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Security Administrator - Federal Salaries of 2016

Pay Rates for "Security Administrator"

How much does a Security Administrator in the federal government get paid? $96,132.55* *Based on the 2016 average.
6,005 EMPLOYEES
$576.22M TOTAL SALARY
GS MOST COMMON PAYSCALE

Security Administrator was the 51st most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2016, with 6,005 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.

In 2016, the Federal Bureau of Investigation hired the most employees titled Security Administration, with an average salary of $96,033.

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
Federal Bureau of Investigation 760 $96,033.37
National Protection and Programs Directorate 711 $86,576.66
Department of State 383 $109,963.77
Veterans Health Administration 360 $70,624.86
Department of Energy 322 $110,953.45
Office Secretary Health and Human Services 211 $76,123.12
Federal Emergency Management Agency 184 $79,240.56
U.S. Secret Service 182 $105,056.85
Department of Homeland Security Headquarters 173 $109,660.04
Internal Revenue Service 173 $90,700.35
Transportation Security Administration 166 $86,094.52
Bureau of Citizenshp and Immigratn Services 165 $102,024.30
Bureau of Customs and Border Protection 158 $98,620.03
Bureau of Immigration & Customs Enforcement 142 $86,765.16
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 130 $125,114.72
Office of Personnel Management 98 $91,803.45
Social Security Administration 91 $93,270.32
Offices, Boards and Divisions 76 $108,163.42
Drug Enforcement Administration 75 $106,635.09
Federal Aviation Administration 73 $97,688.56
Office of the Secretary (Department of Commerce) 66 $104,229.39
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 66 $84,758.77
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 49 $90,589.80
Office of Emergency Response and Recovery 44 $101,288.57
Bureau of Engraving and Printing 44 $99,387.95
Agency for International Development 42 $109,302.07
U.S. Marshals Service 39 $106,127.46
Executive Office of U.S. Attorneys and the Office of U.s Attorneys 36 $99,980.03
Departmental Offices 32 $102,024.66
Environmental Protection Agency 29 $109,630.38
Bureau of the Fiscal Service 29 $99,276.00
Bureau of Reclamation 27 $88,627.33
Deputy Assistant Secretary Security & Law Enforcement 26 $77,198.19
Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, & Explosives 25 $108,080.68
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 24 $105,887.25
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 23 $84,260.30
Food and Drug Administration 23 $94,658.26
Office of Secretary of Transportation 23 $109,062.83
National Archives and Records Administration 22 $101,609.09
Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers 21 $86,913.52
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 19 $102,741.53
National Institutes of Health 19 $101,638.26
National Park Service 17 $76,749.29
Securities and Exchange Commission 17 $131,090.41
U.S. Mint 17 $111,862.88
Peace Corps 17 $106,865.94
Goddard Space Flight Center 16 $102,687.69
Headquarters, Nasa 16 $116,462.94
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 16 $90,790.00
Homeland Security Staff 16 $111,161.50
Farm Service Agency 16 $93,191.44
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Emer Management & Resilience 15 $100,304.60
Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center 15 $111,826.33
Office of Comptroller of Currency 15 $139,842.47
Office of Administration 15 $85,937.13
Office of Management (Department of Education) 14 $104,292.86
Langley Research Center 13 $98,798.85
George C. Marshall Space Flight Center 12 $103,224.50
Government Printing Office 12 $107,319.75
Ames Research Center 11 $135,740.09
Executive Office for Immigration Review 11 $104,794.36
Small Business Administration 11 $101,671.91
Patent and Trademark Office 10 $109,387.80
Departmental Administration 10 $117,244.80
Natural Resources Conservation Service 10 $84,580.70
Geological Survey 10 $95,309.50
Office Assistant Secretary Administration and Management 10 $119,737.70
Assistant Secretary for Administration 9 $104,024.33
Broadcasting Board of Governors 9 $119,415.56
Bureau of the Census 9 $101,227.67
Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection 8 $500.00
Indian Affairs 8 $89,922.50
Ous for Science and Technology 8 $114,723.38
John Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field 8 $108,189.63
Bureau of Safety & Environmental Enforcement 8 $101,207.00
John F. Kennedy Space Center 8 $100,628.75
National Credit Union Administration 7 $148,903.29
National Science Foundation 7 $109,485.00
Indian Health Service 7 $78,602.14
Health Resources and Services Administration 7 $84,628.43
National Labor Relations Board 7 $106,406.43
Federal Trade Commission 7 $97,292.43
Office of the Director 7 $103,441.57
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation 7 $144,205.00
U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum 7 $118,931.71
Immigration Office of Secretary of Education 6 $124,154.83
Financial Crimes Enforcement Network 6 $109,095.83
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Homeland Security) 6 $125,147.50
National Gallery of Art 6 $87,816.50
Overseas Private Investment Corporation 5 $86,608.20
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission 5 $104,263.60
Office of the U.S. Trade Representative 5 $98,029.20
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Agriculture) 5 $83,392.20
Federal Communications Commission 5 $129,887.80
Bureau of Land Management 5 $91,189.60
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts 5 $115,489.80
Dryden Flight Research Center 5 $126,323.40
Mine Safety and Health Administration 5 $86,284.80
Foreign Agricultural Service 4 $91,700.75
Federal Housing Finance Agency 4 $125,896.75
International Boundary & Water Commission: U.S. & Mexico 4 $72,936.75
Office of Inspector General for Tax Administration 4 $102,992.25
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 4 $76,196.75
Millennium Challenge Corporation 4 $113,187.00
Agricultural Research Service 4 $95,341.75
U.S. International Trade Commission 4 $116,453.00
Office of the Chief Information Officer (Department of Agriculture) 3 $116,570.67
Forest Service 3 $70,949.00
Rural Housing Service 3 $85,796.67
Veterans Benefits Administration 3 $77,968.33
Office of Justice Programs 3 $84,377.33
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Justice) 3 $105,156.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology 3 $65,197.67
John C. Stennis Space Center 3 $90,262.67
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission 3 $101,571.67
U.S. Trustee Program 2 $85,238.50
Maritime Administration 2 $83,005.50
Food Safety and Inspection Service 2 $114,477.50
Bureau of Labor Statistics 2 $90,686.00
Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation 2 $87,895.00
Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board 2 $105,408.00
Corporation for National and Community Service 2 $59,134.00
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration 2 $126,222.50
Federal Student Aid 2 $90,524.50
Agricultural Marketing Service 1 $81,908.00
Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight 1 $112,517.00
National Cemetery Administration 1 $72,366.00
Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board 1 $119,794.00
Bureau of Transportation Statistics 1 $85,238.00
Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau 1 $85,238.00
Inspector General (Department of Veterans Affairs) 1 $131,416.00
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Agriculture) 1 $110,578.00
Commodity Futures Trading Commission 1 $132,118.00
National Transportation Safety Board 1 $95,217.00
Export-Import Bank of the United States 1 $108,887.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Acquisition and Logistics 1 $80,156.00
Presidio Trust 1 $83,980.00
Food and Nutrition Service 1 $98,289.00
Pretrial Services Agency 1 $102,361.00
Office of National Drug Control Policy 1 $141,555.00
Office of the Secretary of Agriculture 1 $128,082.00
Office of Inspector General (Department of Treasury) 1 $105,183.00

Security Administrator Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Security Administrator is $96,132.55. The highest paid Security Administrator made $231,746 in 2016.

Common Security Administrator Payscales

Payscale Number of Security Administration Employees
GS - General Schedule 5,187
SV - Trans Security Admin Emp Other Than Exec 166
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 133
NQ - Nnsa Professional, Technical, And Admin 126
IC - Federal Emergency Management Agency Use 104
FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan 73
ZA - Administrative 64
IR - Irs Broadband Class And Pay System Pos 24
SK - Sec Emp Formerly Under Gs, Gm, And Ez 17
FP - Foreign Service Personnel 16
NB - Ofc Of Comptroller Of The Currency Only 15
ES - Senior Executive Service 12
PG - Printing Office Grades 11
CN - Bur Of (cfpb) An Indep Ag Within Frs 8
CG - Corporate Graded 6
CU - Credit Union Employees 6
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 6
EN - Nat Nuclear Security Admin Exc Srvc Only 5
EL - Non-executive Positions At Fhfa 4
EJ - Dept Of Energy Org Act Excepted Service 4
SN - Senior Level System 3
MC - Emp Of Millennium Challenge Corporation 3
NY - All Other Positions In The Corporation 2
GL - Gs Emp Grades 3-10 Paid Leo Special Rate 2
EX - Executive Pay 1
SS - Senior Staff Positions 1
FE - Senior Foreign Service 1
CT - Commodity Futures Trading Commission Pos 1
CM - Fdic Suprv And Mangr Pos Below Exec Lev 1
GE - Gpo Emp Formerly Under Pay Plan Sl 1
ED - Expert (5 U.s.c. 3109) 1
SL - Senior Level Positions 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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