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Administrative Officer - Federal Salaries of 2012

Pay Rates for "Administrative Officer"

How much does an Administrative Officer in the federal government get paid? $83,030.82* *Based on the 2012 average.
6,861 EMPLOYEES
$568.6M TOTAL SALARY
GS MOST COMMON PAYSCALE

Administrative Officer was the 45th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2012, with 6,861 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2012, the Veterans Health Administration hired the most employees titled Administrative Officer, with an average salary of $71,736.

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 1,420 $71,735.64
National Institutes of Health 610 $97,440.01
Office Secretary Health and Human Services 436 $65,476.29
Federal Aviation Administration 359 $68,647.90
Social Security Administration 282 $59,252.67
National Park Service 265 $76,966.83
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 229 $67,063.05
Department of State 203 $125,448.95
Internal Revenue Service 151 $89,200.32
U.S. Agency for International Development 147 $98,733.61
Transportation Security Administration 142 $102,440.85
U.S. Secret Service 139 $72,518.55
Executive Office of U.S. Attorneys and the Office of U.s Attorneys 116 $118,633.59
U.S. Marshals Service 104 $92,149.69
Agricultural Research Service 81 $74,749.28
Geological Survey 80 $89,918.38
Natural Resources Conservation Service 72 $81,593.24
Peace Corps 69 $88,411.09
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 65 $83,816.34
Environmental Protection Agency 62 $80,584.97
Federal Bureau of Investigation 60 $116,677.05
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 59 $81,990.36
Drug Enforcement Administration 55 $92,049.16
Forest Service 55 $80,956.07
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology 54 $81,480.37
National Institute of Standards and Technology 51 $94,513.82
Bureau of Land Management 47 $76,025.02
Indian Affairs 45 $69,617.44
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 43 $106,093.00
Veterans Benefits Administration 41 $93,033.83
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 39 $74,170.28
Farm Service Agency 38 $93,579.58
Immigration and Customs Enforcement 36 $111,663.06
Rural Housing Service 35 $100,176.31
Small Business Administration 35 $78,561.80
Broadcasting Board of Governors 34 $84,344.03
Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center 33 $76,074.33
Bureau of Reclamation 30 $76,969.57
Indian Health Service 29 $78,600.86
Bureau of the Census 29 $88,494.24
Federal Highway Administration 29 $65,831.66
Food and Drug Administration 28 $126,234.54
Department of Energy 28 $104,229.50
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Homeland Security) 27 $79,749.00
National Cemetery Administration 24 $67,842.88
Office of the Chief Human Capital Office 23 $93,094.57
Goddard Space Flight Center 23 $79,303.17
National Archives and Records Administration 23 $68,197.09
Health Resources and Services Administration 22 $113,598.43
Office of Personnel Management 21 $101,860.71
Department of Homeland Security Headquarters 21 $105,328.24
Office of Inspector General (Department of Housing and Urban Development) 21 $84,538.10
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 20 $91,605.70
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 20 $85,237.50
Federal Emergency Management Agency 20 $98,192.20
Public Buildings Service 19 $74,926.84
Langley Research Center 19 $65,978.89
Patent and Trademark Office 18 $102,201.83
U.S. Trustee Program 16 $81,104.75
Offices, Boards and Divisions 15 $83,729.00
Office Assistant Secretary Administration and Management 15 $125,143.73
George C. Marshall Space Flight Center 15 $71,987.73
Employment and Training Administration 14 $81,842.36
John F. Kennedy Space Center 14 $81,643.21
Federal Trade Commission 13 $79,811.23
National Protection and Programs Directorate 13 $85,823.46
Food and Nutrition Service 13 $102,765.15
Federal Transit Administration 13 $83,461.31
Occupational Safety and Health Administration 12 $124,168.33
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission 11 $111,249.73
Railroad Retirement Board 10 $86,142.60
Administration for Children and Families 9 $109,847.22
U.S. Coast Guard 9 $82,561.33
Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation 9 $87,633.00
Office of Justice Programs 9 $77,810.22
John Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field 9 $78,973.44
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 9 $136,135.89
Federal Railroad Administration 9 $89,364.44
Office of Comptroller of Currency 9 $131,552.44
Substance Abuse & Mental Health Service Administration 8 $90,315.50
Employee Benefits Security Administration 8 $64,958.13
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration 8 $84,339.63
General Counsel (Department of Veterans Affairs) 8 $78,728.75
Office of Workers' Compensation Programs 7 $67,162.43
Office for Civil Rights 7 $78,899.14
National Transportation Safety Board 7 $76,045.71
Agricultural Marketing Service 6 $61,939.33
Headquarters, Nasa 6 $102,258.50
National Institute of Food & Agriculture 6 $64,026.17
Bureau of Labor Statistics 6 $112,970.83
Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs 6 $62,979.83
Office of the Solicitor (Department of Labor) 6 $74,831.17
Office of the General Counsel (Department of Agriculture) 5 $65,190.00
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Agriculture) 5 $80,339.80
Mine Safety and Health Administration 5 $105,130.00
Office of Labor-Management Standards 5 $76,817.60
Ames Research Center 5 $132,997.80
Departmental Offices 5 $115,341.20
U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum 5 $96,097.60
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 5 $84,711.40
Science and Technology Directorate 4 $131,126.75
Grain Inspection, Packers & Stockyards Administration 4 $80,715.25
Food Safety and Inspection Service 4 $86,801.50
Office of the Solicitor (Department of Interior) 4 $96,425.00
Office of Surface Mining, Reclamation and Enforcement 4 $73,633.25
National Appeals Division 4 $71,954.75
Selective Service System 4 $68,770.00
Office of Secretary of Transportation 4 $121,397.50
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission 3 $78,951.00
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation 3 $131,777.00
Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers 3 $124,800.00
Government Printing Office 3 $88,541.00
Consumer Product Safety Commission 3 $71,614.33
National Gallery of Art 3 $133,958.33
Office of the Secretary (Department of Commerce) 3 $110,056.33
Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, & Explosives 3 $103,049.00
Wage and Hour Division 3 $86,745.67
Immigration Office of Secretary of Education 3 $148,090.00
Federal Student Aid 3 $108,977.00
Office of the Chief Information Officer (Department of Agriculture) 3 $147,824.00
Maritime Administration 3 $69,811.33
Surface Transportation Board 3 $86,777.33
Financial Management Service 3 $93,354.33
U.S. Mint 3 $88,014.33
Corporation for National and Community Service 2 $92,837.50
Dryden Flight Research Center 2 $75,834.50
Armed Forces Retirement Home 2 $64,973.00
Securities and Exchange Commission 2 $83,438.00
Office of General Counsel (General Services Administration) 2 $70,865.50
Federal Acquisition Service 2 $76,379.00
Federal Housing Finance Agency 2 $148,372.50
National Endowment for the Humanities 2 $59,546.00
Economic Development Administration 2 $93,988.50
International Trade Administration 2 $84,029.50
Commodity Futures Trading Commission 2 $98,812.00
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Justice) 2 $105,355.50
Office of Secretary of Labor 2 $128,923.00
Bureau of International Labor Affairs 2 $117,559.00
Veterans Employment and Training Service 2 $84,165.50
Office of Management (Department of Education) 2 $156,250.00
U.S. International Trade Commission 2 $55,046.50
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 2 $97,701.50
Office of Inspector General (Department of Transportation) 2 $93,985.00
Pipeline/Hazardous Materials Safety Administration 2 $99,420.50
Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau 2 $102,051.00
Office of the Secretary (Department of Veterans Affairs) 2 $135,466.50
Inspector General (Department of Veterans Affairs) 2 $124,375.00
Dean for VA Learning University 2 $110,470.50
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Finance 2 $96,340.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Acquisition and Logistics 2 $81,403.50
Deputy Assistant Secretary Security & Law Enforcement 2 $72,790.00
Administrative Conference of the United States 1 $123,758.00
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 $82,656.00
Federal Labor Relations Authority 1 $136,771.00
James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation 1 $100,385.00
Architectural & Transportation Barrier Compliance Board 1 $126,251.00
Commission of Fine Arts 1 $84,855.00
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Commerce) 1 $144,385.00
Office Federal Coordinator Alaska Gas Transport Project 1 $132,426.00
Community Relations Service 1 $115,731.00
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Labor) 1 $136,284.00
Office of Disability Employment Policy 1 $115,731.00
Office of Public Affairs 1 $115,881.00
Women's Bureau 1 $92,151.00
Office of Inspector General (Department of Education) 1 $155,500.00
Office of Postsecondary Education 1 $148,510.00
Bureau of the Public Debt 1 $140,274.00
Office of Science and Technology Policy 1 $68,712.00
Board of Veterans Appeals 1 $148,510.00
Assistant Secretary for Human Resources Management 1 $74,872.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Administration 1 $122,744.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Labor Management Relations 1 $112,224.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary Intergovernmental Affairs 1 $77,368.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Congressional Affairs 1 $115,731.00
Medicare Payment Advisory Commission 1 $75,000.00
Government National Mortgage Association 1 $132,509.00
Office of Equal Employment Opportunity 1 $155,500.00
Office of Strategic Planning & Management 1 $109,717.00
Office of Sustainable Housing & Communties 1 $127,251.00
Council of Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency 1 $136,771.00
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Interior) 1 $112,224.00
Bureau of Safety & Environmental Enforcement 1 $87,350.00
Marine Mammal Commission 1 $106,839.00
Millennium Challenge Corporation 1 $94,668.00
National Council on Disability 1 $123,758.00
National Labor Relations Board 1 $155,500.00
National Capital Planning Commission 1 $148,510.00
National Security Council 1 $105,211.00
Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board 1 $136,134.00
Recovery Accountability & Transparency 1 $112,989.00
Trade and Development Agency 1 $100,904.00
Office of the Director 1 $97,169.00
Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection 1 $3,000.00
Office of Government Ethics 1 $119,238.00
Valles Caldera Trust 1 $84,550.00
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (General Services Administration) 1 $56,854.00
Office of Inspector General (General Services Administration) 1 $144,885.00
Offices of the Regional Administrators 1 $68,531.00
International Boundary & Water Commission: U.S. & Mexico 1 $128,900.00
International Boundary Commission: U.S. and Canada 1 $87,350.00
International Joint Commission: U.S. & Canada 1 $106,839.00
Administration for Community Living 1 $156,500.00
Office of Inspector General (Federal Housing Finance Agency) 1 $122,336.00
Advisory Council on Historic Preservation 1 $156,500.00
Customs and Border Protection 1 $92,291.00
Domestic Nuclear Detection Office 1 $155,500.00
Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation 1 $87,350.00
Office of the Secretary of Housing & Urban Development Department 1 $137,579.00
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 $138,759.00
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Housing and Urban Development) 1 $125,258.00
Assistant Secretary for Congress & Intergovernmental Relations 1 $137,634.00
Office of the Chief Information Officer (Department of Housing and Urban Development) 1 $155,500.00
Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and Resolution 1 $136,134.00

Administrative Officer Pay Distribution

The average pay for an Administrative Officer is $83,030.82. The highest paid Administrative Officer made $210,050 in 2012.

Common Administrative Officer Payscales

Payscale Number of Administrative Officer Employees
GS - General Schedule 5,976
FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan 357
SV - Trans Security Admin Emp Other Than Exec 142
FP - Foreign Service Personnel 126
ZA - Administrative 85
ES - Senior Executive Service 47
FO - Foreign Service Officers 35
IR - Irs Broadband Class And Pay System Pos 20
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 14
NB - Ofc Of Comptroller Of The Currency Only 9
GL - Gs Emp Grades 3-10 Paid Leo Special Rate 9
GM - Emp Covered By Pmrs Termination Provisns 7
FE - Senior Foreign Service 6
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 4
AP - Admin, Profess, & Scientific Career Path 4
CG - Corporate Graded 3
EL - Non-executive Positions At Fhfa 3
PG - Printing Office Grades 3
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
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: $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
General InvestigationAdministrative and ManagementGS-4GS-15
Agricultural Commodity GradingAdministrative and ManagementGS-4GS-15
Communications ClericalClerical and Administrative SupportGS-1GS-9
Loan SpecialistAdministrative and ManagementGS-4GS-15
Equipment OperatorClerical 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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