Security Clerk and Assistant - Federal Salaries of 2013

Pay Rates for "Security Clerk and Assistant"

How much does a Security Clerk and Assistant in the federal government get paid? $42,459.87* *Based on the 2013 average.

Security Clerk and Assistant was the 185th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2013, with 847 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2013, the Veterans Health Administration hired the most employees titled Security Clerical And Assistance, with an average salary of $37,947.

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
Veterans Health Administration 469 $37,946.76
Federal Bureau of Investigation 71 $54,001.87
Internal Revenue Service 36 $50,018.14
Transportation Security Administration 34 $44,943.65
Office of Personnel Management 28 $43,693.25
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 20 $51,402.50
Deputy Assistant Secretary Security & Law Enforcement 17 $37,132.82
Federal Emergency Management Agency 17 $41,230.59
Drug Enforcement Administration 9 $52,231.89
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 9 $41,772.44
Department of State 9 $52,685.89
U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum 8 $55,693.50
Bureau of Citizenshp and Immigratn Services 8 $34,943.38
National Institute of Standards and Technology 7 $42,191.00
Bureau of Reclamation 6 $45,502.00
Department of Energy 5 $49,269.20
Office of Secretary of Transportation 4 $47,926.00
Bureau of Engraving and Printing 4 $46,134.25
Agricultural Research Service 4 $44,247.00
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 4 $63,650.50
National Protection and Programs Directorate 4 $52,619.00
Bureau of Customs and Border Protection 3 $51,937.33
Forest Service 3 $34,760.00
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 3 $41,858.67
Homeland Security Staff 3 $46,431.00
National Park Service 3 $48,501.33
Departmental Offices 3 $38,826.67
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Emer Management & Resilience 3 $42,209.00
National Archives and Records Administration 2 $47,134.50
Peace Corps 2 $43,277.00
Indian Health Service 2 $37,002.50
National Institutes of Health 2 $54,533.50
U.S. Coast Guard 2 $49,895.50
Patent and Trademark Office 2 $42,431.00
Offices, Boards and Divisions 2 $47,517.00
Broadcasting Board of Governors 2 $63,939.50
Executive Office of U.S. Attorneys and the Office of U.s Attorneys 2 $48,402.00
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 2 $55,740.00
Office Assistant Secretary Administration and Management 2 $44,089.00
Indian Affairs 2 $39,289.50
Departmental Administration 2 $46,431.00
Government Printing Office 2 $35,441.00
U.S. Secret Service 1 $45,024.00
Federal Aviation Administration 1 $64,634.00
Office of Administration 1 $42,209.00
Natural Resources Conservation Service 1 $60,765.00
Maritime Administration 1 $47,229.00
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission 1 $42,209.00
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Agriculture) 1 $34,445.00
Office of Comptroller of Currency 1 $84,843.00
Federal Communications Commission 1 $58,511.00
Agency for International Development 1 $50,653.00
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation 1 $68,719.00
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission 1 $97,936.00
Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection 1 $0.00
Geological Survey 1 $47,184.00
Public Buildings Service 1 $43,427.00
Bureau of Safety & Environmental Enforcement 1 $42,209.00
Office of the Chief Human Capital Officer 1 $42,209.00
Armed Forces Retirement Home 1 $35,489.00
International Boundary & Water Commission: U.S. & Mexico 1 $34,907.00
Securities and Exchange Commission 1 $54,401.00
Federal Housing Finance Agency 1 $70,908.00
National Gallery of Art 1 $40,514.00
Department of Homeland Security Headquarters 1 $42,209.00
Social Security Administration 1 $53,719.00
Farm Service Agency 1 $52,976.00

Security Clerk and Assistant Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Security Clerk and Assistant is $42,459.87. The highest paid Security Clerk and Assistant made $97,936 in 2013.

Common Security Clerk and Assistant Payscales

Payscale Number of Security Clerical And Assistance Employees
GS - General Schedule 787
SV - Trans Security Admin Emp Other Than Exec 34
ZS - Administrative Support 7
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 5
NU - Nnsa Technician And Admin Support 4
PG - Printing Office Grades 2
FP - Foreign Service Personnel 2
FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan 1
NB - Ofc Of Comptroller Of The Currency Only 1
CG - Corporate Graded 1
CN - Bur Of (cfpb) An Indep Ag Within Frs 1
EL - Non-executive Positions At Fhfa 1
SK - Sec Emp Formerly Under Gs, Gm, And Ez 1

Starting Paygrade: $19,543.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-1, Step 1
Maximum Paygrade: $59,316.00 / 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 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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