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Administrative Officer - Federal Salaries of 2017

Pay Rates for "Administrative Officer"

How much does an Administrative Officer in the federal government get paid? $85,758.22* *Based on the 2017 average.
6,961 EMPLOYEES
$576.98M TOTAL SALARY
GS MOST COMMON PAYSCALE

Administrative Officer was the 43rd most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2017, with 6,961 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2017, the Veterans Health Administration hired the most employees titled Administrative Officer, with an average salary of $72,798.

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 1,790 $72,797.53
National Institutes of Health 641 $106,840.99
Federal Aviation Administration 321 $74,354.09
Office Secretary Health and Human Services 276 $67,464.64
Social Security Administration 255 $63,142.99
National Park Service 238 $81,185.79
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 225 $70,724.92
Department of State 203 $128,405.64
Food and Drug Administration 160 $95,429.91
Agency for International Development 151 $108,499.42
U.S. Secret Service 147 $34,894.35
Internal Revenue Service 115 $91,279.86
Executive Office of U.S. Attorneys and the Office of U.s Attorneys 107 $10,577.54
U.S. Marshals Service 103 $99,196.41
Agricultural Research Service 82 $81,414.79
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology 70 $83,911.59
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 68 $89,917.85
Geological Survey 67 $100,338.12
National Institute of Standards and Technology 67 $102,097.93
Peace Corps 63 $109,160.22
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 60 $87,163.35
Health Resources and Services Administration 58 $108,273.19
Federal Bureau of Investigation 58 $12,939.88
Environmental Protection Agency 57 $84,824.84
Small Business Administration 53 $80,589.43
Veterans Benefits Administration 51 $101,257.41
Bureau of Land Management 48 $84,016.23
Drug Enforcement Administration 48 $21,255.18
Indian Affairs 45 $75,945.13
Transportation Security Administration 43 $100,700.67
Farm Service Agency 40 $104,821.38
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 40 $120,349.58
Indian Health Service 35 $81,524.85
Bureau of Immigration & Customs Enforcement 35 $125,993.83
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Homeland Security) 34 $88,224.50
Forest Service 34 $85,422.88
Rural Housing Service 33 $112,644.70
National Cemetery Administration 30 $71,577.40
Department of Energy 28 $113,600.82
Bureau of Reclamation 28 $84,418.57
Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center 28 $83,911.54
Office of Inspector General (Department of Health and Human Services) 27 $107,676.22
Broadcasting Board of Governors 27 $93,786.70
National Archives and Records Administration 26 $74,153.96
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 26 $80,482.88
Public Buildings Service 24 $74,674.21
Federal Highway Administration 23 $78,185.91
Patent and Trademark Office 23 $107,058.35
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 21 $100,211.29
Assistant Secretary for Administration 20 $107,037.25
Goddard Space Flight Center 20 $79,534.30
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 20 $100,034.15
Food and Nutrition Service 19 $104,862.79
Offices, Boards and Divisions 17 $101,322.71
Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection 17 $500.00
Office of Personnel Management 16 $106,483.31
Office of Inspector General (Department of Housing and Urban Development) 16 $94,197.06
Bureau of the Census 16 $103,473.50
Department of Homeland Security Headquarters 15 $105,324.43
George C. Marshall Space Flight Center 14 $85,163.57
Employment and Training Administration 14 $89,682.21
Federal Trade Commission 14 $94,689.14
Office of Justice Programs 14 $88,881.36
Federal Transit Administration 13 $81,364.15
John F. Kennedy Space Center 13 $94,213.31
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration 12 $95,163.08
Deputy Assistant Secretary Security & Law Enforcement 12 $47,435.18
U.S. Trustee Program 12 $89,570.58
John Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field 12 $83,085.83
Occupational Safety and Health Administration 11 $129,874.64
Federal Emergency Management Agency 11 $112,863.45
Office of Comptroller of Currency 11 $156,147.36
National Protection and Programs Directorate 10 $97,698.30
Railroad Retirement Board 10 $88,034.90
Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation 10 $96,199.10
Office Assistant Secretary Administration and Management 10 $157,321.60
Employee Benefits Security Administration 10 $80,401.20
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission 10 $124,444.60
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Agriculture) 8 $91,498.00
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 8 $145,811.13
Office for Civil Rights 8 $85,658.38
National Transportation Safety Board 8 $84,425.63
Federal Railroad Administration 8 $92,560.50
Departmental Offices 8 $122,675.50
Office of Workers' Compensation Programs 7 $104,076.86
Bureau of Labor Statistics 7 $121,001.86
Federal Labor Relations Authority 7 $74,800.00
Consumer Product Safety Commission 6 $72,111.50
Office of the Secretary (Department of Veterans Affairs) 6 $123,122.83
Agricultural Marketing Service 6 $67,891.00
Veterans Customer Exper (Vce) 5 $106,592.40
Office of the General Counsel (Department of Agriculture) 5 $79,113.00
Grain Inspection, Packers & Stockyards Administration 5 $87,955.20
Coop State Research, Educ, & Exten Service 5 $73,591.20
Office of the Secretary (Department of Commerce) 5 $99,945.80
Mine Safety and Health Administration 5 $105,988.80
Federal Student Aid 5 $108,530.00
Administration for Children and Families 5 $98,427.60
Substance Abuse & Mental Health Service Administration 5 $111,637.80
National Gallery of Art 5 $129,654.20
Office of Secretary of Transportation 5 $123,118.00
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 4 $88,920.75
Office of Inspector General (Federal Housing Finance Agency) 4 $140,261.00
Selective Service System 4 $70,790.75
Maritime Administration 4 $82,011.00
Bureau of the Fiscal Service 4 $127,016.25
Office of the Solicitor (Department of Interior) 4 $104,269.50
National Appeals Division 4 $76,833.00
National Science Foundation 4 $119,209.50
Food Safety and Inspection Service 4 $103,223.75
Headquarters, Nasa 4 $112,241.50
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Justice) 4 $100,442.00
Ames Research Center 4 $132,328.75
Office of Labor-Management Standards 4 $77,735.50
U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum 4 $100,981.00
Bureau of Customs and Border Protection 3 $86,216.67
Ous for Science and Technology 3 $146,336.00
Office of Surface Mining, Reclamation and Enforcement 3 $82,593.67
Government Printing Office 3 $111,019.67
National Labor Relations Board 3 $145,125.00
Bureau of International Labor Affairs 3 $132,480.67
Office of Secretary of Labor 3 $112,700.33
Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs 3 $97,175.67
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission 3 $82,267.33
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Agriculture) 3 $76,816.00
Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers 3 $140,444.00
Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau 2 $120,074.00
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Labor) 2 $137,827.50
U.S. Mint 2 $55,592.50
Export-Import Bank of the United States 2 $110,877.00
Director for Resource Management 2 $124,952.00
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation 2 $186,563.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Finance 2 $116,370.00
Office of the Chief Information Officer (Department of Agriculture) 2 $154,354.00
Foreign Agricultural Service 2 $100,597.50
National Endowment for the Humanities 2 $68,718.00
Merit Systems Protection Board 2 $148,797.50
International Trade Administration 2 $108,522.00
U.S. International Trade Commission 2 $66,885.00
Corporation for National and Community Service 2 $87,572.00
Surface Transportation Board 2 $98,323.50
Federal Election Commission 2 $116,913.00
Office of Senior Coordinator for Southeast/Caribbean 1 $118,028.00
Immigration Office of Secretary of Education 1 $161,900.00
National Council on Disability 1 $123,223.00
International Boundary & Water Commission: U.S. & Mexico 1 $143,144.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Acquisition and Logistics 1 $101,116.00
Rural Utilities Service 1 $85,035.00
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Housing and Urban Development) 1 $149,337.00
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Education) 1 $158,123.00
Dryden Flight Research Center 1 $92,163.00
International Boundary Commission: U.S. and Canada 1 $107,435.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Congressional Affairs 1 $107,435.00
James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation 1 $107,435.00
Office of General Counsel (Department of Housing and Urban Development) 1 $163,400.00
Office of the General Counsel (Department of Education) 1 $161,900.00
National Capital Planning Commission 1 $153,730.00
International Joint Commission: U.S. & Canada 1 $104,275.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Administration 1 $130,692.00
Architectural & Transportation Barrier Compliance Board 1 $149,337.00
Assistant Secretary for Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity 1 $159,623.00
Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation Service 1 $149,337.00
National Security Council 1 $126,958.00
Office of Inspector General (Committee for Purchase from People Blind or Severely Disabled) 1 $97,956.00
Board of Veterans Appeals 1 $170,400.00
Office of Assistant Secretary for Policy 1 $161,900.00
Commission of Fine Arts 1 $87,147.00
Office of the Secretary of Housing & Urban Development Department 1 $161,900.00
Trade and Development Agency 1 $126,958.00
Armed Forces Retirement Home 1 $82,027.00
Office of the Committee for Purchase from People Blind 1 $101,116.00
General Counsel (Department of Veterans Affairs) 1 $65,586.00
Office of Public Affairs 1 $153,730.00
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Commerce) 1 $123,223.00
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 Inspector General (Department of Transportation) 1 $107,435.00
Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Regulation 1 $69,476.00
Economic Development Administration 1 $79,720.00
World War 1 Centennial Commission 1 $79,720.00
Wage and Hour Division 1 $84,351.00
Office of Healthy Homes & Lead Hazard Control 1 $141,552.00
Office of the Director 1 $110,595.00
Bureau of Transportation Statistics 1 $123,234.00
Administration for Community Living 1 $163,650.00
Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, & Explosives 1 $104,275.00
Veterans Employment and Training Service 1 $123,223.00
Council of Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency 1 $145,629.00
Office of Government Ethics 1 $87,693.00
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 1 $90,350.00
Federal Housing Finance Agency 1 $157,455.00
Government National Mortgage Association 1 $158,123.00
Office of Postsecondary Education 1 $144,945.00
Bureau of Safety & Environmental Enforcement 1 $98,323.00
Office of Inspector General (General Services Administration) 1 $144,945.00
Office of Inspector General for Tax Administration 1 $134,426.00
Administrative Conference of the United States 1 $169,900.00
Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development 1 $137,660.00
Office of Inspector General (Department of Education) 1 $161,900.00
Marine Mammal Commission 1 $119,489.00
Office of General Counsel (General Services Administration) 1 $77,593.00
Office of Science and Technology Policy 1 $105,275.00
Office of the Chief Economist 1 $90,350.00
Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and Resolution 1 $141,052.00
Office of Management (Department of Education) 1 $163,400.00
Millennium Challenge Corporation 1 $95,834.00
Office of Administrative Services 1 $101,116.00
Inspector General (Department of Veterans Affairs) 1 $135,927.00
Rural Business-Cooperative Service 1 $90,350.00

Administrative Officer Pay Distribution

The average pay for an Administrative Officer is $85,758.22. The highest paid Administrative Officer made $224,400 in 2017.

Common Administrative Officer Payscales

Payscale Number of Administrative Officer Employees
GS - General Schedule 6,208
FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan 321
ZA - Administrative 106
FP - Foreign Service Personnel 100
ES - Senior Executive Service 54
FO - Foreign Service Officers 53
SV - Trans Security Admin Emp Other Than Exec 43
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 9
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
OR - Employees Of The Ofr, Treasury 1
GM - Emp Covered By Pmrs Termination Provisns 1
MC - Emp Of Millennium Challenge Corporation 1
EN - Nat Nuclear Security Admin Exc Srvc Only 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
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 2017

In 2004, the average pay for an Administrative Officer was $70,426. Since then, the average pay has increased to $85,758 in 2017.


Data Sources

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The series code of this occupation is 0341.

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