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Administrative Officer - Federal Salaries of 2009

Pay Rates for "Administrative Officer"

How much does an Administrative Officer in the federal government get paid? $81,684.57* *Based on the 2009 average.
6,426 EMPLOYEES
$524.25M TOTAL SALARY
GS MOST COMMON PAYSCALE

Administrative Officer was the 45th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2009, with 6,426 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2009, the Veterans Health Administration hired the most employees titled Administrative Officer, with an average salary of $71,087.

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 1,192 $71,087.18
National Institutes of Health 590 $92,931.41
Office Secretary Health and Human Services 396 $63,990.49
Federal Aviation Administration 369 $64,602.35
National Park Service 245 $74,758.74
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 243 $64,533.31
Social Security Administration 213 $57,229.57
Department of State 210 $122,564.67
Internal Revenue Service 159 $87,971.85
Transportation Security Administration 132 $99,283.11
Executive Office of U.S. Attorneys and the Office of U.s Attorneys 128 $114,237.76
Agency for International Development 116 $96,831.31
U.S. Marshals Service 104 $87,663.62
Geological Survey 93 $87,267.53
Agricultural Research Service 90 $69,081.58
Forest Service 84 $81,188.99
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 84 $76,736.35
Peace Corps 63 $82,429.95
Drug Enforcement Administration 58 $90,413.16
National Institute of Standards and Technology 57 $88,941.04
U.S. Secret Service 57 $73,953.86
Federal Bureau of Investigation 55 $110,596.85
Indian Affairs 50 $69,088.30
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 48 $96,324.81
Bureau of Land Management 47 $75,636.15
Natural Resources Conservation Service 46 $100,017.74
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 45 $72,038.60
Environmental Protection Agency 45 $80,875.31
Farm Service Agency 42 $92,865.02
Veterans Benefits Administration 42 $86,072.93
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology 40 $87,387.35
Assistant Secretary for Administration 39 $96,793.79
Rural Housing Service 39 $99,784.85
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 37 $76,215.14
Small Business Administration 36 $77,840.03
Department of Energy 35 $103,714.80
Bureau of Reclamation 35 $74,583.49
Broadcasting Board of Governors 34 $79,529.91
Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center 33 $75,506.18
Indian Health Service 32 $76,116.44
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Homeland Security) 32 $74,440.63
Bureau of the Census 30 $85,408.87
Bureau of Immigration & Customs Enforcement 30 $107,968.33
Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, & Explosives 28 $81,248.86
Federal Highway Administration 24 $62,568.08
Office of Inspector General (Department of Housing and Urban Development) 24 $81,274.50
Food and Drug Administration 23 $133,777.48
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 23 $84,486.87
Department of Homeland Security Headquarters 22 $99,690.23
Public Buildings Service 21 $69,322.29
Office of Personnel Management 20 $101,993.25
Federal Emergency Management Agency 19 $95,642.16
John F. Kennedy Space Center 18 $82,474.78
National Archives and Records Administration 18 $66,634.11
General Counsel (Department of Veterans Affairs) 18 $69,405.39
National Cemetery Administration 18 $61,196.33
Goddard Space Flight Center 18 $87,443.94
U.S. Trustee Program 16 $79,976.75
Health Resources and Services Administration 16 $113,185.80
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 16 $88,214.75
Patent and Trademark Office 15 $96,120.00
Langley Research Center 15 $62,085.93
Occupational Safety and Health Administration 13 $121,322.00
Federal Trade Commission 13 $73,257.00
Federal Transit Administration 13 $81,041.46
Employment Standards Administration 13 $74,729.85
Employment and Training Administration 12 $79,437.50
U.S. Coast Guard 12 $85,539.75
Railroad Retirement Board 12 $87,139.50
George C. Marshall Space Flight Center 11 $68,173.09
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration 10 $80,000.90
Office of Justice Programs 10 $73,680.50
Office Assistant Secretary Administration and Management 10 $134,297.10
Office of Comptroller of Currency 10 $122,553.50
Domestic Nuclear Detection Office 10 $93,162.90
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 10 $129,134.50
Federal Railroad Administration 9 $82,379.44
Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation 8 $85,945.63
Headquarters, Nasa 8 $86,859.88
John Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field 8 $83,960.25
Substance Abuse & Mental Health Service Administration 8 $97,638.88
Commodity Futures Trading Commission 8 $85,104.00
Offices, Boards and Divisions 8 $104,642.38
Bureau of Labor Statistics 8 $99,672.63
Employee Benefits Security Administration 8 $79,067.00
Office for Civil Rights 8 $86,963.50
Administration for Children and Families 7 $109,398.14
National Transportation Safety Board 7 $77,881.71
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Agriculture) 7 $73,437.43
Agricultural Marketing Service 6 $63,769.00
Office of the Solicitor (Department of Labor) 6 $72,113.83
Securities and Exchange Commission 5 $113,807.20
Office of Secretary of Transportation 5 $118,765.80
Food and Nutrition Service 5 $98,098.40
Grain Inspection, Packers & Stockyards Administration 5 $75,509.20
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission 5 $74,841.00
Departmental Offices 5 $106,153.80
U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum 5 $87,836.20
Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers 4 $124,357.25
Office of the Secretary (Department of Commerce) 4 $82,394.00
Mine Safety and Health Administration 4 $82,479.75
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation 4 $112,791.25
Consumer Product Safety Commission 4 $74,570.75
Selective Service System 4 $68,118.25
Financial Management Service 4 $99,191.75
U.S. Mint 4 $93,990.75
Office of Thrift Supervision 4 $110,041.25
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 4 $88,034.50
National Labor Relations Board 3 $157,799.00
Ames Research Center 3 $121,245.33
Federal Acquisition Service 3 $91,429.33
National Gallery of Art 3 $124,140.67
Office of the Chief Information Officer (Department of Agriculture) 3 $140,111.33
Surface Transportation Board 3 $86,093.00
National Appeals Division 3 $69,512.00
Board of Veterans Appeals 3 $134,903.67
Office of the General Counsel (Department of Agriculture) 3 $58,671.67
Inspector General (Department of Veterans Affairs) 3 $129,558.00
Food Safety and Inspection Service 3 $78,289.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Finance 3 $109,933.33
Office of the Solicitor (Department of Interior) 3 $87,297.33
Ous for Science and Technology 3 $122,804.33
Office of Surface Mining, Reclamation and Enforcement 3 $70,983.67
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation., & Enforcement 3 $116,684.33
Government Printing Office 3 $91,514.67
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 2 $94,939.50
Offices of the Regional Administrators 2 $73,859.50
Bureau of Transportation Statistics 2 $84,735.00
Coop State Research, Educ, & Exten Service 2 $64,878.00
Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau 2 $94,748.00
National Endowment for the Humanities 2 $64,691.00
Department of Veterans Affairs 2 $70,174.50
Economic Development Administration 2 $89,673.50
International Trade Administration 2 $79,575.50
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Justice) 2 $92,336.00
Office of Secretary of Labor 2 $113,921.00
Bureau of Customs and Border Protection 2 $99,275.00
Bureau of International Labor Affairs 2 $107,948.00
Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development 2 $139,221.00
Immigration Office of Secretary of Education 2 $144,997.00
National Science Foundation 2 $95,094.50
Office of General Counsel (General Services Administration) 2 $65,762.50
Council of Economic Advisers 1 $128,886.00
National Mediation Board 1 $98,518.00
Federal Student Aid 1 $95,770.00
Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Regulation 1 $47,302.00
International Boundary & Water Commission: U.S. & Mexico 1 $119,211.00
Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing 1 $151,025.00
Commission of Fine Arts 1 $75,100.00
Dryden Flight Research Center 1 $92,651.00
Office of Postsecondary Education 1 $153,200.00
Federal Housing Finance Agency 1 $0.00
International Boundary Commission: U.S. and Canada 1 $80,409.00
Office of the Chief Information Officer (Department of Housing and Urban Development) 1 $153,525.00
Office Federal Coordinator Alaska Gas Transport Project 1 $120,830.00
National Capital Planning Commission 1 $140,969.00
Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools 1 $132,914.00
Advisory Council on Historic Preservation 1 $143,469.00
International Joint Commission: U.S. & Canada 1 $98,518.00
Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and Resolution 1 $122,580.00
Community Relations Service 1 $106,145.00
Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board 1 $130,830.00
Office of English Language Acquisition 1 $153,053.00
Bureau of Citizenshp and Immigratn Services 1 $116,239.00
Rural Business-Cooperative Service 1 $80,909.00
Office of Science and Technology Policy 1 $60,989.00
Government National Mortgage Association 1 $147,997.00
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Labor) 1 $120,830.00
Armed Forces Retirement Home 1 $60,989.00
Council on Environmental Quality/Office of Environmental Quality 1 $112,995.00
Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation 1 $80,409.00
Office of Equal Employment Opportunity 1 $156,700.00
Office of the Chief Economist 1 $71,151.00
Office of the Secretary (Department of Veterans Affairs) 1 $95,026.00
Office of Disability Employment Policy 1 $102,721.00
Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission 1 $63,021.00
Trade and Development Agency 1 $92,723.00
Office of the Secretary of Housing & Urban Development Department 1 $155,200.00
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Agriculture) 1 $76,537.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Administration 1 $119,445.00
Office of Public Affairs 1 $116,419.00
U.S. International Trade Commission 1 $57,129.00
Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council 1 $79,280.00
Office of General Counsel (Department of Housing and Urban Development) 1 $156,053.00
National Endowment for the Arts 1 $173,077.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Acquisition and Logistics 1 $79,377.00
Office of Inspector General (Department of Education) 1 $153,053.00
Maritime Administration 1 $72,651.00
Office of the Director 1 $77,037.00
Assistant Secretary for Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity 1 $155,053.00
Merit Systems Protection Board 1 $167,941.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Congressional Affairs 1 $102,721.00
Office of the General Counsel (Department of Education) 1 $145,247.00
Bureau of the Public Debt 1 $134,113.00
Barry Goldwater School & Excellence in Education Foundation 1 $75,215.00
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Housing and Urban Development) 1 $130,945.00
James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation 1 $123,007.00
Corporation for National and Community Service 1 $73,780.00
Office of Legislation and Congressional Affairs 1 $132,914.00
Administration for Community Living 1 $130,386.00
Office of Government Ethics 1 $109,723.00
Center for Faith-Based & Commission Initiatives 1 $146,131.00
Architectural & Transportation Barrier Compliance Board 1 $119,844.00
Marine Mammal Commission 1 $95,620.00
Office of Management (Department of Education) 1 $149,025.00
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality 1 $149,025.00
Valles Caldera Trust 1 $80,404.00
Office of Field Policy and Management 1 $155,623.00

Administrative Officer Pay Distribution

The average pay for an Administrative Officer is $81,684.57. The highest paid Administrative Officer made $212,400 in 2009.

Common Administrative Officer Payscales

Payscale Number of Administrative Officer Employees
GS - General Schedule 5,521
FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan 368
SV - Trans Security Admin Emp Other Than Exec 132
FP - Foreign Service Personnel 103
ZA - Administrative 94
ES - Senior Executive Service 56
FO - Foreign Service Officers 34
IR - Irs Broadband Class And Pay System Pos 23
GM - Emp Covered By Pmrs Termination Provisns 17
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 15
GL - Gs Emp Grades 3-10 Paid Leo Special Rate 12
NB - Ofc Of Comptroller Of The Currency Only 10
CT - Commodity Futures Trading Commission Pos 8
CG - Corporate Graded 4
TG - Ofc Of Thrift Supervision Salary Schedul 4
FE - Senior Foreign Service 4
SK - Sec Emp Formerly Under Gs, Gm, And Ez 4
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 4
AP - Admin, Profess, & Scientific Career Path 3
PG - Printing Office Grades 3
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FG - Similar To The General Schedule 1
EI - Advisory Committee Member (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

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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