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Security Administrator - Federal Salaries of 2015

Pay Rates for "Security Administrator"

How much does a Security Administrator in the federal government get paid? $93,595.08* *Based on the 2015 average.
5,729 EMPLOYEES
$534.99M TOTAL SALARY
GS MOST COMMON PAYSCALE

Security Administrator was the 51st most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2015, with 5,729 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2015, the National Protection and Programs Directorate hired the most employees titled Security Administration, with an average salary of $84,328.

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 847 $84,328.46
Federal Bureau of Investigation 669 $92,268.00
Veterans Health Administration 336 $71,155.59
Department of Energy 324 $109,569.27
U.S. Coast Guard 252 $89,271.80
Office Secretary Health and Human Services 227 $75,306.16
Internal Revenue Service 186 $89,334.98
U.S. Secret Service 182 $102,992.12
Department of Homeland Security Headquarters 171 $106,397.61
Federal Emergency Management Agency 171 $80,827.59
Bureau of Citizenshp and Immigratn Services 161 $99,503.14
Transportation Security Administration 153 $84,980.99
Bureau of Customs and Border Protection 152 $97,230.18
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 136 $123,462.90
Bureau of Immigration & Customs Enforcement 113 $90,337.88
Office of Personnel Management 97 $91,836.25
Social Security Administration 91 $93,011.91
Offices, Boards and Divisions 79 $107,913.24
Drug Enforcement Administration 77 $105,105.58
Office of the Secretary (Department of Commerce) 69 $103,460.67
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 63 $85,265.30
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 46 $92,697.78
Bureau of Engraving and Printing 44 $97,084.11
Agency for International Development 42 $110,193.14
U.S. Marshals Service 41 $102,444.63
Office of Emergency Response and Recovery 41 $102,743.56
Executive Office of U.S. Attorneys and the Office of U.s Attorneys 34 $101,367.29
Environmental Protection Agency 30 $111,151.87
Departmental Offices 28 $109,444.07
Bureau of the Fiscal Service 27 $97,961.74
Deputy Assistant Secretary Security & Law Enforcement 27 $75,078.26
Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, & Explosives 26 $106,850.58
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 26 $83,224.85
Food and Drug Administration 24 $90,343.04
Bureau of Reclamation 24 $89,370.13
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 23 $103,253.35
National Archives and Records Administration 23 $98,985.87
Homeland Security Staff 22 $113,431.00
Office of Secretary of Transportation 21 $109,059.67
National Institutes of Health 19 $103,553.16
Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers 19 $89,263.37
Peace Corps 18 $106,750.47
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 18 $100,497.72
Goddard Space Flight Center 18 $96,389.50
U.S. Mint 17 $108,926.06
Headquarters, Nasa 16 $114,224.75
Farm Service Agency 15 $91,408.33
Office of Comptroller of Currency 15 $134,022.07
Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center 14 $110,385.93
Office of Management (Department of Education) 13 $106,718.31
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Emer Management & Resilience 13 $102,276.92
National Park Service 13 $77,328.62
Securities and Exchange Commission 13 $126,155.31
Office of Administration 13 $88,754.69
Geological Survey 12 $93,746.25
George C. Marshall Space Flight Center 12 $101,946.50
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 12 $90,915.25
Executive Office for Immigration Review 11 $96,641.09
Government Printing Office 11 $103,307.09
Ames Research Center 11 $132,587.45
Langley Research Center 11 $100,763.00
Patent and Trademark Office 10 $109,130.10
Office Assistant Secretary Administration and Management 10 $122,348.60
Departmental Administration 9 $109,558.67
Broadcasting Board of Governors 9 $118,274.11
Indian Affairs 9 $83,979.44
Small Business Administration 9 $96,699.56
Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection 8 $0.00
John F. Kennedy Space Center 7 $92,997.29
National Credit Union Administration 7 $135,852.00
Office of the Director 7 $102,613.43
U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum 7 $115,365.86
Ous for Science and Technology 7 $114,165.86
Bureau of Safety & Environmental Enforcement 7 $105,074.86
National Labor Relations Board 7 $102,804.71
John Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field 7 $106,371.00
Immigration Office of Secretary of Education 6 $120,260.83
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation 6 $143,200.67
Federal Trade Commission 6 $100,818.17
National Science Foundation 6 $106,071.50
National Gallery of Art 6 $97,209.17
Health Resources and Services Administration 6 $87,481.50
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Homeland Security) 6 $118,577.33
Financial Crimes Enforcement Network 6 $102,237.50
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Agriculture) 6 $82,383.50
Dryden Flight Research Center 5 $123,349.60
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts 5 $113,322.80
Bureau of the Census 5 $86,256.80
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission 5 $101,796.60
Indian Health Service 5 $83,665.80
Assistant Secretary for Administration 5 $108,787.20
Natural Resources Conservation Service 5 $100,915.40
Overseas Private Investment Corporation 4 $80,258.75
Agricultural Research Service 4 $104,881.50
International Boundary & Water Commission: U.S. & Mexico 4 $72,755.75
Bureau of Land Management 4 $81,064.00
Millennium Challenge Corporation 4 $107,507.00
John C. Stennis Space Center 4 $96,802.75
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Justice) 4 $93,744.00
Federal Communications Commission 4 $134,365.25
Office of Justice Programs 3 $93,666.00
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission 3 $97,959.00
Federal Housing Finance Agency 3 $137,411.33
Office of Inspector General for Tax Administration 3 $113,386.67
Veterans Benefits Administration 3 $74,897.67
U.S. International Trade Commission 3 $124,591.67
Office of the U.S. Trade Representative 3 $116,736.33
Office of the Chief Information Officer (Department of Agriculture) 3 $114,151.67
Forest Service 3 $69,463.33
Rural Housing Service 2 $78,424.50
Foreign Agricultural Service 2 $105,495.00
Food Safety and Inspection Service 2 $78,786.50
Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation 2 $83,850.50
Mine Safety and Health Administration 2 $116,161.00
Federal Student Aid 2 $88,536.00
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 2 $73,586.50
Corporation for National and Community Service 2 $105,350.00
Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board 2 $101,155.00
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration 2 $120,085.50
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology 2 $73,730.50
Office of Inspector General (Department of Treasury) 1 $100,405.00
Public Buildings Service 1 $76,378.00
Inspector General (Department of Veterans Affairs) 1 $128,790.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Acquisition and Logistics 1 $77,009.00
Agricultural Marketing Service 1 $76,378.00
National Cemetery Administration 1 $60,790.00
Food and Nutrition Service 1 $93,851.00
Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight 1 $107,325.00
Office of National Drug Control Policy 1 $139,523.00
Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board 1 $118,069.00
National Transportation Safety Board 1 $84,017.00
Commodity Futures Trading Commission 1 $131,525.00
Federal Aviation Administration 1 $81,826.00
U.S. Trustee Program 1 $92,356.00
Maritime Administration 1 $94,151.00
Bureau of Labor Statistics 1 $115,041.00
Bureau of Transportation Statistics 1 $84,017.00
Export-Import Bank of the United States 1 $90,823.00
Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau 1 $81,471.00
Pretrial Services Agency 1 $99,905.00

Security Administrator Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Security Administrator is $93,595.08. The highest paid Security Administrator made $219,314 in 2015.

Common Security Administrator Payscales

Payscale Number of Security Administration Employees
GS - General Schedule 5,015
SV - Trans Security Admin Emp Other Than Exec 153
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 134
NQ - Nnsa Professional, Technical, And Admin 118
IC - Federal Emergency Management Agency Use 90
ZA - Administrative 67
IR - Irs Broadband Class And Pay System Pos 22
FP - Foreign Service Personnel 17
NB - Ofc Of Comptroller Of The Currency Only 15
ES - Senior Executive Service 13
SK - Sec Emp Formerly Under Gs, Gm, And Ez 13
PG - Printing Office Grades 10
GL - Gs Emp Grades 3-10 Paid Leo Special Rate 9
CN - Bur Of (cfpb) An Indep Ag Within Frs 8
CU - Credit Union Employees 6
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 5
CG - Corporate Graded 5
MC - Emp Of Millennium Challenge Corporation 4
SN - Senior Level System 4
EN - Nat Nuclear Security Admin Exc Srvc Only 4
EJ - Dept Of Energy Org Act Excepted Service 4
EL - Non-executive Positions At Fhfa 3
NY - All Other Positions In The Corporation 2
GE - Gpo Emp Formerly Under Pay Plan Sl 1
CM - Fdic Suprv And Mangr Pos Below Exec Lev 1
CT - Commodity Futures Trading Commission Pos 1
FE - Senior Foreign Service 1
SS - Senior Staff Positions 1
SL - Senior Level Positions 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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