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Security Administrator - Federal Salaries of 2012

Pay Rates for "Security Administrator"

How much does a Security Administrator in the federal government get paid? $91,841.04* *Based on the 2012 average.
5,906 EMPLOYEES
$542.05M TOTAL SALARY
GS MOST COMMON PAYSCALE

Security Administrator was the 54th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2012, with 5,906 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2012, the National Protection and Programs Directorate hired the most employees titled Security Administration, with an average salary of $83,232.

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 807 $83,231.63
Federal Bureau of Investigation 754 $86,535.67
Department of State 349 $105,969.50
Department of Energy 319 $108,344.56
Office Secretary Health and Human Services 275 $72,172.42
U.S. Coast Guard 267 $85,609.67
Veterans Health Administration 247 $74,287.89
Department of Homeland Security Headquarters 205 $99,926.98
Internal Revenue Service 191 $88,121.89
U.S. Secret Service 189 $96,942.65
Customs and Border Protection 159 $92,811.72
Citizenship and Immigration Services 133 $96,384.96
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 128 $119,250.69
Federal Emergency Management Agency 121 $83,946.27
Immigration and Customs Enforcement 110 $87,300.99
Office of Personnel Management 98 $84,415.16
Transportation Security Administration 90 $87,434.90
Offices, Boards and Divisions 79 $104,808.75
Drug Enforcement Administration 78 $99,064.67
Office of the Secretary (Department of Commerce) 70 $96,199.07
Social Security Administration 70 $91,407.71
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 49 $93,691.90
U.S. Agency for International Development 48 $100,658.48
Bureau of Engraving and Printing 48 $92,063.60
U.S. Marshals Service 45 $100,315.69
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 44 $89,704.43
Executive Office of U.S. Attorneys and the Office of U.s Attorneys 34 $96,503.53
Environmental Protection Agency 28 $102,960.25
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 28 $75,461.14
Office of Secretary of Transportation 28 $107,567.68
Public Buildings Service 27 $88,878.30
Bureau of Reclamation 26 $85,232.54
National Institutes of Health 24 $102,805.88
Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, & Explosives 24 $101,734.79
Homeland Security Staff 24 $107,907.13
Departmental Offices 23 $112,436.57
National Archives and Records Administration 21 $92,071.86
Food and Drug Administration 20 $91,539.30
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 20 $96,705.65
Financial Management Service 19 $101,567.63
Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers 18 $89,704.72
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 18 $93,047.89
Peace Corps 18 $104,915.67
U.S. Mint 18 $102,486.78
Headquarters, Nasa 16 $117,852.75
Office of Management (Department of Education) 15 $104,111.73
Deputy Assistant Secretary Security & Law Enforcement 14 $77,655.29
Geological Survey 13 $87,574.69
Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center 13 $104,931.00
Broadcasting Board of Governors 12 $109,225.50
Langley Research Center 12 $91,243.42
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 12 $91,865.25
Goddard Space Flight Center 11 $93,004.45
George C. Marshall Space Flight Center 11 $99,220.09
Securities and Exchange Commission 11 $118,990.91
Bureau of the Public Debt 11 $81,674.45
Patent and Trademark Office 10 $101,421.90
Government Printing Office 10 $92,362.90
Ames Research Center 10 $125,522.40
John F. Kennedy Space Center 10 $93,430.90
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Emergency Management 10 $89,424.10
Office of Administration 9 $102,103.11
Indian Affairs 9 $92,373.56
National Park Service 9 $90,474.22
Departmental Administration 9 $110,556.22
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation 8 $118,954.88
U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum 8 $109,212.25
Office of the Chief Human Capital Office 8 $100,838.63
Bureau of Safety & Environmental Enforcement 8 $97,896.50
Office Assistant Secretary Administration and Management 8 $118,581.25
Office of Comptroller of Currency 8 $131,151.00
Bureau of Land Management 7 $70,123.14
John Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field 7 $108,859.29
Small Business Administration 7 $94,097.29
Office of the Director 7 $101,506.14
Program Support Center 7 $84,690.57
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Homeland Security) 7 $106,441.14
Executive Office for Immigration Review 7 $115,363.57
Farm Service Agency 7 $89,202.14
Agricultural Research Service 6 $96,811.67
National Labor Relations Board 6 $88,668.83
Science and Technology Directorate 6 $119,741.50
Bureau of the Census 6 $82,819.83
Immigration Office of Secretary of Education 6 $111,008.17
Dryden Flight Research Center 5 $115,363.20
National Gallery of Art 5 $96,381.40
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts 5 $107,350.00
Federal Trade Commission 5 $94,202.80
Office of the Human Resources Management 5 $105,417.40
International Boundary & Water Commission: U.S. & Mexico 5 $66,903.20
Federal Communications Commission 4 $128,377.25
Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection 4 $3,600.00
Office of Mission Assurance 4 $93,365.50
Natural Resources Conservation Service 4 $91,584.00
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Justice) 4 $99,166.25
Mine Safety and Health Administration 4 $102,024.00
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission 4 $93,695.75
Millennium Challenge Corporation 4 $103,413.50
John C. Stennis Space Center 4 $84,149.50
Foreign Agricultural Service 4 $91,289.50
Office of the U.S. Trade Representative 4 $100,531.50
Financial Crimes Enforcement Network 4 $93,794.00
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission 3 $85,468.33
Federal Acquisition Service 3 $89,813.00
Health Resources and Services Administration 3 $86,739.00
Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation 3 $62,701.67
Office of Justice Programs 3 $83,406.33
Federal Student Aid 3 $84,189.33
Office of the Chief Information Officer (Department of Agriculture) 3 $104,626.00
U.S. International Trade Commission 3 $107,641.33
Maritime Administration 3 $90,264.67
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 2 $118,568.00
Corporation for National and Community Service 2 $110,078.00
National Science Foundation 2 $100,359.00
Forest Service 2 $57,408.00
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Agriculture) 2 $77,983.00
U.S. Trustee Program 2 $76,990.00
Federal Aviation Administration 2 $110,135.50
Office of the Secretary, Research and Technology 2 $126,526.50
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration 2 $108,983.50
Office of Inspector General for Tax Administration 2 $105,830.00
Rural Housing Service 2 $74,772.00
Food and Nutrition Service 1 $74,872.00
Food Safety and Inspection Service 1 $122,254.00
Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board 1 $113,624.00
Commodity Futures Trading Commission 1 $105,069.00
Bureau of Labor Statistics 1 $109,807.00
Export-Import Bank of the United States 1 $119,238.00
National Transportation Safety Board 1 $77,368.00
Inspector General (Department of Veterans Affairs) 1 $119,238.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Administration 1 $52,630.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Acquisition and Logistics 1 $73,392.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology 1 $75,689.00
Veterans Benefits Administration 1 $75,689.00
National Security Council 1 $89,846.00
Office of National Drug Control Policy 1 $136,771.00
Overseas Private Investment Corporation 1 $100,904.00
Indian Health Service 1 $122,744.00
Federal Housing Finance Agency 1 $113,750.00

Security Administrator Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Security Administrator is $91,841.04. The highest paid Security Administrator made $186,830 in 2012.

Common Security Administrator Payscales

Payscale Number of Security Administration Employees
GS - General Schedule 5,359
NQ - Nnsa Professional, Technical, And Admin 133
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 129
SV - Trans Security Admin Emp Other Than Exec 90
ZA - Administrative 69
IR - Irs Broadband Class And Pay System Pos 17
FP - Foreign Service Personnel 17
ES - Senior Executive Service 14
SK - Sec Emp Formerly Under Gs, Gm, And Ez 11
PG - Printing Office Grades 10
GL - Gs Emp Grades 3-10 Paid Leo Special Rate 8
NB - Ofc Of Comptroller Of The Currency Only 8
CG - Corporate Graded 8
EJ - Dept Of Energy Org Act Excepted Service 5
MC - Emp Of Millennium Challenge Corporation 4
SN - Senior Level System 4
CN - Bur Of (cfpb) An Indep Ag Within Frs 4
GM - Emp Covered By Pmrs Termination Provisns 3
SL - Senior Level Positions 3
NY - All Other Positions In The Corporation 2
FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan 2
EL - Non-executive Positions At Fhfa 1
CT - Commodity Futures Trading Commission Pos 1
EG - Consultant (other) 1
FE - Senior Foreign Service 1
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 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 2020

In 2004, the average pay for a Security Administrator was $72,680. Since then, the average pay has increased to $105,987 in 2020.


Data Sources

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The series code of this occupation is 0080.

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