Trade Specialist - Federal Salaries of 2021
Pay Rates for "Trade Specialist"How much does a Trade Specialist in the federal government get paid? $123,737.60* *Based on the 2021 average.
Trade Specialist was the 197th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2021, with 719 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.
In 2021, the International Trade Administration hired the most employees titled Trade Specialist, with an average salary of $124,455.
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.
Agencies that have hired a Trade Specialist
|Agency||Employees Hired||Average Salary|
|International Trade Administration||562||$124,455.15|
|Foreign Agricultural Service||108||$119,637.80|
|Trade and Development Agency||23||$117,958.04|
|Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service||5||$148,571.60|
|U.S. Agency for International Development||3||$149,993.67|
|St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation||3||$125,864.67|
|National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration||2||$155,892.00|
|Small Business Administration||1||$147,034.00|
Trade Specialist Pay Distribution
The average pay for a Trade Specialist is $123,737.60. The highest paid Trade Specialist made $177,500 in 2021.
Common Trade Specialist Payscales
|Payscale||Number of Trade Specialist Employees|
|GS - General Schedule||707|
|FP - Foreign Service Personnel||8|
|ZA - Administrative||2|
|FO - Foreign Service Officers||2|
|Starting Paygrade:||$28,921.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-4, Step 1|
|Maximum Paygrade:||$152,771.00 / 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|
|Loan Specialist||Administrative and Management||GS-4||GS-15|
|Civilian Pay||Clerical and Administrative Support||GS-1||GS-9|
|Irrigation System Operation||Technical and Medical Support||GS-1||GS-9|
|Cash Processing||Clerical and Administrative Support||GS-1||GS-9|
|Budget Clerical and Assistance||Clerical and Administrative Support||GS-1||GS-9|
Average Trade Specialist Pay Trend from 2004 to 2021
In 2004, the average pay for a Trade Specialist was $80,428. Since then, the average pay has increased to $123,738 in 2021.
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