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- Federal Salaries of 2017

Pay Rates for ""

How much does a in the federal government get paid? $40,885.30* *Based on the 2017 average.

was the 145th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2017, with 1,293 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2017, the Veterans Health Administration hired the most employees titled Office Automation Clerical And Assistance, with an average salary of $41,190.

Government Office Automation Clerical And Assistance jobs are classified under the General Schedule (GS) payscale. The minimum paygrade for a Office Automation Clerical And Assistance 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 all positions the primary duties of which are to perform office automation work, which includes word processing, either solely or in combination with clerical work, when such work is performed in the context of general office clerical support. Also included are positions that supervise work characteristic of this occupation when the knowledge, skills, and abilities for general office automation support work are essential requirements of the supervisory position. Positions in this occupation require: (1) knowledge of general office automation software, practices, and procedures; (2) competitive level proficiency in typing; and (3) ability to apply these knowledges and skills in the performance of general office support work.

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

Agency Employees Hired Average Salary
Veterans Health Administration 202 $41,190.15
Forest Service 170 $36,353.32
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission 95 $41,786.19
Indian Health Service 78 $37,843.26
Bureau of the Census 70 $41,495.91
Agricultural Research Service 51 $39,595.51
Indian Affairs 35 $37,405.23
National Labor Relations Board 35 $44,534.46
National Institutes of Health 34 $33,800.74
Food and Drug Administration 28 $45,690.00
Social Security Administration 27 $45,104.19
Natural Resources Conservation Service 26 $43,695.73
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 25 $38,901.68
Small Business Administration 25 $42,414.20
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 22 $40,252.55
Bureau of the Fiscal Service 22 $41,975.95
National Park Service 21 $40,680.86
Geological Survey 18 $38,023.17
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 16 $49,775.75
Executive Office of U.S. Attorneys and the Office of U.s Attorneys 15 $910.50
Environmental Protection Agency 15 $49,568.53
Bureau of Customs and Border Protection 14 $44,878.57
Bureau of Reclamation 14 $34,392.29
Bureau of Immigration & Customs Enforcement 14 $39,997.21
National Institute of Standards and Technology 12 $45,689.25
Mine Safety and Health Administration 10 $50,606.80
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 10 $45,852.70
National Agricultural Statistics Service 10 $48,029.80
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 9 $40,345.44
Office of Comptroller of Currency 8 $56,731.50
Veterans Benefits Administration 8 $42,096.13
Agricultural Marketing Service 7 $39,883.43
Office of Medicare Hearings and Appeals 6 $40,608.83
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration 6 $42,035.50
Bureau of Citizenshp and Immigratn Services 5 $44,321.00
Bureau of Land Management 5 $42,309.60
Government Printing Office 5 $49,333.80
Food Safety and Inspection Service 5 $45,533.40
Department of State 4 $44,837.00
Rural Housing Service 4 $41,676.25
U.S. Coast Guard 4 $40,582.25
National Archives and Records Administration 4 $42,659.25
Employment and Training Administration 4 $39,096.25
International Boundary & Water Commission: U.S. & Mexico 4 $37,225.25
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 4 $34,282.25
Health Resources and Services Administration 3 $41,538.33
Railroad Retirement Board 3 $46,696.00
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 3 $32,428.00
Rural Business-Cooperative Service 3 $52,981.67
Internal Revenue Service 3 $43,344.33
U.S. Trustee Program 3 $49,893.67
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology 3 $37,748.67
Bureau of Safety & Environmental Enforcement 3 $42,702.67
Office of Secretary of Labor 3 $51,539.00
Office Assistant Secretary Administration and Management 3 $36,493.67
Employee Benefits Security Administration 3 $42,675.67
Department of Energy 3 $43,465.33
Federal Communications Commission 3 $39,246.33
Bureau of Labor Statistics 2 $48,176.00
Office for Civil Rights 2 $40,103.00
Departmental Offices 2 $64,699.00
Bureau of Engraving and Printing 2 $52,799.50
National Cemetery Administration 2 $44,786.50
Food and Nutrition Service 2 $47,812.50
Bureau of Economic Analysis 2 $54,945.00
Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, & Explosives 2 $47,171.00
Agency for International Development 1 $41,121.00
General Counsel (Department of Veterans Affairs) 1 $41,121.00
Program Support Center 1 $49,928.00
Architectural & Transportation Barrier Compliance Board 1 $52,579.00
Office of the Secretary (Department of Veterans Affairs) 1 $40,871.00
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 1 $50,721.00
Economic Development Administration 1 $51,944.00
Drug Enforcement Administration 1 $0.00
Advisory Council on Historic Preservation 1 $52,579.00
Federal Emergency Management Agency 1 $47,171.00
Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs 1 $38,834.00
Risk Management Agency 1 $36,378.00
Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers 1 $42,793.00
Office of Labor-Management Standards 1 $41,071.00
Office of the Chief Information Officer (Department of Agriculture) 1 $45,961.00
Office of Surface Mining, Reclamation and Enforcement 1 $45,005.00
Office of Elementary and Secondary Education 1 $53,414.00
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Agriculture) 1 $31,312.00
Consumer Product Safety Commission 1 $36,593.00
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Education) 1 $39,991.00
Homeland Security Staff 1 $34,752.00
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts 1 $58,428.00
Public Buildings Service 1 $42,151.00
Economic Research Service 1 $50,682.00
Office of Secretary of Transportation 1 $52,579.00
U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum 1 $58,428.00
Departmental Administration 1 $55,431.00
U.S. Mint 1 $327.00
Administration for Children and Families 1 $45,823.00
Institute of Museum and Library Services 1 $44,488.00
Utah Reclamation Mitigation & Conservation Commission 1 $30,510.00
Office Secretary Health and Human Services 1 $43,541.00

Pay Distribution

The average pay for a is $40,885.30. The highest paid made $80,485 in 2017.

Common Payscales

Payscale Number of Office Automation Clerical And Assistance Employees
GS - General Schedule 1,228
ZS - Administrative Support 29
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 19
NB - Ofc Of Comptroller Of The Currency Only 8
PG - Printing Office Grades 5
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 4

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

Other Jobs at the GS-1 Paygrade

GS-1 is the starting paygrade for Office Automation Clerical and Assistance 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
Statistical AssistantClerical and Administrative SupportGS-1GS-9
Supply Clerical and TechnicianClerical and Administrative SupportGS-1GS-9
Physical Science TechnicianTechnical and Medical SupportGS-1GS-9
Mail and FileClerical and Administrative SupportGS-1GS-9
Medical Supply Aide and TechnicianTechnical and Medical SupportGS-1GS-9

Average Office Automation Clerical And Assistance Pay Trend from 2004 to 2017

In 2004, the average pay for a was $28,247. Since then, the average pay has increased to $40,885 in 2017.

Data Sources

The information provided on these pages is sourced from the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Enterprise Human Resources Integration (EHRI) dataset. Postal Service data is managed exclusively by the USPS . All information is displayed unmodified and as provided by the source agency.

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The series code of this occupation is 0326.

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