Congress has passed a retro-active 1.4% pay raise for 2019 in addition to a locality increase and 6 new localities.

Administrative Officer - Federal Salaries of 2014

Pay Rates for "Administrative Officer"

How much does an Administrative Officer in the federal government get paid? $83,791.32* *Based on the 2014 average.
6,977 EMPLOYEES
$583.52M TOTAL SALARY
GS MOST COMMON PAYSCALE

Administrative Officer was the 58th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2014, with 6,977 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2014, the Veterans Health Administration hired the most employees titled Administrative Officer, with an average salary of $71,762.

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 1,651 $71,762.48
National Institutes of Health 629 $99,063.00
Office Secretary Health and Human Services 395 $63,557.75
Federal Aviation Administration 334 $70,351.88
Social Security Administration 264 $60,125.60
National Park Service 247 $77,977.78
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 218 $68,076.44
Department of State 215 $125,929.93
Agency for International Development 146 $99,543.01
U.S. Secret Service 139 $73,855.45
Internal Revenue Service 137 $87,332.92
Executive Office of U.S. Attorneys and the Office of U.s Attorneys 112 $119,218.65
Food and Drug Administration 109 $90,619.72
U.S. Marshals Service 106 $93,458.12
Agricultural Research Service 81 $76,106.77
Geological Survey 79 $91,539.43
Peace Corps 72 $89,648.10
Transportation Security Administration 65 $97,141.15
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 64 $86,436.33
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 61 $84,635.87
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology 57 $81,342.14
Federal Bureau of Investigation 57 $120,077.16
Environmental Protection Agency 57 $83,285.33
National Institute of Standards and Technology 56 $92,976.59
Drug Enforcement Administration 54 $98,399.83
Veterans Benefits Administration 49 $94,448.10
Forest Service 49 $80,702.63
Bureau of Land Management 45 $80,820.07
Small Business Administration 44 $77,908.09
Indian Affairs 44 $69,212.16
Natural Resources Conservation Service 41 $106,691.56
Farm Service Agency 37 $96,223.03
Rural Housing Service 36 $102,788.58
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 35 $109,956.26
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 35 $74,768.20
Bureau of Immigration & Customs Enforcement 34 $117,131.65
Broadcasting Board of Governors 33 $83,431.36
Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center 30 $78,561.03
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Homeland Security) 30 $79,349.33
Indian Health Service 29 $74,509.14
Department of Energy 28 $104,558.04
Bureau of Reclamation 28 $77,535.61
National Cemetery Administration 27 $68,831.89
Health Resources and Services Administration 27 $108,484.58
Federal Highway Administration 25 $69,921.00
National Archives and Records Administration 25 $71,813.92
Office of Inspector General (Department of Health and Human Services) 25 $100,972.16
Bureau of the Census 23 $94,378.87
Assistant Secretary for Administration 22 $97,740.00
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 21 $92,819.52
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 20 $90,577.35
Goddard Space Flight Center 19 $75,185.05
Offices, Boards and Divisions 19 $85,287.79
Office of Inspector General (Department of Housing and Urban Development) 19 $89,475.21
Langley Research Center 19 $67,481.42
Department of Homeland Security Headquarters 18 $104,189.56
Office of Personnel Management 18 $102,649.78
Patent and Trademark Office 18 $103,714.44
Federal Emergency Management Agency 15 $105,534.27
Food and Nutrition Service 15 $108,209.40
Federal Transit Administration 14 $77,935.00
U.S. Trustee Program 14 $83,184.93
John F. Kennedy Space Center 13 $84,548.08
Office of Justice Programs 13 $82,981.38
Federal Trade Commission 13 $83,261.46
National Protection and Programs Directorate 13 $86,931.69
Occupational Safety and Health Administration 12 $114,977.67
Office Assistant Secretary Administration and Management 12 $131,679.42
George C. Marshall Space Flight Center 12 $80,145.92
Public Buildings Service 11 $72,509.55
Employment and Training Administration 11 $90,994.64
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration 11 $81,776.91
Office of Comptroller of Currency 10 $144,127.30
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 10 $136,569.40
Employee Benefits Security Administration 10 $79,140.10
Railroad Retirement Board 9 $83,717.67
Federal Railroad Administration 9 $92,194.78
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission 9 $112,776.22
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Agriculture) 9 $87,714.44
Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation 9 $83,241.89
Office of Workers' Compensation Programs 8 $94,719.75
Office for Civil Rights 8 $88,110.38
Substance Abuse & Mental Health Service Administration 8 $98,433.50
U.S. Coast Guard 8 $89,009.00
National Transportation Safety Board 8 $75,379.75
John Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field 8 $84,402.63
Administration for Children and Families 7 $109,362.57
Office of Secretary of Transportation 7 $114,554.57
Federal Labor Relations Authority 7 $75,071.29
Headquarters, Nasa 6 $108,856.83
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 6 $93,916.67
Agricultural Marketing Service 6 $64,636.50
Coop State Research, Educ, & Exten Service 6 $67,409.67
Bureau of Labor Statistics 6 $97,631.33
Departmental Offices 5 $108,276.80
National Science Foundation 5 $105,402.00
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission 5 $76,879.40
Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection 5 $0.00
Mine Safety and Health Administration 5 $110,882.00
Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs 5 $71,659.80
Office of Labor-Management Standards 5 $79,964.40
Maritime Administration 5 $74,572.80
Bureau of the Fiscal Service 5 $112,930.60
Ous for Science and Technology 4 $136,900.00
Government Printing Office 4 $101,846.75
National Appeals Division 4 $72,093.25
Office of the General Counsel (Department of Agriculture) 4 $67,038.00
Grain Inspection, Packers & Stockyards Administration 4 $84,079.00
Food Safety and Inspection Service 4 $80,782.00
Consumer Product Safety Commission 4 $67,194.25
Selective Service System 4 $66,662.25
General Counsel (Department of Veterans Affairs) 4 $76,353.50
U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum 4 $96,274.50
U.S. Mint 3 $94,005.33
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Justice) 3 $102,913.00
Dean for VA Learning University 3 $116,887.00
Office of Secretary of Labor 3 $102,690.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Acquisition and Logistics 3 $88,470.67
Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers 3 $129,940.00
Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development 3 $137,677.33
Office of the Solicitor (Department of Interior) 3 $92,218.00
Office of Surface Mining, Reclamation and Enforcement 3 $79,534.33
Office of the Solicitor (Department of Labor) 3 $71,961.00
Corporation for National and Community Service 3 $93,959.67
Federal Student Aid 3 $96,248.33
Ames Research Center 3 $129,211.33
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation 3 $145,310.00
Office of the Chief Information Officer (Department of Agriculture) 3 $152,554.67
Office of Inspector General (Federal Housing Finance Agency) 3 $126,029.67
Office of the Secretary (Department of Commerce) 3 $103,827.00
Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, & Explosives 2 $103,412.50
Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau 2 $106,321.00
Bureau of International Labor Affairs 2 $122,199.50
Office of the Secretary (Department of Veterans Affairs) 2 $129,259.50
Federal Election Commission 2 $104,836.50
Wage and Hour Division 2 $71,076.50
Inspector General (Department of Veterans Affairs) 2 $126,613.00
Dryden Flight Research Center 2 $80,250.00
Export-Import Bank of the United States 2 $84,816.50
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Finance 2 $100,827.50
Immigration Office of Secretary of Education 2 $149,993.00
Immigration Office Assistant Secretary Operations, Security, and Preparedness 2 $114,780.00
Federal Housing Finance Agency 2 $131,348.50
Deputy Assistant Secretary Security & Law Enforcement 2 $77,314.50
Armed Forces Retirement Home 2 $67,642.00
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Agriculture) 2 $66,863.00
National Gallery of Art 2 $120,389.00
National Endowment for the Humanities 2 $61,704.50
U.S. International Trade Commission 2 $59,222.50
Economic Development Administration 2 $97,882.00
Office of Inspector General (Department of Transportation) 2 $99,166.00
International Trade Administration 2 $93,764.50
Surface Transportation Board 2 $94,524.50
Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight 1 $95,919.00
International Boundary Commission: U.S. and Canada 1 $93,264.00
Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and Resolution 1 $141,660.00
Community Relations Service 1 $120,429.00
National Security Council 1 $113,346.00
Overseas Private Investment Corporation 1 $100,598.00
Administrative Conference of the United States 1 $141,660.00
International Joint Commission: U.S. & Canada 1 $107,909.00
Government National Mortgage Association 1 $141,660.00
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Labor) 1 $149,327.00
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts 1 $57,360.00
Office of Government Ethics 1 $123,970.00
Rural Business-Cooperative Service 1 $88,224.00
Administration for Community Living 1 $157,100.00
Office of Equal Employment Opportunity 1 $157,100.00
Office of Disability Employment Policy 1 $120,429.00
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 1 $85,703.00
Valles Caldera Trust 1 $90,906.00
Office of the Chief Economist 1 $77,813.00
Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Regulation 1 $62,607.00
Office of Strategic Planning & Management 1 $116,887.00
Office of Public Affairs 1 $137,494.00
Office of Inspector General for Tax Administration 1 $120,429.00
Office of Administrative Services 1 $67,787.00
Bureau of Customs and Border Protection 1 $92,204.00
Merit Systems Protection Board 1 $167,940.00
Advisory Council on Historic Preservation 1 $162,100.00
Council of Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency 1 $138,136.00
Veterans Employment and Training Service 1 $98,916.00
Office of Science and Technology Policy 1 $80,662.00
Office of General Counsel (General Services Administration) 1 $71,504.00
Domestic Nuclear Detection Office 1 $157,100.00
James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation 1 $101,914.00
Bureau of Safety & Environmental Enforcement 1 $91,144.00
Office of Inspector General (Department of Education) 1 $158,100.00
Board of Veterans Appeals 1 $159,160.00
Office of the Chief Human Capital Officer 1 $139,471.00
Office of General Counsel (Department of Housing and Urban Development) 1 $159,299.00
Architectural & Transportation Barrier Compliance Board 1 $124,995.00
Marine Mammal Commission 1 $95,919.00
Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation Service 1 $137,494.00
Assistant Secretary for Human Resources Management 1 $92,922.00
Office of Inspector General (General Services Administration) 1 $134,328.00
Assistant Secretary for Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity 1 $141,660.00
Commission of Fine Arts 1 $88,224.00
Millennium Challenge Corporation 1 $94,418.00
Office of Management (Department of Education) 1 $157,100.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Administration 1 $129,512.00
Offices of the Regional Administrators 1 $87,760.00
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Housing and Urban Development) 1 $134,828.00
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Commerce) 1 $106,263.00
National Council on Disability 1 $137,494.00
Office of Postsecondary Education 1 $160,100.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Labor Management Relations 1 $107,421.00
Federal Acquisition Service 1 $82,371.00
Assistant Secretary for Congress & Intergovernmental Relations 1 $143,160.00
Commodity Futures Trading Commission 1 $119,084.00
National Labor Relations Board 1 $181,500.00
Trade and Development Agency 1 $113,346.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Congressional Affairs 1 $120,429.00
International Boundary & Water Commission: U.S. & Mexico 1 $134,017.00
Office of the Chief Information Officer (Department of Housing and Urban Development) 1 $159,100.00
Office Federal Coordinator Alaska Gas Transport Project 1 $111,600.00
National Capital Planning Commission 1 $149,993.00
Office of the Director 1 $98,916.00

Administrative Officer Pay Distribution

The average pay for an Administrative Officer is $83,791.32. The highest paid Administrative Officer made $210,050 in 2014.

Common Administrative Officer Payscales

Payscale Number of Administrative Officer Employees
GS - General Schedule 6,208
FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan 334
FP - Foreign Service Personnel 115
ZA - Administrative 88
SV - Trans Security Admin Emp Other Than Exec 65
ES - Senior Executive Service 46
FO - Foreign Service Officers 41
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 16
IR - Irs Broadband Class And Pay System Pos 12
NB - Ofc Of Comptroller Of The Currency Only 10
GL - Gs Emp Grades 3-10 Paid Leo Special Rate 8
CN - Bur Of (cfpb) An Indep Ag Within Frs 5
EL - Non-executive Positions At Fhfa 5
GM - Emp Covered By Pmrs Termination Provisns 4
FE - Senior Foreign Service 4
PG - Printing Office Grades 4
CG - Corporate Graded 3
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 3
NY - All Other Positions In The Corporation 2
EI - Advisory Committee Member (other) 1
NX - Executive-level And Managerial Positions 1
MC - Emp Of Millennium Challenge Corporation 1
CT - Commodity Futures Trading Commission Pos 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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