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Security Administrator - Federal Salaries of 2013

Pay Rates for "Security Administrator"

How much does a Security Administrator in the federal government get paid? $92,208.09* *Based on the 2013 average.
5,956 EMPLOYEES
$548.45M TOTAL SALARY
GS MOST COMMON PAYSCALE

Security Administrator was the 51st most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2013, with 5,956 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2013, the National Protection and Programs Directorate hired the most employees titled Security Administration, with an average salary of $83,210.

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 811 $83,209.91
Federal Bureau of Investigation 727 $87,240.23
Department of State 363 $106,379.18
Department of Energy 319 $107,852.17
Office Secretary Health and Human Services 282 $73,198.09
Veterans Health Administration 267 $72,559.62
U.S. Coast Guard 263 $85,772.90
U.S. Secret Service 188 $97,712.54
Department of Homeland Security Headquarters 186 $102,539.98
Internal Revenue Service 176 $88,062.23
Bureau of Citizenshp and Immigratn Services 156 $96,032.17
Bureau of Customs and Border Protection 150 $95,155.85
Federal Emergency Management Agency 145 $81,021.31
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 131 $118,848.80
Bureau of Immigration & Customs Enforcement 112 $88,694.33
Transportation Security Administration 101 $88,323.38
Office of Personnel Management 99 $86,954.74
Offices, Boards and Divisions 82 $104,451.12
Drug Enforcement Administration 78 $100,405.53
Social Security Administration 65 $94,666.45
Office of the Secretary (Department of Commerce) 65 $99,571.65
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 53 $92,681.77
Bureau of Engraving and Printing 51 $91,291.98
Agency for International Development 47 $104,345.23
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 45 $87,564.76
U.S. Marshals Service 44 $100,843.84
Executive Office of U.S. Attorneys and the Office of U.s Attorneys 35 $97,271.74
Office of Emergency Response and Recovery 31 $93,175.68
Environmental Protection Agency 29 $102,647.59
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 27 $76,680.37
Food and Drug Administration 26 $90,568.00
Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, & Explosives 25 $105,220.72
Homeland Security Staff 24 $109,390.21
Bureau of Reclamation 24 $85,290.46
Departmental Offices 23 $113,069.70
National Institutes of Health 23 $105,040.04
National Archives and Records Administration 23 $93,360.22
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 22 $96,863.41
Office of Secretary of Transportation 20 $108,251.15
Financial Management Service 18 $96,984.83
U.S. Mint 18 $105,714.56
Deputy Assistant Secretary Security & Law Enforcement 17 $74,892.35
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 17 $96,740.94
Peace Corps 16 $105,067.88
Headquarters, Nasa 15 $117,315.07
Goddard Space Flight Center 15 $95,501.33
Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers 15 $83,347.60
Geological Survey 14 $88,862.00
Office of Administration 14 $98,849.21
Office of Management (Department of Education) 14 $104,116.79
Bureau of the Public Debt 12 $82,759.25
Langley Research Center 12 $90,526.50
National Park Service 11 $83,350.18
Ames Research Center 11 $125,607.18
George C. Marshall Space Flight Center 11 $98,981.64
Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center 11 $106,742.82
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 11 $92,143.09
Farm Service Agency 11 $94,416.18
Broadcasting Board of Governors 11 $108,782.64
John F. Kennedy Space Center 10 $93,689.30
Securities and Exchange Commission 10 $117,664.20
Patent and Trademark Office 10 $104,254.70
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Emer Management & Resilience 10 $98,055.10
Departmental Administration 9 $113,215.22
Government Printing Office 9 $98,802.44
John Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field 9 $109,397.00
Office of Comptroller of Currency 9 $141,850.56
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation 8 $125,200.13
U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum 8 $108,975.13
Bureau of Land Management 8 $78,452.75
Indian Affairs 8 $90,284.00
Bureau of Safety & Environmental Enforcement 8 $99,427.75
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Homeland Security) 7 $107,824.00
Executive Office for Immigration Review 7 $119,089.86
Office Assistant Secretary Administration and Management 7 $123,414.86
Ous for Science and Technology 7 $108,336.57
Assistant Secretary for Administration 7 $99,621.43
Small Business Administration 7 $94,877.57
National Labor Relations Board 6 $92,150.33
Immigration Office of Secretary of Education 6 $114,305.83
Office of the Director 6 $98,428.33
Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection 6 $0.00
Office of the Chief Human Capital Officer 6 $104,582.33
Bureau of the Census 6 $83,751.33
Agricultural Research Service 6 $98,059.67
National Gallery of Art 5 $90,719.20
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts 5 $108,859.20
Financial Crimes Enforcement Network 5 $92,668.40
Dryden Flight Research Center 5 $117,533.40
Federal Trade Commission 5 $97,155.40
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission 4 $93,855.25
Federal Communications Commission 4 $128,876.25
Office of the U.S. Trade Representative 4 $101,779.50
Natural Resources Conservation Service 4 $93,857.50
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Justice) 4 $101,391.75
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission 4 $89,648.75
Millennium Challenge Corporation 4 $99,974.00
John C. Stennis Space Center 4 $90,072.75
Federal Student Aid 4 $74,670.00
Food Safety and Inspection Service 3 $85,414.00
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Agriculture) 3 $71,608.33
Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation 3 $69,870.33
U.S. International Trade Commission 3 $119,242.67
National Credit Union Administration 3 $83,025.33
Maritime Administration 3 $97,506.33
Office of Justice Programs 3 $86,101.33
International Boundary & Water Commission: U.S. & Mexico 3 $66,791.00
Mine Safety and Health Administration 3 $106,205.33
Program Support Center 3 $66,630.00
Office of the Chief Information Officer (Department of Agriculture) 3 $110,083.33
Health Resources and Services Administration 3 $93,032.33
Federal Housing Finance Agency 3 $105,302.67
Foreign Agricultural Service 3 $85,198.67
Forest Service 3 $64,777.00
Office of Inspector General for Tax Administration 2 $108,317.50
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 2 $121,805.00
Corporation for National and Community Service 2 $108,984.00
National Science Foundation 2 $105,350.00
National Security Council 2 $79,468.00
Rural Housing Service 2 $74,772.00
U.S. Trustee Program 2 $80,029.00
Federal Aviation Administration 2 $110,522.50
Office of the Secretary, Research and Technology 2 $126,526.50
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration 2 $115,186.00
Substance Abuse & Mental Health Service Administration 1 $122,744.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology 1 $75,689.00
Indian Health Service 1 $122,744.00
Veterans Benefits Administration 1 $80,426.00
Food and Nutrition Service 1 $78,500.00
National Cemetery Administration 1 $48,964.00
Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board 1 $113,074.00
Commodity Futures Trading Commission 1 $120,045.00
Bureau of Labor Statistics 1 $109,807.00
Office of National Drug Control Policy 1 $136,771.00
Export-Import Bank of the United States 1 $62,467.00
Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board 1 $89,846.00
Overseas Private Investment Corporation 1 $89,033.00
National Transportation Safety Board 1 $79,864.00
Office of Administrative Services 1 $77,040.00
Inspector General (Department of Veterans Affairs) 1 $122,744.00
Public Buildings Service 1 $53,350.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Acquisition and Logistics 1 $75,489.00

Security Administrator Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Security Administrator is $92,208.09. The highest paid Security Administrator made $206,500 in 2013.

Common Security Administrator Payscales

Payscale Number of Security Administration Employees
GS - General Schedule 5,408
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 130
NQ - Nnsa Professional, Technical, And Admin 126
SV - Trans Security Admin Emp Other Than Exec 101
ZA - Administrative 63
FP - Foreign Service Personnel 16
IR - Irs Broadband Class And Pay System Pos 16
ES - Senior Executive Service 12
SK - Sec Emp Formerly Under Gs, Gm, And Ez 10
NB - Ofc Of Comptroller Of The Currency Only 9
CG - Corporate Graded 8
PG - Printing Office Grades 8
CN - Bur Of (cfpb) An Indep Ag Within Frs 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 4
MC - Emp Of Millennium Challenge Corporation 4
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 3
AP - Admin, Profess, & Scientific Career Path 3
EL - Non-executive Positions At Fhfa 3
CU - Credit Union Employees 3
SL - Senior Level Positions 3
FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan 2
GM - Emp Covered By Pmrs Termination Provisns 2
NY - All Other Positions In The Corporation 2
EG - Consultant (other) 1
CT - Commodity Futures Trading Commission Pos 1
GE - Gpo Emp Formerly Under Pay Plan Sl 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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