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Administrative Officer - Federal Salaries of 2011

Pay Rates for "Administrative Officer"

How much does an Administrative Officer in the federal government get paid? $82,937.88* *Based on the 2011 average.
6,842 EMPLOYEES
$566.63M TOTAL SALARY
GS MOST COMMON PAYSCALE

Administrative Officer was the 45th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2011, with 6,842 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2011, the Veterans Health Administration hired the most employees titled Administrative Officer, with an average salary of $72,359.

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 1,317 $72,359.08
National Institutes of Health 607 $95,917.40
Office Secretary Health and Human Services 455 $64,932.72
Federal Aviation Administration 375 $66,742.14
Social Security Administration 277 $58,852.53
National Park Service 265 $76,095.86
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 250 $66,708.80
Department of State 223 $126,453.83
Internal Revenue Service 159 $89,867.79
Agency for International Development 148 $99,862.24
U.S. Secret Service 139 $71,201.80
Transportation Security Administration 136 $101,382.85
Executive Office of U.S. Attorneys and the Office of U.s Attorneys 120 $117,696.02
U.S. Marshals Service 104 $92,549.88
Geological Survey 86 $91,738.71
Agricultural Research Service 85 $70,338.36
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 77 $79,426.22
Natural Resources Conservation Service 73 $85,093.18
Peace Corps 65 $87,081.29
Forest Service 63 $80,629.10
Environmental Protection Agency 59 $80,123.27
National Institute of Standards and Technology 58 $93,946.98
Federal Bureau of Investigation 57 $113,089.89
Drug Enforcement Administration 55 $92,020.47
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 51 $79,670.31
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology 51 $80,886.12
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 47 $105,409.15
Bureau of Land Management 45 $74,129.16
Indian Affairs 45 $69,640.29
Veterans Benefits Administration 41 $92,527.54
Farm Service Agency 40 $92,748.20
Rural Housing Service 39 $103,148.15
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 37 $74,222.92
Broadcasting Board of Governors 33 $82,191.21
Small Business Administration 33 $78,176.88
Bureau of Immigration & Customs Enforcement 32 $117,279.94
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Homeland Security) 31 $79,072.00
Indian Health Service 30 $78,235.20
Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center 29 $77,532.97
Federal Highway Administration 28 $64,671.93
Bureau of Reclamation 28 $78,503.21
Bureau of the Census 25 $91,840.68
Assistant Secretary for Administration 25 $96,411.00
Office of Inspector General (Department of Housing and Urban Development) 25 $85,132.32
Department of Energy 24 $103,850.42
National Cemetery Administration 23 $65,410.61
Office of Personnel Management 23 $99,926.39
National Archives and Records Administration 22 $66,732.23
Department of Homeland Security Headquarters 22 $102,567.82
Public Buildings Service 21 $73,244.71
Federal Emergency Management Agency 21 $95,850.24
Goddard Space Flight Center 21 $74,314.00
Food and Drug Administration 20 $139,611.05
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 20 $89,672.60
Health Resources and Services Administration 20 $118,074.47
Langley Research Center 19 $65,474.68
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 18 $87,418.83
Employment and Training Administration 17 $85,159.47
John F. Kennedy Space Center 16 $82,931.56
Patent and Trademark Office 16 $94,669.25
U.S. Trustee Program 16 $79,854.44
George C. Marshall Space Flight Center 13 $70,500.23
Office Assistant Secretary Administration and Management 13 $123,855.15
National Protection and Programs Directorate 13 $82,081.00
Federal Transit Administration 13 $82,121.92
Office of Comptroller of Currency 12 $132,863.17
General Counsel (Department of Veterans Affairs) 12 $73,592.92
Federal Trade Commission 12 $80,385.25
Food and Nutrition Service 12 $104,230.83
Occupational Safety and Health Administration 12 $128,079.83
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission 12 $110,860.83
Office of Justice Programs 11 $78,311.82
Railroad Retirement Board 10 $83,811.40
U.S. Coast Guard 10 $85,945.20
Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation 9 $84,746.89
Office for Civil Rights 9 $87,859.56
Federal Railroad Administration 9 $86,806.11
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration 9 $77,036.78
Administration for Children and Families 9 $109,086.00
Employee Benefits Security Administration 8 $80,041.13
Headquarters, Nasa 8 $101,683.88
John Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field 8 $84,434.50
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 8 $134,175.88
Substance Abuse & Mental Health Service Administration 7 $89,802.29
Agricultural Marketing Service 7 $61,863.14
National Transportation Safety Board 6 $76,391.33
Departmental Offices 6 $110,711.83
Coop State Research, Educ, & Exten Service 6 $62,553.83
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Agriculture) 6 $84,058.67
Offices, Boards and Divisions 6 $95,827.17
Bureau of Labor Statistics 6 $111,939.17
Office of Workers' Compensation Programs 6 $66,649.67
Office of Labor-Management Standards 5 $75,167.40
Office of the Solicitor (Department of Labor) 5 $77,783.40
Office of the General Counsel (Department of Agriculture) 5 $63,977.60
U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum 5 $92,057.40
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 5 $80,709.80
Mine Safety and Health Administration 5 $102,849.80
Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs 5 $64,970.60
Grain Inspection, Packers & Stockyards Administration 4 $81,104.25
Office of the Secretary (Department of Commerce) 4 $103,416.25
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission 4 $78,761.75
Office of the Solicitor (Department of Interior) 4 $94,314.50
Selective Service System 4 $66,929.00
Office of Secretary of Transportation 4 $121,147.50
Financial Management Service 4 $99,339.25
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Acquisition and Logistics 4 $84,677.25
Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers 4 $128,721.75
Office of the Chief Information Officer (Department of Agriculture) 4 $136,072.75
National Appeals Division 4 $72,508.50
U.S. Mint 3 $89,622.33
Deputy Assistant Secretary Security & Law Enforcement 3 $67,542.33
Office of Surface Mining, Reclamation and Enforcement 3 $75,320.00
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation., & Enforcement 3 $123,853.00
International Trade Administration 3 $80,434.00
Government Printing Office 3 $86,820.67
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Justice) 3 $97,200.00
National Labor Relations Board 3 $162,576.67
Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, & Explosives 3 $89,752.00
Ames Research Center 3 $123,135.67
Immigration Office of Secretary of Education 3 $148,090.00
Securities and Exchange Commission 3 $127,150.33
Federal Student Aid 3 $105,483.00
Consumer Product Safety Commission 3 $59,376.67
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation 3 $124,857.67
National Gallery of Art 3 $134,433.67
Surface Transportation Board 3 $85,686.33
Bureau of Transportation Statistics 2 $96,452.50
Office of Government Ethics 2 $106,833.50
Commodity Futures Trading Commission 2 $97,521.50
Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau 2 $99,351.00
Office of General Counsel (General Services Administration) 2 $70,824.50
Office of Secretary of Labor 2 $123,802.00
Office of the Secretary (Department of Veterans Affairs) 2 $135,466.50
Office of Inspector General (General Services Administration) 2 $108,490.50
Bureau of International Labor Affairs 2 $115,730.50
Inspector General (Department of Veterans Affairs) 2 $139,796.00
Federal Acquisition Service 2 $75,180.50
Wage and Hour Division 2 $65,553.50
Dean for VA Learning University 2 $108,507.50
Federal Housing Finance Agency 2 $149,040.50
Office of Management (Department of Education) 2 $154,067.50
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Finance 2 $94,198.50
Bureau of Customs and Border Protection 2 $106,454.00
Corporation for National and Community Service 2 $92,962.50
Ous for Science and Technology 2 $127,722.00
Dryden Flight Research Center 2 $72,470.00
Department of Housing and Urban Development 2 $115,731.00
Armed Forces Retirement Home 2 $63,725.50
Food Safety and Inspection Service 2 $81,458.00
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 2 $95,086.50
National Endowment for the Humanities 2 $57,651.50
Office of Inspector General (Department of Transportation) 2 $90,642.00
Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council 2 $80,163.00
Economic Development Administration 2 $93,022.50
Commission of Fine Arts 1 $83,559.00
Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and Resolution 1 $132,009.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Administration 1 $129,638.00
Trade and Development Agency 1 $97,936.00
Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission 1 $77,368.00
Bureau of Citizenshp and Immigratn Services 1 $121,965.00
Government National Mortgage Association 1 $154,135.00
Office Federal Coordinator Alaska Gas Transport Project 1 $128,708.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Labor Management Relations 1 $118,717.00
Office of the Director 1 $94,001.00
Recovery Accountability & Transparency 1 $105,211.00
Domestic Nuclear Detection Office 1 $155,500.00
Office of Equal Employment Opportunity 1 $155,500.00
Community Relations Service 1 $115,731.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary Intergovernmental & International Affairs 1 $74,872.00
Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection 1 $0.00
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts 1 $53,350.00
Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation 1 $84,855.00
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Labor) 1 $132,009.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Congressional Affairs 1 $112,224.00
Barry Goldwater School & Excellence in Education Foundation 1 $94,855.00
Administrative Conference of the United States 1 $108,717.00
Office of the Secretary of Housing & Urban Development Department 1 $137,134.00
Office of Disability Employment Policy 1 $112,224.00
Medicare Payment Advisory Commission 1 $103,000.00
Valles Caldera Trust 1 $85,968.00
Rural Business-Cooperative Service 1 $84,855.00
Office of General Counsel (Department of Housing and Urban Development) 1 $157,000.00
Office of Public Affairs 1 $115,881.00
Council of Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency 1 $136,771.00
Offices of the Regional Administrators 1 $89,606.00
Office of the Chief Economist 1 $74,958.00
Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development 1 $137,634.00
U.S. International Trade Commission 1 $60,232.00
Veterans Employment and Training Service 1 $67,427.00
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Interior) 1 $108,717.00
International Boundary & Water Commission: U.S. & Mexico 1 $125,109.00
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Agriculture) 1 $83,378.00
Assistant Secretary for Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity 1 $133,509.00
Office of the Secretary, Research and Technology 1 $92,732.00
Women's Bureau 1 $91,033.00
Marine Mammal Commission 1 $106,839.00
International Boundary Commission: U.S. and Canada 1 $84,855.00
National Endowment for the Arts 1 $179,700.00
Assistant Secretary for Congress & Intergovernmental Relations 1 $137,634.00
Bureau of the Public Debt 1 $136,483.00
Office of Inspector General (Department of Education) 1 $155,500.00
Millennium Challenge Corporation 1 $94,418.00
International Joint Commission: U.S. & Canada 1 $103,872.00
Merit Systems Protection Board 1 $160,267.00
Center for Faith-Based & Commission Initiatives 1 $148,510.00
Office of Science and Technology Policy 1 $71,630.00
Office of Postsecondary Education 1 $144,385.00
National Capital Planning Commission 1 $148,510.00
Administration for Community Living 1 $155,500.00
Architectural & Transportation Barrier Compliance Board 1 $126,251.00
Office of the Chief Information Officer (Department of Housing and Urban Development) 1 $155,500.00
Board of Veterans Appeals 1 $150,385.00
Office of Elementary and Secondary Education 1 $143,759.00
Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board 1 $132,009.00
Advisory Council on Historic Preservation 1 $157,000.00

Administrative Officer Pay Distribution

The average pay for an Administrative Officer is $82,937.88. The highest paid Administrative Officer made $220,550 in 2011.

Common Administrative Officer Payscales

Payscale Number of Administrative Officer Employees
GS - General Schedule 5,927
FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan 373
SV - Trans Security Admin Emp Other Than Exec 136
FP - Foreign Service Personnel 123
ZA - Administrative 94
ES - Senior Executive Service 48
FO - Foreign Service Officers 42
IR - Irs Broadband Class And Pay System Pos 24
GM - Emp Covered By Pmrs Termination Provisns 12
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 12
NB - Ofc Of Comptroller Of The Currency Only 12
GL - Gs Emp Grades 3-10 Paid Leo Special Rate 9
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 5
CG - Corporate Graded 3
FE - Senior Foreign Service 3
PG - Printing Office Grades 3
FG - Similar To The General Schedule 2
AP - Admin, Profess, & Scientific Career Path 2
EL - Non-executive Positions At Fhfa 2
NY - All Other Positions In The Corporation 2
CT - Commodity Futures Trading Commission Pos 2
SK - Sec Emp Formerly Under Gs, Gm, And Ez 2
SO - Sec Emp Formerly Under Es Pay Plan 1
CN - Bur Of (cfpb) An Indep Ag Within Frs 1
EI - Advisory Committee Member (other) 1
MC - Emp Of Millennium Challenge Corporation 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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