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Security Clerk and Assistant - Federal Salaries of 2019

Pay Rates for "Security Clerk and Assistant"

How much does a Security Clerk and Assistant in the federal government get paid? $48,137.08* *Based on the 2019 average.

Security Clerk and Assistant was the 285th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2019, with 2,254 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2019, the Transportation Security Administration hired the most employees titled Security Clerical And Assistance, with an average salary of $53,108.

Government Security Clerical And Assistance jobs are classified under the General Schedule (GS) payscale. The minimum paygrade for a Security 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 positions the primary duties of which are to supervise or perform clerical and assistant tasks in support of established security programs (e.g., personnel, physical, information, or industrial security) when such work requires, in addition to general administrative and/or clerical skills, practical knowledge of specific security objectives, programs, methods, and procedures, and skills in carrying out support tasks related to security administration.

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 Security Clerk and Assistant

Agency Employees Hired Average Salary
Transportation Security Administration 989 $53,108.39
Veterans Health Administration 747 $41,114.47
Office of Personnel Management 182 $44,473.68
Internal Revenue Service 47 $52,212.45
Federal Bureau of Investigation 46 $60,725.68
Citizenship and Immigration Services 44 $45,056.09
Bureau of the Census 22 $41,254.41
Deputy Assistant Secretary Security & Law Enforcement 18 $45,791.33
Federal Emergency Management Agency 10 $45,889.60
Bureau of Reclamation 10 $47,787.50
Forest Service 10 $42,576.10
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 9 $49,006.78
National Park Service 8 $49,469.00
U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum 7 $64,124.00
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 7 $51,657.71
Drug Enforcement Administration 6 $58,180.75
Department of State 5 $60,495.00
Office of the Secretary (Department of Commerce) 4 $46,660.75
Indian Health Service 4 $44,825.00
Office of Secretary of Transportation 4 $48,188.25
Bureau of Land Management 4 $41,760.00
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 4 $48,821.25
Exe Dir for Identity, Cred, Access Management 3 $52,240.33
Bureau of the Fiscal Service 3 $46,257.33
Office Assistant Secretary Administration and Management 3 $54,379.33
Indian Affairs 3 $50,182.67
Customs and Border Protection 3 $63,059.33
Patent and Trademark Office 3 $50,619.00
Peace Corps 3 $57,326.00
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 2 $71,223.00
National Protection and Programs Directorate 2 $61,346.50
Rural Housing Service 2 $54,996.50
National Gallery of Art 2 $53,285.00
U.S. Coast Guard 2 $57,069.50
Department of Energy 2 $0.00
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Agriculture) 2 $51,069.50
Program Support Center 2 $57,631.00
Geological Survey 2 $51,558.50
U.S. Marshals Service 2 $62,481.00
National Institutes of Health 2 $57,274.50
Bureau of Engraving and Printing 2 $57,201.00
Office of Intergovernmental and Interagency Affairs 2 $45,367.50
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission 2 $61,613.00
Agricultural Research Service 1 $61,122.00
Armed Forces Retirement Home 1 $40,737.00
Office of Administration 1 $47,016.00
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 1 $48,646.00
National Credit Union Administration 1 $0.00
Maritime Administration 1 $56,597.00
Federal Housing Finance Agency 1 $84,560.00
National Labor Relations Board 1 $57,987.00
Fpac Business Center 1 $45,217.00
Broadcasting Board of Governors 1 $74,759.00
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation 1 $84,756.00
Homeland Security Staff 1 $61,122.00
Executive Office for Immigration Review 1 $59,010.00
Offices, Boards and Divisions 1 $59,010.00
Office of Comptroller of Currency 1 $98,221.00
National Archives and Records Administration 1 $59,554.00
Social Security Administration 1 $59,698.00
International Boundary & Water Commission: U.S. & Mexico 1 $44,857.00

Security Clerk and Assistant Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Security Clerk and Assistant is $48,137.08. The highest paid Security Clerk and Assistant made $98,221 in 2019.

Common Security Clerk and Assistant Payscales

Payscale Number of Security Clerical And Assistance Employees
GS - General Schedule 1,220
SV - Transportation Security Administration Employees Other Than Executives 989
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 23
IC - Employees Holding Incident Management Cadre Of On-call Response/recovery Employees(core)positions 9
ZS - Administrative Support 4
FP - Foreign Service Personnel 3
NU - Employees In The National Nuclear Security Administration's Technician And Administrative Support Career Path 2
EL - Non-executive Positions At The Federal Housing Finance Agency 1
CU - Credit Union Employees 1
NB - Office Of The Comptroller Of The Currency Only 1
CG - Corporate Graded 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

Other Jobs at the GS-1 Paygrade

GS-1 is the starting paygrade for Security 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
Geodetic TechnicianTechnical and Medical SupportGS-1GS-9
Mail and FileClerical and Administrative SupportGS-1GS-9
Construction Control TechnicalTechnical and Medical SupportGS-1GS-9
CodingClerical and Administrative SupportGS-1GS-9
Sales Store ClericalClerical and Administrative SupportGS-1GS-9

Average Security Clerical And Assistance Pay Trend from 2004 to 2019

In 2004, the average pay for a Security Clerk and Assistant was $38,783. Since then, the average pay has increased to $48,137 in 2019.

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 0086.

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