Security Clerk and Assistant - Federal Salaries of 2017

Pay Rates for "Security Clerk and Assistant"

How much does a Security Clerk and Assistant in the federal government get paid? $45,882.48* *Based on the 2017 average.

Security Clerk and Assistant was the 103rd most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2017, with 2,238 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2017, the Transportation Security Administration hired the most employees titled Security Clerical And Assistance, with an average salary of $50,077.

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 1,031 $50,076.96
Veterans Health Administration 708 $39,383.72
Office of Personnel Management 152 $43,233.59
Federal Bureau of Investigation 63 $43,062.98
Bureau of Citizenshp and Immigratn Services 45 $40,821.07
Internal Revenue Service 44 $51,230.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary Security & Law Enforcement 16 $44,377.63
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 11 $47,837.82
Bureau of Reclamation 10 $47,755.50
Federal Emergency Management Agency 9 $44,827.89
National Park Service 9 $44,370.89
U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum 8 $59,290.13
Office of Secretary of Transportation 8 $49,713.50
Department of State 7 $57,186.29
Forest Service 7 $41,143.86
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 6 $45,637.83
U.S. Secret Service 6 $47,866.33
Indian Affairs 6 $41,705.83
Drug Enforcement Administration 5 $58,233.20
Office Secretary Health and Human Services 5 $47,596.20
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 5 $46,720.40
Office of the Secretary (Department of Commerce) 5 $43,886.80
Department of Energy 4 $58,205.25
Indian Health Service 4 $41,128.25
Patent and Trademark Office 4 $48,687.50
Exe Dir for Identity, Cred, Access Management 3 $47,938.33
Agricultural Research Service 3 $47,937.00
Bureau of Customs and Border Protection 3 $59,170.00
National Archives and Records Administration 3 $52,001.00
Office Assistant Secretary Administration and Management 3 $52,343.00
Peace Corps 3 $46,773.33
Bureau of Engraving and Printing 3 $60,931.33
Bureau of the Fiscal Service 3 $46,513.67
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology 2 $39,869.50
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Agriculture) 2 $48,712.50
Offices, Boards and Divisions 2 $50,593.50
National Protection and Programs Directorate 2 $58,639.00
Broadcasting Board of Governors 2 $71,050.50
Bureau of Land Management 2 $45,104.00
Geological Survey 2 $48,536.00
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 2 $68,083.00
U.S. Marshals Service 2 $58,893.50
National Institutes of Health 2 $57,235.00
National Labor Relations Board 1 $52,579.00
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission 1 $51,930.00
Armed Forces Retirement Home 1 $39,416.00
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation 1 $83,268.00
National Gallery of Art 1 $50,935.00
Office of Emergency Response and Recovery 1 $49,437.00
Social Security Administration 1 $57,358.00
International Boundary & Water Commission: U.S. & Mexico 1 $40,684.00
Maritime Administration 1 $54,583.00
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 1 $44,101.00
Office of Comptroller of Currency 1 $94,417.00
Federal Housing Finance Agency 1 $82,766.00
Natural Resources Conservation Service 1 $65,048.00
Homeland Security Staff 1 $58,428.00
Executive Office for Immigration Review 1 $54,747.00
Government Printing Office 1 $42,151.00

Security Clerk and Assistant Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Security Clerk and Assistant is $45,882.48. The highest paid Security Clerk and Assistant made $94,417 in 2017.

Common Security Clerk and Assistant Payscales

Payscale Number of Security Clerical And Assistance Employees
GS - General Schedule 1,180
SV - Trans Security Admin Emp Other Than Exec 1,031
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: $19,048.00 / 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 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
Physical Science TechnicianTechnical and Medical SupportGS-1GS-9
Telephone OperatingClerical and Administrative SupportGS-1GS-9
Electronics TechnicalTechnical and Medical SupportGS-1GS-9
SecretaryClerical and Administrative SupportGS-1GS-9
Supply Clerical and TechnicianClerical and Administrative SupportGS-1GS-9

Average Security Clerical And Assistance Pay Trend from 2004 to 2017

In 2004, the average pay for a Security Clerk and Assistant was $38,783. Since then, the average pay has increased to $45,882 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 0086.

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