Administrative Officer - Federal Salaries of 2005

Pay Rates for "Administrative Officer"

How much does an Administrative Officer in the federal government get paid? $72,665.68* *Based on the 2005 average.
6,306 EMPLOYEES
$457.29M TOTAL SALARY
GS MOST COMMON PAYSCALE

Administrative Officer was the 42nd most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2005, with 6,306 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2005, the Veterans Health Administration hired the most employees titled Administrative Officer, with an average salary of $64,192.

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 906 $64,192.23
Department of State 532 $100,874.64
National Institutes of Health 493 $78,831.89
Federal Aviation Administration 357 $57,278.70
Federal Emergency Management Agency 336 $53,138.25
National Park Service 253 $65,383.10
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 200 $56,736.43
Social Security Administration 192 $49,934.52
Internal Revenue Service 172 $72,065.09
Transportation Security Administration 161 $85,641.33
Forest Service 138 $75,051.99
Executive Office of U.S. Attorneys and the Office of U.s Attorneys 130 $99,427.92
Agency for International Development 112 $85,071.88
U.S. Marshals Service 104 $74,744.64
Geological Survey 99 $74,603.57
Agricultural Research Service 87 $59,479.75
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 71 $61,050.75
National Institute of Standards and Technology 57 $72,512.84
Federal Bureau of Investigation 54 $91,751.57
Drug Enforcement Administration 54 $79,096.28
Department of Energy 54 $92,433.59
U.S. Secret Service 51 $63,430.76
Bureau of Land Management 50 $65,595.52
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 50 $75,664.24
Farm Service Agency 49 $82,006.00
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 49 $74,815.00
Indian Affairs 49 $62,453.84
Peace Corps 46 $73,156.22
Indian Health Service 45 $66,332.02
Natural Resources Conservation Service 44 $88,154.59
Small Business Administration 43 $63,958.47
Environmental Protection Agency 41 $67,032.02
Rural Housing Service 40 $86,362.40
Bureau of Immigration & Customs Enforcement 38 $78,542.97
Agricultural Marketing Service 35 $54,929.09
Veterans Benefits Administration 34 $88,221.62
Bureau of Reclamation 34 $66,611.44
Broadcasting Board of Governors 33 $72,469.21
Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center 32 $66,004.34
Office Secretary Health and Human Services 31 $78,923.74
Food and Drug Administration 28 $99,504.32
Bureau of the Census 26 $70,085.15
Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, & Explosives 26 $69,713.31
Bureau of Citizenshp and Immigratn Services 25 $73,693.76
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission 23 $70,514.35
National Archives and Records Administration 22 $57,500.64
General Counsel (Department of Veterans Affairs) 20 $53,559.30
Domestic Nuclear Detection Office 20 $69,829.90
U.S. Trustee Program 19 $65,825.95
Bureau of Customs and Border Protection 19 $69,213.74
Goddard Space Flight Center 19 $74,218.16
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 18 $69,910.17
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Homeland Security) 18 $64,215.83
Office of Inspector General (Department of Housing and Urban Development) 18 $66,404.33
Office of Personnel Management 17 $83,813.65
Langley Research Center 17 $57,458.53
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 16 $80,420.56
Federal Transit Administration 16 $74,979.63
John F. Kennedy Space Center 14 $74,412.07
Public Buildings Service 14 $55,904.29
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 14 $57,178.07
Railroad Retirement Board 13 $76,449.00
Employment Standards Administration 13 $66,071.15
Occupational Safety and Health Administration 13 $105,993.62
Health Resources and Services Administration 12 $103,439.00
Office of Senior Coordinator for Southeast/Caribbean 11 $73,158.27
Office Assistant Secretary Administration and Management 11 $119,964.27
Office for Civil Rights 11 $70,788.36
U.S. Coast Guard 11 $83,106.73
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation 10 $83,942.30
George C. Marshall Space Flight Center 9 $54,259.89
Federal Highway Administration 9 $76,063.56
Employment and Training Administration 9 $68,647.44
Bureau of Labor Statistics 9 $78,546.89
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 8 $72,462.25
Commodity Futures Trading Commission 8 $66,333.75
Administration for Children and Families 8 $90,614.75
Offices, Boards and Divisions 8 $103,517.13
Office of Secretary of Transportation 8 $102,872.13
Federal Railroad Administration 8 $69,918.50
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration 8 $68,511.50
Office of Comptroller of Currency 8 $96,128.63
National Cemetery Administration 8 $56,410.13
Office of Senior Coordinator for Pacific/Hawaii 8 $83,322.63
Headquarters, Nasa 8 $68,101.38
John Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field 8 $73,160.13
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Agriculture) 8 $61,507.50
Office of the Secretary (Department of Commerce) 7 $64,160.57
Office of Justice Programs 7 $70,436.57
National Transportation Safety Board 7 $65,501.14
Office of the Solicitor (Department of Labor) 7 $56,990.71
Federal Trade Commission 7 $78,914.00
National Science Foundation 7 $83,740.57
Substance Abuse & Mental Health Service Administration 6 $71,539.50
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 6 $115,345.83
Office of Senior Coordinator for New York/New Jersey 6 $85,898.67
Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation 6 $74,763.67
Employee Benefits Security Administration 6 $67,310.00
Food Safety and Inspection Service 5 $50,597.40
Patent and Trademark Office 5 $63,359.20
Mine Safety and Health Administration 5 $83,520.40
U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum 5 $70,430.40
Grain Inspection, Packers & Stockyards Administration 4 $71,775.75
Economic Development Administration 4 $70,372.00
International Trade Administration 4 $59,133.00
Office of Senior Coordinator for Midwest 4 $79,679.25
Office of Senior Coordinator for Southwest 4 $74,247.25
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation., & Enforcement 4 $95,165.75
Consumer Product Safety Commission 4 $65,021.50
U.S. Mint 4 $72,793.75
Inspector General (Department of Veterans Affairs) 4 $96,558.25
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology 4 $100,141.50
National Appeals Division 4 $58,071.25
National Gallery of Art 3 $95,629.67
Selective Service System 3 $61,296.67
Maritime Administration 3 $58,881.00
Bureau of the Public Debt 3 $84,439.67
Office of Thrift Supervision 3 $90,031.00
Departmental Offices 3 $82,331.33
Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers 3 $100,537.33
Office of the Chief Information Officer (Department of Agriculture) 3 $107,269.00
Ous Management 3 $86,814.00
Office of the General Counsel (Department of Agriculture) 3 $54,949.67
National Labor Relations Board 3 $141,358.00
Economic Research Service 3 $70,827.33
Office of Government Ethics 3 $119,706.00
Food and Nutrition Service 3 $76,593.67
Department of Homeland Security Headquarters 3 $60,414.67
National Endowment for the Humanities 2 $54,203.50
Office of Inspector General (General Services Administration) 2 $88,977.50
Occupational Safety & Health Review Commission 2 $68,609.50
Offices of the Regional Administrators 2 $71,060.50
Armed Forces Retirement Home 2 $53,223.50
Federal Technology Service 2 $61,872.00
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 2 $78,701.50
Ous for Science and Technology 2 $128,205.00
Surface Transportation Board 2 $69,173.00
Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development 2 $110,713.00
Financial Management Service 2 $80,058.50
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Housing and Urban Development) 2 $107,511.00
Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau 2 $69,898.50
Office of Healthy Homes & Lead Hazard Control 2 $95,809.00
Office of Secretary of Labor 2 $107,511.00
Office of the Solicitor (Department of Interior) 2 $75,923.00
Immigration Office of Secretary of Education 2 $117,809.00
Office of Surface Mining, Reclamation and Enforcement 2 $78,745.00
Office of Management (Department of Education) 2 $104,119.00
Ames Research Center 2 $99,148.50
Office of General Counsel (General Services Administration) 2 $58,872.50
Community Relations Service 1 $74,782.00
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Agriculture) 1 $62,886.00
Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation 1 $62,886.00
Corporation for National and Community Service 1 $56,307.00
Office of Elementary and Secondary Education 1 $135,136.00
Office of Inspector General (Department of Transportation) 1 $61,431.00
International Joint Commission: U.S. & Canada 1 $79,766.00
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Labor) 1 $107,413.00
National Endowment for the Arts 1 $149,200.00
Office of the Secretary of Housing & Urban Development Department 1 $135,136.00
Federal Election Commission 1 $106,044.00
Advisory Councils and Committees 1 $105,967.00
Bureau of Transportation Statistics 1 $146,192.00
Program Support Center 1 $73,421.00
Office of Public Affairs 1 $108,990.00
Institute of Museum and Library Services 1 $52,468.00
Assistant Secretary for Administration 1 $124,740.00
Government Printing Office 1 $78,745.00
Trade and Development Agency 1 $69,173.00
Office of Science and Technology Policy 1 $74,782.00
Administration for Community Living 1 $103,947.00
Veterans Employment and Training Service 1 $50,722.00
Arctic Research Commission 1 $79,766.00
Office of General Counsel (Department of Housing and Urban Development) 1 $128,205.00
Marine Mammal Commission 1 $71,269.00
Federal Communications Commission 1 $56,371.00
Department of Veterans Affairs 1 $48,732.00
Advisory Council on Historic Preservation 1 $103,947.00
Assistant Secretary for Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity 1 $128,205.00
Export-Import Bank of the United States 1 $131,671.00
Merit Systems Protection Board 1 $81,747.00
National Mediation Board 1 $74,782.00
Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council 1 $62,962.00
Office of the Secretary (Department of Veterans Affairs) 1 $73,364.00
Antitrust Modernization Commission 1 $68,000.00
Office of Field Policy and Management 1 $124,740.00
Office of Inspector General (Department of Education) 1 $117,809.00
James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation 1 $97,213.00
Dryden Flight Research Center 1 $68,158.00
Farm Credit Administration 1 $96,701.00
Board of Veterans Appeals 1 $114,344.00
Departmental Administration 1 $103,098.00
Assistant Secretary for Housing-Federal Housing Commissioner 1 $135,136.00
Office of the General Counsel (Department of Education) 1 $117,809.00
Council of Economic Advisers 1 $88,369.00
John C. Stennis Space Center 1 $55,595.00
Barry Goldwater School & Excellence in Education Foundation 1 $94,721.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Administration 1 $102,502.00
National Sheep Industry Improvement Center 1 $54,440.00
Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing 1 $117,809.00
Office of Legislation and Congressional Affairs 1 $94,260.00
Commission of Fine Arts 1 $64,981.00
National Capital Planning Commission 1 $135,136.00
Election Assistance Commission 1 $75,708.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Finance 1 $128,605.00
Coop State Research, Educ, & Exten Service 1 $50,590.00
Government National Mortgage Association 1 $121,274.00
Federal Student Aid 1 $82,233.00
National Commission on Libraries and Information Science 1 $77,274.00
Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission 1 $84,751.00
Federal Supply Service 1 $60,989.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Acquisition and Logistics 1 $80,043.00
Rural Business-Cooperative Service 1 $54,926.00
Office of Equal Employment Opportunity 1 $131,671.00
Office of Postsecondary Education 1 $135,136.00
Securities and Exchange Commission 1 $68,138.00
International Boundary & Water Commission: U.S. & Mexico 1 $100,129.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Congressional Affairs 1 $100,152.00
Office of the Chief Economist 1 $57,715.00
Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs 1 $89,736.00
Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools 1 $103,947.00
Office of the Secretary, Research and Technology 1 $148,200.00
International Boundary Commission: U.S. and Canada 1 $52,468.00

Administrative Officer Pay Distribution

The average pay for an Administrative Officer is $72,665.68. The highest paid Administrative Officer made $218,835 in 2005.

Common Administrative Officer Payscales

Payscale Number of Administrative Officer Employees
GS - General Schedule 5,003
FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan 353
FO - Foreign Service Officers 227
FP - Foreign Service Personnel 192
SV - Trans Security Admin Emp Other Than Exec 161
ZA - Administrative 92
GM - Emp Covered By Pmrs Termination Provisns 65
FE - Senior Foreign Service 64
ES - Senior Executive Service 59
MA - Milk Marketing 27
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 10
CG - Corporate Graded 10
IR - Irs Broadband Class And Pay System Pos 8
CT - Commodity Futures Trading Commission Pos 8
NB - Ofc Of Comptroller Of The Currency Only 8
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 6
FG - Similar To The General Schedule 4
TG - Ofc Of Thrift Supervision Salary Schedul 3
VH - Professional, Admin., And Managerial 1
VC - Canteen Service 1
NY - All Other Positions In The Corporation 1
PG - Printing Office Grades 1
SK - Sec Emp Formerly Under Gs, Gm, And Ez 1
EF - Consultant (5 U.s.c. 3109) 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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