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Administrative Officer - Federal Salaries of 2020

Pay Rates for "Administrative Officer"

How much does an Administrative Officer in the federal government get paid? $94,877.98* *Based on the 2020 average.
6,936 EMPLOYEES
$623.35M TOTAL SALARY
GS MOST COMMON PAYSCALE

Administrative Officer was the 46th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2020, with 6,936 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2020, the Veterans Health Administration hired the most employees titled Administrative Officer, with an average salary of $74,941.

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 2,210 $74,941.22
National Institutes of Health 659 $117,299.97
Federal Aviation Administration 323 $82,752.00
National Park Service 227 $88,288.52
Department of State 194 $139,323.99
Food and Drug Administration 184 $108,559.08
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 173 $76,995.17
U.S. Agency for International Development 169 $121,396.09
U.S. Secret Service 144 $95,868.56
Executive Office of U.S. Attorneys and the Office of U.s Attorneys 109 $156,346.00
Internal Revenue Service 104 $100,833.24
U.S. Marshals Service 104 $109,116.19
Office Secretary Health and Human Services 83 $75,245.07
Agricultural Research Service 82 $85,343.56
Peace Corps 67 $128,370.76
National Institute of Standards and Technology 66 $114,337.39
Geological Survey 65 $104,611.09
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 63 $97,987.25
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 58 $89,446.34
Veterans Benefits Administration 58 $109,815.17
Bureau of Land Management 57 $90,911.53
Environmental Protection Agency 57 $79,160.32
Health Resources and Services Administration 51 $120,829.65
Federal Bureau of Investigation 51 $150,561.50
Drug Enforcement Administration 50 $156,973.00
Small Business Administration 49 $91,127.51
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 48 $133,657.42
Indian Affairs 47 $83,294.40
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 44 $87,195.23
Transportation Security Administration 44 $112,718.57
National Cemetery Administration 43 $77,464.86
Immigration and Customs Enforcement 36 $140,517.75
Farm Service Agency 36 $108,698.83
Indian Health Service 33 $91,145.67
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology 31 $99,396.16
Bureau of Reclamation 29 $89,775.41
National Labor Relations Board 29 $100,886.62
Office of Inspector General (Department of Health and Human Services) 27 $117,706.22
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Homeland Security) 27 $105,135.81
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 26 $85,228.19
Forest Service 26 $83,027.69
Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center 24 $94,994.83
National Archives and Records Administration 24 $79,923.04
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 24 $115,536.71
Department of Energy 24 $117,455.13
Patent and Trademark Office 22 $108,415.09
Office of Inspector General (Department of Housing and Urban Development) 21 $100,022.81
Broadcasting Board of Governors 21 $101,456.10
Public Buildings Service 21 $83,525.52
Food and Nutrition Service 21 $116,477.48
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 20 $110,013.00
Office of the Chief Human Capital Office 19 $117,389.26
George C. Marshall Space Flight Center 18 $96,870.28
Office of Personnel Management 17 $124,841.65
Department of Homeland Security Headquarters 16 $127,525.93
Bureau of the Census 15 $116,731.80
Federal Emergency Management Agency 15 $105,643.33
Federal Transit Administration 15 $92,736.73
Goddard Space Flight Center 14 $89,546.57
Federal Highway Administration 14 $91,881.79
Agricultural Marketing Service 14 $83,547.57
U.S. Trustee Program 14 $95,887.21
Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection 14 $166,421.21
Federal Trade Commission 14 $106,447.57
John Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field 12 $98,259.67
Deputy Assistant Secretary Security & Law Enforcement 12 $59,834.75
Offices, Boards and Divisions 12 $109,948.00
Office Assistant Secretary Administration and Management 12 $157,778.00
Railroad Retirement Board 11 $99,001.64
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration 11 $112,662.18
Employee Benefits Security Administration 11 $88,664.91
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission 11 $122,281.73
Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation 10 $113,352.50
John F. Kennedy Space Center 10 $87,209.80
National Transportation Safety Board 10 $85,641.70
Employment and Training Administration 10 $102,106.90
Office of Workers' Compensation Programs 10 $110,864.10
Occupational Safety and Health Administration 10 $144,379.70
Office for Civil Rights 10 $89,878.50
Office of the Secretary (Department of Commerce) 9 $116,885.56
National Protection and Programs Directorate 9 $119,761.44
Office of Comptroller of Currency 8 $164,841.00
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 8 $156,287.00
Federal Railroad Administration 8 $98,836.63
Departmental Offices 8 $118,278.13
Office of Justice Programs 8 $99,314.25
Bureau of Labor Statistics 8 $122,061.38
Mine Safety and Health Administration 8 $92,458.88
Customs and Border Protection 8 $150,264.50
Substance Abuse & Mental Health Service Administration 7 $103,514.86
Food Safety and Inspection Service 7 $115,255.43
Consumer Product Safety Commission 7 $81,871.00
Social Security Administration 6 $115,968.00
Office of Secretary of Transportation 6 $125,210.67
Maritime Administration 6 $98,730.83
Office of the Secretary (Department of Veterans Affairs) 6 $128,736.33
U.S. Coast Guard 6 $98,829.50
Headquarters, Nasa 6 $120,079.83
Federal Student Aid 6 $110,852.67
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Agriculture) 6 $100,045.17
Federal Labor Relations Authority 6 $78,181.33
Economic Research Service 5 $69,327.60
National Institute of Food & Agriculture 5 $62,860.80
Administration for Children and Families 5 $139,685.00
Bureau of the Fiscal Service 5 $128,285.20
Veterans Customer Exper (Vce) 5 $111,015.60
National Science Foundation 4 $134,392.50
Selective Service System 4 $87,120.25
Office of the General Counsel (Department of Agriculture) 4 $85,628.50
Office of the Chief Economist 4 $87,607.25
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Justice) 4 $126,569.25
Office of Secretary of Labor 4 $138,115.25
Bureau of International Labor Affairs 4 $147,999.75
Office of Labor-Management Standards 4 $88,188.75
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission 4 $89,646.50
U.S. Mint 3 $105,010.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Office of Resolution Management 3 $74,971.00
Office of Enterprise Operations 3 $148,028.67
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Finance 3 $127,169.00
Foreign Agricultural Service 3 $108,794.67
National Appeals Division 3 $77,778.33
National Endowment for the Arts 3 $118,564.67
Office of the Solicitor (Department of Interior) 3 $117,493.67
Ames Research Center 3 $145,111.67
Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission 3 $108,628.33
National Gallery of Art 3 $118,064.00
Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Regulation 3 $98,847.67
Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers 3 $146,150.33
U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum 2 $110,801.00
Office of Inspector General (Federal Housing Finance Agency) 2 $153,859.00
Science and Technology Directorate 2 $162,217.50
Office of Surface Mining, Reclamation and Enforcement 2 $91,929.50
Federal Election Commission 2 $133,535.50
Government Printing Office 2 $138,120.50
Board of Veterans Appeals 2 $156,972.50
American Battle Monuments Commission 2 $141,534.50
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Agriculture) 2 $82,834.00
Office of the Chief Information Officer (Department of Agriculture) 2 $168,667.50
National Endowment for the Humanities 2 $69,457.50
Merit Systems Protection Board 2 $153,404.00
Executive Office for Immigration Review 2 $131,513.50
Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, & Explosives 2 $121,486.50
Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs 2 $165,765.50
Export-Import Bank of the United States 2 $129,254.00
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation 2 $214,328.00
Office of the Director 2 $114,641.50
Armed Forces Retirement Home 2 $80,823.00
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 2 $105,117.50
Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau 2 $133,465.00
National Capital Planning Commission 1 $170,800.00
National Security Council 1 $141,534.00
Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board 1 $170,800.00
Pipeline/Hazardous Materials Safety Administration 1 $94,970.00
Fpac Business Center 1 $166,487.00
African Development Foundation 1 $137,491.00
James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation 1 $123,193.00
Architectural & Transportation Barrier Compliance Board 1 $166,487.00
Commission of Fine Arts 1 $97,848.00
Economic Development Administration 1 $94,970.00
International Trade Administration 1 $89,213.00
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Commerce) 1 $137,491.00
Bureau of Industry and Security 1 $142,701.00
Northern Border Regional Commission 1 $85,428.00
Office of Senior Coordinator for Southeast/Caribbean 1 $124,955.00
Office of the Secretary of Housing & Urban Development Department 1 $170,800.00
Office of General Counsel (Department of Housing and Urban Development) 1 $170,800.00
Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development 1 $161,730.00
Assistant Secretary for Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity 1 $170,800.00
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Housing and Urban Development) 1 $170,800.00
Office of Healthy Homes & Lead Hazard Control 1 $161,730.00
Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing 1 $142,701.00
Office of the Chief Information Officer (Department of Housing and Urban Development) 1 $166,487.00
Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and Resolution 1 $170,800.00
Government National Mortgage Association 1 $170,800.00
Office of Equal Employment Opportunity 1 $141,534.00
Council of Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency 1 $137,491.00
Bureau of Safety & Environmental Enforcement 1 $122,180.00
Corporation for National and Community Service 1 $118,957.00
Marine Mammal Commission 1 $145,578.00
Office of the Customer Experience 1 $118,706.00
International Boundary & Water Commission: U.S. & Mexico 1 $156,403.00
International Boundary Commission: U.S. and Canada 1 $119,775.00
International Joint Commission: U.S. & Canada 1 $129,404.00
Office of the Committee for Purchase from People Blind 1 $116,353.00
Administration for Community Living 1 $170,800.00
Federal Housing Finance Agency 1 $171,388.00
Citizenship and Immigration Services 1 $79,233.00
Office of Congressional & Intergovernmental Affairs (Department of Labor) 1 $133,447.00
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Labor) 1 $170,800.00
Office of Disability Employment Policy 1 $149,621.00
Office of Public Affairs 1 $170,800.00
Office of Assistant Secretary for Policy 1 $170,800.00
Office of the Solicitor (Department of Labor) 1 $76,537.00
Denali Commission 1 $102,026.00
Office of Inspector General (Department of Education) 1 $166,487.00
Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation Service 1 $170,800.00
Office of the Chief Information Officer (Department of Education) 1 $170,800.00
Office of Intergovernmental and Interagency Affairs 1 $147,458.00
Office of Communications and Outreach 1 $161,730.00
Trade and Development Agency 1 $129,404.00
Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council 1 $106,085.00
Farm Credit Administration 1 $0.00
Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council 1 $152,175.00
Barry Goldwater School & Excellence in Education Foundation 1 $109,508.00
Office of Government Ethics 1 $97,848.00
Office of General Counsel (General Services Administration) 1 $86,435.00
Office of Inspector General for Tax Administration 1 $145,578.00
Office of Science and Technology Policy 1 $119,775.00
1 $106,483.00
General Counsel (Department of Veterans Affairs) 1 $141,534.00
Inspector General (Department of Veterans Affairs) 1 $145,578.00
Immediate Office of Assistant Secretary for Human Resolution & Administration 1 $106,085.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Administration 1 $137,491.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Labor Management Relations 1 $116,353.00
Director for Resource Management 1 $119,775.00
Immediate Office of Assistant Secretary for Policy & Planning 1 $86,335.00
Office of Assistant Secretary Public & Intergovernmental Affairs 1 $166,487.00
Immediate Office Assistant Secretary Congress & Legislation Affairs 1 $112,930.00
1 $161,730.00
World War 1 Centennial Commission 1 $92,019.00

Administrative Officer Pay Distribution

The average pay for an Administrative Officer is $94,877.98. The highest paid Administrative Officer made $261,423 in 2020.

Common Administrative Officer Payscales

Payscale Number of Administrative Officer Employees
GS - General Schedule 6,167
FV - Federal Aviation Administration Core Compensation Plan 321
FP - Foreign Service Personnel 119
ZA - Administrative 115
FO - Foreign Service Officers 50
ES - Senior Executive Service 49
SV - Transportation Security Administration Employees Other Than Executives 44
CN - Bureau Of Consumer Financial Protect(cfpb) Independent Agcy Within The Fed Res Syst(use By Cfpb Only) 14
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 13
IR - Internal Revenue Service Broadband Classification And Pay System Positions Only 10
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not Elsewhere Specified 9
NB - Office Of The Comptroller Of The Currency Only 8
EL - Non-executive Positions At The Federal Housing Finance Agency 3
GL - Gs Employees In Grades 3 Through 10 Paid A Law Enforcement Officer Special Base Rate 3
CG - Corporate Graded 2
PG - Printing Office Grades 2
FG - Similar To The General Schedule 2
VH - Professional, Administrative, And Managerial 1
IC - Employees Holding Incident Management Cadre Of On-call Response/recovery Employees(core)positions 1
NY - All Other Positions In The Corporation For National And Community Service, P.l. 103-82, Subtitle G, Section 1
NQ - Employees In The National Nuclear Secuirty Administration's Professional, Technical, And Admin Career Path 1
FE - Senior Foreign Service 1

Starting Paygrade: $27,782.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-4, Step 1
Maximum Paygrade: $146,757.00 / 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
General InvestigationAdministrative and ManagementGS-4GS-15
Agricultural Commodity GradingAdministrative and ManagementGS-4GS-15
Communications ClericalClerical and Administrative SupportGS-1GS-9
Loan SpecialistAdministrative and ManagementGS-4GS-15
Equipment OperatorClerical and Administrative SupportGS-1GS-9

Average Administrative Officer Pay Trend from 2004 to 2020

In 2004, the average pay for an Administrative Officer was $70,426. Since then, the average pay has increased to $94,878 in 2020.


Data Sources

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The series code of this occupation is 0341.

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