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Administrative Officer - Federal Salaries of 2017

Pay Rates for "Administrative Officer"

How much does an Administrative Officer in the federal government get paid? $85,758.22* *Based on the 2017 average.
6,961 EMPLOYEES
$576.98M TOTAL SALARY
GS MOST COMMON PAYSCALE

Administrative Officer was the 43rd most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2017, with 6,961 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2017, the Veterans Health Administration hired the most employees titled Administrative Officer, with an average salary of $72,798.

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 1,790 $72,797.53
National Institutes of Health 641 $106,840.99
Federal Aviation Administration 321 $74,354.09
Office Secretary Health and Human Services 276 $67,464.64
Social Security Administration 255 $63,142.99
National Park Service 238 $81,185.79
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 225 $70,724.92
Department of State 203 $128,405.64
Food and Drug Administration 160 $95,429.91
U.S. Agency for International Development 151 $108,499.42
U.S. Secret Service 147 $34,894.35
Internal Revenue Service 115 $91,279.86
Executive Office of U.S. Attorneys and the Office of U.s Attorneys 107 $10,577.54
U.S. Marshals Service 103 $99,196.41
Agricultural Research Service 82 $81,414.79
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology 70 $83,911.59
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 68 $89,917.85
National Institute of Standards and Technology 67 $102,097.93
Geological Survey 67 $100,338.12
Peace Corps 63 $109,160.22
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 60 $87,163.35
Health Resources and Services Administration 58 $108,273.19
Federal Bureau of Investigation 58 $12,939.88
Environmental Protection Agency 57 $84,824.84
Small Business Administration 53 $80,589.43
Veterans Benefits Administration 51 $101,257.41
Bureau of Land Management 48 $84,016.23
Drug Enforcement Administration 48 $21,255.18
Indian Affairs 45 $75,945.13
Transportation Security Administration 43 $100,700.67
Farm Service Agency 40 $104,821.38
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 40 $120,349.58
Indian Health Service 35 $81,524.85
Immigration and Customs Enforcement 35 $125,993.83
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Homeland Security) 34 $88,224.50
Forest Service 34 $85,422.88
Rural Housing Service 33 $112,644.70
National Cemetery Administration 30 $71,577.40
Bureau of Reclamation 28 $84,418.57
Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center 28 $83,911.54
Department of Energy 28 $113,600.82
Office of Inspector General (Department of Health and Human Services) 27 $107,676.22
Broadcasting Board of Governors 27 $93,786.70
National Archives and Records Administration 26 $74,153.96
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 26 $80,482.88
Public Buildings Service 24 $74,674.21
Patent and Trademark Office 23 $107,058.35
Federal Highway Administration 23 $78,185.91
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 21 $100,211.29
Office of the Chief Human Capital Office 20 $107,037.25
Goddard Space Flight Center 20 $79,534.30
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 20 $100,034.15
Food and Nutrition Service 19 $104,862.79
Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection 17 $500.00
Offices, Boards and Divisions 17 $101,322.71
Office of Inspector General (Department of Housing and Urban Development) 16 $94,197.06
Bureau of the Census 16 $103,473.50
Office of Personnel Management 16 $106,483.31
Department of Homeland Security Headquarters 15 $105,324.43
Office of Justice Programs 14 $88,881.36
George C. Marshall Space Flight Center 14 $85,163.57
Employment and Training Administration 14 $89,682.21
Federal Trade Commission 14 $94,689.14
John F. Kennedy Space Center 13 $94,213.31
Federal Transit Administration 13 $81,364.15
U.S. Trustee Program 12 $89,570.58
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration 12 $95,163.08
Deputy Assistant Secretary Security & Law Enforcement 12 $47,435.18
John Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field 12 $83,085.83
Occupational Safety and Health Administration 11 $129,874.64
Federal Emergency Management Agency 11 $112,863.45
Office of Comptroller of Currency 11 $156,147.36
National Protection and Programs Directorate 10 $97,698.30
Office Assistant Secretary Administration and Management 10 $157,321.60
Employee Benefits Security Administration 10 $80,401.20
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission 10 $124,444.60
Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation 10 $96,199.10
Railroad Retirement Board 10 $88,034.90
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Agriculture) 8 $91,498.00
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 8 $145,811.13
National Transportation Safety Board 8 $84,425.63
Federal Railroad Administration 8 $92,560.50
Departmental Offices 8 $122,675.50
Office for Civil Rights 8 $85,658.38
Office of Workers' Compensation Programs 7 $104,076.86
Bureau of Labor Statistics 7 $121,001.86
Federal Labor Relations Authority 7 $74,800.00
Agricultural Marketing Service 6 $67,891.00
Consumer Product Safety Commission 6 $72,111.50
Office of the Secretary (Department of Veterans Affairs) 6 $123,122.83
Mine Safety and Health Administration 5 $105,988.80
Federal Student Aid 5 $108,530.00
Administration for Children and Families 5 $98,427.60
Substance Abuse & Mental Health Service Administration 5 $111,637.80
Office of the General Counsel (Department of Agriculture) 5 $79,113.00
Grain Inspection, Packers & Stockyards Administration 5 $87,955.20
National Institute of Food & Agriculture 5 $73,591.20
Office of the Secretary (Department of Commerce) 5 $99,945.80
National Gallery of Art 5 $129,654.20
Office of Secretary of Transportation 5 $123,118.00
Veterans Customer Exper (Vce) 5 $106,592.40
Office of the Solicitor (Department of Interior) 4 $104,269.50
National Science Foundation 4 $119,209.50
Headquarters, Nasa 4 $112,241.50
Ames Research Center 4 $132,328.75
Office of Labor-Management Standards 4 $77,735.50
U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum 4 $100,981.00
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 4 $88,920.75
Office of Inspector General (Federal Housing Finance Agency) 4 $140,261.00
National Appeals Division 4 $76,833.00
Food Safety and Inspection Service 4 $103,223.75
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Justice) 4 $100,442.00
Selective Service System 4 $70,790.75
Maritime Administration 4 $82,011.00
Bureau of the Fiscal Service 4 $127,016.25
Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers 3 $140,444.00
Customs and Border Protection 3 $86,216.67
Science and Technology Directorate 3 $146,336.00
Office of Surface Mining, Reclamation and Enforcement 3 $82,593.67
Government Printing Office 3 $111,019.67
National Labor Relations Board 3 $145,125.00
Bureau of International Labor Affairs 3 $132,480.67
Office of Secretary of Labor 3 $112,700.33
Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs 3 $97,175.67
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission 3 $82,267.33
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Agriculture) 3 $76,816.00
Office of the Chief Information Officer (Department of Agriculture) 2 $154,354.00
Foreign Agricultural Service 2 $100,597.50
National Endowment for the Humanities 2 $68,718.00
Merit Systems Protection Board 2 $148,797.50
International Trade Administration 2 $108,522.00
Corporation for National and Community Service 2 $87,572.00
Federal Election Commission 2 $116,913.00
U.S. International Trade Commission 2 $66,885.00
Surface Transportation Board 2 $98,323.50
Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau 2 $120,074.00
U.S. Mint 2 $55,592.50
Director for Resource Management 2 $124,952.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Finance 2 $116,370.00
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Labor) 2 $137,827.50
Export-Import Bank of the United States 2 $110,877.00
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation 2 $186,563.00
Office of Assistant Secretary for Policy 1 $161,900.00
Office of Public Affairs 1 $153,730.00
Wage and Hour Division 1 $84,351.00
Veterans Employment and Training Service 1 $123,223.00
Office of Postsecondary Education 1 $144,945.00
Office of Inspector General (Department of Education) 1 $161,900.00
Office of Management (Department of Education) 1 $163,400.00
Immigration Office of Secretary of Education 1 $161,900.00
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Education) 1 $158,123.00
Office of the General Counsel (Department of Education) 1 $161,900.00
Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation Service 1 $149,337.00
Trade and Development Agency 1 $126,958.00
Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council 1 $85,035.00
Office of the Director 1 $110,595.00
Office of Government Ethics 1 $87,693.00
Office of Inspector General (General Services Administration) 1 $144,945.00
Office of General Counsel (General Services Administration) 1 $77,593.00
Office of Administrative Services 1 $101,116.00
International Boundary & Water Commission: U.S. & Mexico 1 $143,144.00
International Boundary Commission: U.S. and Canada 1 $107,435.00
International Joint Commission: U.S. & Canada 1 $104,275.00
Office of Inspector General (Committee for Purchase from People Blind or Severely Disabled) 1 $97,956.00
Office of the Committee for Purchase from People Blind 1 $101,116.00
Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Regulation 1 $69,476.00
Administration for Community Living 1 $163,650.00
Federal Housing Finance Agency 1 $157,455.00
Armed Forces Retirement Home 1 $82,027.00
Office of Inspector General (Department of Transportation) 1 $107,435.00
Pipeline/Hazardous Materials Safety Administration 1 $123,234.00
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 1 $90,350.00
Office of Inspector General for Tax Administration 1 $134,426.00
Office of Science and Technology Policy 1 $105,275.00
Inspector General (Department of Veterans Affairs) 1 $135,927.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Acquisition and Logistics 1 $101,116.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Congressional Affairs 1 $107,435.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Administration 1 $130,692.00
Board of Veterans Appeals 1 $170,400.00
General Counsel (Department of Veterans Affairs) 1 $65,586.00
World War 1 Centennial Commission 1 $79,720.00
Government National Mortgage Association 1 $158,123.00
Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development 1 $137,660.00
Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and Resolution 1 $141,052.00
Office of Senior Coordinator for Southeast/Caribbean 1 $118,028.00
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Housing and Urban Development) 1 $149,337.00
Office of General Counsel (Department of Housing and Urban Development) 1 $163,400.00
Assistant Secretary for Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity 1 $159,623.00
Office of the Secretary of Housing & Urban Development Department 1 $161,900.00
Office of the Chief Information Officer (Department of Housing and Urban Development) 1 $150,837.00
Office of Healthy Homes & Lead Hazard Control 1 $141,552.00
Council of Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency 1 $145,629.00
Bureau of Safety & Environmental Enforcement 1 $98,323.00
Marine Mammal Commission 1 $119,489.00
Millennium Challenge Corporation 1 $95,834.00
National Council on Disability 1 $123,223.00
Dryden Flight Research Center 1 $92,163.00
National Capital Planning Commission 1 $153,730.00
National Security Council 1 $126,958.00
Administrative Conference of the United States 1 $169,900.00
Office of the Chief Economist 1 $90,350.00
Rural Business-Cooperative Service 1 $90,350.00
Rural Utilities Service 1 $85,035.00
James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation 1 $107,435.00
Architectural & Transportation Barrier Compliance Board 1 $149,337.00
Commission of Fine Arts 1 $87,147.00
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Commerce) 1 $123,223.00
Economic Development Administration 1 $79,720.00
Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, & Explosives 1 $104,275.00

Administrative Officer Pay Distribution

The average pay for an Administrative Officer is $85,758.22. The highest paid Administrative Officer made $224,400 in 2017.

Common Administrative Officer Payscales

Payscale Number of Administrative Officer Employees
GS - General Schedule 6,208
FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan 321
ZA - Administrative 106
FP - Foreign Service Personnel 100
ES - Senior Executive Service 54
FO - Foreign Service Officers 53
SV - Trans Security Admin Emp Other Than Exec 43
CN - Bur Of (cfpb) An Indep Ag Within Frs 17
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 13
NB - Ofc Of Comptroller Of The Currency Only 11
IR - Irs Broadband Class And Pay System Pos 9
EL - Non-executive Positions At Fhfa 5
FE - Senior Foreign Service 4
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 4
PG - Printing Office Grades 3
CG - Corporate Graded 2
NY - All Other Positions In The Corporation 2
GL - Gs Emp Grades 3-10 Paid Leo Special Rate 2
MC - Emp Of Millennium Challenge Corporation 1
EN - Nat Nuclear Security Admin Exc Srvc Only 1
GM - Emp Covered By Pmrs Termination Provisns 1
OR - Employees Of The Ofr, Treasury 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
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 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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