
Federal Student Aid 36 $57,571.53
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Acquisition and Logistics 35 $49,111.11
Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection 35 $75,345.06
Securities and Exchange Commission 35 $75,615.80
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 34 $50,692.71
Office of Secretary of Transportation 33 $57,903.06
Peace Corps 32 $54,140.28
Presidio Trust 32 $54,693.78
Food Safety and Inspection Service 30 $51,101.97
Farm Service Agency 29 $51,444.14
Bureau of Engraving and Printing 29 $55,278.79
George C. Marshall Space Flight Center 29 $53,701.14
Office of Senior Coordinator for Mid-Atlantic 28 $56,645.32
Office of Senior Coordinator for Pacific/Hawaii 28 $56,498.46
National Archives and Records Administration 28 $39,011.00
Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers 27 $51,774.56
Substance Abuse & Mental Health Service Administration 26 $52,846.77
Bureau of Safety & Environmental Enforcement 26 $50,391.04
Food and Nutrition Service 26 $52,454.12
Federal Election Commission 25 $59,251.48
Office of Senior Coordinator for Midwest 25 $55,750.56
Foreign Agricultural Service 24 $58,239.17
Office of the Secretary (Department of Veterans Affairs) 24 $53,328.00
Railroad Retirement Board 23 $50,994.70
Selective Service System 23 $53,812.61
Export-Import Bank of the United States 22 $76,380.82
Departmental Administration 22 $54,973.50
Government Printing Office 22 $51,856.82
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 21 $69,412.43
Mine Safety and Health Administration 20 $49,433.25
Pretrial Services Agency 20 $56,022.00
Office of Senior Coordinator for Rocky Mountains 20 $52,241.65
Office of Senior Coordinator for New York/New Jersey 19 $57,736.00
John Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field 19 $54,288.21
Employment and Training Administration 19 $55,448.79
Executive Office for Immigration Review 18 $52,299.17
Office of Senior Coordinator for Southwest 18 $51,855.50
U.S. Mint 18 $54,190.56
Inspector General (Department of Veterans Affairs) 18 $66,456.67
Office of the U.S. Trade Representative 17 $64,461.47
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management 17 $47,820.12
Langley Research Center 17 $51,923.47
Veterans Employment and Training Service 16 $52,518.75
U.S. Agency for International Development 16 $59,984.81
Office of Management and Budget 15 $83,398.00
Office of the Secretary (Department of Commerce) 15 $59,356.73
Office Assistant Secretary Administration and Management 15 $45,228.13
Office of the Chief Human Capital Office 14 $60,452.21
Administration for Children and Families 14 $54,489.14
Rural Housing Service 13 $45,067.85
Risk Management Agency 13 $55,887.62
Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation 13 $56,244.62
Broadcasting Board of Governors 13 $62,089.62
Office of Surface Mining, Reclamation and Enforcement 13 $50,927.31
U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum 13 $51,104.31
Headquarters, Nasa 13 $64,306.77
Federal Transit Administration 12 $58,556.08
Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing 12 $66,114.83
Office of the Solicitor (Department of Interior) 12 $57,812.50
Bureau of Labor Statistics 12 $57,073.08
Wage and Hour Division 12 $52,601.67
Office for Civil Rights 12 $46,037.33
Rural Utilities Service 12 $53,192.25
National Gallery of Art 12 $58,800.25
Program Support Center 12 $52,699.67
Farm Credit Administration 11 $0.00
Federal Trade Commission 11 $64,400.27
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration 11 $52,482.45
General Counsel (Department of Veterans Affairs) 11 $42,225.73
National Protection and Programs Directorate 11 $43,821.73
Assistant Secretary for Housing-Federal Housing Commissioner 11 $67,388.82
Commodity Futures Trading Commission 10 $92,011.30
Office of Administrative Services 10 $54,492.20
Health Resources and Services Administration 10 $60,397.50
Office of Medicare Hearings and Appeals 10 $44,982.10
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission 10 $62,852.40
Office of General Counsel (Department of Housing and Urban Development) 10 $71,740.40
Office of Senior Coordinator for Great Plains 9 $50,744.78
National Endowment for the Humanities 9 $56,903.22
National Telecommunications and Information Administration 9 $56,171.67
National Transportation Safety Board 9 $60,106.00
Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service 9 $58,842.67
U.S. Trustee Program 8 $56,042.63
Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, & Explosives 8 $54,816.00
Office of Secretary of Labor 8 $64,653.00
Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs 8 $54,966.75
Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation Service 8 $55,041.88
Office of Elementary and Secondary Education 8 $67,504.63
Office of Special Counsel 8 $58,234.38
Assistant Secretary for Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity 8 $71,025.88
Federal Acquisition Service 8 $53,438.88
Federal Maritime Commission 8 $55,830.13
Departmental Offices 8 $51,998.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Office of Resolution Management 8 $48,593.25
Federal Railroad Administration 7 $58,506.57
Pipeline/Hazardous Materials Safety Administration 7 $56,272.71
Office of Inspector General (Department of Housing and Urban Development) 7 $64,125.29
National Institute of Food & Agriculture 7 $60,075.71
National Appeals Division 7 $51,536.29
Consumer Product Safety Commission 7 $49,237.00
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars 7 $50,542.29
Employee Benefits Security Administration 6 $56,328.17
Office of Administration 6 $46,482.67
Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau 6 $48,249.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Finance 6 $42,969.50
Office of Senior Coordinator for Northwest/Alaska 6 $52,339.00
International-American Foundation 6 $46,589.67
Armed Forces Retirement Home 6 $58,081.50
Economic Research Service 6 $69,291.83
International Trade Administration 6 $60,002.83
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Agriculture) 5 $53,390.75
Board of Veterans Appeals 5 $39,316.20
Office of Inspector General (General Services Administration) 5 $67,493.00
International Boundary & Water Commission: U.S. & Mexico 5 $49,601.20
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality 5 $49,904.60
Office of Management (Department of Education) 5 $61,271.80
Ames Research Center 5 $73,508.00
Goddard Space Flight Center 5 $62,559.00
Office of National Drug Control Policy 5 $77,674.60
Office of Senior Coordinator for New England 4 $56,712.25
Overseas Private Investment Corporation 4 $61,053.25
Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Regulation 4 $57,314.50
Federal Housing Finance Agency 4 $72,255.50
Advisory Council on Historic Preservation 4 $77,459.75
Department of Homeland Security Headquarters 4 $47,787.50
St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation 4 $50,690.25
Department of Veterans Affairs 4 $42,708.75
John C. Stennis Space Center 4 $55,122.75
U.S. International Trade Commission 4 $54,859.75
Office of Communications and Outreach 4 $54,001.75
Office of Postsecondary Education 4 $65,046.25
Office of Inspector General (Department of Education) 3 $71,698.67
Office of Innovation and Improvement 3 $51,565.33
Trade and Development Agency 3 $64,993.33
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Agriculture) 3 $43,215.00
Minority Business Development Agency 3 $52,199.33
Office of the Chief Information Officer (Department of Housing and Urban Development) 3 $66,757.33
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Interior) 3 $76,121.33
Administration for Community Living 3 $61,924.67
John F. Kennedy Space Center 3 $51,305.67
Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board 3 $78,130.67
Office of Inspector General (Department of Transportation) 3 $67,448.33
Surface Transportation Board 2 $61,098.00
Financial Crimes Enforcement Network 2 $54,307.50
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Administration 2 $57,463.50
Deputy Assistant Secretary Intergovernmental Affairs 2 $75,773.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs 2 $65,682.00
Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development 2 $65,505.00
Office of the Chief Procurement Officer 2 $57,865.00
Office of Equal Employment Opportunity 2 $70,293.00
Office of Justice Programs 2 $62,976.50
Office of Labor-Management Standards 2 $65,667.50
Office of the Solicitor (Department of Labor) 2 $61,279.00
Office of the General Counsel (Department of Education) 2 $45,873.50
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Education) 2 $61,947.00
National Agricultural Statistics Service 2 $59,121.00
Rural Business-Cooperative Service 2 $53,168.50
Civil Rights 2 $56,437.00
Merit Systems Protection Board 2 $55,931.50
Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board 2 $88,450.00
Economic Development Administration 2 $54,639.50
Bureau of Economic Analysis 2 $73,348.00
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Commerce) 2 $57,412.00
National Security Council 2 $49,639.00
Office of Navajo and Hopi Indian Relocation 2 $53,773.00
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (General Services Administration) 2 $59,762.00
Offices of the Regional Administrators 2 $9,485.00
Office of Congressional & Intergovernmental Affairs (General Services Administration) 1 $66,191.00
Office of General Services Administration Innovative Technologies 1 $52,396.00
Office of Mission Assurance 1 $57,516.00
International Boundary Commission: U.S. and Canada 1 $64,493.00
Office of Inspector General (Department of Health and Human Services) 1 $97,858.00
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Homeland Security) 1 $59,723.00
American Battle Monuments Commission 1 $67,481.00
Office of the Secretary of Agriculture 1 $64,493.00
Office of the General Counsel (Department of Agriculture) 1 $59,669.00
Office of the Chief Economist 1 $52,101.00
Office of the Executive Secretariat 1 $59,762.00
Homeland Security Staff 1 $50,569.00
National Endowment for the Arts 1 $59,762.00
Federal Labor Relations Authority 1 $73,105.00
Commission for Preservation of America's Heritage Abroad 1 $47,504.00
James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation 1 $71,230.00
Commission of Fine Arts 1 $62,796.00
Science and Technology Directorate 1 $57,713.00
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Housing and Urban Development) 1 $66,191.00
Assistant Secretary for Congress & Intergovernmental Relations 1 $80,505.00
Office of Field Policy and Management 1 $80,505.00
Government National Mortgage Association 1 $71,230.00
Council of Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency 1 $73,105.00
Office of Inspector General for Tax Administration 1 $53,774.00
Utah Reclamation Mitigation & Conservation Commission 1 $42,184.00
Assistant Secretary for Human Resources Management 1 $53,774.00
Immediate Office Assistant Secretary Congress & Legislation Affairs 1 $61,382.00
Marine Mammal Commission 1 $78,441.00
Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center 1 $64,520.00
Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission 1 $69,355.00
Women's Bureau 1 $59,762.00
Denali Commission 1 $56,609.00
Office of the Chief Information Officer (Department of Education) 1 $66,191.00
Institute of Education Sciences 1 $66,191.00
Office of Vocational and Adult Education 1 $69,355.00

Miscellaneous Clerk and Assistant Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Miscellaneous Clerk and Assistant is $42,982.25. The highest paid Miscellaneous Clerk and Assistant made $164,200 in 2018.

Common Miscellaneous Clerk and Assistant Payscales

Payscale Number of Miscellaneous Clerk And Assistant Employees
GS - General Schedule 38,065
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 5,123
GL - Gs Emp Grades 3-10 Paid Leo Special Rate 848
SV - Trans Security Admin Emp Other Than Exec 331
ZS - Administrative Support 318
FG - Similar To The General Schedule 230
CG - Corporate Graded 186
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 177
NB - Ofc Of Comptroller Of The Currency Only 135
VC - Canteen Service 104
IC - Federal Emergency Management Agency Use 101
IR - Irs Broadband Class And Pay System Pos 83
CE - Contract Education--year Long 75
NY - All Other Positions In The Corporation 66
FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan 64
CY - Contract Education--school Year 51
CU - Credit Union Employees 37
SK - Sec Emp Formerly Under Gs, Gm, And Ez 35
CN - Bur Of (cfpb) An Indep Ag Within Frs 35
FP - Foreign Service Personnel 31
NU - Nnsa Technician And Admin Support 25
PG - Printing Office Grades 21
VH - Professional, Admin., And Managerial 11
CT - Commodity Futures Trading Commission Pos 10
EL - Non-executive Positions At Fhfa 4
PU - Gpo, White-collar, 10% Night Rate 1

Starting Paygrade: $20,172.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-1, Step 1
Maximum Paygrade: $61,227.00 / 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
Electronics TechnicalTechnical and Medical SupportGS-1GS-9
Supply Clerical and TechnicianClerical and Administrative SupportGS-1GS-9
Closed Microphone ReportingClerical and Administrative SupportGS-1GS-9
Animal Health TechnicianTechnical and Medical SupportGS-1GS-9
Office Automation Clerical and AssistanceClerical and Administrative SupportGS-1GS-9

Average Miscellaneous Clerk And Assistant Pay Trend from 2004 to 2021

In 2004, the average pay for a Miscellaneous Clerk and Assistant was $34,088. Since then, the average pay has increased to $45,699 in 2021.


Data Sources

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The series code of this occupation is 0303.

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