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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
U.S. 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
National Institute of Standards and Technology 54 $85,466.17
U.S. Secret Service 54 $70,116.65
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
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 48 $67,976.06
Indian Affairs 48 $66,088.52
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 47 $90,069.98
Farm Service Agency 45 $89,280.36
Office of the Chief Human Capital Office 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
Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center 32 $70,252.84
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 32 $71,820.31
Immigration and 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
Federal Highway Administration 21 $61,531.19
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
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 Archives and Records Administration 18 $62,643.78
National Cemetery Administration 18 $64,602.33
Federal Emergency Management Agency 18 $83,529.72
John F. Kennedy Space Center 16 $80,327.63
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 16 $85,729.69
U.S. Trustee Program 16 $75,318.00
Public Buildings Service 16 $69,417.25
Patent and Trademark Office 16 $88,926.06
Employment Standards Administration 15 $75,467.73
Occupational Safety and Health Administration 14 $114,453.50
Federal Trade Commission 14 $77,360.50
Health Resources and Services Administration 13 $111,738.83
Langley Research Center 13 $60,455.62
Railroad Retirement Board 13 $83,943.38
Federal Transit Administration 13 $75,888.92
Employment and Training Administration 12 $81,665.08
George C. Marshall Space Flight Center 12 $61,732.00
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 11 $125,511.82
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration 11 $75,600.55
Office of Justice Programs 11 $74,149.82
U.S. Coast Guard 11 $83,817.64
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
Administration for Children and Families 9 $103,414.44
9 $74,944.00
Office for Civil Rights 9 $81,009.56
Commodity Futures Trading Commission 8 $78,552.13
Offices, Boards and Divisions 7 $106,187.29
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
Office of Secretary of Transportation 6 $111,508.50
Substance Abuse & Mental Health Service Administration 6 $93,588.50
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 6 $80,859.50
Agricultural Marketing Service 6 $61,003.83
Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation 6 $77,514.67
Mine Safety and Health Administration 5 $97,411.00
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission 5 $70,220.40
U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum 5 $82,816.40
Office of the Chief Information Officer (Department of Agriculture) 4 $133,048.25
National Appeals Division 4 $65,951.25
Grain Inspection, Packers & Stockyards Administration 4 $74,152.00
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
Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers 4 $121,126.50
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation., & Enforcement 4 $104,549.75
Office of Government Ethics 3 $135,778.00
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
Pipeline/Hazardous Materials Safety Administration 3 $101,810.00
Bureau of the Public Debt 3 $91,701.00
Office of Thrift Supervision 3 $106,313.33
Office of the General Counsel (Department of Agriculture) 3 $59,604.33
Food and Nutrition Service 3 $96,639.00
Office of the Secretary (Department of Commerce) 3 $80,163.33
Domestic Nuclear Detection Office 3 $102,506.00
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Justice) 2 $81,647.00
Office of Secretary of Labor 2 $106,055.50
Bureau of International Labor Affairs 2 $101,680.50
Immigration Office of Secretary of Education 2 $137,710.50
Office of Management (Department of Education) 2 $111,051.50
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation 2 $91,132.00
Office of General Counsel (General Services Administration) 2 $57,634.00
Offices of the Regional Administrators 2 $69,935.00
Federal Acquisition Service 2 $68,720.00
Government Printing Office 2 $87,805.50
National Science Foundation 2 $89,896.00
Dryden Flight Research Center 2 $83,631.00
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 2 $88,463.50
Maritime Administration 2 $69,203.00
Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau 2 $91,331.00
National Institute of Food & Agriculture 2 $60,160.00
Food Safety and Inspection Service 2 $73,743.50
National Endowment for the Humanities 2 $61,918.50
Economic Development Administration 2 $80,232.50
International Trade Administration 2 $71,963.50
Customs and Border Protection 2 $95,670.00
Science and Technology Directorate 2 $128,234.50
Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development 2 $128,127.50
Office of the Solicitor (Department of Interior) 2 $88,882.50
Office of Surface Mining, Reclamation and Enforcement 2 $76,091.50
Board of Veterans Appeals 2 $123,006.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Finance 2 $125,320.00
Office of Science and Technology Policy 1 $49,712.00
Department of Veterans Affairs 1 $79,068.00
Office of the Secretary (Department of Veterans Affairs) 1 $90,698.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Administration 1 $112,336.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Acquisition and Logistics 1 $71,074.00
Commission on Prevention of Weapons of Mass Destruction 1 $88,000.00
Rural Business-Cooperative Service 1 $75,916.00
Office of the Chief Economist 1 $65,967.00
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Agriculture) 1 $69,764.00
National Endowment for the Arts 1 $163,500.00
Federal Labor Relations Authority 1 $135,194.00
Merit Systems Protection Board 1 $148,720.00
James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation 1 $107,854.00
Architectural & Transportation Barrier Compliance Board 1 $114,372.00
Council of Economic Advisers 1 $119,161.00
Commission of Fine Arts 1 $79,068.00
Advisory Council on Historic Preservation 1 $130,694.00
Citizenship and Immigration Services 1 $111,655.00
Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation 1 $77,242.00
Office of the Secretary of Housing & Urban Development Department 1 $151,000.00
Office of General Counsel (Department of Housing and Urban Development) 1 $146,769.00
Assistant Secretary for Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity 1 $146,071.00
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Housing and Urban Development) 1 $119,161.00
Center for Faith-Based & Commission Initiatives 1 $134,538.00
Office of Field Policy and Management 1 $148,071.00
Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing 1 $138,383.00
Office of the Chief Information Officer (Department of Housing and Urban Development) 1 $140,900.00
Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and Resolution 1 $139,109.00
Government National Mortgage Association 1 $138,383.00
Office of Equal Employment Opportunity 1 $150,200.00
Corporation for National and Community Service 1 $69,460.00
Office Federal Coordinator Alaska Gas Transport Project 1 $101,301.00
Community Relations Service 1 $82,961.00
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Labor) 1 $130,694.00
Office of Public Affairs 1 $111,104.00
Office of Inspector General (Department of Education) 1 $146,071.00
Office of the General Counsel (Department of Education) 1 $138,633.00
Office of Legislation and Congressional Affairs 1 $123,006.00
Federal Student Aid 1 $88,493.00
Office of Postsecondary Education 1 $149,000.00
Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools 1 $128,850.00
Office of Elementary and Secondary Education 1 $149,000.00
Office of English Language Acquisition 1 $152,227.00
Council on Environmental Quality/Office of Environmental Quality 1 $104,569.00
Trade and Development Agency 1 $79,068.00
Federal Communications Commission 1 $62,546.00
Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council 1 $76,579.00
Office of the Director 1 $73,090.00
Federal Housing Finance Board 1 $164,109.00
Barry Goldwater School & Excellence in Education Foundation 1 $67,908.00
Valles Caldera Trust 1 $94,691.00
Office of Inspector General (General Services Administration) 1 $127,850.00
International Boundary & Water Commission: U.S. & Mexico 1 $113,062.00
International Boundary Commission: U.S. and Canada 1 $76,742.00
International Joint Commission: U.S. & Canada 1 $94,025.00
Program Support Center 1 $89,399.00
Administration for Community Living 1 $119,161.00
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality 1 $138,383.00
Marine Mammal Commission 1 $88,493.00
National Mediation Board 1 $91,259.00
National Capital Planning Commission 1 $130,694.00
Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board 1 $101,301.00
Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission 1 $58,206.00
U.S. International Trade Commission 1 $52,921.00
Office of the Secretary, Research and Technology 1 $158,126.00
Office of Inspector General (Department of Transportation) 1 $68,568.00
Office of Inspector General for Tax Administration 1 $114,146.00

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
FE - Senior Foreign Service 3
TG - Ofc Of Thrift Supervision Salary Schedul 3
FG - Similar To The General Schedule 3
SK - Sec Emp Formerly Under Gs, Gm, And Ez 3
PG - Printing Office Grades 2
CG - Corporate Graded 2
EG - Consultant (other) 1
NY - All Other Positions In The Corporation 1
SO - Sec Emp Formerly Under Es Pay Plan 1
EF - Consultant (5 U.s.c. 3109) 1
HU - Haskell Indian Nations Univ Demo Project 1
EI - Advisory Committee Member (other) 1
TM - Federal Housing Finance Board Merit Pay 1
NQ - Nnsa Professional, Technical, And Admin 1

Starting Paygrade: $27,184.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-4, Step 1
Maximum Paygrade: $143,598.00 / 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 2019

In 2004, the average pay for an Administrative Officer was $70,426. Since then, the average pay has increased to $90,015 in 2019.


Data Sources

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The series code of this occupation is 0341.

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