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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.
5,885 EMPLOYEES
$536.35M TOTAL SALARY
GS MOST COMMON PAYSCALE

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.

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 733 $98,554.00
Veterans Health Administration 412 $70,720.28
Department of State 353 $113,745.55
Department of Energy 328 $101,559.65
U.S. Coast Guard 290 $91,476.78
U.S. Secret Service 199 $103,383.88
Federal Emergency Management Agency 190 $83,011.04
Bureau of Citizenshp and Immigratn Services 182 $101,333.97
Department of Homeland Security Headquarters 177 $112,517.27
National Protection and Programs Directorate 175 $103,861.23
Internal Revenue Service 173 $93,850.18
Office Secretary Health and Human Services 167 $77,448.32
Transportation Security Administration 167 $87,993.34
Bureau of Immigration & Customs Enforcement 162 $90,460.05
Bureau of Customs and Border Protection 162 $104,901.90
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 119 $130,550.94
Office of Personnel Management 99 $95,656.60
Social Security Administration 90 $97,270.16
Office of the Secretary (Department of Commerce) 74 $106,257.41
Drug Enforcement Administration 73 $113,574.56
Federal Aviation Administration 70 $103,743.11
Offices, Boards and Divisions 68 $112,199.00
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 67 $86,620.69
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 52 $94,433.04
Office of Emergency Response and Recovery 49 $99,934.94
Agency for International Development 42 $115,314.74
U.S. Marshals Service 42 $108,012.50
Bureau of Engraving and Printing 42 $99,176.10
Deputy Assistant Secretary Security & Law Enforcement 40 $90,417.63
Bureau of Reclamation 37 $85,125.19
Food and Drug Administration 36 $88,860.56
Departmental Offices 35 $109,439.69
Executive Office of U.S. Attorneys and the Office of U.s Attorneys 34 $112,520.28
Environmental Protection Agency 31 $112,759.52
Bureau of the Fiscal Service 29 $104,539.03
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 28 $96,565.54
Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, & Explosives 26 $112,374.96
Program Support Center 25 $88,249.88
Office of Secretary of Transportation 24 $110,787.25
National Archives and Records Administration 23 $106,980.91
National Institutes of Health 22 $107,006.14
Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers 22 $94,077.18
Farm Service Agency 22 $93,438.64
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 21 $109,153.05
Goddard Space Flight Center 20 $99,838.45
U.S. Mint 20 $122,279.82
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 18 $94,898.72
Homeland Security Staff 18 $110,582.06
National Park Service 17 $79,239.06
Headquarters, Nasa 17 $119,355.59
Peace Corps 17 $117,000.94
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 17 $86,212.82
Indian Health Service 16 $71,131.13
Securities and Exchange Commission 15 $143,832.93
Office of Administration 15 $93,518.67
Office of Management (Department of Education) 15 $107,746.53
Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center 14 $117,869.50
Executive Office for Immigration Review 14 $109,720.50
Departmental Administration 13 $113,143.54
Office of Comptroller of Currency 13 $141,129.31
Geological Survey 12 $97,444.50
George C. Marshall Space Flight Center 12 $107,450.25
Small Business Administration 12 $106,017.67
Office Assistant Secretary Administration and Management 12 $113,926.58
Government Printing Office 11 $114,147.27
Langley Research Center 11 $102,943.73
Patent and Trademark Office 11 $103,482.64
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Homeland Security) 10 $120,923.10
Assistant Secretary for Administration 10 $105,130.20
Bureau of Safety & Environmental Enforcement 10 $103,711.30
Natural Resources Conservation Service 10 $96,315.20
Bureau of the Census 10 $105,776.60
Ames Research Center 9 $140,413.33
John Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field 9 $105,194.11
John F. Kennedy Space Center 8 $96,188.63
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation 8 $132,054.88
Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection 8 $135,261.50
National Credit Union Administration 8 $1,000.00
Indian Affairs 8 $97,889.75
Broadcasting Board of Governors 7 $122,312.86
National Labor Relations Board 7 $113,247.71
Federal Trade Commission 7 $110,332.29
U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum 7 $123,128.57
Ous for Science and Technology 7 $121,550.43
National Science Foundation 6 $109,371.33
National Gallery of Art 6 $98,480.33
Food Safety and Inspection Service 6 $97,334.00
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Agriculture) 6 $86,566.50
Financial Crimes Enforcement Network 6 $115,802.33
Office of the Director 6 $116,631.33
Health Resources and Services Administration 6 $86,169.00
Bureau of Land Management 6 $82,086.00
Agricultural Research Service 5 $100,640.20
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission 5 $113,218.40
Overseas Private Investment Corporation 5 $100,761.80
Federal Housing Finance Agency 5 $134,916.20
Millennium Challenge Corporation 5 $119,431.40
Dryden Flight Research Center 5 $131,884.20
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Justice) 5 $99,714.60
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission 5 $123,236.80
Rural Housing Service 4 $95,163.25
U.S. International Trade Commission 4 $124,520.50
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology 4 $79,938.50
Federal Communications Commission 4 $135,762.50
International Boundary & Water Commission: U.S. & Mexico 4 $75,059.75
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 4 $84,002.25
Forest Service 4 $63,570.75
Office of Justice Programs 4 $100,243.00
Mine Safety and Health Administration 4 $82,490.25
Immigration Office of Secretary of Education 4 $137,531.00
Export-Import Bank of the United States 3 $101,782.33
Foreign Agricultural Service 3 $105,005.67
Office of the U.S. Trade Representative 3 $123,054.67
Office of Inspector General for Tax Administration 3 $114,501.00
Veterans Benefits Administration 3 $85,095.00
John C. Stennis Space Center 3 $88,784.67
Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board 3 $107,563.00
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts 3 $113,270.00
Bureau of Labor Statistics 3 $91,593.00
Maritime Administration 2 $86,501.00
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration 2 $131,508.00
Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau 2 $97,956.00
Exe Dir for Identity, Cred, Access Management 2 $93,804.00
Federal Student Aid 2 $93,505.00
Office of the Chief Information Officer (Department of Agriculture) 2 $112,199.00
Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board 2 $115,755.00
Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation 2 $101,485.50
U.S. Trustee Program 2 $92,391.50
Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service 1 $68,727.00
Food and Nutrition Service 1 $104,275.00
Pretrial Services Agency 1 $110,595.00
Commodity Futures Trading Commission 1 $144,497.00
Presidio Trust 1 $85,233.00
Employment and Training Administration 1 $101,116.00
Substance Abuse & Mental Health Service Administration 1 $116,005.00
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Labor) 1 $123,234.00
National Transportation Safety Board 1 $105,525.00
Corporation for National and Community Service 1 $73,921.00
Bureau of Transportation Statistics 1 $90,350.00
Office of National Drug Control Policy 1 $145,629.00
Inspector General (Department of Veterans Affairs) 1 $146,445.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Acquisition and Logistics 1 $81,865.00
National Cemetery Administration 1 $75,086.00
Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight 1 $121,804.00
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Agriculture) 1 $113,755.00

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
IT - 12
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
EJ - Dept Of Energy Org Act Excepted Service 3
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 3
ED - Expert (5 U.s.c. 3109) 2
SN - Senior Level System 2
GE - Gpo Emp Formerly Under Pay Plan Sl 1
CM - Fdic Suprv And Mangr Pos Below Exec Lev 1
FE - Senior Foreign Service 1
CT - Commodity Futures Trading Commission Pos 1
SL - Senior Level Positions 1
SS - Senior Staff Positions 1
EX - Executive Pay 1
NY - All Other Positions In The Corporation 1

Starting Paygrade: $26,915.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-4, Step 1
Maximum Paygrade: $142,180.00 / 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 2018

In 2004, the average pay for a Security Administrator was $72,680. Since then, the average pay has increased to $98,630 in 2018.


Data Sources

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The series code of this occupation is 0080.

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