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Security Administrator - Federal Salaries of 2005

Pay Rates for "Security Administrator"

How much does a Security Administrator in the federal government get paid? $75,508.78* *Based on the 2005 average.

Security Administrator was the 54th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2005, with 5,324 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2005, the Department of State hired the most employees titled Security Administration, with an average salary of $74,369.

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 1,572 $74,369.19
Immigration and Customs Enforcement 641 $68,862.37
Federal Bureau of Investigation 514 $71,643.17
Department of Energy 305 $90,830.46
Federal Emergency Management Agency 207 $64,162.66
Office of Personnel Management 176 $67,627.39
U.S. Secret Service 150 $77,828.30
Internal Revenue Service 150 $78,329.13
Veterans Health Administration 141 $66,525.81
U.S. Coast Guard 125 $68,620.26
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 89 $99,592.55
Office of the Secretary (Department of Commerce) 70 $77,200.69
Offices, Boards and Divisions 68 $85,909.04
Department of Homeland Security Headquarters 53 $89,980.53
Customs and Border Protection 52 $68,268.90
Bureau of Engraving and Printing 51 $79,237.12
Transportation Security Administration 50 $76,421.62
Drug Enforcement Administration 44 $77,239.66
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 43 $74,711.02
Social Security Administration 43 $75,602.19
Domestic Nuclear Detection Office 34 $91,965.68
U.S. Agency for International Development 32 $83,575.06
Executive Office of U.S. Attorneys and the Office of U.s Attorneys 30 $74,786.47
U.S. Marshals Service 29 $82,345.83
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 28 $68,019.68
Headquarters, Nasa 27 $94,923.15
Citizenship and Immigration Services 26 $75,201.15
Office of Secretary of Transportation 25 $79,600.24
Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, & Explosives 21 $77,632.67
Environmental Protection Agency 21 $75,783.10
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 20 $70,497.30
Departmental Administration 19 $87,003.58
Bureau of Reclamation 19 $75,519.74
Financial Management Service 18 $77,962.61
National Institutes of Health 16 $78,493.50
Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center 16 $78,435.56
Peace Corps 16 $79,744.44
Office of the Chief Human Capital Office 15 $89,956.40
Food and Drug Administration 15 $81,101.40
Geological Survey 14 $74,198.36
John F. Kennedy Space Center 13 $85,508.69
George C. Marshall Space Flight Center 12 $87,378.50
Ames Research Center 12 $101,029.83
Goddard Space Flight Center 12 $88,613.25
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 11 $69,855.55
National Archives and Records Administration 11 $74,935.36
Bureau of the Public Debt 11 $58,422.64
U.S. Mint 11 $96,489.55
Departmental Offices 11 $96,905.64
Patent and Trademark Office 9 $75,937.89
Broadcasting Board of Governors 9 $89,201.44
John Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field 9 $86,748.78
Langley Research Center 9 $84,268.00
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 8 $70,786.50
Indian Affairs 8 $80,097.25
Office of Administration 8 $94,549.38
U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum 8 $86,028.63
Executive Office for Immigration Review 7 $87,274.43
Office Assistant Secretary Administration and Management 7 $91,706.57
Office of Management (Department of Education) 7 $88,265.57
Dryden Flight Research Center 6 $94,676.00
Immigration Office of Secretary of Education 6 $88,111.50
Office Secretary Health and Human Services 6 $96,701.83
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 6 $72,167.00
Financial Crimes Enforcement Network 6 $84,372.50
John C. Stennis Space Center 5 $66,362.20
Small Business Administration 5 $72,016.20
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts 5 $81,066.20
Office of Comptroller of Currency 5 $90,152.00
Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers 5 $80,643.80
Office of the Director 5 $92,934.40
Office of the Human Resources Management 5 $87,670.60
Department of Veterans Affairs 4 $62,952.25
National Park Service 4 $81,109.00
Government Printing Office 4 $88,935.00
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Justice) 3 $83,355.00
Securities and Exchange Commission 3 $107,242.67
National Gallery of Art 3 $87,234.67
Federal Aviation Administration 3 $85,107.00
Office of the Secretary, Research and Technology 3 $91,334.67
Bureau of Land Management 3 $71,546.67
National Labor Relations Board 3 $96,211.33
Federal Communications Commission 3 $96,479.00
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation 3 $81,958.67
Federal Trade Commission 3 $75,005.00
Federal Technology Service 3 $64,718.67
Program Support Center 3 $55,542.67
Agricultural Research Service 2 $69,484.00
Rural Housing Service 2 $57,767.50
Foreign Agricultural Service 2 $95,733.00
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Agriculture) 2 $58,482.00
Bureau of the Census 2 $96,190.00
Office of Justice Programs 2 $47,916.50
Maritime Administration 2 $92,911.00
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission 2 $71,326.00
Science and Technology Directorate 2 $100,152.50
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation., & Enforcement 2 $77,464.00
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Homeland Security) 1 $77,274.00
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 1 $106,044.00
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Interior) 1 $69,173.00
Office of National Drug Control Policy 1 $114,882.00
Office of the U.S. Trade Representative 1 $74,782.00
Office of Inspector General for Tax Administration 1 $108,990.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology 1 $62,594.00
U.S. Trustee Program 1 $62,962.00
Bureau of Labor Statistics 1 $75,460.00
Overseas Private Investment Corporation 1 $79,766.00
Office of the Chief Information Officer (Department of Agriculture) 1 $94,179.00
Forest Service 1 $59,464.00
Food Safety and Inspection Service 1 $79,766.00

Security Administrator Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Security Administrator is $75,508.78. The highest paid Security Administrator made $157,900 in 2005.

Common Security Administrator Payscales

Payscale Number of Security Administration Employees
GS - General Schedule 3,732
FP - Foreign Service Personnel 1,279
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 87
ZA - Administrative 68
SV - Trans Security Admin Emp Other Than Exec 50
FE - Senior Foreign Service 23
ES - Senior Executive Service 18
GM - Emp Covered By Pmrs Termination Provisns 15
EJ - Dept Of Energy Org Act Excepted Service 12
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 11
NB - Ofc Of Comptroller Of The Currency Only 5
PG - Printing Office Grades 4
SN - Senior Level System 3
SK - Sec Emp Formerly Under Gs, Gm, And Ez 3
CG - Corporate Graded 3
FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan 3
IR - Irs Broadband Class And Pay System Pos 2
TR - Police Forces Of The U.s. Mint And Bep 2
SL - Senior Level Positions 2
FO - Foreign Service Officers 1
EG - Consultant (other) 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

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The series code of this occupation is 0080.

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