Administrative Officer - Federal Salaries of 2018

Pay Rates for "Administrative Officer"

How much does an Administrative Officer in the federal government get paid? $87,436.90* *Based on the 2018 average.
6,998 EMPLOYEES
$582.24M TOTAL SALARY
GS MOST COMMON PAYSCALE

Administrative Officer was the 43rd most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2018, with 6,998 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2018, the Veterans Health Administration hired the most employees titled Administrative Officer, with an average salary of $72,518.

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 1,824 $72,517.79
National Institutes of Health 638 $107,027.91
Federal Aviation Administration 319 $74,103.51
Office Secretary Health and Human Services 277 $67,378.99
Social Security Administration 253 $63,191.09
National Park Service 241 $81,130.86
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 224 $70,937.81
Department of State 201 $128,559.45
Food and Drug Administration 162 $95,437.02
Agency for International Development 151 $109,097.96
U.S. Secret Service 147 $81,978.73
Internal Revenue Service 115 $92,342.42
Executive Office of U.S. Attorneys and the Office of U.s Attorneys 104 $145,258.00
U.S. Marshals Service 103 $99,651.56
Agricultural Research Service 82 $81,488.56
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology 71 $84,602.66
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 68 $89,710.60
Geological Survey 68 $101,168.99
National Institute of Standards and Technology 66 $102,799.89
Peace Corps 66 $110,068.08
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 61 $86,605.30
Health Resources and Services Administration 58 $108,273.19
Federal Bureau of Investigation 58 $149,774.00
Environmental Protection Agency 56 $84,986.75
Small Business Administration 53 $80,861.23
Veterans Benefits Administration 51 $101,266.24
Drug Enforcement Administration 49 $111,850.00
Bureau of Land Management 47 $84,495.15
Indian Affairs 46 $76,886.17
Transportation Security Administration 44 $100,555.43
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 40 $121,032.85
Farm Service Agency 39 $105,501.87
Indian Health Service 36 $82,265.77
Bureau of Immigration & Customs Enforcement 34 $126,605.88
Forest Service 33 $86,233.24
Rural Housing Service 33 $112,644.70
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Homeland Security) 33 $89,076.82
National Cemetery Administration 32 $71,466.06
Department of Energy 28 $111,906.89
Bureau of Reclamation 28 $85,053.00
Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center 28 $84,094.64
Broadcasting Board of Governors 27 $93,786.70
Office of Inspector General (Department of Health and Human Services) 27 $108,089.30
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 26 $80,762.69
National Archives and Records Administration 26 $74,231.15
Public Buildings Service 24 $74,674.21
Patent and Trademark Office 23 $107,309.43
Federal Highway Administration 22 $76,362.32
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 21 $100,663.57
Assistant Secretary for Administration 21 $106,721.38
Goddard Space Flight Center 20 $79,534.30
Food and Nutrition Service 19 $106,253.32
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 19 $99,636.21
Offices, Boards and Divisions 17 $102,053.24
Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection 17 $140,255.53
Office of Inspector General (Department of Housing and Urban Development) 16 $94,354.81
Bureau of the Census 16 $103,473.50
Department of Homeland Security Headquarters 15 $106,645.21
George C. Marshall Space Flight Center 14 $85,163.57
Federal Trade Commission 14 $96,127.00
Office of Justice Programs 14 $88,881.36
Employment and Training Administration 14 $89,682.21
Federal Transit Administration 13 $81,899.23
John F. Kennedy Space Center 13 $94,213.31
U.S. Trustee Program 13 $88,417.00
John Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field 12 $83,085.83
Office of Personnel Management 12 $115,319.83
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration 12 $95,163.08
Deputy Assistant Secretary Security & Law Enforcement 12 $49,911.82
Occupational Safety and Health Administration 11 $129,874.64
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission 11 $121,999.27
Office of Comptroller of Currency 11 $156,288.36
Federal Emergency Management Agency 11 $112,863.45
Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation 10 $96,420.80
Office Assistant Secretary Administration and Management 10 $157,760.90
Employee Benefits Security Administration 10 $80,811.20
National Protection and Programs Directorate 10 $98,014.30
Railroad Retirement Board 10 $88,300.20
National Transportation Safety Board 8 $84,425.63
Federal Railroad Administration 8 $92,891.63
Departmental Offices 8 $122,675.50
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 8 $146,143.38
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Agriculture) 8 $91,498.00
Federal Labor Relations Authority 8 $71,255.00
Office for Civil Rights 8 $85,921.50
Bureau of Labor Statistics 7 $121,001.86
Office of Workers' Compensation Programs 7 $104,835.14
U.S. Coast Guard 7 $91,229.00
Consumer Product Safety Commission 6 $72,632.50
Office of the Secretary (Department of Veterans Affairs) 6 $123,372.83
Agricultural Marketing Service 6 $69,810.17
Mine Safety and Health Administration 5 $105,988.80
Office of Secretary of Transportation 5 $123,118.00
Veterans Customer Exper (Vce) 5 $106,692.40
Federal Student Aid 5 $108,530.00
Substance Abuse & Mental Health Service Administration 5 $111,637.80
Administration for Children and Families 5 $98,427.60
National Gallery of Art 5 $129,654.20
Office of the General Counsel (Department of Agriculture) 5 $79,113.00
Coop State Research, Educ, & Exten Service 5 $74,478.00
Grain Inspection, Packers & Stockyards Administration 5 $87,955.20
Office of the Secretary (Department of Commerce) 5 $99,945.80
Headquarters, Nasa 4 $112,241.50
Selective Service System 4 $70,790.75
Food Safety and Inspection Service 4 $103,223.75
National Appeals Division 4 $76,833.00
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Justice) 4 $100,442.00
Office of Labor-Management Standards 4 $78,257.50
U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum 4 $100,981.00
Maritime Administration 4 $82,011.00
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 4 $91,805.25
Bureau of the Fiscal Service 4 $127,062.25
Office of Inspector General (Federal Housing Finance Agency) 4 $145,297.75
Office of the Solicitor (Department of Interior) 4 $105,059.50
National Science Foundation 4 $120,143.25
Bureau of Customs and Border Protection 3 $86,216.67
Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers 3 $140,444.00
Ous for Science and Technology 3 $146,336.00
Office of Surface Mining, Reclamation and Enforcement 3 $82,593.67
Government Printing Office 3 $111,136.33
National Labor Relations Board 3 $145,125.00
Ames Research Center 3 $132,794.33
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Agriculture) 3 $76,816.00
Office of Secretary of Labor 3 $112,700.33
U.S. Mint 3 $96,331.00
Bureau of International Labor Affairs 3 $132,480.67
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission 3 $82,317.33
Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs 3 $97,175.67
U.S. International Trade Commission 2 $67,385.00
International Trade Administration 2 $110,389.50
Surface Transportation Board 2 $98,323.50
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Labor) 2 $138,997.50
Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau 2 $120,074.00
Export-Import Bank of the United States 2 $110,877.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Finance 2 $116,370.00
Foreign Agricultural Service 2 $100,597.50
Director for Resource Management 2 $124,952.00
Corporation for National and Community Service 2 $87,572.00
Federal Election Commission 2 $116,913.00
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation 2 $188,688.00
Office of the Chief Information Officer (Department of Agriculture) 2 $161,315.00
National Endowment for the Humanities 2 $68,718.00
Merit Systems Protection Board 2 $148,797.50
Office of General Counsel (General Services Administration) 1 $77,593.00
Economic Development Administration 1 $79,720.00
Office of the Secretary of Housing & Urban Development Department 1 $161,900.00
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Education) 1 $158,123.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Administration 1 $130,692.00
Marine Mammal Commission 1 $119,489.00
Office of Inspector General (General Services Administration) 1 $144,945.00
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Commerce) 1 $123,223.00
Office of General Counsel (Department of Housing and Urban Development) 1 $163,400.00
Office of Management (Department of Education) 1 $163,400.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Acquisition and Logistics 1 $104,275.00
Millennium Challenge Corporation 1 $95,834.00
International Boundary & Water Commission: U.S. & Mexico 1 $143,144.00
Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, & Explosives 1 $104,275.00
Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development 1 $137,910.00
Administrative Conference of the United States 1 $178,900.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Congressional Affairs 1 $107,435.00
National Council on Disability 1 $127,458.00
International Boundary Commission: U.S. and Canada 1 $107,435.00
Office of Public Affairs 1 $158,123.00
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 1 $90,350.00
Assistant Secretary for Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity 1 $159,623.00
World War 1 Centennial Commission 1 $80,720.00
Dryden Flight Research Center 1 $92,163.00
International Joint Commission: U.S. & Canada 1 $104,275.00
Office of Assistant Secretary for Policy 1 $161,900.00
Office of Inspector General (Department of Transportation) 1 $107,435.00
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Housing and Urban Development) 1 $149,337.00
Office of Postsecondary Education 1 $144,945.00
Rural Utilities Service 1 $85,035.00
National Capital Planning Commission 1 $153,730.00
Office of the Committee for Purchase from People Blind 1 $101,116.00
Veterans Employment and Training Service 1 $123,223.00
Bureau of Transportation Statistics 1 $123,234.00
Office of Healthy Homes & Lead Hazard Control 1 $145,945.00
Trade and Development Agency 1 $126,958.00
Rural Business-Cooperative Service 1 $90,350.00
National Security Council 1 $126,958.00
Office of Inspector General (Committee for Purchase from People Blind or Severely Disabled) 1 $98,806.00
Wage and Hour Division 1 $84,351.00
Office of Inspector General for Tax Administration 1 $134,426.00
Office of the Chief Information Officer (Department of Housing and Urban Development) 1 $150,837.00
Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council 1 $85,035.00
Office of the Chief Economist 1 $90,350.00
Armed Forces Retirement Home 1 $82,027.00
Administration for Community Living 1 $163,650.00
Immigration Office of Secretary of Education 1 $161,900.00
Office of Science and Technology Policy 1 $105,275.00
Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and Resolution 1 $141,052.00
Office of the Director 1 $110,595.00
James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation 1 $107,435.00
Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Regulation 1 $69,476.00
Office of Inspector General (Department of Education) 1 $161,900.00
Board of Veterans Appeals 1 $170,400.00
Government National Mortgage Association 1 $158,123.00
Office of Government Ethics 1 $87,693.00
Architectural & Transportation Barrier Compliance Board 1 $149,337.00
Federal Housing Finance Agency 1 $157,455.00
Office of the General Counsel (Department of Education) 1 $161,900.00
General Counsel (Department of Veterans Affairs) 1 $65,586.00
Council of Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency 1 $145,629.00
Office of Administrative Services 1 $101,116.00
Commission of Fine Arts 1 $87,147.00
Office of Senior Coordinator for Southeast/Caribbean 1 $118,028.00
Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation Service 1 $149,337.00
Immediate Office of Assistant Secretary for Human Resolution & Administration 1 $101,116.00
Bureau of Safety & Environmental Enforcement 1 $98,323.00

Administrative Officer Pay Distribution

The average pay for an Administrative Officer is $87,436.90. The highest paid Administrative Officer made $224,400 in 2018.

Common Administrative Officer Payscales

Payscale Number of Administrative Officer Employees
GS - General Schedule 6,244
FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan 319
ZA - Administrative 105
FP - Foreign Service Personnel 102
ES - Senior Executive Service 54
FO - Foreign Service Officers 53
SV - Trans Security Admin Emp Other Than Exec 44
CN - Bur Of (cfpb) An Indep Ag Within Frs 17
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 13
NB - Ofc Of Comptroller Of The Currency Only 11
IR - Irs Broadband Class And Pay System Pos 10
EL - Non-executive Positions At Fhfa 5
FE - Senior Foreign Service 4
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 4
PG - Printing Office Grades 3
CG - Corporate Graded 2
NY - All Other Positions In The Corporation 2
GL - Gs Emp Grades 3-10 Paid Leo Special Rate 2
GM - Emp Covered By Pmrs Termination Provisns 1
MC - Emp Of Millennium Challenge Corporation 1
OR - Employees Of The Ofr, Treasury 1
EN - Nat Nuclear Security Admin Exc Srvc Only 1

Starting Paygrade: $26,233.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-4, Step 1
Maximum Paygrade: $138,572.00 / 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
Compliance Inspection and SupportClerical and Administrative SupportGS-1GS-9
Quality AssuranceAdministrative and ManagementGS-4GS-15
Miscellaneous Administration and ProgramAdministrative and ManagementGS-4GS-15
Grants ManagementAdministrative and ManagementGS-4GS-15
Clerk-TypistClerical and Administrative SupportGS-1GS-9

Average Administrative Officer Pay Trend from 2004 to 2018

In 2004, the average pay for an Administrative Officer was $70,426. Since then, the average pay has increased to $87,437 in 2018.


Data Sources

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The series code of this occupation is 0341.

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