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Trade Specialist - Federal Salaries of 2009

Pay Rates for "Trade Specialist"

How much does a Trade Specialist in the federal government get paid? $100,728.51* *Based on the 2009 average.

Trade Specialist was the 186th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2009, with 788 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2009, the International Trade Administration hired the most employees titled Trade Specialist, with an average salary of $100,219.

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.

Job Description

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

Trade Specialist Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Trade Specialist is $100,728.51. The highest paid Trade Specialist made $159,000 in 2009.

Common Trade Specialist Payscales

Payscale Number of Trade Specialist Employees
GS - General Schedule 748
FP - Foreign Service Personnel 14
FO - Foreign Service Officers 13
GM - Emp Covered By Pmrs Termination Provisns 10
ZA - Administrative 2
ES - Senior Executive Service 1

Starting Paygrade: $27,184.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-4, Step 1
Maximum Paygrade: $143,598.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-15, Step 10
Category: Administrative and Management

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
Loan SpecialistAdministrative and ManagementGS-4GS-15
Civilian PayClerical and Administrative SupportGS-1GS-9
Irrigation System OperationTechnical and Medical SupportGS-1GS-9
Cash ProcessingClerical and Administrative SupportGS-1GS-9
Budget Clerical and AssistanceClerical and Administrative SupportGS-1GS-9

Average Trade Specialist Pay Trend from 2004 to 2019

In 2004, the average pay for a Trade Specialist was $80,428. Since then, the average pay has increased to $118,923 in 2019.

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 1140.

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