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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
U.S. 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
Immigration and 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
Office of the Chief Human Capital Office 25 $96,411.00
Office of Inspector General (Department of Housing and Urban Development) 25 $85,132.32
Bureau of the Census 25 $91,840.68
Department of Energy 24 $103,850.42
National Cemetery Administration 23 $65,410.61
Office of Personnel Management 23 $99,926.39
Department of Homeland Security Headquarters 22 $102,567.82
National Archives and Records Administration 22 $66,732.23
Public Buildings Service 21 $73,244.71
Federal Emergency Management Agency 21 $95,850.24
Goddard Space Flight Center 21 $74,314.00
Health Resources and Services Administration 20 $118,074.47
Food and Drug Administration 20 $139,611.05
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 20 $89,672.60
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
Patent and Trademark Office 16 $94,669.25
U.S. Trustee Program 16 $79,854.44
John F. Kennedy Space Center 16 $82,931.56
Federal Transit Administration 13 $82,121.92
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
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
U.S. Coast Guard 10 $85,945.20
Railroad Retirement Board 10 $83,811.40
Administration for Children and Families 9 $109,086.00
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
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
National Institute of Food & Agriculture 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
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
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
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
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
International Trade Administration 3 $80,434.00
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Justice) 3 $97,200.00
Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, & Explosives 3 $89,752.00
Immigration Office of Secretary of Education 3 $148,090.00
Federal Student Aid 3 $105,483.00
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation 3 $124,857.67
Surface Transportation Board 3 $85,686.33
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
Government Printing Office 3 $86,820.67
National Labor Relations Board 3 $162,576.67
Ames Research Center 3 $123,135.67
Securities and Exchange Commission 3 $127,150.33
Consumer Product Safety Commission 3 $59,376.67
National Gallery of Art 3 $134,433.67
Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council 2 $80,163.00
Office of Government Ethics 2 $106,833.50
Office of General Counsel (General Services Administration) 2 $70,824.50
Office of Inspector General (General Services Administration) 2 $108,490.50
Federal Acquisition Service 2 $75,180.50
Federal Housing Finance Agency 2 $149,040.50
Customs and Border Protection 2 $106,454.00
Science and Technology Directorate 2 $127,722.00
Department of Housing and Urban Development 2 $115,731.00
Food Safety and Inspection Service 2 $81,458.00
National Endowment for the Humanities 2 $57,651.50
Economic Development Administration 2 $93,022.50
Commodity Futures Trading Commission 2 $97,521.50
Office of Secretary of Labor 2 $123,802.00
Bureau of International Labor Affairs 2 $115,730.50
Wage and Hour Division 2 $65,553.50
Office of Management (Department of Education) 2 $154,067.50
Corporation for National and Community Service 2 $92,962.50
Dryden Flight Research Center 2 $72,470.00
Armed Forces Retirement Home 2 $63,725.50
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 2 $95,086.50
Office of Inspector General (Department of Transportation) 2 $90,642.00
Pipeline/Hazardous Materials Safety Administration 2 $96,452.50
Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau 2 $99,351.00
Office of the Secretary (Department of Veterans Affairs) 2 $135,466.50
Inspector General (Department of Veterans Affairs) 2 $139,796.00
Dean for VA Learning University 2 $108,507.50
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Finance 2 $94,198.50
U.S. International Trade Commission 1 $60,232.00
Office of the Secretary, Research and Technology 1 $92,732.00
Bureau of the Public Debt 1 $136,483.00
Office of Science and Technology Policy 1 $71,630.00
Board of Veterans Appeals 1 $150,385.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Administration 1 $129,638.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Labor Management Relations 1 $118,717.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary Intergovernmental Affairs 1 $74,872.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Congressional Affairs 1 $112,224.00
Medicare Payment Advisory Commission 1 $103,000.00
Council of Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency 1 $136,771.00
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Interior) 1 $108,717.00
Marine Mammal Commission 1 $106,839.00
Millennium Challenge Corporation 1 $94,418.00
National Capital Planning Commission 1 $148,510.00
Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board 1 $132,009.00
Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission 1 $77,368.00
Recovery Accountability & Transparency 1 $105,211.00
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts 1 $53,350.00
Administrative Conference of the United States 1 $108,717.00
Rural Business-Cooperative Service 1 $84,855.00
Office of the Chief Economist 1 $74,958.00
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Agriculture) 1 $83,378.00
National Endowment for the Arts 1 $179,700.00
Merit Systems Protection Board 1 $160,267.00
Architectural & Transportation Barrier Compliance Board 1 $126,251.00
Commission of Fine Arts 1 $83,559.00
Office Federal Coordinator Alaska Gas Transport Project 1 $128,708.00
Community Relations Service 1 $115,731.00
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Labor) 1 $132,009.00
Office of Disability Employment Policy 1 $112,224.00
Office of Public Affairs 1 $115,881.00
Veterans Employment and Training Service 1 $67,427.00
Women's Bureau 1 $91,033.00
Office of Inspector General (Department of Education) 1 $155,500.00
Office of Postsecondary Education 1 $144,385.00
Office of Elementary and Secondary Education 1 $143,759.00
Trade and Development Agency 1 $97,936.00
Office of the Director 1 $94,001.00
Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection 1 $0.00
Barry Goldwater School & Excellence in Education Foundation 1 $94,855.00
Valles Caldera Trust 1 $85,968.00
Offices of the Regional Administrators 1 $89,606.00
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
Administration for Community Living 1 $155,500.00
Advisory Council on Historic Preservation 1 $157,000.00
Citizenship and Immigration Services 1 $121,965.00
Domestic Nuclear Detection Office 1 $155,500.00
Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation 1 $84,855.00
Office of the Secretary of Housing & Urban Development Department 1 $137,134.00
Office of General Counsel (Department of Housing and Urban Development) 1 $157,000.00
Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development 1 $137,634.00
Assistant Secretary for Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity 1 $133,509.00
Assistant Secretary for Congress & Intergovernmental Relations 1 $137,634.00
Center for Faith-Based & Commission Initiatives 1 $148,510.00
Office of the Chief Information Officer (Department of Housing and Urban Development) 1 $155,500.00
Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and Resolution 1 $132,009.00
Government National Mortgage Association 1 $154,135.00
Office of Equal Employment Opportunity 1 $155,500.00

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
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 12
NB - Ofc Of Comptroller Of The Currency Only 12
GM - Emp Covered By Pmrs Termination Provisns 12
GL - Gs Emp Grades 3-10 Paid Leo Special Rate 9
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 5
CG - Corporate Graded 3
PG - Printing Office Grades 3
FE - Senior Foreign Service 3
EL - Non-executive Positions At Fhfa 2
CT - Commodity Futures Trading Commission Pos 2
NY - All Other Positions In The Corporation 2
SK - Sec Emp Formerly Under Gs, Gm, And Ez 2
FG - Similar To The General Schedule 2
AP - Admin, Profess, & Scientific Career Path 2
CN - Bur Of (cfpb) An Indep Ag Within Frs 1
EI - Advisory Committee Member (other) 1
MC - Emp Of Millennium Challenge Corporation 1
SO - Sec Emp Formerly Under Es Pay Plan 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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