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Security Clerk and Assistant - Federal Salaries of 2018

Pay Rates for "Security Clerk and Assistant"

How much does a Security Clerk and Assistant in the federal government get paid? $46,083.81* *Based on the 2018 average.

Security Clerk and Assistant was the 104th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2018, with 2,243 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2018, the Transportation Security Administration hired the most employees titled Security Clerical And Assistance, with an average salary of $50,177.

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 1,027 $50,176.57
Veterans Health Administration 721 $39,407.74
Office of Personnel Management 150 $43,281.73
Federal Bureau of Investigation 63 $53,843.03
Bureau of Citizenshp and Immigratn Services 44 $40,947.57
Internal Revenue Service 43 $51,182.19
Deputy Assistant Secretary Security & Law Enforcement 16 $45,310.13
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 10 $48,625.40
Federal Emergency Management Agency 9 $44,827.89
Bureau of Reclamation 9 $47,458.89
National Park Service 9 $45,056.78
Office of Secretary of Transportation 8 $49,713.50
U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum 8 $59,290.13
Department of State 7 $57,400.43
Forest Service 7 $41,143.86
Indian Affairs 6 $42,142.17
U.S. Secret Service 6 $47,866.33
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 6 $45,637.83
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 5 $47,314.40
Office of the Secretary (Department of Commerce) 5 $43,886.80
Drug Enforcement Administration 5 $58,233.20
Program Support Center 5 $47,264.40
Indian Health Service 4 $41,128.25
Patent and Trademark Office 4 $49,062.00
Department of Energy 4 $61,815.50
Bureau of Engraving and Printing 4 $57,777.00
Agricultural Research Service 3 $47,937.00
Office Assistant Secretary Administration and Management 3 $52,343.00
Peace Corps 3 $46,773.33
Bureau of Customs and Border Protection 3 $59,170.00
Exe Dir for Identity, Cred, Access Management 3 $47,938.33
Bureau of the Fiscal Service 3 $46,513.67
National Archives and Records Administration 3 $52,001.00
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Agriculture) 2 $49,470.00
U.S. Marshals Service 2 $58,893.50
Offices, Boards and Divisions 2 $50,593.50
National Protection and Programs Directorate 2 $58,639.00
U.S. Coast Guard 2 $54,155.00
National Institutes of Health 2 $57,235.00
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 2 $68,083.00
Geological Survey 2 $48,536.00
Bureau of Land Management 2 $45,104.00
Broadcasting Board of Governors 2 $71,050.50
National Gallery of Art 1 $51,394.00
Armed Forces Retirement Home 1 $39,416.00
National Labor Relations Board 1 $52,579.00
Government Printing Office 1 $42,151.00
Executive Office for Immigration Review 1 $54,747.00
Homeland Security Staff 1 $58,428.00
Natural Resources Conservation Service 1 $65,607.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology 1 $35,311.00
Office of Comptroller of Currency 1 $94,417.00
Maritime Administration 1 $54,583.00
Social Security Administration 1 $57,358.00
Federal Housing Finance Agency 1 $82,766.00
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 1 $44,101.00
International Boundary & Water Commission: U.S. & Mexico 1 $42,041.00
Office of Emergency Response and Recovery 1 $49,437.00
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation 1 $83,268.00
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission 1 $51,930.00

Security Clerk and Assistant Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Security Clerk and Assistant is $46,083.81. The highest paid Security Clerk and Assistant made $94,417 in 2018.

Common Security Clerk and Assistant Payscales

Payscale Number of Security Clerical And Assistance Employees
GS - General Schedule 1,189
SV - Trans Security Admin Emp Other Than Exec 1,027
IC - Federal Emergency Management Agency Use 8
ZS - Administrative Support 5
NU - Nnsa Technician And Admin Support 4
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 3
FP - Foreign Service Personnel 3
CG - Corporate Graded 1
EL - Non-executive Positions At Fhfa 1
PG - Printing Office Grades 1
NB - Ofc Of Comptroller Of The Currency Only 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 2018

In 2004, the average pay for a Security Clerk and Assistant was $38,783. Since then, the average pay has increased to $46,084 in 2018.

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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