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Security Administrator - Federal Salaries of 2020

Pay Rates for "Security Administrator"

How much does a Security Administrator in the federal government get paid? $105,987.34* *Based on the 2020 average.
6,530 EMPLOYEES
$599.57M TOTAL SALARY
GS MOST COMMON PAYSCALE

Security Administrator was the 48th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2020, with 6,530 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2020, the Federal Bureau of Investigation hired the most employees titled Security Administration, with an average salary of $107,276.

Government Security Administration jobs are classified under the General Schedule (GS) payscale. The minimum paygrade for a Security Administration 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 the primary duties of which are analytical, planning, advisory, operational, or evaluative work that has as its principal purpose the development and implementation of policies, procedures, standards, training, and methods for identifying and protecting information, personnel, property, facilities, operations, or material from unauthorized disclosure, misuse, theft, assault, vandalism, espionage, sabotage, or loss. Duties involve the management, supervision, or performance of work in: (1) developing, evaluating, maintaining, and/or operating systems, policies, devices, procedures, and methods used for safeguarding information, property, personnel, operations, and materials; and/or (2) developing and implementing policies and procedures for analyzing and evaluating the character, background, and history of employees, candidates for employment, and other persons having or proposed to be granted access to classified or other sensitive information, materials, or work sites.

Agencies that have hired a Security Administrator

Agency Employees Hired Average Salary
Federal Bureau of Investigation 856 $107,276.44
Veterans Health Administration 601 $75,900.89
Department of State 368 $122,130.98
Department of Energy 350 $123,362.72
U.S. Coast Guard 293 $98,859.03
Federal Emergency Management Agency 265 $86,768.04
Internal Revenue Service 256 $96,067.14
Department of Homeland Security Headquarters 236 $118,390.89
Citizenship and Immigration Services 212 $108,407.62
Customs and Border Protection 187 $108,668.60
Immigration and Customs Enforcement 174 $125,539.41
Transportation Security Administration 167 $97,093.71
U.S. Secret Service 145 $108,571.69
National Protection and Programs Directorate 113 $134,656.96
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 100 $144,108.14
Office of the Secretary (Department of Commerce) 100 $108,403.68
Social Security Administration 92 $104,061.86
Drug Enforcement Administration 84 $121,744.73
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 75 $89,915.95
Offices, Boards and Divisions 73 $118,016.59
Federal Aviation Administration 68 $114,371.50
Bureau of Engraving and Printing 66 $99,130.29
U.S. Marshals Service 59 $114,640.93
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 53 $99,594.74
Office of Personnel Management 45 $104,470.38
U.S. Agency for International Development 44 $124,375.73
Deputy Assistant Secretary Security & Law Enforcement 42 $83,528.21
Executive Office of U.S. Attorneys and the Office of U.s Attorneys 42 $112,168.57
Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, & Explosives 41 $116,263.11
Office Secretary Health and Human Services 40 $97,584.80
Office of Mission Assurance 39 $112,441.72
Fpac Business Center 37 $113,516.30
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 35 $90,272.63
Bureau of Reclamation 35 $87,961.77
Departmental Offices 33 $110,659.76
Food and Drug Administration 33 $109,359.24
Bureau of the Census 32 $87,083.88
Environmental Protection Agency 31 $119,691.45
Office Assistant Secretary Administration and Management 29 $111,106.52
National Park Service 28 $84,893.82
Office of Secretary of Transportation 28 $110,335.07
Program Support Center 27 $95,236.11
Bureau of the Fiscal Service 27 $115,458.59
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 26 $112,332.35
Federal Student Aid 24 $96,294.50
Veterans Benefits Administration 23 $92,568.00
Indian Health Service 23 $76,648.48
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 23 $122,538.52
Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers 22 $99,491.05
Office of Intergovernmental and Interagency Affairs 22 $115,569.45
National Institutes of Health 21 $110,775.86
Goddard Space Flight Center 20 $103,551.80
National Archives and Records Administration 20 $114,574.00
Office of Administration 19 $113,139.68
U.S. Mint 19 $116,153.79
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 18 $102,441.22
Indian Affairs 17 $101,998.94
Headquarters, Nasa 17 $134,733.88
Executive Office for Immigration Review 17 $119,425.18
Peace Corps 17 $132,865.35
Departmental Administration 16 $130,901.88
Food Safety and Inspection Service 15 $95,420.87
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission 15 $124,033.80
Langley Research Center 14 $109,909.93
Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center 14 $121,424.14
Securities and Exchange Commission 14 $159,557.79
Agricultural Research Service 14 $92,398.57
Office of Comptroller of Currency 13 $147,651.31
Homeland Security Staff 13 $110,109.38
Patent and Trademark Office 13 $113,081.38
Office of the Chief Human Capital Office 13 $113,757.15
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation 13 $141,727.31
Bureau of Safety & Environmental Enforcement 12 $112,177.42
Small Business Administration 12 $120,515.00
Bureau of Land Management 11 $87,665.91
Government Printing Office 11 $125,768.55
Forest Service 11 $64,240.91
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Agriculture) 10 $90,916.10
George C. Marshall Space Flight Center 10 $115,869.10
Broadcasting Board of Governors 10 $124,550.30
Geological Survey 10 $105,870.90
Ames Research Center 10 $135,152.80
National Science Foundation 9 $127,401.89
John Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field 9 $117,053.33
John F. Kennedy Space Center 9 $110,078.00
Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection 9 $154,152.78
Federal Trade Commission 9 $121,455.56
Rural Housing Service 8 $97,309.13
National Credit Union Administration 8 $0.00
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 8 $105,774.50
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Homeland Security) 8 $128,825.50
Science and Technology Directorate 8 $130,232.88
National Labor Relations Board 7 $128,203.57
National Gallery of Art 6 $107,931.33
Financial Crimes Enforcement Network 6 $121,354.67
U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum 6 $140,028.50
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission 6 $123,608.67
Federal Communications Commission 6 $135,620.00
Health Resources and Services Administration 5 $117,769.60
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts 5 $120,971.20
Inspector General (Department of Veterans Affairs) 5 $104,406.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Emergency Management 5 $122,331.60
Office of the Director 5 $126,572.20
Overseas Private Investment Corporation 5 $115,746.00
Millennium Challenge Corporation 5 $140,283.00
Dryden Flight Research Center 4 $139,424.50
U.S. International Trade Commission 4 $139,327.75
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration 4 $125,686.25
International Boundary & Water Commission: U.S. & Mexico 4 $87,655.00
Office of Justice Programs 4 $105,074.75
Office of Inspector General for Tax Administration 4 $135,408.00
Exe Dir for Identity, Cred, Access Management 4 $117,118.25
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology 3 $91,469.67
National Cemetery Administration 3 $59,838.33
Foreign Agricultural Service 3 $114,792.00
John C. Stennis Space Center 3 $107,846.00
Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board 3 $123,197.67
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Justice) 3 $126,150.33
Bureau of Labor Statistics 3 $86,714.67
Export-Import Bank of the United States 3 $119,769.00
Federal Housing Finance Agency 3 $149,535.33
Office of the Chief Information Officer (Department of Agriculture) 2 $103,072.50
Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board 2 $133,447.00
U.S. Trustee Program 2 $93,097.00
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Labor) 2 $119,188.50
Maritime Administration 2 $102,738.50
Pipeline/Hazardous Materials Safety Administration 2 $120,548.00
Office of the U.S. Trade Representative 2 $150,421.50
Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau 2 $125,360.00
Office of National Drug Control Policy 1 $157,709.00
Consumer Product Safety Commission 1 $119,775.00
National Transportation Safety Board 1 $116,353.00
Federal Railroad Administration 1 $112,930.00
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 1 $121,316.00
Agricultural Marketing Service 1 $106,483.00
American Battle Monuments Commission 1 $114,670.00
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Agriculture) 1 $126,620.00
Food and Nutrition Service 1 $102,663.00
Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation 1 $119,775.00
Commodity Futures Trading Commission 1 $170,657.00
Office of Inspector General (Department of Health and Human Services) 1 $86,335.00
Employment and Training Administration 1 $106,085.00
Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service 1 $92,091.00
Pretrial Services Agency 1 $123,198.00
Presidio Trust 1 $100,427.00
Office of Inspector General (Department of Treasury) 1 $102,663.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Acquisition and Logistics 1 $89,915.00
Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight 1 $147,458.00

Security Administrator Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Security Administrator is $105,987.34. The highest paid Security Administrator made $238,410 in 2020.

Common Security Administrator Payscales

Payscale Number of Security Administration Employees
GS - General Schedule 5,605
SV - Transportation Security Administration Employees Other Than Executives 166
IC - Employees Holding Incident Management Cadre Of On-call Response/recovery Employees(core)positions 125
NQ - Employees In The National Nuclear Secuirty Administration's Professional, Technical, And Admin Career Path 121
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 119
ZA - Administrative 80
IM - Employees Holding Incident Management Positions And Appointed And Compensated Under Section 306(b)(1) 69
FV - Federal Aviation Administration Core Compensation Plan 68
IR - Internal Revenue Service Broadband Classification And Pay System Positions Only 26
ES - Senior Executive Service 18
FP - Foreign Service Personnel 16
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not Elsewhere Specified 15
SK - Non-supervisorty Postions Employed By The Securities And Exchange Commission (sec) And Formerly Under Gs Pay 14
EN - National Nuclear Security Administration Excepted Service Only 14
NB - Office Of The Comptroller Of The Currency Only 13
CG - Corporate Graded 12
PG - Printing Office Grades 10
CN - Bureau Of Consumer Financial Protect(cfpb) Independent Agcy Within The Fed Res Syst(use By Cfpb Only) 9
CU - Credit Union Employees 7
MC - Employees Of The Millennium Challenge Corporation Appointed Under Public Law 108-199 Only. 5
EJ - The Department Of Energy Organization Act Excepted Service 4
EL - Non-executive Positions At The Federal Housing Finance Agency 3
ED - Expert (5 U.s.c. 3109) 2
GE - U.s. Government Printing Office Employees Formerly Under Pay Plan Sl (senior Level Positions) 1
SW - Transportation Security Administration Executives 1
SN - Senior Level System 1
FE - Senior Foreign Service 1
GL - Gs Employees In Grades 3 Through 10 Paid A Law Enforcement Officer Special Base Rate 1
SS - Senior Staff Positions 1
SL - Senior Level Positions 1
CM - Fdic Supervisory And Managerial Positions Below The Executive Level Only 1
CT - Commodity Futures Trading Commission Positions Previously Defined Under Pay Plan Codes Ad, Es, Gm, And Gs 1

Starting Paygrade: $27,782.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-4, Step 1
Maximum Paygrade: $146,757.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-15, Step 10
Category: Administrative and Management
Occupation Family: 0000 MISCELLANEOUS OCCUPATIONS GROUP

Other Jobs at the GS-4 Paygrade

GS-4 is the starting paygrade for Security Administration 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
Tax SpecialistAdministrative and ManagementGS-4GS-15
Cemetery Administration ServicesAdministrative and ManagementGS-4GS-15
Telephone OperatingClerical and Administrative SupportGS-1GS-9
Land Law ExaminingAdministrative and ManagementGS-4GS-15
Production ControlClerical and Administrative SupportGS-1GS-9

Average Security Administration Pay Trend from 2004 to 2020

In 2004, the average pay for a Security Administrator was $72,680. Since then, the average pay has increased to $105,987 in 2020.


Data Sources

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The series code of this occupation is 0080.

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