Administrative Officer - Federal Salaries of 2004

Pay Rates for "Administrative Officer"

How much does an Administrative Officer in the federal government get paid? $70,426.25* *Based on the 2004 average.
6,354 EMPLOYEES
$435.23M TOTAL SALARY
GS MOST COMMON PAYSCALE

Administrative Officer was the 42nd most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2004, with 6,354 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2004, the Veterans Health Administration hired the most employees titled Administrative Officer, with an average salary of $61,451.

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 880 $61,451.33
Department of State 507 $97,117.40
National Institutes of Health 466 $76,041.74
Federal Aviation Administration 420 $54,921.72
Federal Emergency Management Agency 323 $63,082.00
National Park Service 252 $63,899.48
Social Security Administration 199 $48,059.32
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 194 $54,355.18
Transportation Security Administration 178 $82,547.26
Internal Revenue Service 163 $67,869.21
Forest Service 151 $71,535.42
Executive Office of U.S. Attorneys and the Office of U.s Attorneys 139 $96,487.70
Agency for International Development 110 $81,859.64
U.S. Marshals Service 106 $72,379.77
Geological Survey 99 $72,078.69
Agricultural Research Service 83 $59,901.31
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 74 $58,083.15
Small Business Administration 64 $60,154.11
Federal Bureau of Investigation 57 $86,717.00
Indian Affairs 55 $63,491.73
National Institute of Standards and Technology 52 $70,476.67
Drug Enforcement Administration 52 $77,447.38
U.S. Secret Service 52 $59,649.90
Bureau of Land Management 51 $65,013.33
Peace Corps 50 $73,782.08
Department of Energy 50 $89,270.16
Farm Service Agency 49 $78,944.78
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 49 $73,239.71
Natural Resources Conservation Service 46 $84,081.85
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 44 $71,248.32
Indian Health Service 43 $65,399.40
Office Secretary Health and Human Services 40 $68,557.50
Environmental Protection Agency 39 $63,640.00
Rural Housing Service 38 $82,428.11
Broadcasting Board of Governors 36 $70,807.72
Agricultural Marketing Service 36 $54,567.42
Veterans Benefits Administration 34 $83,144.76
Bureau of Reclamation 34 $65,343.29
Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center 32 $62,540.25
Food and Drug Administration 32 $89,899.59
Bureau of Citizenshp and Immigratn Services 31 $68,982.61
Bureau of Immigration & Customs Enforcement 28 $61,457.86
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission 27 $67,487.56
Bureau of the Census 26 $66,051.73
Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, & Explosives 26 $66,156.88
Bureau of Customs and Border Protection 25 $63,279.28
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 23 $53,522.22
Goddard Space Flight Center 21 $69,998.95
National Archives and Records Administration 21 $55,146.95
Langley Research Center 20 $53,820.25
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 19 $69,276.21
Office of Inspector General (Department of Housing and Urban Development) 18 $63,533.17
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Homeland Security) 17 $60,355.88
U.S. Trustee Program 17 $64,899.71
Public Buildings Service 17 $55,359.53
General Counsel (Department of Veterans Affairs) 17 $50,601.06
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 16 $76,521.94
Employment Standards Administration 15 $61,199.60
Health Resources and Services Administration 15 $93,636.60
John F. Kennedy Space Center 14 $73,685.14
Railroad Retirement Board 14 $72,827.79
Domestic Nuclear Detection Office 14 $77,374.43
Federal Transit Administration 13 $75,415.31
Occupational Safety and Health Administration 13 $100,238.31
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation 12 $81,701.42
Office of Personnel Management 11 $81,093.55
Federal Highway Administration 11 $71,005.00
U.S. Coast Guard 11 $79,262.36
John Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field 11 $68,085.18
Office for Civil Rights 11 $67,078.82
Office of Secretary of Transportation 10 $95,913.20
Office Assistant Secretary Administration and Management 10 $119,108.10
Employment and Training Administration 10 $63,198.80
Bureau of Labor Statistics 10 $77,940.20
Administration for Children and Families 9 $86,866.11
Office of Senior Coordinator for Southeast/Caribbean 9 $68,107.56
National Science Foundation 9 $80,783.56
George C. Marshall Space Flight Center 9 $48,525.56
Office of Senior Coordinator for Pacific/Hawaii 8 $78,641.88
Headquarters, Nasa 8 $73,390.50
Federal Railroad Administration 8 $68,823.13
National Cemetery Administration 8 $51,316.00
Commodity Futures Trading Commission 8 $63,233.88
Mine Safety and Health Administration 8 $66,817.00
Office of the Solicitor (Department of Labor) 8 $68,250.50
Federal Trade Commission 8 $75,235.13
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 8 $70,993.75
National Transportation Safety Board 7 $59,074.57
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration 7 $67,054.29
Office of Comptroller of Currency 7 $91,290.43
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Agriculture) 7 $58,619.43
Office of Justice Programs 7 $68,702.00
Offices, Boards and Divisions 6 $102,890.67
U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum 6 $66,701.00
Consumer Product Safety Commission 6 $59,405.67
Office of Senior Coordinator for New York/New Jersey 6 $81,617.83
Grain Inspection, Packers & Stockyards Administration 6 $72,209.67
Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation 6 $73,711.33
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 5 $109,932.40
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology 5 $96,940.80
Office of Senior Coordinator for Midwest 5 $76,973.60
Office of the Secretary (Department of Commerce) 5 $63,901.00
International Trade Administration 5 $54,253.80
Patent and Trademark Office 5 $59,626.60
Substance Abuse & Mental Health Service Administration 5 $69,310.20
Inspector General (Department of Veterans Affairs) 4 $91,893.75
Employee Benefits Security Administration 4 $71,930.00
Office of Government Ethics 4 $105,773.00
Office of Senior Coordinator for Southwest 4 $71,253.00
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation., & Enforcement 4 $87,913.25
National Appeals Division 4 $54,857.00
Office of the General Counsel (Department of Agriculture) 4 $50,157.75
Food Safety and Inspection Service 4 $55,260.25
Economic Development Administration 4 $66,846.25
Selective Service System 4 $62,057.25
U.S. Mint 4 $72,012.50
National Gallery of Art 3 $91,199.67
Maritime Administration 3 $55,318.67
Financial Management Service 3 $78,636.33
Bureau of the Public Debt 3 $78,802.67
Office of Thrift Supervision 3 $85,084.00
Departmental Offices 3 $76,967.33
Economic Research Service 3 $64,588.33
Office of Surface Mining, Reclamation and Enforcement 3 $76,261.00
National Labor Relations Board 3 $133,044.67
National Capital Planning Commission 3 $94,580.33
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 2 $76,066.50
Office of Management (Department of Education) 2 $97,716.00
Office of the Secretary, Research and Technology 2 $141,534.50
Office of General Counsel (General Services Administration) 2 $55,855.00
Surface Transportation Board 2 $65,690.50
Office of Inspector General (General Services Administration) 2 $81,036.00
Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau 2 $60,955.00
Offices of the Regional Administrators 2 $67,985.00
Ous for Science and Technology 2 $105,335.50
Federal Technology Service 2 $58,567.50
Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development 2 $105,335.50
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Housing and Urban Development) 2 $101,999.00
Office of the Solicitor (Department of Interior) 2 $71,781.50
Office of the Chief Information Officer (Department of Agriculture) 2 $103,601.00
John C. Stennis Space Center 2 $45,948.00
National Endowment for the Humanities 2 $52,274.50
St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation 2 $103,435.00
Office of Intergovernmental and Interagency Affairs 2 $89,591.50
Export-Import Bank of the United States 1 $123,622.00
Government National Mortgage Association 1 $110,775.00
Bureau of Transportation Statistics 1 $96,572.00
Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council 1 $60,710.00
American Battle Monuments Commission 1 $58,188.00
Ous Management 1 $103,573.00
Council of Economic Advisers 1 $76,916.00
Immigration Office of Secretary of Education 1 $100,231.00
Office of Equal Employment Opportunity 1 $126,963.00
Office of Inspector General (Department of Treasury) 1 $105,094.00
Office of the Director 1 $72,764.00
Departmental Administration 1 $0.00
Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation 1 $50,593.00
Commission of Fine Arts 1 $62,659.00
Office of Inspector General (Department of Education) 1 $110,256.00
Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs 1 $81,723.00
Office of Science and Technology Policy 1 $65,083.00
Barry Goldwater School & Excellence in Education Foundation 1 $88,935.00
National Sheep Industry Improvement Center 1 $52,485.00
Office of the Secretary of Housing & Urban Development Department 1 $130,305.00
Technology Administration 1 $71,036.00
Office of the General Counsel (Department of Education) 1 $113,597.00
Federal Election Commission 1 $102,253.00
Department of Veterans Affairs 1 $47,197.00
Election Assistance Commission 1 $73,000.00
Coop State Research, Educ, & Exten Service 1 $47,390.00
Assistant Secretary for Administration 1 $120,280.00
Bureau of Economic Analysis 1 $88,106.00
Federal Student Aid 1 $76,655.00
Government Printing Office 1 $76,261.00
Office of the Secretary (Department of Veterans Affairs) 1 $69,201.00
Office of the Chief Human Capital Officer 1 $50,178.00
Food and Nutrition Service 1 $64,083.00
Office of General Counsel (Department of Housing and Urban Development) 1 $120,280.00
National Commission on Libraries and Information Science 1 $74,512.00
Office of Postsecondary Education 1 $130,305.00
1 $65,769.00
Board of Veterans Appeals 1 $110,256.00
Federal Supply Service 1 $50,126.00
Office of the Chief Economist 1 $55,652.00
Community Relations Service 1 $64,680.00
Assistant Secretary for Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity 1 $123,622.00
Dryden Flight Research Center 1 $63,505.00
Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools 1 $85,210.00
Marine Mammal Commission 1 $53,966.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Administration 1 $97,432.00
International Joint Commission: U.S. & Canada 1 $74,512.00
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Agriculture) 1 $55,652.00
Office of Secretary of Labor 1 $93,742.00
Office of Field Policy and Management 1 $113,597.00
Occupational Safety & Health Review Commission 1 $81,723.00
Office of Elementary and Secondary Education 1 $130,305.00
Ames Research Center 1 $92,158.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Finance 1 $124,022.00
Administration for Community Living 1 $120,280.00
National Endowment for the Arts 1 $145,600.00
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Labor) 1 $100,231.00
Office of Healthy Homes & Lead Hazard Control 1 $110,256.00
Armed Forces Retirement Home 1 $91,338.00
Advisory Councils and Committees 1 $99,035.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Acquisition and Logistics 1 $72,983.00
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality 1 $126,963.00
Arctic Research Commission 1 $72,108.00
Office of Public Affairs 1 $102,253.00
Assistant Secretary for Housing-Federal Housing Commissioner 1 $130,305.00
Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission 1 $79,319.00
Trade and Development Agency 1 $64,680.00
Immediate Office Assistant Secretary Congress & Legislation Affairs 1 $93,732.00
Advisory Council on Historic Preservation 1 $88,051.00
Merit Systems Protection Board 1 $78,826.00
Veterans Employment and Training Service 1 $47,453.00
Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing 1 $113,597.00
Office of Inspector General (Department of Transportation) 1 $58,903.00
Federal Communications Commission 1 $54,360.00
Commission on Ocean Policy 1 $64,083.00
Department of Homeland Security Headquarters 1 $72,108.00
James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation 1 $93,742.00

Administrative Officer Pay Distribution

The average pay for an Administrative Officer is $70,426.25. The highest paid Administrative Officer made $162,360 in 2004.

Common Administrative Officer Payscales

Payscale Number of Administrative Officer Employees
GS - General Schedule 4,972
FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan 414
FO - Foreign Service Officers 229
FP - Foreign Service Personnel 189
SV - Trans Security Admin Emp Other Than Exec 178
ZA - Administrative 87
GM - Emp Covered By Pmrs Termination Provisns 82
FE - Senior Foreign Service 60
ES - Senior Executive Service 54
MA - Milk Marketing 28
CG - Corporate Graded 12
CT - Commodity Futures Trading Commission Pos 8
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 7
NB - Ofc Of Comptroller Of The Currency Only 7
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 7
IR - Irs Broadband Class And Pay System Pos 7
FG - Similar To The General Schedule 6
TG - Ofc Of Thrift Supervision Salary Schedul 3
VC - Canteen Service 1
PG - Printing Office Grades 1
EF - Consultant (5 U.s.c. 3109) 1
SL - Senior Level Positions 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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