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

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: $25,871.00 / 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: 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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