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Security Administrator - Federal Salaries of 2014

Pay Rates for "Security Administrator"

How much does a Security Administrator in the federal government get paid? $93,673.17* *Based on the 2014 average.
5,952 EMPLOYEES
$556.51M TOTAL SALARY
GS MOST COMMON PAYSCALE

Security Administrator was the 68th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2014, with 5,952 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2014, the National Protection and Programs Directorate hired the most employees titled Security Administration, with an average salary of $83,024.

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 861 $83,023.67
Federal Bureau of Investigation 667 $90,450.25
Department of State 361 $107,783.12
Department of Energy 318 $108,899.83
Veterans Health Administration 301 $72,295.08
U.S. Coast Guard 253 $88,359.90
Office Secretary Health and Human Services 246 $74,390.65
Department of Homeland Security Headquarters 185 $105,565.37
U.S. Secret Service 181 $101,338.80
Internal Revenue Service 164 $89,478.35
Federal Emergency Management Agency 160 $81,374.83
Bureau of Citizenshp and Immigratn Services 153 $98,717.95
Bureau of Customs and Border Protection 146 $96,330.53
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 145 $119,518.46
Transportation Security Administration 117 $86,617.28
Bureau of Immigration & Customs Enforcement 104 $91,313.77
Office of Personnel Management 96 $90,051.27
Social Security Administration 88 $93,445.63
Offices, Boards and Divisions 77 $106,975.74
Drug Enforcement Administration 77 $103,729.61
Office of the Secretary (Department of Commerce) 61 $102,254.44
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 51 $91,665.04
Agency for International Development 49 $105,617.04
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 47 $91,064.89
Bureau of Engraving and Printing 46 $95,851.48
U.S. Marshals Service 41 $101,428.73
Office of Emergency Response and Recovery 39 $99,876.23
Environmental Protection Agency 29 $104,645.03
Executive Office of U.S. Attorneys and the Office of U.s Attorneys 29 $102,530.00
Food and Drug Administration 28 $92,168.79
Bureau of the Fiscal Service 28 $94,977.68
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 28 $79,989.71
Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, & Explosives 26 $104,345.88
Departmental Offices 25 $115,763.44
Bureau of Reclamation 24 $87,158.13
National Archives and Records Administration 23 $96,456.17
Homeland Security Staff 23 $111,383.61
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 22 $96,282.27
Office of Secretary of Transportation 20 $107,433.15
National Institutes of Health 20 $105,784.00
Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers 19 $87,144.11
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 19 $96,750.26
Peace Corps 17 $99,218.65
Goddard Space Flight Center 16 $96,835.56
Deputy Assistant Secretary Security & Law Enforcement 16 $79,316.25
Headquarters, Nasa 15 $114,538.87
Office of Management (Department of Education) 15 $105,829.53
U.S. Mint 14 $108,668.86
National Park Service 14 $75,614.79
Office of Administration 13 $91,131.62
Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center 13 $105,922.92
Farm Service Agency 13 $88,834.62
George C. Marshall Space Flight Center 12 $96,638.92
Office of Comptroller of Currency 12 $133,007.58
Geological Survey 11 $91,720.45
Government Printing Office 11 $99,715.36
Ames Research Center 11 $130,527.64
Langley Research Center 11 $96,261.18
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 11 $93,656.00
Securities and Exchange Commission 11 $120,929.18
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Emer Management & Resilience 10 $99,458.10
Patent and Trademark Office 10 $106,407.70
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation 9 $136,370.11
Departmental Administration 9 $105,519.11
Small Business Administration 8 $93,225.50
Broadcasting Board of Governors 8 $113,213.00
Bureau of Land Management 8 $81,664.75
Indian Affairs 8 $85,520.00
Bureau of Safety & Environmental Enforcement 8 $104,087.38
John F. Kennedy Space Center 8 $90,083.13
Office Assistant Secretary Administration and Management 8 $121,361.38
Ous for Science and Technology 7 $110,889.29
John Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field 7 $102,463.29
Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection 7 $0.00
U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum 7 $112,864.71
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Agriculture) 7 $78,314.86
Executive Office for Immigration Review 7 $116,811.71
Assistant Secretary for Administration 6 $104,789.83
National Labor Relations Board 6 $97,273.50
Immigration Office of Secretary of Education 6 $117,451.83
Office of the Director 6 $104,486.17
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Homeland Security) 6 $115,222.83
Agricultural Research Service 6 $101,061.00
Bureau of the Census 6 $88,456.83
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts 5 $110,452.40
Financial Crimes Enforcement Network 5 $96,586.20
Dryden Flight Research Center 5 $118,708.80
Federal Trade Commission 5 $100,495.20
Natural Resources Conservation Service 5 $98,263.20
National Gallery of Art 5 $96,772.40
Foreign Agricultural Service 4 $98,884.50
National Credit Union Administration 4 $121,997.00
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission 4 $96,247.75
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission 4 $96,030.25
Federal Communications Commission 4 $133,062.75
International Boundary & Water Commission: U.S. & Mexico 4 $69,478.25
Millennium Challenge Corporation 4 $96,640.75
John C. Stennis Space Center 4 $93,304.75
Food Safety and Inspection Service 3 $90,213.33
Office of Justice Programs 3 $91,056.67
Overseas Private Investment Corporation 3 $84,219.33
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Justice) 3 $105,685.67
Health Resources and Services Administration 3 $100,910.00
Federal Housing Finance Agency 3 $107,190.33
U.S. International Trade Commission 3 $122,575.67
Office of the U.S. Trade Representative 3 $112,014.67
Veterans Benefits Administration 3 $71,236.67
National Science Foundation 3 $104,906.33
Office of the Chief Information Officer (Department of Agriculture) 3 $113,020.67
Forest Service 3 $67,096.00
Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation 2 $74,362.00
U.S. Trustee Program 2 $81,072.00
Mine Safety and Health Administration 2 $113,214.00
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 2 $124,521.00
Federal Student Aid 2 $87,287.00
Corporation for National and Community Service 2 $113,744.50
Indian Health Service 2 $95,301.50
Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board 2 $94,420.50
Maritime Administration 2 $96,212.00
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration 2 $117,621.00
Office of Inspector General for Tax Administration 2 $111,671.50
Rural Housing Service 2 $76,486.50
Office of Inspector General (Department of Treasury) 1 $99,416.00
Public Buildings Service 1 $63,091.00
Inspector General (Department of Veterans Affairs) 1 $123,970.00
Substance Abuse & Mental Health Service Administration 1 $123,970.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Acquisition and Logistics 1 $76,246.00
National Cemetery Administration 1 $58,771.00
Food and Nutrition Service 1 $89,924.00
National Security Council 1 $66,694.00
Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board 1 $117,284.00
Office of National Drug Control Policy 1 $138,136.00
Commodity Futures Trading Commission 1 $126,075.00
National Transportation Safety Board 1 $83,183.00
Bureau of Labor Statistics 1 $110,906.00
Federal Aviation Administration 1 $80,232.00
Export-Import Bank of the United States 1 $75,621.00
Office of the Secretary, Research and Technology 1 $117,447.00
Pretrial Services Agency 1 $95,996.00
Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau 1 $78,842.00
Office of Administrative Services 1 $79,916.00

Security Administrator Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Security Administrator is $93,673.17. The highest paid Security Administrator made $211,791 in 2014.

Common Security Administrator Payscales

Payscale Number of Security Administration Employees
GS - General Schedule 5,377
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 145
NQ - Nnsa Professional, Technical, And Admin 119
SV - Trans Security Admin Emp Other Than Exec 117
ZA - Administrative 59
FP - Foreign Service Personnel 17
IR - Irs Broadband Class And Pay System Pos 17
ES - Senior Executive Service 12
NB - Ofc Of Comptroller Of The Currency Only 12
SK - Sec Emp Formerly Under Gs, Gm, And Ez 11
PG - Printing Office Grades 10
CG - Corporate Graded 8
CN - Bur Of (cfpb) An Indep Ag Within Frs 7
GL - Gs Emp Grades 3-10 Paid Leo Special Rate 5
EJ - Dept Of Energy Org Act Excepted Service 5
MC - Emp Of Millennium Challenge Corporation 4
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 4
SN - Senior Level System 4
CU - Credit Union Employees 3
EL - Non-executive Positions At Fhfa 3
NY - All Other Positions In The Corporation 2
SL - Senior Level Positions 2
GE - Gpo Emp Formerly Under Pay Plan Sl 1
EN - Nat Nuclear Security Admin Exc Srvc Only 1
EG - Consultant (other) 1
CT - Commodity Futures Trading Commission Pos 1
CM - Fdic Suprv And Mangr Pos Below Exec Lev 1
SS - Senior Staff Positions 1
EX - Executive Pay 1
GM - Emp Covered By Pmrs Termination Provisns 1
FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan 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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