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Security Administrator - Federal Salaries of 2004

Pay Rates for "Security Administrator"

How much does a Security Administrator in the federal government get paid? $72,679.88* *Based on the 2004 average.

Security Administrator was the 59th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2004, with 4,793 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2004, the Department of State hired the most employees titled Security Administration, with an average salary of $71,801.

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.

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 a Security Administrator

Agency Employees Hired Average Salary
Department of State 1,521 $71,801.11
Immigration and Customs Enforcement 652 $64,827.71
Federal Bureau of Investigation 379 $68,217.34
Department of Energy 282 $87,163.07
Federal Emergency Management Agency 173 $62,062.81
Internal Revenue Service 154 $75,782.20
Veterans Health Administration 151 $63,989.25
U.S. Secret Service 149 $74,100.99
U.S. Coast Guard 104 $64,636.75
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 82 $97,533.62
Offices, Boards and Divisions 70 $83,512.23
Office of the Secretary (Department of Commerce) 67 $73,582.52
Bureau of Engraving and Printing 56 $74,025.64
Customs and Border Protection 50 $66,029.84
Social Security Administration 44 $72,174.11
Drug Enforcement Administration 44 $74,052.36
Transportation Security Administration 41 $77,574.24
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 39 $70,575.26
U.S. Marshals Service 30 $78,216.23
Headquarters, Nasa 28 $89,629.04
Executive Office of U.S. Attorneys and the Office of U.s Attorneys 27 $72,777.11
Office of Personnel Management 26 $74,185.15
U.S. Agency for International Development 25 $83,732.88
Department of Homeland Security Headquarters 25 $87,839.72
Office of Secretary of Transportation 24 $78,109.75
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 23 $62,230.22
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 21 $66,865.48
Departmental Administration 20 $83,325.65
Citizenship and Immigration Services 20 $68,553.95
Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center 19 $77,284.53
Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, & Explosives 19 $72,780.74
Financial Management Service 17 $75,217.82
Domestic Nuclear Detection Office 17 $92,938.35
Bureau of Reclamation 15 $74,570.87
Food and Drug Administration 14 $78,245.14
Goddard Space Flight Center 13 $85,013.77
George C. Marshall Space Flight Center 13 $81,723.69
Departmental Offices 13 $93,607.77
Environmental Protection Agency 13 $76,657.08
Office of the Chief Human Capital Office 13 $87,368.54
Geological Survey 13 $71,809.38
John F. Kennedy Space Center 12 $78,311.67
National Archives and Records Administration 12 $71,363.25
Ames Research Center 12 $96,129.75
U.S. Mint 11 $91,534.18
Broadcasting Board of Governors 10 $91,181.80
Langley Research Center 9 $79,995.22
Bureau of the Public Debt 9 $50,931.11
National Institutes of Health 9 $79,426.33
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 9 $66,956.33
John Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field 9 $83,665.11
Patent and Trademark Office 9 $74,609.78
Office of Management (Department of Education) 8 $85,216.75
U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum 8 $82,244.13
Indian Affairs 8 $76,319.88
Dryden Flight Research Center 7 $89,585.29
Executive Office for Immigration Review 7 $82,203.14
Office Assistant Secretary Administration and Management 7 $85,622.57
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 6 $66,010.00
Office of Administration 6 $85,457.50
Peace Corps 5 $72,632.20
Agricultural Research Service 5 $67,137.20
Immigration Office of Secretary of Education 5 $86,091.20
Office of the Director 5 $83,971.20
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 5 $72,690.60
John C. Stennis Space Center 4 $56,236.75
Small Business Administration 4 $68,769.50
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts 4 $77,030.50
Office of Comptroller of Currency 4 $84,522.00
Department of Veterans Affairs 4 $73,103.50
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation 4 $87,386.00
Office Secretary Health and Human Services 4 $102,864.50
Government Printing Office 4 $82,560.75
National Gallery of Art 3 $82,074.00
Federal Aviation Administration 3 $87,009.33
Office of the Secretary, Research and Technology 3 $88,015.33
Federal Communications Commission 3 $89,807.67
Office of the Human Resources Management 3 $82,230.00
Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers 3 $61,434.33
National Park Service 3 $72,234.33
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation., & Enforcement 3 $67,745.00
National Labor Relations Board 3 $90,184.67
Securities and Exchange Commission 2 $107,236.00
Maritime Administration 2 $88,452.00
Financial Crimes Enforcement Network 2 $87,508.00
Bureau of Land Management 2 $76,383.00
Foreign Agricultural Service 2 $86,307.00
Bureau of the Census 2 $91,551.50
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Justice) 2 $87,371.50
Bureau of Labor Statistics 2 $75,795.00
Federal Trade Commission 2 $66,582.00
Federal Technology Service 2 $65,925.00
Program Support Center 2 $48,441.00
Office of National Drug Control Policy 1 $79,319.00
Office of the U.S. Trade Representative 1 $62,659.00
Office of Inspector General for Tax Administration 1 $105,344.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology 1 $58,665.00
Forest Service 1 $57,338.00
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Agriculture) 1 $52,279.00
Food Safety and Inspection Service 1 $74,512.00
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Agriculture) 1 $48,947.00
U.S. Trustee Program 1 $59,024.00
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission 1 $75,512.00
Overseas Private Investment Corporation 1 $74,512.00
Ous Management 1 $103,573.00
Science and Technology Directorate 1 $75,722.00

Security Administrator Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Security Administrator is $72,679.88. The highest paid Security Administrator made $145,600 in 2004.

Common Security Administrator Payscales

Payscale Number of Security Administration Employees
GS - General Schedule 3,269
FP - Foreign Service Personnel 1,230
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 76
ZA - Administrative 65
SV - Trans Security Admin Emp Other Than Exec 41
FE - Senior Foreign Service 26
GM - Emp Covered By Pmrs Termination Provisns 21
ES - Senior Executive Service 14
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 13
EJ - Dept Of Energy Org Act Excepted Service 7
EG - Consultant (other) 4
NB - Ofc Of Comptroller Of The Currency Only 4
PG - Printing Office Grades 4
CG - Corporate Graded 4
SN - Senior Level System 3
FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan 3
SK - Sec Emp Formerly Under Gs, Gm, And Ez 2
SL - Senior Level Positions 2
FO - Foreign Service Officers 2
TR - Police Forces Of The U.s. Mint And Bep 1
EN - Nat Nuclear Security Admin Exc Srvc Only 1
IR - Irs Broadband Class And Pay System Pos 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

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 2019

In 2004, the average pay for a Security Administrator was $72,680. Since then, the average pay has increased to $103,839 in 2019.

Data Sources

The information provided on these pages is sourced from the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Enterprise Human Resources Integration (EHRI) dataset. Postal Service data is managed exclusively by the USPS . All information is displayed unmodified and as provided by the source agency.

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The series code of this occupation is 0080.

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