Administrative Officer - Federal Salaries of 2013

Pay Rates for "Administrative Officer"

How much does an Administrative Officer in the federal government get paid? $82,521.98* *Based on the 2013 average.
6,901 EMPLOYEES
$568.66M TOTAL SALARY
GS MOST COMMON PAYSCALE

Administrative Officer was the 44th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2013, with 6,901 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2013, the Veterans Health Administration hired the most employees titled Administrative Officer, with an average salary of $71,317.

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 1,541 $71,317.33
National Institutes of Health 610 $97,451.71
Office Secretary Health and Human Services 477 $63,173.23
Federal Aviation Administration 336 $69,261.25
Social Security Administration 269 $58,408.29
National Park Service 247 $77,687.29
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 235 $67,408.63
Department of State 197 $125,652.04
Agency for International Development 149 $100,400.23
Transportation Security Administration 140 $101,507.01
Internal Revenue Service 140 $86,534.75
U.S. Secret Service 137 $71,881.84
Executive Office of U.S. Attorneys and the Office of U.s Attorneys 113 $118,006.51
U.S. Marshals Service 104 $91,577.81
Geological Survey 82 $89,533.32
Agricultural Research Service 82 $74,205.52
Peace Corps 64 $91,981.72
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 62 $83,298.23
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology 59 $80,350.12
Environmental Protection Agency 57 $80,429.47
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 57 $83,595.05
Federal Bureau of Investigation 56 $117,210.54
Drug Enforcement Administration 56 $92,893.20
Bureau of Land Management 52 $75,589.04
National Institute of Standards and Technology 51 $93,571.14
Natural Resources Conservation Service 48 $104,157.35
Forest Service 45 $79,597.62
Food and Drug Administration 43 $98,692.05
Veterans Benefits Administration 41 $95,300.07
Indian Affairs 41 $68,034.17
Small Business Administration 38 $77,688.82
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 38 $105,861.82
Farm Service Agency 38 $94,505.26
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 36 $73,738.67
Bureau of Immigration & Customs Enforcement 34 $113,926.38
Indian Health Service 32 $74,889.69
Broadcasting Board of Governors 30 $83,416.83
Rural Housing Service 30 $102,803.23
Department of Energy 28 $101,489.96
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Homeland Security) 27 $80,201.22
Federal Highway Administration 27 $67,052.04
Bureau of Reclamation 26 $76,994.85
Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center 26 $76,471.31
Assistant Secretary for Administration 25 $96,233.52
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 25 $91,515.16
National Cemetery Administration 25 $67,689.84
National Archives and Records Administration 24 $69,295.75
Bureau of the Census 23 $91,522.22
Office of Inspector General (Department of Housing and Urban Development) 22 $87,360.14
Health Resources and Services Administration 22 $113,820.67
Goddard Space Flight Center 21 $74,337.43
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 20 $87,559.55
Office of Personnel Management 20 $101,587.00
Offices, Boards and Divisions 20 $75,028.55
Langley Research Center 19 $67,271.05
Department of Homeland Security Headquarters 19 $105,731.00
Patent and Trademark Office 18 $102,993.61
U.S. Trustee Program 16 $82,254.19
Federal Emergency Management Agency 15 $105,551.00
Office Assistant Secretary Administration and Management 14 $132,312.07
George C. Marshall Space Flight Center 14 $73,557.93
John F. Kennedy Space Center 13 $81,425.31
Federal Trade Commission 13 $80,977.46
Food and Nutrition Service 13 $105,800.54
Employment and Training Administration 13 $86,132.00
Railroad Retirement Board 12 $79,041.08
Public Buildings Service 12 $70,286.92
Occupational Safety and Health Administration 12 $114,887.25
Federal Transit Administration 12 $81,611.50
Office of Justice Programs 11 $80,147.82
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission 10 $106,694.40
Office of Comptroller of Currency 10 $137,639.20
National Protection and Programs Directorate 10 $82,309.80
Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation 10 $86,337.80
Office of Workers' Compensation Programs 10 $85,697.90
Employee Benefits Security Administration 10 $76,224.40
John Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field 9 $81,516.44
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 9 $132,118.22
U.S. Coast Guard 9 $83,083.44
Federal Railroad Administration 9 $89,088.67
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration 9 $85,077.56
Office for Civil Rights 8 $86,100.88
Substance Abuse & Mental Health Service Administration 8 $94,351.00
National Transportation Safety Board 8 $72,780.00
Federal Labor Relations Authority 7 $71,274.29
Bureau of Labor Statistics 7 $107,564.86
Administration for Children and Families 7 $94,583.57
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 6 $91,238.50
Coop State Research, Educ, & Exten Service 6 $64,618.83
Agricultural Marketing Service 6 $62,650.83
U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum 5 $95,841.00
Office of the General Counsel (Department of Agriculture) 5 $66,589.20
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Agriculture) 5 $79,295.60
Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs 5 $68,126.80
Office of Labor-Management Standards 5 $76,808.80
Office of Secretary of Transportation 5 $111,723.40
Office of the Solicitor (Department of Labor) 5 $74,572.20
Departmental Offices 5 $111,636.20
General Counsel (Department of Veterans Affairs) 5 $72,344.00
Headquarters, Nasa 5 $109,734.60
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission 5 $72,223.80
Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection 5 $0.00
Ous for Science and Technology 4 $134,441.25
Office of Surface Mining, Reclamation and Enforcement 4 $75,814.25
National Science Foundation 4 $96,822.75
Selective Service System 4 $69,633.00
Maritime Administration 4 $68,187.25
Financial Management Service 4 $101,873.00
Grain Inspection, Packers & Stockyards Administration 4 $82,648.00
Food Safety and Inspection Service 4 $88,382.50
National Appeals Division 3 $70,323.00
Office of the Solicitor (Department of Interior) 3 $89,630.33
Government Printing Office 3 $89,530.33
Ames Research Center 3 $126,097.67
Immigration Office of Secretary of Education 3 $151,340.00
Consumer Product Safety Commission 3 $67,308.33
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation 3 $138,277.00
Surface Transportation Board 3 $89,014.00
Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers 3 $124,800.00
U.S. Mint 3 $88,817.67
Office of the Secretary (Department of Commerce) 3 $100,064.33
Deputy Assistant Secretary Security & Law Enforcement 3 $65,858.67
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Justice) 3 $100,903.67
Mine Safety and Health Administration 3 $68,946.00
Office of the Chief Information Officer (Department of Agriculture) 3 $148,628.00
Inspector General (Department of Veterans Affairs) 2 $123,300.00
Federal Student Aid 2 $108,587.00
Office of Secretary of Labor 2 $132,429.50
Assistant Secretary for Human Resources Management 2 $75,750.00
Office of the Chief Human Capital Officer 2 $99,925.50
Bureau of International Labor Affairs 2 $120,991.00
Dean for VA Learning University 2 $113,977.50
Federal Housing Finance Agency 2 $131,779.50
Veterans Employment and Training Service 2 $82,681.50
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Finance 2 $99,281.00
Office of Inspector General (Federal Housing Finance Agency) 2 $102,125.00
Wage and Hour Division 2 $70,371.50
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Acquisition and Logistics 2 $83,907.50
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Agriculture) 2 $66,351.50
National Gallery of Art 2 $118,837.50
Immigration Office Assistant Secretary Operations, Security, and Preparedness 2 $105,316.00
National Endowment for the Humanities 2 $61,092.00
U.S. International Trade Commission 2 $56,685.00
Architectural & Transportation Barrier Compliance Board 2 $117,484.50
Office of Inspector General (Department of Transportation) 2 $96,452.50
Economic Development Administration 2 $96,838.50
Bureau of Transportation Statistics 2 $100,904.00
Corporation for National and Community Service 2 $98,587.50
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Commerce) 2 $118,771.50
Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau 2 $103,001.00
Dryden Flight Research Center 2 $77,112.00
Commodity Futures Trading Commission 2 $98,679.50
Office of the Secretary (Department of Veterans Affairs) 2 $136,466.50
Armed Forces Retirement Home 2 $65,930.00
Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, & Explosives 2 $100,904.00
Community Relations Service 1 $119,238.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Administration 1 $122,744.00
Office of the Director 1 $97,936.00
Assistant Secretary for Congress & Intergovernmental Relations 1 $140,259.00
Administration for Community Living 1 $155,500.00
Millennium Challenge Corporation 1 $94,418.00
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Labor) 1 $136,134.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Labor Management Relations 1 $114,358.00
Office of Government Ethics 1 $119,312.00
Office of the Chief Information Officer (Department of Housing and Urban Development) 1 $155,500.00
Advisory Council on Historic Preservation 1 $158,750.00
National Council on Disability 1 $132,009.00
Office of Disability Employment Policy 1 $115,731.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary Intergovernmental & International Affairs 1 $79,864.00
Valles Caldera Trust 1 $99,687.00
Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and Resolution 1 $136,134.00
Bureau of Customs and Border Protection 1 $92,072.00
National Capital Planning Commission 1 $144,385.00
Office of Public Affairs 1 $122,744.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Congressional Affairs 1 $115,731.00
Office of Administrative Services 1 $67,114.00
Government National Mortgage Association 1 $140,259.00
Domestic Nuclear Detection Office 1 $155,500.00
National Security Council 1 $108,717.00
Women's Bureau 1 $95,569.00
Office of General Counsel (General Services Administration) 1 $68,712.00
Office of Equal Employment Opportunity 1 $155,500.00
Rural Business-Cooperative Service 1 $87,350.00
Recovery Accountability & Transparency 1 $112,224.00
Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation 1 $87,350.00
Office of Inspector General (General Services Administration) 1 $127,883.00
Office of Strategic Planning & Management 1 $112,224.00
Office of the Chief Economist 1 $74,958.00
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts 1 $55,070.00
Administrative Conference of the United States 1 $132,339.00
Office of the Secretary of Housing & Urban Development Department 1 $140,259.00
Offices of the Regional Administrators 1 $81,460.00
Office of Sustainable Housing & Communties 1 $126,251.00
James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation 1 $97,936.00
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 1 $82,359.00
Office of Inspector General (Department of Education) 1 $155,500.00
Office of General Counsel (Department of Housing and Urban Development) 1 $155,500.00
Federal Acquisition Service 1 $81,554.00
Council of Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency 1 $136,771.00
Commission of Fine Arts 1 $87,350.00
Bureau of the Public Debt 1 $140,274.00
Office of Management (Department of Education) 1 $155,500.00
Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development 1 $140,259.00
International Boundary & Water Commission: U.S. & Mexico 1 $128,900.00
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Interior) 1 $115,731.00
International Trade Administration 1 $84,855.00
Office of Science and Technology Policy 1 $77,368.00
Office of Postsecondary Education 1 $152,635.00
Assistant Secretary for Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity 1 $136,134.00
International Boundary Commission: U.S. and Canada 1 $87,350.00
Bureau of Safety & Environmental Enforcement 1 $89,846.00
Office Federal Coordinator Alaska Gas Transport Project 1 $110,000.00
Board of Veterans Appeals 1 $153,510.00
Trade and Development Agency 1 $108,717.00
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Housing and Urban Development) 1 $127,883.00
International Joint Commission: U.S. & Canada 1 $106,839.00
Marine Mammal Commission 1 $106,839.00

Administrative Officer Pay Distribution

The average pay for an Administrative Officer is $82,521.98. The highest paid Administrative Officer made $212,550 in 2013.

Common Administrative Officer Payscales

Payscale Number of Administrative Officer Employees
GS - General Schedule 6,065
FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan 334
SV - Trans Security Admin Emp Other Than Exec 140
FP - Foreign Service Personnel 117
ZA - Administrative 81
ES - Senior Executive Service 45
FO - Foreign Service Officers 34
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 14
IR - Irs Broadband Class And Pay System Pos 13
NB - Ofc Of Comptroller Of The Currency Only 10
GL - Gs Emp Grades 3-10 Paid Leo Special Rate 10
CN - Bur Of (cfpb) An Indep Ag Within Frs 5
GM - Emp Covered By Pmrs Termination Provisns 4
AP - Admin, Profess, & Scientific Career Path 4
EL - Non-executive Positions At Fhfa 4
FE - Senior Foreign Service 4
CG - Corporate Graded 3
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 3
PG - Printing Office Grades 3
FG - Similar To The General Schedule 2
CT - Commodity Futures Trading Commission Pos 2
EI - Advisory Committee Member (other) 1
NY - All Other Positions In The Corporation 1
NX - Executive-level And Managerial Positions 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 2018

In 2004, the average pay for an Administrative Officer was $70,426. Since then, the average pay has increased to $87,437 in 2018.


Data Sources

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The series code of this occupation is 0341.

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