Administrative Officer - Federal Salaries of 2016

Pay Rates for "Administrative Officer"

How much does an Administrative Officer in the federal government get paid? $85,836.64* *Based on the 2016 average.
7,083 EMPLOYEES
$606.61M TOTAL SALARY
GS MOST COMMON PAYSCALE

Administrative Officer was the 43rd most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2016, with 7,083 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2016, the Veterans Health Administration hired the most employees titled Administrative Officer, with an average salary of $72,083.

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 1,748 $72,082.60
National Institutes of Health 657 $102,680.10
Office Secretary Health and Human Services 341 $65,341.79
Federal Aviation Administration 329 $72,304.91
Social Security Administration 270 $60,985.13
Department of State 241 $126,854.39
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 238 $68,427.53
National Park Service 231 $79,699.08
Agency for International Development 156 $105,803.15
Food and Drug Administration 154 $93,777.75
U.S. Secret Service 138 $77,054.39
Internal Revenue Service 122 $89,383.78
Executive Office of U.S. Attorneys and the Office of U.s Attorneys 116 $122,208.09
U.S. Marshals Service 101 $96,632.43
Agricultural Research Service 83 $79,289.40
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 77 $81,504.71
Geological Survey 76 $96,991.97
Peace Corps 71 $99,321.70
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 69 $85,910.78
Environmental Protection Agency 63 $82,048.22
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology 61 $82,996.56
National Institute of Standards and Technology 58 $97,598.29
Health Resources and Services Administration 55 $102,636.39
Federal Bureau of Investigation 53 $121,498.57
Indian Affairs 50 $74,302.30
Drug Enforcement Administration 49 $102,591.53
Small Business Administration 47 $77,118.87
Transportation Security Administration 47 $100,810.45
Veterans Benefits Administration 46 $100,827.22
Bureau of Land Management 41 $78,201.61
Farm Service Agency 39 $101,246.49
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 37 $112,365.16
Forest Service 35 $79,841.91
Bureau of Immigration & Customs Enforcement 34 $122,738.74
Rural Housing Service 34 $109,167.65
Broadcasting Board of Governors 33 $90,983.94
Indian Health Service 33 $83,247.67
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 31 $77,018.35
Department of Energy 31 $107,213.32
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Homeland Security) 29 $85,882.69
Bureau of Reclamation 28 $77,879.04
Office of Inspector General (Department of Health and Human Services) 28 $105,775.43
National Cemetery Administration 27 $73,136.44
Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center 26 $81,025.85
Federal Highway Administration 24 $76,106.92
National Archives and Records Administration 24 $71,529.00
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 22 $94,122.50
Public Buildings Service 22 $73,672.50
Assistant Secretary for Administration 21 $102,620.29
Office of Inspector General (Department of Housing and Urban Development) 20 $91,130.85
Patent and Trademark Office 20 $109,437.10
Bureau of the Census 20 $98,598.30
Offices, Boards and Divisions 19 $96,710.95
Goddard Space Flight Center 18 $77,600.50
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 18 $96,272.72
Food and Nutrition Service 18 $108,785.44
Office of Personnel Management 17 $102,263.47
Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection 16 $450.00
John F. Kennedy Space Center 15 $89,727.73
Federal Trade Commission 14 $91,233.64
U.S. Trustee Program 14 $86,774.14
Office of Justice Programs 14 $84,603.21
Department of Homeland Security Headquarters 14 $109,695.86
Employment and Training Administration 12 $89,016.67
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration 12 $88,770.17
George C. Marshall Space Flight Center 12 $83,699.83
Deputy Assistant Secretary Security & Law Enforcement 12 $42,183.92
Federal Transit Administration 12 $79,810.08
Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation 11 $88,535.45
Employee Benefits Security Administration 11 $76,658.82
Office Assistant Secretary Administration and Management 11 $149,399.09
Railroad Retirement Board 11 $83,955.18
National Protection and Programs Directorate 11 $95,026.18
Office of Comptroller of Currency 11 $150,929.45
Federal Emergency Management Agency 11 $107,876.73
Occupational Safety and Health Administration 10 $124,371.50
John Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field 10 $78,410.90
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission 10 $118,668.20
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Agriculture) 9 $95,106.56
Federal Labor Relations Authority 9 $71,270.67
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 9 $139,926.44
National Transportation Safety Board 8 $80,833.88
Office of Secretary of Transportation 8 $119,856.25
Office of Workers' Compensation Programs 8 $94,031.25
Federal Railroad Administration 8 $88,300.13
Office for Civil Rights 7 $81,938.57
Headquarters, Nasa 7 $106,496.71
Bureau of Labor Statistics 7 $115,961.43
Grain Inspection, Packers & Stockyards Administration 6 $81,262.00
Departmental Offices 6 $115,584.00
Coop State Research, Educ, & Exten Service 6 $68,641.83
Agricultural Marketing Service 6 $68,604.67
Maritime Administration 5 $80,856.60
Consumer Product Safety Commission 5 $69,358.00
Office of the General Counsel (Department of Agriculture) 5 $75,411.40
Food Safety and Inspection Service 5 $96,593.80
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 5 $86,474.20
Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs 5 $88,743.40
Office of the Secretary (Department of Commerce) 4 $99,839.00
Ames Research Center 4 $126,215.00
Office of Labor-Management Standards 4 $80,827.25
Substance Abuse & Mental Health Service Administration 4 $119,719.75
National Appeals Division 4 $74,783.75
Office of the Solicitor (Department of Interior) 4 $99,811.50
Office of Surface Mining, Reclamation and Enforcement 4 $78,218.50
Bureau of the Fiscal Service 4 $126,283.00
Selective Service System 4 $63,668.25
National Science Foundation 4 $112,806.50
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Acquisition and Logistics 4 $92,378.25
Federal Student Aid 4 $95,664.25
U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum 4 $99,382.25
Export-Import Bank of the United States 3 $100,919.00
Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers 3 $131,997.67
Office of Inspector General (Federal Housing Finance Agency) 3 $142,904.33
General Counsel (Department of Veterans Affairs) 3 $101,207.67
Mine Safety and Health Administration 3 $132,481.00
Office of Secretary of Labor 3 $107,301.67
Office of the Secretary (Department of Veterans Affairs) 3 $121,670.00
Ous for Science and Technology 3 $139,836.33
Government Printing Office 3 $107,648.00
Immigration Office Assistant Secretary Operations, Security, and Preparedness 3 $111,826.00
Dean for VA Learning University 3 $124,616.00
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission 3 $79,824.33
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Justice) 3 $105,198.00
U.S. Mint 3 $100,199.00
Administration for Children and Families 3 $97,392.33
Surface Transportation Board 3 $96,431.00
National Labor Relations Board 3 $136,302.67
Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau 2 $109,446.50
Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, & Explosives 2 $98,789.00
Veterans Customer Exper (Vce) 2 $101,813.50
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation 2 $181,311.00
Armed Forces Retirement Home 2 $73,822.00
International Trade Administration 2 $106,171.00
Dryden Flight Research Center 2 $84,602.50
Corporation for National and Community Service 2 $81,322.50
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 2 $87,821.00
Bureau of International Labor Affairs 2 $126,222.50
U.S. International Trade Commission 2 $64,305.50
Immigration Office of Secretary of Education 2 $161,635.50
Merit Systems Protection Board 2 $143,688.50
National Gallery of Art 2 $123,679.50
National Endowment for the Humanities 2 $65,899.00
Federal Election Commission 2 $110,535.00
National Council on Disability 1 $123,406.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Congressional Affairs 1 $98,289.00
National Security Council 1 $119,776.00
Marine Mammal Commission 1 $104,433.00
Wage and Hour Division 1 $79,711.00
World War 1 Centennial Commission 1 $77,490.00
Bureau of Safety & Environmental Enforcement 1 $95,670.00
International Boundary & Water Commission: U.S. & Mexico 1 $140,854.00
Assistant Secretary for Congress & Intergovernmental Relations 1 $150,932.00
Office of General Counsel (Department of Housing and Urban Development) 1 $161,800.00
James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation 1 $104,433.00
Council of Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency 1 $141,555.00
Office of the Chief Information Officer (Department of Housing and Urban Development) 1 $160,300.00
Assistant Secretary for Human Resources Management 1 $101,361.00
Office of Science and Technology Policy 1 $95,217.00
Bureau of Customs and Border Protection 1 $94,302.00
Rural Business-Cooperative Service 1 $85,238.00
Bureau of Transportation Statistics 1 $120,794.00
Assistant Secretary for Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity 1 $150,932.00
Architectural & Transportation Barrier Compliance Board 1 $140,892.00
Millennium Challenge Corporation 1 $94,418.00
Rural Utilities Service 1 $80,073.00
Administrative Conference of the United States 1 $153,702.00
Office of Public Affairs 1 $145,162.00
Office of the Chief Economist 1 $79,734.00
Office of Inspector General for Tax Administration 1 $130,666.00
International Joint Commission: U.S. & Canada 1 $95,217.00
International Boundary Commission: U.S. and Canada 1 $101,361.00
Office of Management (Department of Education) 1 $162,118.00
National Capital Planning Commission 1 $160,300.00
Office of Inspector General (Department of Transportation) 1 $104,433.00
Office of Postsecondary Education 1 $138,397.00
Government National Mortgage Association 1 $150,932.00
Office of Inspector General (General Services Administration) 1 $145,812.00
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Agriculture) 1 $91,154.00
Advisory Council on Historic Preservation 1 $160,300.00
Community Relations Service 1 $130,666.00
Trade and Development Agency 1 $119,776.00
Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council 1 $77,490.00
Federal Housing Finance Agency 1 $153,964.00
Office of the Director 1 $104,433.00
Office of Government Ethics 1 $82,656.00
Office of Senior Coordinator for Southeast/Caribbean 1 $111,858.00
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Commerce) 1 $116,146.00
Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Regulation 1 $68,151.00
Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and Resolution 1 $133,852.00
Administration for Community Living 1 $160,550.00
Office of General Counsel (General Services Administration) 1 $75,425.00
Economic Development Administration 1 $67,264.00
Veterans Employment and Training Service 1 $116,146.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Finance 1 $135,796.00
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Housing and Urban Development) 1 $142,392.00
Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight 1 $56,439.00
Inspector General (Department of Veterans Affairs) 1 $130,036.00
Overseas Private Investment Corporation 1 $110,578.00
Office of Healthy Homes & Lead Hazard Control 1 $133,852.00
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Labor) 1 $156,202.00
Office of Disability Employment Policy 1 $127,036.00
Commission of Fine Arts 1 $95,570.00
Office of Assistant Secretary for Policy 1 $160,800.00
Office of Inspector General (Department of Education) 1 $160,300.00
Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development 1 $150,932.00
Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation Service 1 $147,362.00
Office of the Chief Information Officer (Department of Agriculture) 1 $163,200.00

Administrative Officer Pay Distribution

The average pay for an Administrative Officer is $85,836.64. The highest paid Administrative Officer made $218,654 in 2016.

Common Administrative Officer Payscales

Payscale Number of Administrative Officer Employees
GS - General Schedule 6,324
FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan 329
FP - Foreign Service Personnel 113
ZA - Administrative 91
ES - Senior Executive Service 54
FO - Foreign Service Officers 49
SV - Trans Security Admin Emp Other Than Exec 47
CN - Bur Of (cfpb) An Indep Ag Within Frs 16
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 14
NB - Ofc Of Comptroller Of The Currency Only 11
IR - Irs Broadband Class And Pay System Pos 10
FE - Senior Foreign Service 4
EL - Non-executive Positions At Fhfa 4
PG - Printing Office Grades 3
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 3
GL - Gs Emp Grades 3-10 Paid Leo Special Rate 3
CG - Corporate Graded 2
NY - All Other Positions In The Corporation 2
EN - Nat Nuclear Security Admin Exc Srvc Only 1
OR - Employees Of The Ofr, Treasury 1
GM - Emp Covered By Pmrs Termination Provisns 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 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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