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Administrative Officer - Federal Salaries of 2006

Pay Rates for "Administrative Officer"

How much does an Administrative Officer in the federal government get paid? $73,493.38* *Based on the 2006 average.
5,921 EMPLOYEES
$434.79M TOTAL SALARY
GS MOST COMMON PAYSCALE

Administrative Officer was the 46th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2006, with 5,921 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2006, the Veterans Health Administration hired the most employees titled Administrative Officer, with an average salary of $66,537.

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 935 $66,536.55
National Institutes of Health 519 $80,784.95
Federal Aviation Administration 354 $58,853.85
Federal Emergency Management Agency 349 $55,569.95
National Park Service 253 $67,193.53
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 210 $57,672.95
Social Security Administration 203 $52,887.50
Internal Revenue Service 176 $75,169.78
Department of State 175 $105,548.87
Transportation Security Administration 140 $90,022.02
Executive Office of U.S. Attorneys and the Office of U.s Attorneys 132 $104,203.30
Forest Service 124 $77,811.17
Agency for International Development 108 $88,723.01
U.S. Marshals Service 104 $77,671.10
Geological Survey 95 $78,838.37
Agricultural Research Service 86 $61,523.24
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 63 $64,388.43
National Institute of Standards and Technology 56 $76,450.34
Drug Enforcement Administration 54 $82,457.44
Bureau of Land Management 53 $66,774.72
Federal Bureau of Investigation 52 $93,950.75
U.S. Secret Service 51 $64,681.47
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 50 $76,290.30
Peace Corps 49 $71,094.10
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 49 $80,073.10
Department of Energy 48 $93,622.27
Indian Affairs 48 $64,290.00
Natural Resources Conservation Service 47 $90,502.36
Farm Service Agency 45 $84,663.91
Indian Health Service 43 $67,869.07
Environmental Protection Agency 41 $70,173.46
Rural Housing Service 37 $89,827.00
Bureau of Immigration & Customs Enforcement 36 $88,116.67
Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center 35 $65,967.31
Small Business Administration 35 $66,787.51
Agricultural Marketing Service 33 $56,950.30
Broadcasting Board of Governors 32 $74,147.50
Bureau of Reclamation 32 $68,362.66
Veterans Benefits Administration 32 $90,726.59
Office Secretary Health and Human Services 28 $82,530.79
Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, & Explosives 27 $71,897.70
Food and Drug Administration 27 $106,994.00
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 26 $62,126.85
Bureau of the Census 25 $75,526.72
Department of Homeland Security Headquarters 22 $82,330.50
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Homeland Security) 22 $65,618.59
National Archives and Records Administration 21 $60,822.52
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 20 $74,671.70
General Counsel (Department of Veterans Affairs) 20 $55,267.80
Office of Inspector General (Department of Housing and Urban Development) 19 $70,465.37
Goddard Space Flight Center 19 $76,860.95
Office of Personnel Management 18 $86,515.67
Health Resources and Services Administration 17 $95,425.29
U.S. Trustee Program 17 $69,120.29
Langley Research Center 16 $60,031.06
John F. Kennedy Space Center 15 $75,984.27
Employment Standards Administration 15 $66,805.80
Public Buildings Service 14 $64,138.21
Federal Transit Administration 14 $67,900.29
Occupational Safety and Health Administration 13 $107,989.08
Railroad Retirement Board 13 $79,054.15
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 13 $81,039.46
Office Assistant Secretary Administration and Management 11 $124,682.82
George C. Marshall Space Flight Center 10 $59,254.70
National Cemetery Administration 10 $67,917.00
U.S. Coast Guard 10 $85,777.50
Office of Senior Coordinator for Southeast/Caribbean 9 $71,859.44
Headquarters, Nasa 9 $72,177.89
Employment and Training Administration 9 $72,172.33
Federal Trade Commission 9 $78,913.22
Federal Highway Administration 9 $70,151.00
Federal Railroad Administration 9 $70,987.33
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration 9 $72,015.33
Office for Civil Rights 8 $76,898.25
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation 8 $87,883.50
Administration for Children and Families 8 $89,846.13
Bureau of Customs and Border Protection 8 $75,909.88
John Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field 8 $77,524.88
National Transportation Safety Board 8 $69,186.13
Office of Secretary of Transportation 8 $107,555.25
Office of Comptroller of Currency 8 $100,524.25
Commodity Futures Trading Commission 8 $70,129.00
Bureau of Labor Statistics 8 $87,872.88
Employee Benefits Security Administration 8 $65,914.25
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 7 $72,436.29
Office of Senior Coordinator for Pacific/Hawaii 7 $86,854.57
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Agriculture) 7 $66,890.57
Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation 7 $84,703.71
Offices, Boards and Divisions 7 $106,110.57
Office of Justice Programs 7 $72,726.00
Office of the Solicitor (Department of Labor) 7 $61,901.71
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 6 $120,469.67
Substance Abuse & Mental Health Service Administration 6 $78,003.17
U.S. Mint 5 $74,617.40
Mine Safety and Health Administration 5 $87,520.60
U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum 5 $71,421.20
Grain Inspection, Packers & Stockyards Administration 5 $75,923.80
Patent and Trademark Office 5 $76,751.60
Office of Senior Coordinator for New York/New Jersey 5 $87,718.60
National Science Foundation 5 $82,705.80
Bureau of the Public Debt 5 $76,086.40
Financial Management Service 4 $85,776.25
Office of the Chief Information Officer (Department of Agriculture) 4 $121,068.00
National Appeals Division 4 $60,259.50
Office of the General Counsel (Department of Agriculture) 4 $53,897.00
Office of the Secretary (Department of Commerce) 4 $72,918.25
Office of Senior Coordinator for Midwest 4 $83,219.25
Economic Development Administration 4 $74,326.00
Office of Senior Coordinator for Southwest 4 $74,907.25
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission 4 $62,414.75
Office of Government Ethics 4 $109,976.75
Bureau of Citizenshp and Immigratn Services 4 $85,493.50
Consumer Product Safety Commission 4 $61,923.75
National Gallery of Art 3 $103,501.33
Selective Service System 3 $66,096.67
Maritime Administration 3 $62,113.33
Office of Thrift Supervision 3 $98,094.33
Departmental Offices 3 $87,037.00
Inspector General (Department of Veterans Affairs) 3 $112,364.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology 3 $99,370.00
Domestic Nuclear Detection Office 3 $92,375.33
Economic Research Service 3 $76,610.00
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation., & Enforcement 3 $87,625.67
Food and Nutrition Service 3 $80,086.33
National Labor Relations Board 3 $147,726.00
Food Safety and Inspection Service 3 $54,341.33
Ames Research Center 3 $99,443.00
Immigration Office of Secretary of Education 2 $123,647.50
Surface Transportation Board 2 $72,636.00
Office of Management (Department of Education) 2 $107,830.50
Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau 2 $78,503.50
Office of Inspector General (General Services Administration) 2 $93,420.00
Board of Veterans Appeals 2 $114,688.50
Offices of the Regional Administrators 2 $73,789.50
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Finance 2 $113,999.00
Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers 2 $105,840.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Acquisition and Logistics 2 $70,412.00
Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development 2 $116,308.50
Office of the Solicitor (Department of Interior) 2 $80,946.00
Dryden Flight Research Center 2 $77,283.00
International Trade Administration 2 $65,129.00
Securities and Exchange Commission 2 $81,755.50
Office of Secretary of Labor 2 $112,996.50
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 2 $83,470.50
Office of the Chief Economist 1 $61,510.00
Federal Technology Service 1 $57,314.00
Office of the Secretary, Research and Technology 1 $152,000.00
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Labor) 1 $114,688.00
Office of the Secretary of Housing & Urban Development Department 1 $139,774.00
Advisory Councils and Committees 1 $114,715.00
Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs 1 $92,820.00
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Agriculture) 1 $67,216.00
International Boundary & Water Commission: U.S. & Mexico 1 $87,533.00
Office of Inspector General (Department of Transportation) 1 $63,866.00
Office of Public Affairs 1 $118,828.00
Office of General Counsel (Department of Housing and Urban Development) 1 $132,607.00
Council on Environmental Quality/Office of Environmental Quality 1 $91,407.00
Office of Surface Mining, Reclamation and Enforcement 1 $80,975.00
National Endowment for the Arts 1 $152,000.00
International Boundary Commission: U.S. and Canada 1 $65,048.00
Bureau of Transportation Statistics 1 $150,578.00
Veterans Employment and Training Service 1 $52,418.00
Assistant Secretary for Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity 1 $132,607.00
Trade and Development Agency 1 $71,552.00
Corporation for National and Community Service 1 $61,156.00
National Endowment for the Humanities 1 $58,318.00
International Joint Commission: U.S. & Canada 1 $85,086.00
Office of Inspector General for Tax Administration 1 $106,641.00
Export-Import Bank of the United States 1 $139,774.00
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Housing and Urban Development) 1 $100,554.00
Federal Communications Commission 1 $58,318.00
Federal Election Commission 1 $109,687.00
Institute of Museum and Library Services 1 $54,272.00
Program Support Center 1 $78,298.00
Office of Science and Technology Policy 1 $91,407.00
Office of Inspector General (Department of Education) 1 $132,607.00
Office of Field Policy and Management 1 $129,023.00
Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council 1 $66,939.00
Government Printing Office 1 $80,975.00
Arctic Research Commission 1 $87,664.00
Administration for Community Living 1 $111,104.00
Department of Veterans Affairs 1 $51,549.00
Office of the General Counsel (Department of Education) 1 $125,439.00
Office of Healthy Homes & Lead Hazard Control 1 $79,931.00
Marine Mammal Commission 1 $73,720.00
Office of the Director 1 $65,048.00
National Capital Planning Commission 1 $118,272.00
Merit Systems Protection Board 1 $84,559.00
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality 1 $125,439.00
Office of the Secretary (Department of Veterans Affairs) 1 $78,055.00
Office of Legislation and Congressional Affairs 1 $103,594.00
Assistant Secretary for Housing-Federal Housing Commissioner 1 $139,774.00
National Mediation Board 1 $79,931.00
Barry Goldwater School & Excellence in Education Foundation 1 $97,976.00
Occupational Safety & Health Review Commission 1 $65,048.00
James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation 1 $100,554.00
Advisory Council on Historic Preservation 1 $111,104.00
Assistant Secretary for Human Resources Management 1 $97,320.00
Office of Postsecondary Education 1 $139,774.00
Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing 1 $129,023.00
National Sheep Industry Improvement Center 1 $57,784.00
Valles Caldera Trust 1 $76,500.00
Armed Forces Retirement Home 1 $59,701.00
Council of Economic Advisers 1 $94,454.00
Department of Homeland Security 1 $139,774.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Congressional Affairs 1 $106,641.00
Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools 1 $111,104.00
Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and Resolution 1 $125,439.00
Coop State Research, Educ, & Exten Service 1 $52,335.00
Office of General Counsel (General Services Administration) 1 $62,308.00
Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission 1 $87,664.00
Community Relations Service 1 $82,509.00
Antitrust Modernization Commission 1 $75,000.00
Ous for Science and Technology 1 $125,439.00
Office of Elementary and Secondary Education 1 $139,774.00
Government National Mortgage Association 1 $125,439.00
Rural Business-Cooperative Service 1 $61,510.00
Federal Supply Service 1 $65,381.00
U.S. International Trade Commission 1 $47,847.00
Bureau of International Labor Affairs 1 $97,500.00
Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation 1 $67,216.00
Office of English Language Acquisition 1 $121,856.00
Office of Equal Employment Opportunity 1 $139,774.00

Administrative Officer Pay Distribution

The average pay for an Administrative Officer is $73,493.38. The highest paid Administrative Officer made $165,200 in 2006.

Common Administrative Officer Payscales

Payscale Number of Administrative Officer Employees
GS - General Schedule 5,011
FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan 351
SV - Trans Security Admin Emp Other Than Exec 140
FP - Foreign Service Personnel 97
ZA - Administrative 91
ES - Senior Executive Service 54
GM - Emp Covered By Pmrs Termination Provisns 45
FO - Foreign Service Officers 28
MA - Milk Marketing 26
IR - Irs Broadband Class And Pay System Pos 23
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 10
NB - Ofc Of Comptroller Of The Currency Only 8
CT - Commodity Futures Trading Commission Pos 8
CG - Corporate Graded 8
FE - Senior Foreign Service 5
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 5
FG - Similar To The General Schedule 3
TG - Ofc Of Thrift Supervision Salary Schedul 3
SK - Sec Emp Formerly Under Gs, Gm, And Ez 2
NY - All Other Positions In The Corporation 1
PG - Printing Office Grades 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 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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