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Administrative Officer - Federal Salaries of 2008

Pay Rates for "Administrative Officer"

How much does an Administrative Officer in the federal government get paid? $78,580.27* *Based on the 2008 average.
6,244 EMPLOYEES
$490.03M TOTAL SALARY
GS MOST COMMON PAYSCALE

Administrative Officer was the 45th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2008, with 6,244 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2008, the Veterans Health Administration hired the most employees titled Administrative Officer, with an average salary of $68,711.

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 1,100 $68,710.95
National Institutes of Health 567 $88,242.30
Office Secretary Health and Human Services 390 $61,281.59
Federal Aviation Administration 364 $62,501.83
National Park Service 250 $72,617.57
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 240 $62,033.24
Department of State 210 $114,975.44
Social Security Administration 201 $55,489.93
Internal Revenue Service 160 $83,156.19
Transportation Security Administration 134 $94,760.18
Executive Office of U.S. Attorneys and the Office of U.s Attorneys 121 $112,453.53
Agency for International Development 106 $94,401.21
U.S. Marshals Service 105 $81,773.42
Geological Survey 97 $84,198.21
Forest Service 96 $79,699.39
Agricultural Research Service 88 $66,500.28
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 81 $71,803.38
Federal Bureau of Investigation 60 $104,180.03
U.S. Secret Service 54 $70,116.65
National Institute of Standards and Technology 54 $85,466.17
Drug Enforcement Administration 52 $89,414.33
Peace Corps 52 $75,057.83
Natural Resources Conservation Service 50 $99,235.04
Bureau of Land Management 50 $71,231.62
Indian Affairs 48 $66,088.52
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 48 $67,976.06
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 47 $90,069.98
Farm Service Agency 45 $89,280.36
Assistant Secretary for Administration 42 $91,461.00
Department of Energy 41 $102,000.17
Environmental Protection Agency 40 $77,701.10
Rural Housing Service 39 $96,655.62
Small Business Administration 37 $71,496.03
Veterans Benefits Administration 36 $86,923.58
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology 35 $81,607.11
Broadcasting Board of Governors 34 $75,116.76
Bureau of Reclamation 33 $73,457.33
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 32 $71,820.31
Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center 32 $70,252.84
Bureau of Immigration & Customs Enforcement 31 $103,968.84
Indian Health Service 30 $72,434.03
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Homeland Security) 29 $74,724.72
Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, & Explosives 28 $76,811.61
Bureau of the Census 27 $81,241.81
Food and Drug Administration 25 $127,025.80
Office of Inspector General (Department of Housing and Urban Development) 21 $78,279.10
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 21 $79,903.90
Federal Highway Administration 21 $61,531.19
Office of Personnel Management 20 $96,304.00
Goddard Space Flight Center 19 $84,417.53
General Counsel (Department of Veterans Affairs) 19 $64,230.21
Department of Homeland Security Headquarters 19 $93,154.53
National Cemetery Administration 18 $64,602.33
National Archives and Records Administration 18 $62,643.78
Federal Emergency Management Agency 18 $83,529.72
Public Buildings Service 16 $69,417.25
John F. Kennedy Space Center 16 $80,327.63
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 16 $85,729.69
Patent and Trademark Office 16 $88,926.06
U.S. Trustee Program 16 $75,318.00
Employment Standards Administration 15 $75,467.73
Occupational Safety and Health Administration 14 $114,453.50
Federal Trade Commission 14 $77,360.50
Railroad Retirement Board 13 $83,943.38
Federal Transit Administration 13 $75,888.92
Health Resources and Services Administration 13 $111,738.83
Langley Research Center 13 $60,455.62
George C. Marshall Space Flight Center 12 $61,732.00
Employment and Training Administration 12 $81,665.08
U.S. Coast Guard 11 $83,817.64
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 11 $125,511.82
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration 11 $75,600.55
Office of Justice Programs 11 $74,149.82
Office Assistant Secretary Administration and Management 10 $140,823.10
Headquarters, Nasa 9 $78,527.33
John Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field 9 $80,527.67
Federal Railroad Administration 9 $80,197.44
Office of Comptroller of Currency 9 $114,570.00
Office for Civil Rights 9 $81,009.56
Administration for Children and Families 9 $103,414.44
9 $74,944.00
Commodity Futures Trading Commission 8 $78,552.13
Bureau of Labor Statistics 7 $95,341.29
Office of the Solicitor (Department of Labor) 7 $68,701.71
National Transportation Safety Board 7 $74,267.71
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Agriculture) 7 $71,060.14
Offices, Boards and Divisions 7 $106,187.29
Substance Abuse & Mental Health Service Administration 6 $93,588.50
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 6 $80,859.50
Office of Secretary of Transportation 6 $111,508.50
Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation 6 $77,514.67
Agricultural Marketing Service 6 $61,003.83
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission 5 $70,220.40
U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum 5 $82,816.40
Mine Safety and Health Administration 5 $97,411.00
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation., & Enforcement 4 $104,549.75
Ames Research Center 4 $115,369.25
Securities and Exchange Commission 4 $106,495.50
Consumer Product Safety Commission 4 $70,372.25
Financial Management Service 4 $93,458.00
U.S. Mint 4 $90,598.00
Departmental Offices 4 $88,833.00
Inspector General (Department of Veterans Affairs) 4 $114,744.50
Grain Inspection, Packers & Stockyards Administration 4 $74,152.00
Office of the Chief Information Officer (Department of Agriculture) 4 $133,048.25
Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers 4 $121,126.50
National Appeals Division 4 $65,951.25
Office of Thrift Supervision 3 $106,313.33
Food and Nutrition Service 3 $96,639.00
Office of Government Ethics 3 $135,778.00
Office of the Secretary (Department of Commerce) 3 $80,163.33
Office of the General Counsel (Department of Agriculture) 3 $59,604.33
Domestic Nuclear Detection Office 3 $102,506.00
National Labor Relations Board 3 $153,000.67
National Gallery of Art 3 $116,550.00
Selective Service System 3 $71,380.00
Surface Transportation Board 3 $81,394.00
Bureau of Transportation Statistics 3 $101,810.00
Bureau of the Public Debt 3 $91,701.00
Office of Management (Department of Education) 2 $111,051.50
National Science Foundation 2 $89,896.00
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation 2 $91,132.00
Dryden Flight Research Center 2 $83,631.00
Coop State Research, Educ, & Exten Service 2 $60,160.00
Office of General Counsel (General Services Administration) 2 $57,634.00
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 2 $88,463.50
Food Safety and Inspection Service 2 $73,743.50
Offices of the Regional Administrators 2 $69,935.00
Maritime Administration 2 $69,203.00
National Endowment for the Humanities 2 $61,918.50
Federal Acquisition Service 2 $68,720.00
Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau 2 $91,331.00
Economic Development Administration 2 $80,232.50
Bureau of Customs and Border Protection 2 $95,670.00
Board of Veterans Appeals 2 $123,006.00
International Trade Administration 2 $71,963.50
Ous for Science and Technology 2 $128,234.50
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Finance 2 $125,320.00
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Justice) 2 $81,647.00
Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development 2 $128,127.50
Office of Secretary of Labor 2 $106,055.50
Office of the Solicitor (Department of Interior) 2 $88,882.50
Bureau of International Labor Affairs 2 $101,680.50
Office of Surface Mining, Reclamation and Enforcement 2 $76,091.50
Immigration Office of Secretary of Education 2 $137,710.50
Government Printing Office 2 $87,805.50
U.S. International Trade Commission 1 $52,921.00
Office of English Language Acquisition 1 $152,227.00
Office of the Secretary of Housing & Urban Development Department 1 $151,000.00
International Boundary Commission: U.S. and Canada 1 $76,742.00
Corporation for National and Community Service 1 $69,460.00
Federal Labor Relations Authority 1 $135,194.00
Office of the Secretary, Research and Technology 1 $158,126.00
Council on Environmental Quality/Office of Environmental Quality 1 $104,569.00
Office of General Counsel (Department of Housing and Urban Development) 1 $146,769.00
International Joint Commission: U.S. & Canada 1 $94,025.00
Marine Mammal Commission 1 $88,493.00
Merit Systems Protection Board 1 $148,720.00
Office of Inspector General (Department of Transportation) 1 $68,568.00
Trade and Development Agency 1 $79,068.00
Assistant Secretary for Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity 1 $146,071.00
Program Support Center 1 $89,399.00
National Mediation Board 1 $91,259.00
James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation 1 $107,854.00
Office of Inspector General for Tax Administration 1 $114,146.00
Federal Communications Commission 1 $62,546.00
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Housing and Urban Development) 1 $119,161.00
Administration for Community Living 1 $119,161.00
Office of Inspector General (Department of Education) 1 $146,071.00
Architectural & Transportation Barrier Compliance Board 1 $114,372.00
Office of Science and Technology Policy 1 $49,712.00
Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council 1 $76,579.00
Center for Faith-Based & Commission Initiatives 1 $134,538.00
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality 1 $138,383.00
Office of the General Counsel (Department of Education) 1 $138,633.00
Council of Economic Advisers 1 $119,161.00
Department of Veterans Affairs 1 $79,068.00
Office of the Director 1 $73,090.00
Office of Field Policy and Management 1 $148,071.00
Advisory Council on Historic Preservation 1 $130,694.00
Office of Legislation and Congressional Affairs 1 $123,006.00
Commission of Fine Arts 1 $79,068.00
Office of the Secretary (Department of Veterans Affairs) 1 $90,698.00
Federal Housing Finance Board 1 $164,109.00
Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing 1 $138,383.00
Bureau of Citizenshp and Immigratn Services 1 $111,655.00
Federal Student Aid 1 $88,493.00
Office Federal Coordinator Alaska Gas Transport Project 1 $101,301.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Administration 1 $112,336.00
Barry Goldwater School & Excellence in Education Foundation 1 $67,908.00
Office of the Chief Information Officer (Department of Housing and Urban Development) 1 $140,900.00
Rural Business-Cooperative Service 1 $75,916.00
National Capital Planning Commission 1 $130,694.00
Office of Postsecondary Education 1 $149,000.00
Community Relations Service 1 $82,961.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Acquisition and Logistics 1 $71,074.00
Valles Caldera Trust 1 $94,691.00
Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and Resolution 1 $139,109.00
Office of the Chief Economist 1 $65,967.00
Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board 1 $101,301.00
Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools 1 $128,850.00
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Labor) 1 $130,694.00
Commission on Prevention of Weapons of Mass Destruction 1 $88,000.00
Office of Inspector General (General Services Administration) 1 $127,850.00
Government National Mortgage Association 1 $138,383.00
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Agriculture) 1 $69,764.00
Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission 1 $58,206.00
Office of Elementary and Secondary Education 1 $149,000.00
Office of Public Affairs 1 $111,104.00
Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation 1 $77,242.00
International Boundary & Water Commission: U.S. & Mexico 1 $113,062.00
Office of Equal Employment Opportunity 1 $150,200.00
National Endowment for the Arts 1 $163,500.00

Administrative Officer Pay Distribution

The average pay for an Administrative Officer is $78,580.27. The highest paid Administrative Officer made $206,640 in 2008.

Common Administrative Officer Payscales

Payscale Number of Administrative Officer Employees
GS - General Schedule 5,355
FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan 361
SV - Trans Security Admin Emp Other Than Exec 134
FP - Foreign Service Personnel 91
ZA - Administrative 90
ES - Senior Executive Service 57
FO - Foreign Service Officers 33
GM - Emp Covered By Pmrs Termination Provisns 25
IR - Irs Broadband Class And Pay System Pos 23
GL - Gs Emp Grades 3-10 Paid Leo Special Rate 15
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 14
NB - Ofc Of Comptroller Of The Currency Only 9
CT - Commodity Futures Trading Commission Pos 8
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 5
FG - Similar To The General Schedule 3
TG - Ofc Of Thrift Supervision Salary Schedul 3
FE - Senior Foreign Service 3
SK - Sec Emp Formerly Under Gs, Gm, And Ez 3
CG - Corporate Graded 2
PG - Printing Office Grades 2
SO - Sec Emp Formerly Under Es Pay Plan 1
EF - Consultant (5 U.s.c. 3109) 1
TM - Federal Housing Finance Board Merit Pay 1
EI - Advisory Committee Member (other) 1
HU - Haskell Indian Nations Univ Demo Project 1
NY - All Other Positions In The Corporation 1
EG - Consultant (other) 1
NQ - Nnsa Professional, Technical, And Admin 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 2016

In 2004, the average pay for an Administrative Officer was $70,426. Since then, the average pay has increased to $85,837 in 2016.


Data Sources

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The series code of this occupation is 0341.

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