Trade Specialist - Federal Salaries of 2016
Pay Rates for "Trade Specialist"How much does a Trade Specialist in the federal government get paid? $106,754.57* *Based on the 2016 average.
Trade Specialist was the 199th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2016, with 748 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.
In 2016, the International Trade Administration hired the most employees titled Trade Specialist, with an average salary of $106,906.
Government Trade Specialist jobs are classified under the General Schedule (GS) payscale. The minimum paygrade for a Trade Specialist job is GS-4, and the highest paygrade that can be attained within this job series is GS-15. 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.
This occupation includes positions the duties of which are to administer, supervise, or perform promotional, advisory, or analytical functions pertaining to the commercial distribution of goods and services. The work performed concerns, and requires a practical knowledge of, market structure and trends, competitive relationships, retail and wholesale trade practices, distribution channels and costs, business financing and credit practices, trade restrictions and controls, and principles of advertising and consumer motivation.
Administrative and Management positions have a wide range of responsibilities. Management does not refer specifically to supervisors who directly manage organizations or teams. Rather jobs in this category deal with managing systems or processes such as finances, security systems, training programs, or marketing. For employees in this job category, promotions are typically given 2 grade increments at a time until GS-12 is reached.
Agencies that have hired a Trade Specialist
|Agency||Employees Hired||Average Salary|
|International Trade Administration||590||$106,906.17|
|Foreign Agricultural Service||69||$104,157.09|
|Trade and Development Agency||22||$100,870.45|
|Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service||7||$120,572.00|
|Agency for International Development||2||$138,878.50|
|National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration||2||$118,446.50|
|St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation||1||$151,496.00|
Trade Specialist Pay Distribution
The average pay for a Trade Specialist is $106,754.57. The highest paid Trade Specialist made $162,410 in 2016.
Common Trade Specialist Payscales
|Payscale||Number of Trade Specialist Employees|
|GS - General Schedule||721|
|FP - Foreign Service Personnel||19|
|FO - Foreign Service Officers||6|
|ZA - Administrative||2|
|Starting Paygrade:||$25,871.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-4, Step 1|
|Maximum Paygrade:||$136,659.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-15, Step 10|
|Category:||Administrative and Management|
|Occupation Family:||1100 BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY GROUP|
Other Jobs at the GS-4 Paygrade
GS-4 is the starting paygrade for Trade Specialist jobs. Here are some other Federal Government jobs that can be held by employees at the GS-4 paygrade.
|Occupation||Occupation Category||Starting Paygrade||Maximum Paygrade|
|Property Disposal||Administrative and Management||GS-4||GS-15|
|Military Pay||Clerical and Administrative Support||GS-1||GS-9|
|Plant Protection Technician||Technical and Medical Support||GS-1||GS-9|
|Tax Examining||Clerical and Administrative Support||GS-1||GS-9|
|Voucher Examining||Clerical and Administrative Support||GS-1||GS-9|
Average Trade Specialist Pay Trend from 2004 to 2016
In 2004, the average pay for a Trade Specialist was $80,428. Since then, the average pay has increased to $106,755 in 2016.
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