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Security Administrator - Federal Salaries of 2010

Pay Rates for "Security Administrator"

How much does a Security Administrator in the federal government get paid? $90,229.18* *Based on the 2010 average.
5,682 EMPLOYEES
$512.41M TOTAL SALARY
GS MOST COMMON PAYSCALE

Security Administrator was the 54th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2010, with 5,682 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2010, the Domestic Nuclear Detection Office hired the most employees titled Security Administration, with an average salary of $80,278.

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
Domestic Nuclear Detection Office 764 $80,277.80
Federal Bureau of Investigation 732 $84,837.83
Department of Energy 348 $105,865.66
Department of State 303 $104,644.17
Internal Revenue Service 268 $88,228.45
Office Secretary Health and Human Services 256 $72,562.85
U.S. Coast Guard 212 $84,949.56
Veterans Health Administration 209 $74,210.45
Department of Homeland Security Headquarters 193 $97,081.90
U.S. Secret Service 172 $97,171.98
Bureau of Customs and Border Protection 151 $88,935.68
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 130 $114,472.31
Bureau of Immigration & Customs Enforcement 117 $81,659.03
Bureau of Citizenshp and Immigratn Services 114 $91,265.55
Office of Personnel Management 101 $79,634.47
Office of the Secretary (Department of Commerce) 97 $92,189.24
Federal Emergency Management Agency 87 $86,286.02
Social Security Administration 86 $87,786.94
Transportation Security Administration 86 $84,151.79
Offices, Boards and Divisions 83 $97,989.90
Drug Enforcement Administration 77 $95,069.06
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 54 $92,817.44
Agency for International Development 46 $98,324.07
Bureau of Engraving and Printing 44 $93,848.07
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 43 $83,042.12
U.S. Marshals Service 43 $98,514.65
Executive Office of U.S. Attorneys and the Office of U.s Attorneys 37 $94,672.54
Departmental Administration 33 $105,199.00
Office of Secretary of Transportation 28 $102,158.50
Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, & Explosives 25 $103,349.08
Environmental Protection Agency 25 $97,943.00
Public Buildings Service 24 $89,618.04
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 23 $81,661.78
Departmental Offices 23 $107,119.39
National Institutes of Health 22 $101,222.86
Bureau of Reclamation 22 $92,880.55
Financial Management Service 22 $100,010.50
Headquarters, Nasa 21 $120,124.14
National Archives and Records Administration 20 $91,623.85
Peace Corps 18 $102,104.89
Food and Drug Administration 17 $94,618.18
U.S. Mint 17 $104,571.24
Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers 16 $91,353.06
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 16 $101,431.75
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 15 $88,595.27
Langley Research Center 14 $85,573.71
Goddard Space Flight Center 14 $95,505.36
Program Support Center 14 $74,820.50
Bureau of the Public Debt 14 $79,531.71
Deputy Assistant Secretary Security & Law Enforcement 14 $65,244.14
Geological Survey 13 $90,434.08
Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center 13 $95,166.62
Office of Management (Department of Education) 13 $97,610.08
Ames Research Center 12 $131,763.42
George C. Marshall Space Flight Center 12 $98,659.08
Government Printing Office 11 $100,652.55
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 11 $94,401.00
Patent and Trademark Office 10 $104,960.30
Broadcasting Board of Governors 10 $110,647.50
John F. Kennedy Space Center 10 $96,057.00
Securities and Exchange Commission 9 $117,860.11
Office Assistant Secretary Administration and Management 9 $111,954.78
Indian Affairs 8 $87,714.38
Small Business Administration 8 $86,187.38
Assistant Secretary for Administration 8 $95,017.13
U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum 7 $112,503.86
John Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field 7 $111,073.14
Executive Office for Immigration Review 7 $112,118.43
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation 7 $110,467.57
Agricultural Research Service 7 $91,641.14
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation., & Enforcement 6 $91,156.50
National Gallery of Art 6 $86,325.50
Office of Comptroller of Currency 6 $130,409.17
Office of the Chief Human Capital Officer 6 $102,327.17
Office of Emergency Response and Recovery 6 $94,433.00
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Homeland Security) 6 $98,809.67
National Park Service 6 $84,628.83
Dryden Flight Research Center 5 $112,635.40
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts 5 $103,145.00
Office of Administration 5 $108,471.60
Immigration Office of Secretary of Education 5 $111,731.20
Office of the Director 5 $112,060.20
Office of the U.S. Trade Representative 5 $90,296.60
Financial Crimes Enforcement Network 5 $97,530.80
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Emer Management & Resilience 5 $94,453.60
Bureau of Land Management 5 $78,595.40
National Labor Relations Board 5 $92,618.40
Mine Safety and Health Administration 4 $96,584.25
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission 4 $94,882.75
Federal Communications Commission 4 $122,201.25
Ous for Science and Technology 4 $126,993.25
Federal Student Aid 3 $84,307.33
Federal Trade Commission 3 $84,569.00
Office of the Chief Information Officer (Department of Agriculture) 3 $99,612.67
Natural Resources Conservation Service 3 $99,240.67
John C. Stennis Space Center 3 $81,159.00
Federal Acquisition Service 3 $84,324.33
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Agriculture) 3 $81,953.33
Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation 3 $56,653.67
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Justice) 3 $113,815.33
Foreign Agricultural Service 2 $112,224.50
Food and Nutrition Service 2 $72,633.50
Office of the Secretary, Research and Technology 2 $124,773.00
Maritime Administration 2 $112,499.00
Indian Health Service 2 $81,784.50
Office of Thrift Supervision 2 $151,724.00
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 2 $114,347.00
Corporation for National and Community Service 2 $107,705.50
Federal Aviation Administration 2 $108,786.00
Office of Justice Programs 2 $74,882.50
U.S. Trustee Program 2 $74,161.00
Rural Housing Service 2 $72,668.50
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology 1 $71,102.00
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Interior) 1 $106,839.00
Veterans Benefits Administration 1 $76,286.00
Millennium Challenge Corporation 1 $115,100.00
Food Safety and Inspection Service 1 $113,516.00
Office of National Drug Control Policy 1 $136,771.00
Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board 1 $111,804.00
National Transportation Safety Board 1 $62,467.00
Bureau of Labor Statistics 1 $106,839.00
U.S. International Trade Commission 1 $100,904.00
Export-Import Bank of the United States 1 $112,807.00
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration 1 $155,500.00
Overseas Private Investment Corporation 1 $97,936.00
Office of Inspector General for Tax Administration 1 $138,271.00
Agricultural Marketing Service 1 $109,807.00
Office of Science and Technology Policy 1 $119,238.00
International Boundary & Water Commission: U.S. & Mexico 1 $77,983.00
Inspector General (Department of Veterans Affairs) 1 $118,731.00
Health Resources and Services Administration 1 $94,969.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Acquisition and Logistics 1 $72,496.00
Administration for Children and Families 1 $98,201.00

Security Administrator Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Security Administrator is $90,229.18. The highest paid Security Administrator made $185,180 in 2010.

Common Security Administrator Payscales

Payscale Number of Security Administration Employees
GS - General Schedule 5,103
NQ - Nnsa Professional, Technical, And Admin 138
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 127
ZA - Administrative 95
SV - Trans Security Admin Emp Other Than Exec 86
IR - Irs Broadband Class And Pay System Pos 25
ES - Senior Executive Service 20
FP - Foreign Service Personnel 17
PG - Printing Office Grades 11
SK - Sec Emp Formerly Under Gs, Gm, And Ez 9
CG - Corporate Graded 7
NB - Ofc Of Comptroller Of The Currency Only 6
GM - Emp Covered By Pmrs Termination Provisns 6
EJ - Dept Of Energy Org Act Excepted Service 6
GL - Gs Emp Grades 3-10 Paid Leo Special Rate 5
SN - Senior Level System 3
SL - Senior Level Positions 3
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 2
FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan 2
TG - Ofc Of Thrift Supervision Salary Schedul 2
NY - All Other Positions In The Corporation 2
NF - Nnsa Future Leaders 2
FE - Senior Foreign Service 1
AP - Admin, Profess, & Scientific Career Path 1
PD - Treasury Demonstration Project Positions 1
MC - Emp Of Millennium Challenge Corporation 1
EG - Consultant (other) 1

Starting Paygrade: $26,233.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-4, Step 1
Maximum Paygrade: $138,572.00 / 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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