Security Administrator - Federal Salaries of 2018
Pay Rates for "Security Administrator"How much does a Security Administrator in the federal government get paid? $98,630.44* *Based on the 2018 average.
Security Administrator was the 50th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2018, with 5,885 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.
In 2018, the Federal Bureau of Investigation hired the most employees titled Security Administration, with an average salary of $98,554.
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.
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
Security Administrator Pay Distribution
The average pay for a Security Administrator is $98,630.44. The highest paid Security Administrator made $238,519 in 2018.
Common Security Administrator Payscales
|Payscale||Number of Security Administration Employees|
|GS - General Schedule||5,076|
|SV - Trans Security Admin Emp Other Than Exec||167|
|GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule||123|
|NQ - Nnsa Professional, Technical, And Admin||120|
|IC - Federal Emergency Management Agency Use||98|
|FV - Faa Core Compensation Plan||70|
|ZA - Administrative||60|
|IR - Irs Broadband Class And Pay System Pos||23|
|FP - Foreign Service Personnel||16|
|ES - Senior Executive Service||15|
|SK - Sec Emp Formerly Under Gs, Gm, And Ez||15|
|NB - Ofc Of Comptroller Of The Currency Only||13|
|EN - Nat Nuclear Security Admin Exc Srvc Only||11|
|PG - Printing Office Grades||10|
|CN - Bur Of (cfpb) An Indep Ag Within Frs||8|
|CG - Corporate Graded||7|
|CU - Credit Union Employees||7|
|GL - Gs Emp Grades 3-10 Paid Leo Special Rate||6|
|MC - Emp Of Millennium Challenge Corporation||5|
|EL - Non-executive Positions At Fhfa||5|
|AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E||3|
|EJ - Dept Of Energy Org Act Excepted Service||3|
|SN - Senior Level System||2|
|ED - Expert (5 U.s.c. 3109)||2|
|NY - All Other Positions In The Corporation||1|
|GE - Gpo Emp Formerly Under Pay Plan Sl||1|
|CM - Fdic Suprv And Mangr Pos Below Exec Lev||1|
|FE - Senior Foreign Service||1|
|SL - Senior Level Positions||1|
|EX - Executive Pay||1|
|SS - Senior Staff Positions||1|
|CT - Commodity Futures Trading Commission Pos||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 Specialist||Administrative and Management||GS-4||GS-15|
|Cemetery Administration Services||Administrative and Management||GS-4||GS-15|
|Telephone Operating||Clerical and Administrative Support||GS-1||GS-9|
|Land Law Examining||Administrative and Management||GS-4||GS-15|
|Production Control||Clerical and Administrative Support||GS-1||GS-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.
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