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Security Administrator - Federal Salaries of 2009

Pay Rates for "Security Administrator"

How much does a Security Administrator in the federal government get paid? $88,126.69* *Based on the 2009 average.
5,310 EMPLOYEES
$467.42M TOTAL SALARY
GS MOST COMMON PAYSCALE

Security Administrator was the 57th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2009, with 5,310 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2009, the Immigration and Customs Enforcement hired the most employees titled Security Administration, with an average salary of $74,906.

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
Immigration and Customs Enforcement 844 $74,905.95
Federal Bureau of Investigation 668 $82,796.06
Department of Energy 346 $102,699.67
Department of State 293 $102,994.43
Internal Revenue Service 270 $86,286.67
Office Secretary Health and Human Services 224 $71,100.66
U.S. Coast Guard 208 $82,550.66
Veterans Health Administration 207 $71,873.16
Customs and Border Protection 195 $88,203.58
U.S. Secret Service 166 $93,582.51
Department of Homeland Security Headquarters 143 $100,871.74
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 128 $111,534.95
Citizenship and Immigration Services 99 $92,899.41
Office of the Secretary (Department of Commerce) 94 $89,087.48
Offices, Boards and Divisions 82 $96,794.67
Social Security Administration 78 $87,026.26
Drug Enforcement Administration 67 $91,320.54
Federal Emergency Management Agency 66 $84,889.48
Transportation Security Administration 63 $86,014.46
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 53 $87,146.58
Office of Personnel Management 51 $87,953.69
Bureau of Engraving and Printing 47 $88,676.94
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 41 $79,036.41
U.S. Marshals Service 40 $95,353.88
U.S. Agency for International Development 35 $97,640.46
Executive Office of U.S. Attorneys and the Office of U.s Attorneys 32 $90,700.41
Office of Secretary of Transportation 26 $102,923.58
Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, & Explosives 25 $97,379.32
Environmental Protection Agency 25 $92,683.92
Departmental Offices 24 $103,661.75
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 23 $81,855.39
Departmental Administration 21 $107,233.29
Domestic Nuclear Detection Office 21 $111,648.19
Financial Management Service 20 $99,165.75
Headquarters, Nasa 19 $116,417.74
National Institutes of Health 19 $102,037.74
Bureau of Reclamation 19 $91,785.58
Food and Drug Administration 18 $90,694.17
Office of the Chief Human Capital Office 16 $99,107.56
Peace Corps 16 $100,227.56
U.S. Mint 16 $96,259.06
Public Buildings Service 15 $92,144.93
National Archives and Records Administration 15 $88,726.00
Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center 14 $92,279.07
Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers 14 $88,652.71
Office of Management (Department of Education) 14 $89,839.50
Langley Research Center 13 $78,311.38
Goddard Space Flight Center 13 $98,819.69
Bureau of the Public Debt 13 $77,976.54
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 13 $102,443.62
Geological Survey 12 $89,482.67
Ames Research Center 11 $129,182.55
Homeland Security Staff 10 $98,190.40
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 10 $89,122.40
Broadcasting Board of Governors 10 $103,759.70
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 10 $78,422.00
Government Printing Office 10 $102,910.80
George C. Marshall Space Flight Center 10 $95,554.90
Securities and Exchange Commission 10 $120,536.40
Patent and Trademark Office 9 $101,148.22
Small Business Administration 9 $84,313.89
John F. Kennedy Space Center 8 $100,393.63
U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum 8 $100,303.88
Program Support Center 8 $87,452.00
Executive Office for Immigration Review 7 $108,624.43
Office Assistant Secretary Administration and Management 7 $106,381.29
Indian Affairs 7 $87,039.57
John Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field 7 $107,393.00
Department of Veterans Affairs 7 $81,106.14
Agricultural Research Service 6 $84,656.67
Office of Administration 6 $102,450.50
Immigration Office of Secretary of Education 6 $112,802.50
Office of the Director 6 $107,307.33
Office of the Human Resources Management 6 $97,500.50
National Gallery of Art 6 $83,433.83
Office of Comptroller of Currency 6 $124,614.83
Financial Crimes Enforcement Network 5 $93,958.60
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Homeland Security) 5 $97,503.20
National Park Service 5 $80,595.00
National Labor Relations Board 5 $91,520.40
Dryden Flight Research Center 5 $106,996.80
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts 5 $99,720.40
Mine Safety and Health Administration 4 $87,946.50
Federal Communications Commission 4 $121,468.50
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation 4 $98,704.75
Federal Trade Commission 4 $86,181.25
Office of Mission Assurance 4 $116,343.25
Office of the U.S. Trade Representative 4 $87,874.00
Science and Technology Directorate 4 $117,815.75
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Justice) 3 $108,640.67
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission 3 $83,427.33
Offices of the Regional Administrators 3 $97,758.33
Federal Acquisition Service 3 $82,266.00
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Agriculture) 3 $79,063.00
John C. Stennis Space Center 3 $77,735.00
Federal Aviation Administration 3 $89,518.67
Indian Health Service 3 $64,916.67
Administration for Children and Families 3 $93,905.00
Bureau of Land Management 2 $82,257.50
Corporation for National and Community Service 2 $103,504.00
Office of the Secretary, Research and Technology 2 $121,966.50
Office of Thrift Supervision 2 $147,127.50
Office of Justice Programs 2 $73,877.00
U.S. Trustee Program 2 $66,626.50
Bureau of Labor Statistics 2 $83,667.50
Office of the Chief Information Officer (Department of Agriculture) 2 $96,209.00
Rural Housing Service 2 $69,338.50
Agricultural Marketing Service 1 $104,467.00
Foreign Agricultural Service 1 $106,145.00
Natural Resources Conservation Service 1 $112,995.00
Food and Nutrition Service 1 $75,537.00
Food Safety and Inspection Service 1 $110,232.00
Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board 1 $107,961.00
Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation 1 $61,931.00
Export-Import Bank of the United States 1 $107,211.00
Federal Student Aid 1 $92,071.00
Overseas Private Investment Corporation 1 $92,723.00
Office of Inspector General for Tax Administration 1 $135,043.00
Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau 1 $123,269.00
Inspector General (Department of Veterans Affairs) 1 $115,695.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology 1 $67,613.00
Veterans Benefits Administration 1 $69,867.00
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 1 $129,193.00
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation., & Enforcement 1 $86,927.00
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Interior) 1 $99,974.00
Office of National Drug Control Policy 1 $133,543.00
National Transportation Safety Board 1 $60,989.00
U.S. International Trade Commission 1 $92,723.00
Maritime Administration 1 $106,145.00
Health Resources and Services Administration 1 $85,781.00

Security Administrator Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Security Administrator is $88,126.69. The highest paid Security Administrator made $212,400 in 2009.

Common Security Administrator Payscales

Payscale Number of Security Administration Employees
GS - General Schedule 4,762
NQ - Nnsa Professional, Technical, And Admin 131
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 123
ZA - Administrative 92
SV - Trans Security Admin Emp Other Than Exec 63
IR - Irs Broadband Class And Pay System Pos 28
ES - Senior Executive Service 22
FP - Foreign Service Personnel 15
SK - Sec Emp Formerly Under Gs, Gm, And Ez 10
PG - Printing Office Grades 10
GL - Gs Emp Grades 3-10 Paid Leo Special Rate 9
GM - Emp Covered By Pmrs Termination Provisns 6
EJ - Dept Of Energy Org Act Excepted Service 6
NB - Ofc Of Comptroller Of The Currency Only 6
CG - Corporate Graded 4
NF - Nnsa Future Leaders 3
SL - Senior Level Positions 3
SN - Senior Level System 3
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 2
TG - Ofc Of Thrift Supervision Salary Schedul 2
EG - Consultant (other) 2
FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan 2
AP - Admin, Profess, & Scientific Career Path 1
FG - Similar To The General Schedule 1
PD - Treasury Demonstration Project Positions 1
FE - Senior Foreign Service 1
NY - All Other Positions In The Corporation 1
EH - Advisory Committee Member (5 U.s.c. 3109 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: 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 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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