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Miscellaneous Clerk and Assistant - Federal Salaries of 2019

Pay Rates for "Miscellaneous Clerk and Assistant"

How much does a Miscellaneous Clerk and Assistant in the federal government get paid? $43,964.18* *Based on the 2019 average.
40,002 EMPLOYEES
$1.6B TOTAL SALARY
GS MOST COMMON PAYSCALE

Miscellaneous Clerk and Assistant was the 382nd most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2019, with 40,002 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2019, the Bureau of the Census hired the most employees titled Miscellaneous Clerk And Assistant, with an average salary of $35,148.

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 10,028 $35,147.93
Veterans Health Administration 8,887 $45,917.90
Internal Revenue Service 3,735 $37,918.26
Federal Bureau of Investigation 3,194 $43,018.69
National Park Service 1,836 $39,034.45
Forest Service 919 $41,723.80
Social Security Administration 750 $48,426.00
Veterans Benefits Administration 572 $44,844.11
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 463 $60,664.87
National Institutes of Health 430 $58,676.24
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 407 $49,611.92
National Cemetery Administration 383 $47,294.92
Indian Affairs 337 $46,680.40
Bureau of Land Management 321 $45,127.18
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 319 $49,315.16
Indian Health Service 296 $46,744.10
Transportation Security Administration 248 $48,827.00
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 246 $58,060.56
Federal Aviation Administration 239 $50,734.11
Drug Enforcement Administration 233 $57,079.81
Citizenship and Immigration Services 230 $48,846.53
Food and Drug Administration 223 $52,141.41
Office Secretary Health and Human Services 212 $47,843.22
Customs and Border Protection 209 $45,636.41
Agricultural Research Service 205 $52,262.37
Small Business Administration 205 $50,207.48
Natural Resources Conservation Service 204 $52,018.71
U.S. Coast Guard 199 $52,199.15
Department of Energy 183 $111,959.28
Geological Survey 179 $50,787.26
National Institute of Standards and Technology 175 $54,893.51
Federal Emergency Management Agency 173 $50,988.68
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation 155 $72,777.25
Bureau of Reclamation 133 $44,262.19
Executive Office of U.S. Attorneys and the Office of U.s Attorneys 132 $65,646.00
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 122 $51,566.54
Office of Comptroller of Currency 117 $76,768.69
Department of State 117 $56,156.97
Agricultural Marketing Service 95 $49,358.41
U.S. Marshals Service 78 $51,476.12
Environmental Protection Agency 68 $61,612.53
Immigration and Customs Enforcement 67 $50,304.00
Federal Highway Administration 67 $57,241.33
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 65 $75,919.74
Offices, Boards and Divisions 65 $61,562.27
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 62 $53,675.40
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 62 $56,720.68
Occupational Safety and Health Administration 61 $53,212.33
Bureau of the Fiscal Service 59 $49,035.49
Office of Workers' Compensation Programs 58 $53,809.38
Office of the Director 58 $56,930.19
Federal Communications Commission 53 $65,586.25
Office of Personnel Management 48 $47,893.52
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology 46 $51,594.30
National Labor Relations Board 46 $54,993.35
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission 46 $52,033.07
U.S. Secret Service 45 $56,643.08
National Science Foundation 39 $50,826.21
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Acquisition and Logistics 35 $50,202.03
Maritime Administration 35 $58,503.86
Public Buildings Service 34 $49,584.85
Patent and Trademark Office 32 $56,997.22
National Credit Union Administration 31 $0.00
Corporation for National and Community Service 31 $47,331.71
Securities and Exchange Commission 31 $78,339.87
Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection 30 $78,102.50
Federal Student Aid 29 $59,326.48
Office of Secretary of Transportation 28 $59,936.14
Presidio Trust 28 $56,835.96
Office of Senior Coordinator for Southeast/Caribbean 28 $52,512.32
Food Safety and Inspection Service 27 $49,955.09
Bureau of Engraving and Printing 27 $55,685.44
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 25 $51,496.24
Office of Senior Coordinator for Pacific/Hawaii 24 $55,568.00
National Archives and Records Administration 24 $40,128.38
Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers 24 $53,337.33
Bureau of Safety & Environmental Enforcement 23 $52,022.57
Office of Senior Coordinator for Mid-Atlantic 22 $58,104.50
Peace Corps 22 $55,709.41
Food and Nutrition Service 21 $53,663.90
Departmental Administration 21 $56,549.14
Selective Service System 21 $54,811.24
Federal Election Commission 20 $61,415.25
Office of Senior Coordinator for Midwest 20 $57,010.90
Farm Service Agency 20 $50,837.95
Railroad Retirement Board 19 $54,529.26
George C. Marshall Space Flight Center 19 $55,057.74
Substance Abuse & Mental Health Service Administration 19 $56,773.68
Government Printing Office 19 $51,989.79
Employment and Training Administration 18 $55,731.72
Export-Import Bank of the United States 18 $77,410.22
U.S. Mint 18 $54,872.00
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management 18 $48,812.28
Foreign Agricultural Service 18 $60,535.72
Mine Safety and Health Administration 17 $51,092.47
Office of the Secretary (Department of Veterans Affairs) 17 $52,628.06
Office of Senior Coordinator for New York/New Jersey 16 $59,137.25
Office of the U.S. Trade Representative 16 $67,809.44
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 16 $69,737.81
Fpac Business Center 15 $62,001.60
Office of Senior Coordinator for Southwest 15 $53,296.80
John Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field 15 $54,248.53
Office of Management and Budget 14 $84,249.14
Pretrial Services Agency 14 $57,789.71
National Gallery of Art 13 $58,821.62
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration 13 $53,387.67
Office of Senior Coordinator for Rocky Mountains 13 $55,594.69
Rural Utilities Service 12 $54,785.08
Bureau of Labor Statistics 12 $58,426.75
Inspector General (Department of Veterans Affairs) 12 $71,601.42
Office of the Chief Human Capital Office 12 $63,329.33
Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation 12 $57,108.92
Veterans Employment and Training Service 12 $54,661.92
Farm Credit Administration 11 $0.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Office of Resolution Management 11 $49,952.91
Office Assistant Secretary Administration and Management 11 $45,428.18
U.S. Agency for International Development 11 $61,218.55
Program Support Center 11 $53,709.27
Office for Civil Rights 11 $48,516.09
Administration for Children and Families 11 $56,257.64
Assistant Secretary for Housing-Federal Housing Commissioner 11 $68,035.82
Broadcasting Board of Governors 11 $62,378.27
Office of the Secretary (Department of Commerce) 11 $63,114.10
General Counsel (Department of Veterans Affairs) 10 $43,989.70
Office of Elementary and Secondary Education 10 $65,510.70
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission 10 $64,595.80
Office of General Counsel (Department of Housing and Urban Development) 10 $73,212.90
Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing 10 $67,796.80
Overseas Private Investment Corporation 10 $61,905.30
Commodity Futures Trading Commission 9 $94,793.33
Offices of the Regional Administrators 9 $9,484.13
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Finance 9 $45,636.11
Federal Transit Administration 9 $61,384.89
Office of Administrative Services 9 $55,337.44
Office of the Solicitor (Department of Interior) 9 $60,849.33
Langley Research Center 9 $51,625.44
National Protection and Programs Directorate 8 $41,836.25
National Transportation Safety Board 8 $62,683.00
Headquarters, Nasa 8 $70,625.75
Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs 8 $56,678.25
Office of Surface Mining, Reclamation and Enforcement 8 $52,754.63
Wage and Hour Division 8 $52,899.25
Department of Veterans Affairs 8 $42,909.57
Office of Medicare Hearings and Appeals 8 $41,197.13
Risk Management Agency 8 $57,620.00
Assistant Secretary for Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity 7 $71,824.00
Federal Trade Commission 7 $67,567.14
Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service 7 $55,910.29
Rural Housing Service 7 $48,652.14
Office of Special Counsel 7 $63,565.86
Federal Maritime Commission 7 $57,400.00
U.S. Trustee Program 7 $57,570.14
U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum 7 $51,444.86
Office of Inspector General (Department of Housing and Urban Development) 7 $65,932.43
National Endowment for the Humanities 7 $57,780.29
Armed Forces Retirement Home 6 $57,602.83
Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, & Explosives 6 $56,595.00
Board of Veterans Appeals 6 $41,992.00
Federal Acquisition Service 6 $57,918.00
Executive Office for Immigration Review 6 $52,064.00
National Institute of Food & Agriculture 6 $63,151.33
Pipeline/Hazardous Materials Safety Administration 6 $55,778.33
National Appeals Division 6 $53,581.83
Federal Railroad Administration 6 $62,887.17
National Telecommunications and Information Administration 5 $66,863.80
Employee Benefits Security Administration 5 $59,438.20
International Trade Administration 5 $62,039.00
Economic Research Service 5 $70,080.80
Office of Intergovernmental and Interagency Affairs 5 $59,849.00
Departmental Offices 5 $54,823.40
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality 5 $53,832.20
Goddard Space Flight Center 5 $64,986.80
Office of Secretary of Labor 5 $63,662.40
Office of Senior Coordinator for Northwest/Alaska 5 $55,589.00
International Boundary & Water Commission: U.S. & Mexico 5 $49,001.20
Office of Senior Coordinator for Great Plains 5 $51,173.80
International-American Foundation 5 $48,338.40
Office of Administration 5 $51,090.80
St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation 4 $52,020.25
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars 4 $53,889.25
Office of Postsecondary Education 4 $66,525.75
Office of National Drug Control Policy 4 $79,239.00
Consumer Product Safety Commission 4 $50,973.25
Advisory Council on Historic Preservation 4 $80,324.75
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Agriculture) 4 $54,863.75
Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation Service 4 $56,050.25
Office of Senior Coordinator for New England 3 $56,771.67
Minority Business Development Agency 3 $53,911.00
Office of Communications and Outreach 3 $58,659.33
Trade and Development Agency 3 $67,767.00
Office of Inspector General (General Services Administration) 3 $70,058.00
Administration for Community Living 3 $63,967.33
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Interior) 3 $77,652.67
Department of Homeland Security Headquarters 3 $52,981.33
Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board 3 $81,589.33
John F. Kennedy Space Center 3 $52,208.33
Ames Research Center 3 $76,497.00
Office of the Chief Information Officer (Department of Housing and Urban Development) 3 $68,185.33
Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau 3 $49,338.00
Economic Development Administration 3 $56,308.67
Federal Housing Finance Agency 3 $79,240.00
Office of the General Counsel (Department of Agriculture) 2 $51,486.00
Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Regulation 2 $58,231.00
Office of Inspector General (Department of Education) 2 $73,433.00
John C. Stennis Space Center 2 $55,886.00
Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board 2 $90,461.00
U.S. International Trade Commission 2 $49,542.00
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Commerce) 2 $59,504.50
Merit Systems Protection Board 2 $62,481.00
Office of the Solicitor (Department of Labor) 2 $62,669.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs 2 $69,101.50
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Administration 2 $58,771.00
Office of the General Counsel (Department of Education) 2 $48,328.00
Office of the Chief Procurement Officer 2 $60,132.00
Financial Crimes Enforcement Network 2 $56,406.50
National Agricultural Statistics Service 2 $60,408.00
Bureau of Economic Analysis 2 $75,006.50
Deputy Assistant Secretary Intergovernmental Affairs 2 $78,542.50
Civil Rights 2 $57,721.50
Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center 1 $65,815.00
Office of Mission Assurance 1 $58,707.00
Homeland Security Staff 1 $51,718.00
American Battle Monuments Commission 1 $69,009.00
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Agriculture) 1 $44,857.00
Office of Inspector General (Department of Transportation) 1 $82,326.00
Office of Navajo and Hopi Indian Relocation 1 $54,670.00
Utah Reclamation Mitigation & Conservation Commission 1 $42,890.00
Denali Commission 1 $59,356.00
Office of General Services Administration Innovative Technologies 1 $53,595.00
Rural Business-Cooperative Service 1 $57,987.00
Assistant Secretary for Human Resources Management 1 $55,006.00
Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development 1 $75,995.00
Assistant Secretary for Congress & Intergovernmental Relations 1 $82,326.00
Office of Congressional & Intergovernmental Affairs (General Services Administration) 1 $67,687.00
Federal Labor Relations Authority 1 $74,759.00
Surface Transportation Board 1 $57,275.00
Office of the Chief Economist 1 $53,285.00
Office of Labor-Management Standards 1 $74,759.00
Women's Bureau 1 $61,122.00
Immediate Office Assistant Secretary Congress & Legislation Affairs 1 $65,952.00
International Boundary Commission: U.S. and Canada 1 $65,952.00
Office of Vocational and Adult Education 1 $70,926.00
Commission of Fine Arts 1 $64,216.00
Marine Mammal Commission 1 $80,216.00
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (General Services Administration) 1 $61,122.00
Health Resources and Services Administration 1 $60,745.00
Office of Inspector General for Tax Administration 1 $57,987.00
Government National Mortgage Association 1 $72,842.00
National Endowment for the Arts 1 $61,122.00
Office of Justice Programs 1 $67,687.00
Office of Equal Employment Opportunity 1 $74,759.00
Institute of Education Sciences 1 $67,687.00
Commission for Preservation of America's Heritage Abroad 1 $51,718.00
Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission 1 $70,926.00
Science and Technology Directorate 1 $58,931.00
James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation 1 $72,847.00
National Security Council 1 $54,852.00
Office of the Secretary of Agriculture 1 $65,952.00
Council of Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency 1 $74,759.00
Office of Field Policy and Management 1 $82,326.00

Miscellaneous Clerk and Assistant Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Miscellaneous Clerk and Assistant is $43,964.18. The highest paid Miscellaneous Clerk and Assistant made $166,500 in 2019.

Common Miscellaneous Clerk and Assistant Payscales

Payscale Number of Miscellaneous Clerk And Assistant Employees
GS - General Schedule 32,949
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 4,826
GL - Gs Employees In Grades 3 Through 10 Paid A Law Enforcement Officer Special Base Rate 417
ZS - Administrative Support 276
SV - Transportation Security Administration Employees Other Than Executives 248
FG - Similar To The General Schedule 194
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not Elsewhere Specified 162
CG - Corporate Graded 155
NB - Office Of The Comptroller Of The Currency Only 117
IC - Employees Holding Incident Management Cadre Of On-call Response/recovery Employees(core)positions 112
IR - Internal Revenue Service Broadband Classification And Pay System Positions Only 90
VC - Canteen Service 85
CE - Contract Education--year Long 71
CY - Contract Education--school Year 47
FV - Federal Aviation Administration Core Compensation Plan 45
NY - All Other Positions In The Corporation For National And Community Service, P.l. 103-82, Subtitle G, Section 31
CU - Credit Union Employees 31
SK - Non-supervisorty Postions Employed By The Securities And Exchange Commission (sec) And Formerly Under Gs Pay 31
CN - Bureau Of Consumer Financial Protect(cfpb) Independent Agcy Within The Fed Res Syst(use By Cfpb Only) 30
NU - Employees In The National Nuclear Security Administration's Technician And Administrative Support Career Path 22
FP - Foreign Service Personnel 21
PG - Printing Office Grades 18
VH - Professional, Administrative, And Managerial 11
CT - Commodity Futures Trading Commission Positions Previously Defined Under Pay Plan Codes Ad, Es, Gm, And Gs 9
EL - Non-executive Positions At The Federal Housing Finance Agency 3
PU - Government Printing Office, White-collar, 10% Night Rate 1

Starting Paygrade: $19,738.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-1, Step 1
Maximum Paygrade: $59,907.00 / 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 2019

In 2004, the average pay for a Miscellaneous Clerk and Assistant was $34,088. Since then, the average pay has increased to $43,964 in 2019.


Data Sources

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The series code of this occupation is 0303.

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