Security Clerk and Assistant - Federal Salaries of 2016

Pay Rates for "Security Clerk and Assistant"

How much does a Security Clerk and Assistant in the federal government get paid? $41,974.70* *Based on the 2016 average.

Security Clerk and Assistant was the 163rd most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2016, with 1,113 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2016, the Veterans Health Administration hired the most employees titled Security Clerical And Assistance, with an average salary of $38,360.

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 612 $38,360.20
Office of Personnel Management 165 $39,749.35
Federal Bureau of Investigation 58 $56,458.07
Internal Revenue Service 47 $49,949.17
Transportation Security Administration 39 $46,702.10
Federal Emergency Management Agency 16 $43,479.63
Deputy Assistant Secretary Security & Law Enforcement 12 $44,147.42
Bureau of Reclamation 9 $45,139.33
Department of State 8 $54,969.63
Patent and Trademark Office 8 $44,952.63
Office of Secretary of Transportation 8 $43,429.38
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 8 $42,430.13
U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum 8 $59,128.00
Bureau of Citizenshp and Immigratn Services 7 $45,692.71
National Park Service 7 $45,756.29
Indian Affairs 6 $38,420.50
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 6 $41,330.67
Drug Enforcement Administration 6 $55,578.83
Forest Service 5 $40,839.80
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 4 $44,514.50
Agricultural Research Service 4 $45,866.25
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Emer Management & Resilience 4 $45,140.25
Office of the Secretary (Department of Commerce) 4 $40,695.25
Bureau of Engraving and Printing 3 $50,355.33
Bureau of Customs and Border Protection 3 $56,439.00
Office Secretary Health and Human Services 3 $46,219.33
National Protection and Programs Directorate 3 $56,050.67
Peace Corps 3 $53,198.00
Indian Health Service 3 $40,627.67
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 3 $62,658.00
Department of Energy 3 $56,303.67
National Archives and Records Administration 3 $48,439.33
Office of Management (Department of Education) 2 $50,237.00
Broadcasting Board of Governors 2 $69,024.00
Geological Survey 2 $43,232.50
U.S. Marshals Service 2 $55,633.50
Office Assistant Secretary Administration and Management 2 $46,865.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology 2 $38,634.00
Departmental Administration 2 $52,421.00
Bureau of Safety & Environmental Enforcement 1 $39,811.00
Federal Housing Finance Agency 1 $79,776.00
Executive Office of U.S. Attorneys and the Office of U.s Attorneys 1 $49,755.00
Federal Communications Commission 1 $62,838.00
Office of Comptroller of Currency 1 $92,548.00
Maritime Administration 1 $51,556.00
Government Printing Office 1 $40,977.00
National Gallery of Art 1 $48,678.00
Armed Forces Retirement Home 1 $37,703.00
Office of Emergency Response and Recovery 1 $48,053.00
Natural Resources Conservation Service 1 $62,888.00
National Institutes of Health 1 $56,439.00
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation 1 $78,729.00
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission 1 $44,246.00
Social Security Administration 1 $55,995.00
Offices, Boards and Divisions 1 $51,603.00
Homeland Security Staff 1 $56,790.00
Public Buildings Service 1 $44,904.00
Food Safety and Inspection Service 1 $50,965.00
Federal Aviation Administration 1 $68,973.00
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Agriculture) 1 $40,839.00

Security Clerk and Assistant Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Security Clerk and Assistant is $41,974.70. The highest paid Security Clerk and Assistant made $92,548 in 2016.

Common Security Clerk and Assistant Payscales

Payscale Number of Security Clerical And Assistance Employees
GS - General Schedule 1,041
SV - Trans Security Admin Emp Other Than Exec 39
IC - Federal Emergency Management Agency Use 15
ZS - Administrative Support 4
NU - Nnsa Technician And Admin Support 3
FP - Foreign Service Personnel 3
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 3
CG - Corporate Graded 1
EL - Non-executive Positions At Fhfa 1
FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan 1
NB - Ofc Of Comptroller Of The Currency Only 1
PG - Printing Office Grades 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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