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Security Administrator - Federal Salaries of 2008

Pay Rates for "Security Administrator"

How much does a Security Administrator in the federal government get paid? $84,649.74* *Based on the 2008 average.
4,841 EMPLOYEES
$409.54M TOTAL SALARY
GS MOST COMMON PAYSCALE

Security Administrator was the 60th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2008, with 4,841 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2008, the Bureau of Immigration & Customs Enforcement hired the most employees titled Security Administration, with an average salary of $72,971.

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
Bureau of Immigration & Customs Enforcement 745 $72,970.67
Federal Bureau of Investigation 570 $81,800.31
Department of Energy 338 $96,724.03
Department of State 297 $98,057.30
Internal Revenue Service 263 $82,339.38
Office Secretary Health and Human Services 209 $68,670.24
Veterans Health Administration 177 $70,574.41
U.S. Coast Guard 176 $79,128.11
U.S. Secret Service 167 $87,122.10
Bureau of Customs and Border Protection 160 $83,450.78
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 129 $107,201.40
Department of Homeland Security Headquarters 94 $98,219.90
Bureau of Citizenshp and Immigratn Services 87 $86,462.37
Office of the Secretary (Department of Commerce) 85 $85,436.99
Offices, Boards and Divisions 83 $89,954.49
Social Security Administration 69 $83,680.65
Federal Emergency Management Agency 69 $77,976.35
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 51 $81,716.49
Transportation Security Administration 51 $81,429.86
Drug Enforcement Administration 50 $91,438.12
Office of Personnel Management 46 $80,995.09
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 44 $75,597.91
Bureau of Engraving and Printing 43 $84,999.00
U.S. Marshals Service 38 $86,828.03
Executive Office of U.S. Attorneys and the Office of U.s Attorneys 32 $87,955.66
Agency for International Development 32 $92,517.88
Environmental Protection Agency 26 $89,823.23
Office of Secretary of Transportation 24 $93,639.50
Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, & Explosives 24 $90,785.04
Domestic Nuclear Detection Office 22 $105,398.45
Departmental Administration 21 $98,534.76
Departmental Offices 20 $98,839.70
National Institutes of Health 20 $92,663.10
Financial Management Service 20 $93,011.35
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 18 $81,728.94
Peace Corps 18 $93,399.71
Bureau of Reclamation 18 $89,551.83
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 17 $92,548.18
Assistant Secretary for Administration 17 $91,008.41
Headquarters, Nasa 16 $105,069.00
Food and Drug Administration 16 $92,854.50
National Archives and Records Administration 14 $87,118.07
U.S. Mint 14 $88,242.71
Langley Research Center 14 $75,817.50
Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center 14 $89,454.93
Bureau of the Public Debt 13 $71,655.00
Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers 12 $85,413.25
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 12 $78,477.92
Geological Survey 12 $85,626.92
Office of Management (Department of Education) 11 $91,961.09
Broadcasting Board of Governors 11 $100,993.36
Ames Research Center 10 $120,461.90
Goddard Space Flight Center 10 $90,063.90
George C. Marshall Space Flight Center 10 $89,888.70
John F. Kennedy Space Center 10 $96,454.80
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 10 $78,521.20
Government Printing Office 10 $95,416.00
Patent and Trademark Office 9 $94,911.33
Department of Veterans Affairs 9 $70,905.11
Office of Administration 9 $97,220.56
Program Support Center 8 $68,730.13
John Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field 8 $102,624.50
Executive Office for Immigration Review 8 $98,138.00
Office Assistant Secretary Administration and Management 8 $102,900.13
Public Buildings Service 8 $98,237.25
U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum 8 $95,585.63
Office of the Director 7 $94,916.86
Homeland Security Staff 7 $97,613.14
Agricultural Research Service 7 $86,214.14
Indian Affairs 7 $85,126.57
Office of the Chief Human Capital Officer 6 $89,660.00
Small Business Administration 6 $82,209.00
National Gallery of Art 6 $78,094.17
Financial Crimes Enforcement Network 6 $86,214.50
Office of Comptroller of Currency 6 $118,036.67
Immigration Office of Secretary of Education 6 $103,998.00
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts 5 $94,153.00
National Park Service 5 $73,320.00
Dryden Flight Research Center 4 $98,722.00
Securities and Exchange Commission 4 $136,133.75
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Homeland Security) 4 $81,233.00
Ous for Science and Technology 4 $111,998.50
Mine Safety and Health Administration 4 $82,689.50
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation 4 $102,126.75
Federal Trade Commission 4 $82,897.75
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Justice) 3 $104,128.00
Bureau of Land Management 3 $88,239.67
Federal Communications Commission 3 $115,888.67
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 3 $96,027.33
Offices of the Regional Administrators 3 $90,761.67
Federal Acquisition Service 3 $77,599.67
National Labor Relations Board 3 $92,123.33
John C. Stennis Space Center 3 $70,892.00
Federal Aviation Administration 3 $84,739.67
Office of the Secretary, Research and Technology 3 $94,845.00
Foreign Agricultural Service 3 $84,732.33
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Agriculture) 3 $75,092.67
Indian Health Service 3 $71,325.67
Office of Justice Programs 2 $70,993.00
Bureau of Labor Statistics 2 $77,498.50
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission 2 $88,738.00
Maritime Administration 2 $90,497.00
Office of Thrift Supervision 2 $140,150.00
Office of the Chief Information Officer (Department of Agriculture) 2 $85,909.50
Rural Housing Service 2 $68,034.50
Corporation for National and Community Service 2 $97,586.00
U.S. Trustee Program 1 $76,742.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology 1 $55,494.00
Overseas Private Investment Corporation 1 $86,227.00
Veterans Benefits Administration 1 $65,315.00
International Boundary & Water Commission: U.S. & Mexico 1 $66,686.00
Agricultural Marketing Service 1 $100,057.00
Health Resources and Services Administration 1 $81,394.00
Food Safety and Inspection Service 1 $98,833.00
Office of National Drug Control Policy 1 $127,442.00
Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board 1 $102,323.00
U.S. International Trade Commission 1 $85,727.00
Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation 1 $48,473.00
Office of the U.S. Trade Representative 1 $93,259.00
Administration for Children and Families 1 $88,493.00
Office of Inspector General for Tax Administration 1 $128,317.00
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation., & Enforcement 1 $76,416.00
Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau 1 $127,442.00
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Interior) 1 $94,935.00
Bureau of the Census 1 $109,970.00
Inspector General (Department of Veterans Affairs) 1 $105,069.00

Security Administrator Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Security Administrator is $84,649.74. The highest paid Security Administrator made $172,200 in 2008.

Common Security Administrator Payscales

Payscale Number of Security Administration Employees
GS - General Schedule 4,314
NQ - Nnsa Professional, Technical, And Admin 132
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 125
ZA - Administrative 83
SV - Trans Security Admin Emp Other Than Exec 51
IR - Irs Broadband Class And Pay System Pos 27
ES - Senior Executive Service 18
FP - Foreign Service Personnel 17
GL - Gs Emp Grades 3-10 Paid Leo Special Rate 13
PG - Printing Office Grades 10
EJ - Dept Of Energy Org Act Excepted Service 8
NB - Ofc Of Comptroller Of The Currency Only 6
GM - Emp Covered By Pmrs Termination Provisns 6
NF - Nnsa Future Leaders 5
SK - Sec Emp Formerly Under Gs, Gm, And Ez 4
CG - Corporate Graded 4
EG - Consultant (other) 3
SN - Senior Level System 3
SL - Senior Level Positions 2
FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan 2
TG - Ofc Of Thrift Supervision Salary Schedul 2
FG - Similar To The General Schedule 1
NY - All Other Positions In The Corporation 1
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 1
PD - Treasury Demonstration Project Positions 1
FE - Senior Foreign Service 1
EH - Advisory Committee Member (5 U.s.c. 3109 1

Starting Paygrade: $25,871.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-4, Step 1
Maximum Paygrade: $136,659.00 / 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
Insurance AccountsClerical and Administrative SupportGS-1GS-9
Equipment ServicesAdministrative and ManagementGS-4GS-15
Mail and FileClerical and Administrative SupportGS-1GS-9
General Legal and Kindred AdministrationAdministrative and ManagementGS-4GS-15
Agricultural Program SpecialistAdministrative and ManagementGS-4GS-15

Average Security Administration Pay Trend from 2004 to 2017

In 2004, the average pay for a Security Administrator was $72,680. Since then, the average pay has increased to $97,238 in 2017.


Data Sources

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The series code of this occupation is 0080.

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