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Security Administrator - Federal Salaries of 2011

Pay Rates for "Security Administrator"

How much does a Security Administrator in the federal government get paid? $90,924.52* *Based on the 2011 average.
5,782 EMPLOYEES
$525.27M TOTAL SALARY
GS MOST COMMON PAYSCALE

Security Administrator was the 53rd most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2011, with 5,782 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2011, the National Protection and Programs Directorate hired the most employees titled Security Administration, with an average salary of $82,974.

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
National Protection and Programs Directorate 753 $82,973.64
Federal Bureau of Investigation 732 $84,976.35
Department of Energy 330 $106,140.71
Department of State 320 $104,545.50
Office Secretary Health and Human Services 275 $72,363.99
Internal Revenue Service 257 $88,885.49
U.S. Coast Guard 230 $86,361.30
Veterans Health Administration 228 $73,620.43
Department of Homeland Security Headquarters 211 $97,423.87
U.S. Secret Service 185 $95,704.09
Customs and Border Protection 152 $91,269.32
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 129 $115,894.91
Citizenship and Immigration Services 122 $93,544.75
Immigration and Customs Enforcement 110 $83,278.99
Office of Personnel Management 104 $82,701.96
Federal Emergency Management Agency 98 $85,291.30
Transportation Security Administration 95 $86,203.97
Office of the Secretary (Department of Commerce) 89 $93,527.91
Offices, Boards and Divisions 84 $99,221.92
Drug Enforcement Administration 74 $97,014.26
Social Security Administration 73 $90,119.99
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 54 $93,005.33
Bureau of Engraving and Printing 51 $92,419.41
U.S. Agency for International Development 49 $102,029.33
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 45 $87,812.31
U.S. Marshals Service 45 $98,509.69
Executive Office of U.S. Attorneys and the Office of U.s Attorneys 37 $95,182.27
Departmental Administration 29 $106,266.69
Office of Secretary of Transportation 28 $103,326.04
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 26 $77,472.38
Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, & Explosives 26 $103,960.58
Environmental Protection Agency 26 $98,416.69
Public Buildings Service 24 $90,477.54
National Institutes of Health 23 $101,341.65
Bureau of Reclamation 23 $85,139.96
Financial Management Service 22 $100,046.50
Departmental Offices 22 $109,492.36
National Archives and Records Administration 19 $95,065.95
Headquarters, Nasa 18 $123,266.89
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 17 $88,502.94
Peace Corps 17 $101,597.82
U.S. Mint 17 $104,734.41
Program Support Center 16 $77,804.00
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 16 $98,550.31
Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers 16 $93,018.69
Food and Drug Administration 15 $98,020.33
Office of Management (Department of Education) 14 $103,696.50
Bureau of the Public Debt 14 $80,428.93
Deputy Assistant Secretary Security & Law Enforcement 14 $70,053.57
Geological Survey 13 $87,533.31
Langley Research Center 13 $86,311.54
Goddard Space Flight Center 13 $93,837.08
Ames Research Center 12 $132,784.50
George C. Marshall Space Flight Center 12 $100,007.83
Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center 12 $98,402.25
Broadcasting Board of Governors 11 $107,199.36
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 11 $90,949.00
John F. Kennedy Space Center 11 $93,728.36
Government Printing Office 9 $99,659.11
Office Assistant Secretary Administration and Management 8 $108,949.00
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation 8 $114,250.38
Office of the Chief Human Capital Office 8 $99,781.75
Office of Comptroller of Currency 8 $128,204.63
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Emergency Management 8 $93,577.13
Indian Affairs 8 $89,335.25
National Park Service 8 $92,229.88
John Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field 8 $108,643.75
Small Business Administration 8 $88,688.00
Securities and Exchange Commission 8 $121,038.38
Office of the Director 7 $97,880.14
U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum 7 $110,874.29
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Homeland Security) 7 $101,692.00
Patent and Trademark Office 7 $106,807.57
Executive Office for Immigration Review 7 $111,196.14
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation., & Enforcement 6 $95,431.17
National Labor Relations Board 6 $94,792.50
National Gallery of Art 6 $88,795.83
Office of the Human Resources Management 6 $104,235.50
Office of Administration 6 $111,137.50
Immigration Office of Secretary of Education 6 $113,984.67
Agricultural Research Service 5 $98,832.60
Bureau of Land Management 5 $82,256.80
Dryden Flight Research Center 5 $114,755.60
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts 5 $106,340.20
Office of the U.S. Trade Representative 5 $92,347.20
Financial Crimes Enforcement Network 5 $100,483.40
Federal Communications Commission 4 $125,091.50
Federal Trade Commission 4 $87,209.75
Science and Technology Directorate 4 $128,652.50
Foreign Agricultural Service 4 $84,691.50
Natural Resources Conservation Service 4 $87,998.00
Mine Safety and Health Administration 4 $99,100.00
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission 4 $84,536.75
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Agriculture) 3 $82,899.33
Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation 3 $63,821.67
Office of Justice Programs 3 $77,237.00
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Justice) 3 $115,615.00
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission 3 $105,850.00
Farm Service Agency 3 $95,066.33
Office of the Chief Information Officer (Department of Agriculture) 3 $101,406.00
Forest Service 3 $54,568.33
Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection 3 $0.00
Federal Acquisition Service 3 $87,894.00
Office of Mission Assurance 3 $81,929.33
International Boundary & Water Commission: U.S. & Mexico 3 $64,008.00
Office of the Secretary, Research and Technology 3 $100,472.33
John C. Stennis Space Center 3 $82,478.00
Health Resources and Services Administration 2 $105,505.50
Indian Health Service 2 $83,680.50
Food and Nutrition Service 2 $79,089.00
U.S. Trustee Program 2 $75,949.00
Federal Student Aid 2 $79,863.50
Rural Housing Service 2 $72,668.50
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 2 $120,388.50
Corporation for National and Community Service 2 $110,484.00
Millennium Challenge Corporation 2 $119,243.50
Federal Aviation Administration 2 $109,710.00
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration 2 $103,565.00
National Transportation Safety Board 1 $75,172.00
U.S. International Trade Commission 1 $94,969.00
Maritime Administration 1 $62,467.00
Office of Inspector General for Tax Administration 1 $139,771.00
Inspector General (Department of Veterans Affairs) 1 $119,838.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Acquisition and Logistics 1 $73,392.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology 1 $73,396.00
Veterans Benefits Administration 1 $75,689.00
National Science Foundation 1 $105,211.00
National Security Council 1 $74,872.00
Office of National Drug Control Policy 1 $136,771.00
Food Safety and Inspection Service 1 $119,180.00
Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board 1 $113,774.00
Commodity Futures Trading Commission 1 $103,298.00
Bureau of Labor Statistics 1 $106,839.00
Export-Import Bank of the United States 1 $119,238.00
Overseas Private Investment Corporation 1 $98,436.00
Federal Housing Finance Agency 1 $113,000.00

Security Administrator Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Security Administrator is $90,924.52. The highest paid Security Administrator made $214,130 in 2011.

Common Security Administrator Payscales

Payscale Number of Security Administration Employees
GS - General Schedule 5,209
NQ - Nnsa Professional, Technical, And Admin 135
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 128
SV - Trans Security Admin Emp Other Than Exec 95
ZA - Administrative 88
IR - Irs Broadband Class And Pay System Pos 25
FP - Foreign Service Personnel 16
ES - Senior Executive Service 15
PG - Printing Office Grades 9
CG - Corporate Graded 8
NB - Ofc Of Comptroller Of The Currency Only 8
SK - Sec Emp Formerly Under Gs, Gm, And Ez 8
GL - Gs Emp Grades 3-10 Paid Leo Special Rate 7
EJ - Dept Of Energy Org Act Excepted Service 5
SN - Senior Level System 4
SL - Senior Level Positions 3
CN - Bur Of (cfpb) An Indep Ag Within Frs 3
GM - Emp Covered By Pmrs Termination Provisns 3
FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan 2
NY - All Other Positions In The Corporation 2
MC - Emp Of Millennium Challenge Corporation 2
FE - Senior Foreign Service 1
EL - Non-executive Positions At Fhfa 1
EG - Consultant (other) 1
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 1
PD - Treasury Demonstration Project Positions 1
CT - Commodity Futures Trading Commission Pos 1
AP - Admin, Profess, & Scientific Career Path 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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