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Administrative Officer - Federal Salaries of 2016

Pay Rates for "Administrative Officer"

How much does an Administrative Officer in the federal government get paid? $85,836.64* *Based on the 2016 average.
7,083 EMPLOYEES
$606.61M TOTAL SALARY
GS MOST COMMON PAYSCALE

Administrative Officer was the 43rd most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2016, with 7,083 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2016, the Veterans Health Administration hired the most employees titled Administrative Officer, with an average salary of $71,684.

Government Administrative Officer jobs are classified under the General Schedule (GS) payscale. The minimum paygrade for a Administrative Officer 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 in which the employees are responsible for providing or obtaining a variety of management services essential to the direction and operation of an organization. The paramount qualifications required are extensive knowledge and understanding of management principles, practices, methods and techniques, and skill in integrating management services with the general management of an organization.

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 an Administrative Officer

Agency Employees Hired Average Salary
Veterans Health Administration 1,741 $71,684.08
National Institutes of Health 646 $100,401.79
Office Secretary Health and Human Services 367 $64,615.68
Federal Aviation Administration 335 $71,278.10
Social Security Administration 267 $59,684.30
National Park Service 233 $79,006.73
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 228 $68,674.80
Agency for International Development 144 $104,296.67
U.S. Secret Service 140 $75,834.35
Food and Drug Administration 130 $92,307.92
Internal Revenue Service 126 $88,164.56
Executive Office of U.S. Attorneys and the Office of U.s Attorneys 109 $121,746.06
U.S. Marshals Service 104 $94,825.93
Agricultural Research Service 82 $78,287.80
Geological Survey 80 $93,714.41
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 78 $77,814.08
Peace Corps 76 $95,468.82
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 67 $85,890.58
National Institute of Standards and Technology 59 $93,236.78
Environmental Protection Agency 59 $82,746.44
Federal Bureau of Investigation 58 $119,033.03
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology 56 $81,474.68
Transportation Security Administration 53 $97,196.23
Drug Enforcement Administration 49 $101,776.10
Veterans Benefits Administration 48 $97,886.60
Indian Affairs 47 $70,458.64
Small Business Administration 46 $76,518.20
Forest Service 41 $78,637.88
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 41 $110,214.51
Farm Service Agency 40 $98,971.80
Bureau of Land Management 40 $80,903.95
Broadcasting Board of Governors 37 $85,884.86
Health Resources and Services Administration 36 $104,695.77
Rural Housing Service 36 $103,640.36
Bureau of Immigration & Customs Enforcement 33 $120,205.76
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Homeland Security) 31 $81,667.19
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 31 $75,403.65
Indian Health Service 29 $77,440.45
National Cemetery Administration 29 $70,100.17
Department of Energy 28 $103,041.25
Bureau of Reclamation 28 $78,000.54
Office of Inspector General (Department of Health and Human Services) 28 $100,590.54
Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center 27 $79,386.44
Federal Highway Administration 24 $72,828.71
National Archives and Records Administration 24 $72,864.96
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 24 $90,557.50
Assistant Secretary for Administration 21 $100,664.62
Natural Resources Conservation Service 20 $113,741.10
Office of Inspector General (Department of Housing and Urban Development) 20 $89,972.35
Offices, Boards and Divisions 19 $91,010.79
Langley Research Center 19 $69,426.89
Goddard Space Flight Center 18 $76,433.61
Patent and Trademark Office 18 $106,855.83
Department of Homeland Security Headquarters 16 $103,248.19
Office of Personnel Management 16 $103,698.88
Bureau of the Census 15 $99,229.67
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 15 $93,969.07
Food and Nutrition Service 15 $111,816.67
U.S. Trustee Program 14 $85,939.93
Federal Transit Administration 14 $80,395.64
John F. Kennedy Space Center 13 $87,529.54
Federal Trade Commission 13 $86,695.08
Office of Justice Programs 13 $82,784.31
Federal Emergency Management Agency 13 $99,337.00
George C. Marshall Space Flight Center 13 $79,186.08
Office Assistant Secretary Administration and Management 12 $140,072.83
National Protection and Programs Directorate 12 $89,974.75
Employment and Training Administration 12 $89,624.33
Public Buildings Service 11 $74,388.18
Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation 11 $82,783.45
Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection 11 $0.00
John Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field 11 $80,050.73
Employee Benefits Security Administration 11 $76,481.64
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission 10 $114,955.80
Occupational Safety and Health Administration 10 $125,024.30
Railroad Retirement Board 10 $84,405.30
Office of Comptroller of Currency 9 $146,752.67
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 9 $139,150.44
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration 9 $90,481.11
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Agriculture) 9 $91,980.11
Federal Labor Relations Authority 8 $69,969.63
Federal Railroad Administration 8 $89,899.25
National Transportation Safety Board 8 $77,174.63
Bureau of Labor Statistics 7 $114,718.43
U.S. Coast Guard 7 $87,587.86
Office of Workers' Compensation Programs 7 $80,572.43
Substance Abuse & Mental Health Service Administration 7 $102,924.43
Agricultural Marketing Service 6 $65,936.00
Headquarters, Nasa 6 $112,057.67
Administration for Children and Families 6 $108,518.83
Office of Secretary of Transportation 6 $122,130.17
Consumer Product Safety Commission 5 $64,105.60
Mine Safety and Health Administration 5 $112,496.40
National Science Foundation 5 $110,774.60
Grain Inspection, Packers & Stockyards Administration 5 $78,146.60
Office of Labor-Management Standards 5 $80,689.00
Bureau of the Fiscal Service 5 $116,934.60
Food Safety and Inspection Service 5 $89,884.40
Office for Civil Rights 5 $97,061.20
Maritime Administration 5 $79,528.80
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 5 $91,694.00
Coop State Research, Educ, & Exten Service 5 $71,012.80
Departmental Offices 5 $112,735.20
Ous for Science and Technology 4 $140,193.75
Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs 4 $67,252.50
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Acquisition and Logistics 4 $93,876.75
U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum 4 $97,863.00
Office of the General Counsel (Department of Agriculture) 4 $68,494.25
Office of Surface Mining, Reclamation and Enforcement 4 $74,716.25
Deputy Assistant Secretary Security & Law Enforcement 4 $64,808.50
Office of the Secretary (Department of Commerce) 4 $98,373.25
General Counsel (Department of Veterans Affairs) 4 $92,607.00
National Appeals Division 4 $73,961.50
Office of Inspector General (Federal Housing Finance Agency) 4 $125,915.00
Government Printing Office 4 $103,702.25
U.S. Mint 3 $96,600.67
Dean for VA Learning University 3 $121,635.00
Export-Import Bank of the United States 3 $94,061.33
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation 3 $152,575.67
Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, & Explosives 3 $101,923.33
Office of Secretary of Labor 3 $105,996.00
Office of the Solicitor (Department of Interior) 3 $94,149.33
Selective Service System 3 $68,818.67
Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers 3 $131,983.67
Corporation for National and Community Service 3 $94,938.00
Federal Student Aid 3 $101,507.67
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Justice) 3 $102,178.33
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission 3 $76,765.33
National Gallery of Art 2 $121,502.50
Merit Systems Protection Board 2 $139,295.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Finance 2 $103,403.50
Immigration Office of Secretary of Education 2 $154,100.50
Office of Inspector General (Department of Transportation) 2 $102,168.50
Ames Research Center 2 $119,327.00
Immigration Office Assistant Secretary Operations, Security, and Preparedness 2 $118,200.50
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Agriculture) 2 $70,313.00
Bureau of International Labor Affairs 2 $124,761.50
Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development 2 $140,177.50
Surface Transportation Board 2 $95,476.50
Office of the Secretary (Department of Veterans Affairs) 2 $130,585.50
Board of Veterans Appeals 2 $162,637.00
Office of the Chief Information Officer (Department of Agriculture) 2 $154,267.50
Dryden Flight Research Center 2 $81,304.50
Federal Election Commission 2 $107,677.00
Veterans Employment and Training Service 2 $93,399.50
Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau 2 $108,013.00
Inspector General (Department of Veterans Affairs) 2 $127,207.00
National Endowment for the Humanities 2 $64,077.00
Marine Mammal Commission 1 $102,932.00
Administrative Conference of the United States 1 $145,279.00
Office of Healthy Homes & Lead Hazard Control 1 $127,140.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Administration 1 $118,057.00
Rural Business-Cooperative Service 1 $84,017.00
Office of General Counsel (General Services Administration) 1 $72,219.00
World War 1 Centennial Commission 1 $54,423.00
Office of Senior Coordinator for Southeast/Caribbean 1 $110,935.00
Millennium Challenge Corporation 1 $94,418.00
Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Regulation 1 $66,023.00
Office of the Chief Information Officer (Department of Housing and Urban Development) 1 $158,700.00
Community Relations Service 1 $125,213.00
Trade and Development Agency 1 $118,057.00
Office of Inspector General (General Services Administration) 1 $143,079.00
Office of Senior Coordinator for Midwest 1 $89,252.00
Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and Resolution 1 $126,245.00
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Commerce) 1 $110,902.00
National Capital Planning Commission 1 $155,705.00
Federal Acquisition Service 1 $87,219.00
Office of Senior Coordinator for Southwest 1 $82,194.00
National Labor Relations Board 1 $86,564.00
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 1 $86,564.00
Government National Mortgage Association 1 $147,288.00
Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council 1 $63,722.00
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts 1 $57,934.00
International Boundary & Water Commission: U.S. & Mexico 1 $135,360.00
James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation 1 $104,932.00
Office of Equal Employment Opportunity 1 $158,700.00
National Security Council 1 $118,057.00
Office of Inspector General for Tax Administration 1 $125,413.00
Office of the Director 1 $102,932.00
Office of the Chief Economist 1 $78,592.00
Office of General Counsel (Department of Housing and Urban Development) 1 $159,700.00
Architectural & Transportation Barrier Compliance Board 1 $134,662.00
Office of Public Affairs 1 $138,871.00
Office of Strategic Planning & Management 1 $118,818.00
Office of Inspector General (Department of Education) 1 $158,700.00
Office of Science and Technology Policy 1 $83,471.00
Commission of Fine Arts 1 $91,657.00
Office of Assistant Secretary for Policy 1 $158,700.00
Rural Utilities Service 1 $72,219.00
Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation Service 1 $142,371.00
Bureau of Customs and Border Protection 1 $93,133.00
Bureau of Safety & Environmental Enforcement 1 $92,257.00
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Labor) 1 $149,288.00
Program Support Center 1 $88,396.00
Assistant Secretary for Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity 1 $143,079.00
Bureau of Transportation Statistics 1 $84,017.00
Council of Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency 1 $139,523.00
Office of Management (Department of Education) 1 $155,705.00
Overseas Private Investment Corporation 1 $105,960.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Congressional Affairs 1 $121,635.00
U.S. International Trade Commission 1 $57,934.00
Administration for Community Living 1 $158,700.00
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Housing and Urban Development) 1 $140,371.00
Office of the Solicitor (Department of Labor) 1 $73,733.00
Federal Housing Finance Agency 1 $147,695.00
Armed Forces Retirement Home 1 $66,370.00
Office of Government Ethics 1 $125,213.00
Office of Disability Employment Policy 1 $121,635.00
International Trade Administration 1 $99,296.00
Office of Postsecondary Education 1 $130,453.00
Valles Caldera Trust 1 $93,814.00
Assistant Secretary for Congress & Intergovernmental Relations 1 $148,588.00
Wage and Hour Division 1 $78,574.00
Assistant Secretary for Human Resources Management 1 $99,905.00
Advisory Council on Historic Preservation 1 $158,700.00

Administrative Officer Pay Distribution

The average pay for an Administrative Officer is $85,836.64. The highest paid Administrative Officer made $218,654 in 2016.

Common Administrative Officer Payscales

Payscale Number of Administrative Officer Employees
GS - General Schedule 6,324
FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan 329
FP - Foreign Service Personnel 113
ZA - Administrative 91
ES - Senior Executive Service 54
FO - Foreign Service Officers 49
SV - Trans Security Admin Emp Other Than Exec 47
CN - Bur Of (cfpb) An Indep Ag Within Frs 16
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 14
NB - Ofc Of Comptroller Of The Currency Only 11
IR - Irs Broadband Class And Pay System Pos 10
FE - Senior Foreign Service 4
EL - Non-executive Positions At Fhfa 4
PG - Printing Office Grades 3
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 3
GL - Gs Emp Grades 3-10 Paid Leo Special Rate 3
CG - Corporate Graded 2
NY - All Other Positions In The Corporation 2
EN - Nat Nuclear Security Admin Exc Srvc Only 1
OR - Employees Of The Ofr, Treasury 1
GM - Emp Covered By Pmrs Termination Provisns 1
MC - Emp Of Millennium Challenge Corporation 1

Starting Paygrade: $25,514.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-4, Step 1
Maximum Paygrade: $134,776.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-15, Step 10
Category: Administrative and Management
Occupation Family: 0300 GENERAL ADMINISTRATIVE, CLERICAL, AND OFFICE SERVICES GROUP

Other Jobs at the GS-4 Paygrade

GS-4 is the starting paygrade for Administrative Officer 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
Equal Opportunity InvestigationAdministrative and ManagementGS-4GS-15
Quality AssuranceAdministrative and ManagementGS-4GS-15
MessengerClerical and Administrative SupportGS-1GS-9
Property DisposalAdministrative and ManagementGS-4GS-15
Computer OperationClerical and Administrative SupportGS-1GS-9

Average Administrative Officer Pay Trend from 2004 to 2016

In 2004, the average pay for an Administrative Officer was $70,426. Since then, the average pay has increased to $85,837 in 2016.


Data Sources

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The series code of this occupation is 0341.

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