Administrative Officer - Federal Salaries of 2015

Pay Rates for "Administrative Officer"

How much does an Administrative Officer in the federal government get paid? $83,112.64* *Based on the 2015 average.
6,827 EMPLOYEES
$566M TOTAL SALARY
GS MOST COMMON PAYSCALE

Administrative Officer was the 46th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2015, with 6,827 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2015, the Veterans Health Administration hired the most employees titled Administrative Officer, with an average salary of $71,684.

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 1,741 $71,684.08
National Institutes of Health 646 $100,401.79
Office Secretary Health and Human Services 367 $64,615.68
Federal Aviation Administration 335 $71,278.10
Social Security Administration 267 $59,684.30
National Park Service 233 $79,006.73
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 228 $68,674.80
Agency for International Development 144 $104,296.67
U.S. Secret Service 140 $75,834.35
Food and Drug Administration 130 $92,307.92
Internal Revenue Service 126 $88,164.56
Executive Office of U.S. Attorneys and the Office of U.s Attorneys 109 $121,746.06
U.S. Marshals Service 104 $94,825.93
Agricultural Research Service 82 $78,287.80
Geological Survey 80 $93,714.41
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 78 $77,814.08
Peace Corps 76 $95,468.82
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 67 $85,890.58
National Institute of Standards and Technology 59 $93,236.78
Environmental Protection Agency 59 $82,746.44
Federal Bureau of Investigation 58 $119,033.03
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology 56 $81,474.68
Transportation Security Administration 53 $97,196.23
Drug Enforcement Administration 49 $101,776.10
Veterans Benefits Administration 48 $97,886.60
Indian Affairs 47 $70,458.64
Small Business Administration 46 $76,518.20
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 41 $110,214.51
Forest Service 41 $78,637.88
Bureau of Land Management 40 $80,903.95
Farm Service Agency 40 $98,971.80
Broadcasting Board of Governors 37 $85,884.86
Health Resources and Services Administration 36 $104,695.77
Rural Housing Service 36 $103,640.36
Bureau of Immigration & Customs Enforcement 33 $120,205.76
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 31 $75,403.65
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Homeland Security) 31 $81,667.19
National Cemetery Administration 29 $70,100.17
Indian Health Service 29 $77,440.45
Office of Inspector General (Department of Health and Human Services) 28 $100,590.54
Bureau of Reclamation 28 $78,000.54
Department of Energy 28 $103,041.25
Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center 27 $79,386.44
National Archives and Records Administration 24 $72,864.96
Federal Highway Administration 24 $72,828.71
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 24 $90,557.50
Assistant Secretary for Administration 21 $100,664.62
Office of Inspector General (Department of Housing and Urban Development) 20 $89,972.35
Natural Resources Conservation Service 20 $113,741.10
Langley Research Center 19 $69,426.89
Offices, Boards and Divisions 19 $91,010.79
Goddard Space Flight Center 18 $76,433.61
Patent and Trademark Office 18 $106,855.83
Office of Personnel Management 16 $103,698.88
Department of Homeland Security Headquarters 16 $103,248.19
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 15 $93,969.07
Bureau of the Census 15 $99,229.67
Food and Nutrition Service 15 $111,816.67
Federal Transit Administration 14 $80,395.64
U.S. Trustee Program 14 $85,939.93
Federal Trade Commission 13 $86,695.08
Federal Emergency Management Agency 13 $99,337.00
George C. Marshall Space Flight Center 13 $79,186.08
John F. Kennedy Space Center 13 $87,529.54
Office of Justice Programs 13 $82,784.31
Office Assistant Secretary Administration and Management 12 $140,072.83
Employment and Training Administration 12 $89,624.33
National Protection and Programs Directorate 12 $89,974.75
Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation 11 $82,783.45
Employee Benefits Security Administration 11 $76,481.64
Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection 11 $0.00
Public Buildings Service 11 $74,388.18
John Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field 11 $80,050.73
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission 10 $114,955.80
Railroad Retirement Board 10 $84,405.30
Occupational Safety and Health Administration 10 $125,024.30
Office of Comptroller of Currency 9 $146,752.67
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 9 $139,150.44
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration 9 $90,481.11
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Agriculture) 9 $91,980.11
National Transportation Safety Board 8 $77,174.63
Federal Railroad Administration 8 $89,899.25
Federal Labor Relations Authority 8 $69,969.63
Substance Abuse & Mental Health Service Administration 7 $102,924.43
U.S. Coast Guard 7 $87,587.86
Bureau of Labor Statistics 7 $114,718.43
Office of Workers' Compensation Programs 7 $80,572.43
Headquarters, Nasa 6 $112,057.67
Office of Secretary of Transportation 6 $122,130.17
Administration for Children and Families 6 $108,518.83
Agricultural Marketing Service 6 $65,936.00
Office for Civil Rights 5 $97,061.20
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 5 $91,694.00
Coop State Research, Educ, & Exten Service 5 $71,012.80
Grain Inspection, Packers & Stockyards Administration 5 $78,146.60
Food Safety and Inspection Service 5 $89,884.40
Bureau of the Fiscal Service 5 $116,934.60
National Science Foundation 5 $110,774.60
Departmental Offices 5 $112,735.20
Consumer Product Safety Commission 5 $64,105.60
Maritime Administration 5 $79,528.80
Mine Safety and Health Administration 5 $112,496.40
Office of Labor-Management Standards 5 $80,689.00
Government Printing Office 4 $103,702.25
Office of the Secretary (Department of Commerce) 4 $98,373.25
Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs 4 $67,252.50
National Appeals Division 4 $73,961.50
Office of the General Counsel (Department of Agriculture) 4 $68,494.25
U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum 4 $97,863.00
Office of Inspector General (Federal Housing Finance Agency) 4 $125,915.00
General Counsel (Department of Veterans Affairs) 4 $92,607.00
Ous for Science and Technology 4 $140,193.75
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Acquisition and Logistics 4 $93,876.75
Deputy Assistant Secretary Security & Law Enforcement 4 $64,808.50
Office of Surface Mining, Reclamation and Enforcement 4 $74,716.25
Office of the Solicitor (Department of Interior) 3 $94,149.33
Corporation for National and Community Service 3 $94,938.00
Selective Service System 3 $68,818.67
U.S. Mint 3 $96,600.67
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Justice) 3 $102,178.33
Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, & Explosives 3 $101,923.33
Office of Secretary of Labor 3 $105,996.00
Export-Import Bank of the United States 3 $94,061.33
Federal Student Aid 3 $101,507.67
Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers 3 $131,983.67
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission 3 $76,765.33
Dean for VA Learning University 3 $121,635.00
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation 3 $152,575.67
Merit Systems Protection Board 2 $139,295.00
Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau 2 $108,013.00
Bureau of International Labor Affairs 2 $124,761.50
Office of the Secretary (Department of Veterans Affairs) 2 $130,585.50
Veterans Employment and Training Service 2 $93,399.50
Board of Veterans Appeals 2 $162,637.00
Immigration Office of Secretary of Education 2 $154,100.50
Inspector General (Department of Veterans Affairs) 2 $127,207.00
Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development 2 $140,177.50
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Finance 2 $103,403.50
Federal Election Commission 2 $107,677.00
Immigration Office Assistant Secretary Operations, Security, and Preparedness 2 $118,200.50
Ames Research Center 2 $119,327.00
Office of the Chief Information Officer (Department of Agriculture) 2 $154,267.50
Dryden Flight Research Center 2 $81,304.50
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Agriculture) 2 $70,313.00
National Gallery of Art 2 $121,502.50
National Endowment for the Humanities 2 $64,077.00
Office of Inspector General (Department of Transportation) 2 $102,168.50
Surface Transportation Board 2 $95,476.50
Office of Government Ethics 1 $125,213.00
Rural Utilities Service 1 $72,219.00
National Security Council 1 $118,057.00
World War 1 Centennial Commission 1 $54,423.00
Advisory Council on Historic Preservation 1 $158,700.00
Office of the Solicitor (Department of Labor) 1 $73,733.00
Office of Strategic Planning & Management 1 $118,818.00
Valles Caldera Trust 1 $93,814.00
Rural Business-Cooperative Service 1 $84,017.00
Armed Forces Retirement Home 1 $66,370.00
James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation 1 $104,932.00
Bureau of Customs and Border Protection 1 $93,133.00
Wage and Hour Division 1 $78,574.00
Office of Senior Coordinator for Southeast/Caribbean 1 $110,935.00
Office of the Chief Economist 1 $78,592.00
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts 1 $57,934.00
Architectural & Transportation Barrier Compliance Board 1 $134,662.00
Office of General Counsel (Department of Housing and Urban Development) 1 $159,700.00
Office of Inspector General (Department of Education) 1 $158,700.00
Office of Senior Coordinator for Midwest 1 $89,252.00
U.S. International Trade Commission 1 $57,934.00
Office of General Counsel (General Services Administration) 1 $72,219.00
Commission of Fine Arts 1 $91,657.00
Assistant Secretary for Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity 1 $143,079.00
Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation Service 1 $142,371.00
Office of Senior Coordinator for Southwest 1 $82,194.00
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 1 $86,564.00
Office of Inspector General (General Services Administration) 1 $143,079.00
International Trade Administration 1 $99,296.00
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Housing and Urban Development) 1 $140,371.00
Office of Management (Department of Education) 1 $155,705.00
Council of Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency 1 $139,523.00
Bureau of Transportation Statistics 1 $84,017.00
Federal Acquisition Service 1 $87,219.00
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Commerce) 1 $110,902.00
Assistant Secretary for Congress & Intergovernmental Relations 1 $148,588.00
Office of Postsecondary Education 1 $130,453.00
Bureau of Safety & Environmental Enforcement 1 $92,257.00
Office of Inspector General for Tax Administration 1 $125,413.00
International Boundary & Water Commission: U.S. & Mexico 1 $135,360.00
Community Relations Service 1 $125,213.00
Office of Healthy Homes & Lead Hazard Control 1 $127,140.00
Trade and Development Agency 1 $118,057.00
Marine Mammal Commission 1 $102,932.00
Office of Science and Technology Policy 1 $83,471.00
Program Support Center 1 $88,396.00
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Labor) 1 $149,288.00
Office of the Chief Information Officer (Department of Housing and Urban Development) 1 $158,700.00
Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council 1 $63,722.00
Millennium Challenge Corporation 1 $94,418.00
Assistant Secretary for Human Resources Management 1 $99,905.00
Administration for Community Living 1 $158,700.00
Office of Disability Employment Policy 1 $121,635.00
Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and Resolution 1 $126,245.00
Office of the Director 1 $102,932.00
National Labor Relations Board 1 $86,564.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Administration 1 $118,057.00
Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Regulation 1 $66,023.00
Office of Public Affairs 1 $138,871.00
Government National Mortgage Association 1 $147,288.00
Overseas Private Investment Corporation 1 $105,960.00
Administrative Conference of the United States 1 $145,279.00
National Capital Planning Commission 1 $155,705.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Congressional Affairs 1 $121,635.00
Federal Housing Finance Agency 1 $147,695.00
Office of Assistant Secretary for Policy 1 $158,700.00
Office of Equal Employment Opportunity 1 $158,700.00

Administrative Officer Pay Distribution

The average pay for an Administrative Officer is $83,112.64. The highest paid Administrative Officer made $211,198 in 2015.

Common Administrative Officer Payscales

Payscale Number of Administrative Officer Employees
GS - General Schedule 6,069
FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan 335
FP - Foreign Service Personnel 110
ZA - Administrative 96
SV - Trans Security Admin Emp Other Than Exec 53
FO - Foreign Service Officers 47
ES - Senior Executive Service 43
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 13
IR - Irs Broadband Class And Pay System Pos 12
CN - Bur Of (cfpb) An Indep Ag Within Frs 11
NB - Ofc Of Comptroller Of The Currency Only 9
EL - Non-executive Positions At Fhfa 5
GL - Gs Emp Grades 3-10 Paid Leo Special Rate 5
FE - Senior Foreign Service 4
PG - Printing Office Grades 4
CG - Corporate Graded 3
GM - Emp Covered By Pmrs Termination Provisns 2
NY - All Other Positions In The Corporation 2
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 2
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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