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Administrative Officer - Federal Salaries of 2010

Pay Rates for "Administrative Officer"

How much does an Administrative Officer in the federal government get paid? $83,142.28* *Based on the 2010 average.
6,706 EMPLOYEES
$556.14M TOTAL SALARY
GS MOST COMMON PAYSCALE

Administrative Officer was the 44th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2010, with 6,706 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2010, the Veterans Health Administration hired the most employees titled Administrative Officer, with an average salary of $72,028.

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 1,247 $72,028.35
National Institutes of Health 610 $96,077.31
Office Secretary Health and Human Services 421 $65,355.56
Federal Aviation Administration 372 $66,521.92
Social Security Administration 260 $58,247.09
National Park Service 257 $75,955.73
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 246 $66,043.52
Department of State 215 $124,828.65
Internal Revenue Service 166 $89,697.97
Transportation Security Administration 138 $101,849.19
U.S. Secret Service 132 $70,882.26
U.S. Agency for International Development 127 $103,835.50
Executive Office of U.S. Attorneys and the Office of U.s Attorneys 126 $116,786.05
U.S. Marshals Service 102 $90,586.70
Geological Survey 91 $89,697.45
Agricultural Research Service 90 $71,815.50
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 79 $76,888.67
Forest Service 75 $79,352.42
Peace Corps 61 $85,136.44
National Institute of Standards and Technology 59 $92,940.95
Federal Bureau of Investigation 58 $112,781.41
Drug Enforcement Administration 58 $92,509.14
Bureau of Land Management 51 $75,229.76
Environmental Protection Agency 49 $80,175.86
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology 49 $86,773.04
Natural Resources Conservation Service 48 $104,985.31
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 47 $101,719.21
Indian Affairs 46 $71,113.63
Veterans Benefits Administration 43 $89,203.35
Rural Housing Service 43 $100,719.37
Department of Energy 40 $106,253.43
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 39 $74,660.85
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 39 $79,460.44
Farm Service Agency 39 $93,604.13
Broadcasting Board of Governors 35 $82,410.31
Small Business Administration 34 $78,892.21
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Homeland Security) 33 $77,160.61
Office of the Chief Human Capital Office 33 $94,753.54
Bureau of Reclamation 31 $77,210.35
Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center 30 $77,700.23
Federal Highway Administration 28 $64,428.50
Indian Health Service 28 $78,115.68
Bureau of the Census 28 $89,225.46
Immigration and Customs Enforcement 27 $116,824.89
Office of Inspector General (Department of Housing and Urban Development) 25 $84,492.80
Public Buildings Service 23 $71,369.52
Health Resources and Services Administration 22 $117,367.14
Federal Emergency Management Agency 22 $94,970.55
National Cemetery Administration 21 $65,314.52
Goddard Space Flight Center 21 $84,780.71
Patent and Trademark Office 21 $95,813.33
Food and Drug Administration 20 $140,019.95
Department of Homeland Security Headquarters 20 $102,719.65
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 20 $89,954.10
National Archives and Records Administration 20 $66,409.45
Office of Personnel Management 18 $109,655.33
Langley Research Center 17 $64,957.18
John F. Kennedy Space Center 17 $82,401.00
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 17 $95,036.47
Employment Standards Administration 17 $67,335.53
General Counsel (Department of Veterans Affairs) 17 $72,780.00
U.S. Trustee Program 16 $79,363.56
Employment and Training Administration 15 $87,374.87
Federal Transit Administration 14 $81,903.21
Federal Trade Commission 14 $74,840.07
Domestic Nuclear Detection Office 14 $80,942.21
Railroad Retirement Board 13 $86,810.54
Office of Justice Programs 13 $76,835.92
U.S. Coast Guard 12 $89,230.67
George C. Marshall Space Flight Center 12 $70,039.33
Occupational Safety and Health Administration 12 $124,299.83
Food and Nutrition Service 12 $106,144.67
Office Assistant Secretary Administration and Management 11 $131,588.55
Office of Comptroller of Currency 10 $129,072.20
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 10 $132,386.80
Federal Railroad Administration 9 $88,239.00
Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation 9 $92,824.89
Offices, Boards and Divisions 9 $95,379.56
Employee Benefits Security Administration 9 $78,284.78
Office for Civil Rights 9 $86,546.78
Agricultural Marketing Service 9 $63,559.33
Headquarters, Nasa 8 $92,086.50
John Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field 8 $82,346.13
Bureau of Labor Statistics 8 $104,162.38
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration 8 $77,750.75
National Transportation Safety Board 7 $81,869.43
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Agriculture) 7 $79,296.00
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 6 $83,634.17
Administration for Children and Families 6 $99,093.17
Office of the Secretary (Department of Commerce) 5 $89,741.00
Office of the Solicitor (Department of Labor) 5 $76,575.00
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission 5 $78,091.00
Departmental Offices 5 $93,845.00
U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum 5 $91,924.80
Substance Abuse & Mental Health Service Administration 5 $107,036.40
Office of Secretary of Transportation 5 $122,009.00
Office of the Solicitor (Department of Interior) 4 $93,086.50
Ames Research Center 4 $118,613.00
Securities and Exchange Commission 4 $123,992.75
Grain Inspection, Packers & Stockyards Administration 4 $78,831.25
Food Safety and Inspection Service 4 $87,588.00
Mine Safety and Health Administration 4 $85,235.00
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation 4 $117,496.50
Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers 4 $127,754.00
Financial Management Service 4 $97,338.00
U.S. Mint 4 $100,109.75
Office of Thrift Supervision 4 $103,554.50
Inspector General (Department of Veterans Affairs) 4 $117,694.75
National Appeals Division 4 $71,812.50
Office of the General Counsel (Department of Agriculture) 4 $57,519.75
Office of Surface Mining, Reclamation and Enforcement 3 $74,038.00
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation., & Enforcement 3 $121,526.33
Corporation for National and Community Service 3 $78,225.00
Government Printing Office 3 $84,164.67
National Labor Relations Board 3 $161,621.67
National Gallery of Art 3 $127,974.33
Science and Technology Directorate 3 $131,506.33
International Trade Administration 3 $80,837.33
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Justice) 3 $95,236.67
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Finance 3 $111,832.33
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Acquisition and Logistics 3 $84,415.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary Security & Law Enforcement 3 $64,965.00
Office of the Chief Information Officer (Department of Agriculture) 3 $142,025.67
Office of General Counsel (General Services Administration) 2 $68,622.50
Federal Acquisition Service 2 $75,770.00
Customs and Border Protection 2 $102,938.00
Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development 2 $142,188.00
National Science Foundation 2 $99,973.00
Dryden Flight Research Center 2 $71,970.50
Armed Forces Retirement Home 2 $60,978.00
Selective Service System 2 $67,913.00
Economic Development Administration 2 $91,715.00
Commodity Futures Trading Commission 2 $96,434.00
Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, & Explosives 2 $100,904.00
Office of Secretary of Labor 2 $120,255.50
Bureau of International Labor Affairs 2 $112,167.00
Immigration Office of Secretary of Education 2 $147,879.50
Federal Student Aid 2 $101,352.50
Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council 2 $80,163.00
Office of Government Ethics 2 $105,763.00
National Institute of Food & Agriculture 2 $68,863.00
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 2 $92,519.50
Office of Inspector General (Department of Transportation) 2 $84,698.50
Surface Transportation Board 2 $91,093.50
Pipeline/Hazardous Materials Safety Administration 2 $96,468.00
Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau 2 $100,351.00
Department of Veterans Affairs 2 $110,471.00
Office of the Secretary (Department of Veterans Affairs) 2 $135,466.50
Office of the Secretary, Research and Technology 1 $92,216.00
Maritime Administration 1 $74,958.00
Bureau of the Public Debt 1 $136,483.00
Office of Science and Technology Policy 1 $64,548.00
Board of Veterans Appeals 1 $140,259.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Administration 1 $126,438.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Office of Resolution Management 1 $116,562.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Emergency Management 1 $70,794.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Congressional Affairs 1 $108,717.00
Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission 1 $91,250.00
Office of the Chief Economist 1 $72,876.00
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Agriculture) 1 $80,935.00
National Endowment for the Arts 1 $175,715.00
National Endowment for the Humanities 1 $63,673.00
Merit Systems Protection Board 1 $166,267.00
James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation 1 $115,742.00
Architectural & Transportation Barrier Compliance Board 1 $128,251.00
Council of Economic Advisers 1 $136,134.00
Commission of Fine Arts 1 $82,368.00
Office Federal Coordinator Alaska Gas Transport Project 1 $123,758.00
Community Relations Service 1 $112,224.00
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Labor) 1 $127,883.00
Office of Disability Employment Policy 1 $113,717.00
Office of Public Affairs 1 $105,872.00
Veterans Employment and Training Service 1 $67,427.00
Office of Inspector General (Department of Education) 1 $159,420.00
Office of Legislation and Congressional Affairs 1 $140,259.00
Office of Management (Department of Education) 1 $152,635.00
Office of Postsecondary Education 1 $144,385.00
Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools 1 $142,759.00
Office of Elementary and Secondary Education 1 $123,758.00
Office of English Language Acquisition 1 $155,500.00
Council on Environmental Quality/Office of Environmental Quality 1 $119,731.00
Trade and Development Agency 1 $97,936.00
Office of the Director 1 $89,183.00
Barry Goldwater School & Excellence in Education Foundation 1 $79,122.00
Administrative Conference of the United States 1 $105,211.00
Rural Business-Cooperative Service 1 $82,359.00
Valles Caldera Trust 1 $84,282.00
Office of Inspector General (General Services Administration) 1 $140,259.00
Offices of the Regional Administrators 1 $90,406.00
International Boundary & Water Commission: U.S. & Mexico 1 $125,109.00
International Boundary Commission: U.S. and Canada 1 $84,855.00
International Joint Commission: U.S. & Canada 1 $103,872.00
Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Regulation 1 $48,643.00
Federal Housing Finance Agency 1 $180,745.00
Advisory Council on Historic Preservation 1 $152,635.00
Citizenship and Immigration Services 1 $118,669.00
Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation 1 $92,896.00
Office of the Secretary of Housing & Urban Development Department 1 $133,468.00
Office of General Counsel (Department of Housing and Urban Development) 1 $157,600.00
Assistant Secretary for Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity 1 $155,500.00
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Housing and Urban Development) 1 $136,134.00
Center for Faith-Based & Commission Initiatives 1 $148,510.00
Office of Field Policy and Management 1 $158,489.00
Office of the Chief Information Officer (Department of Housing and Urban Development) 1 $158,490.00
Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and Resolution 1 $127,883.00
Government National Mortgage Association 1 $155,635.00
Office of Equal Employment Opportunity 1 $155,500.00
Marine Mammal Commission 1 $103,904.00
National Mediation Board 1 $103,872.00
National Capital Planning Commission 1 $148,510.00
Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board 1 $127,883.00
Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission 1 $74,872.00
Recovery Accountability & Transparency 1 $100,488.00
Consumer Product Safety Commission 1 $79,682.00
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts 1 $51,630.00
U.S. International Trade Commission 1 $58,511.00

Administrative Officer Pay Distribution

The average pay for an Administrative Officer is $83,142.28. The highest paid Administrative Officer made $229,550 in 2010.

Common Administrative Officer Payscales

Payscale Number of Administrative Officer Employees
GS - General Schedule 5,796
FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan 371
SV - Trans Security Admin Emp Other Than Exec 138
FP - Foreign Service Personnel 99
ZA - Administrative 95
ES - Senior Executive Service 49
FO - Foreign Service Officers 45
IR - Irs Broadband Class And Pay System Pos 25
GM - Emp Covered By Pmrs Termination Provisns 15
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 15
NB - Ofc Of Comptroller Of The Currency Only 10
GL - Gs Emp Grades 3-10 Paid Leo Special Rate 9
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 6
AP - Admin, Profess, & Scientific Career Path 4
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 3
PG - Printing Office Grades 3
NY - All Other Positions In The Corporation 3
CT - Commodity Futures Trading Commission Pos 2
SO - Sec Emp Formerly Under Es Pay Plan 1
SL - Senior Level Positions 1
EF - Consultant (5 U.s.c. 3109) 1
FG - Similar To The General Schedule 1
TM - Federal Housing Finance Board Merit Pay 1
EI - Advisory Committee Member (other) 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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