Security Administrator - Federal Salaries of 2019
Pay Rates for "Security Administrator"How much does a Security Administrator in the federal government get paid? $103,839.24* *Based on the 2019 average.
Security Administrator was the 337th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2019, with 5,875 employed. The most common payscale was the general schedule payscale.
In 2019, the Federal Bureau of Investigation hired the most employees titled Security Administration, with an average salary of $105,132.
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 $103,839.24. The highest paid Security Administrator made $254,694 in 2019.
Common Security Administrator Payscales
|Payscale||Number of Security Administration Employees|
|GS - General Schedule||5,037|
|SV - Transportation Security Administration Employees Other Than Executives||165|
|GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule||124|
|NQ - Employees In The National Nuclear Secuirty Administration's Professional, Technical, And Admin Career Path||117|
|IC - Employees Holding Incident Management Cadre Of On-call Response/recovery Employees(core)positions||108|
|FV - Federal Aviation Administration Core Compensation Plan||68|
|ZA - Administrative||56|
|IR - Internal Revenue Service Broadband Classification And Pay System Positions Only||26|
|IM - Employees Holding Incident Management Positions And Appointed And Compensated Under Section 306(b)(1)||21|
|ES - Senior Executive Service||18|
|FP - Foreign Service Personnel||17|
|EN - National Nuclear Security Administration Excepted Service Only||16|
|NB - Office Of The Comptroller Of The Currency Only||13|
|SK - Non-supervisorty Postions Employed By The Securities And Exchange Commission (sec) And Formerly Under Gs Pay||12|
|AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not Elsewhere Specified||9|
|CG - Corporate Graded||9|
|PG - Printing Office Grades||9|
|IT - Employees Appointed And Compensated Under Section 306(b)(1) Of The Robert T Stafford Disaster Relief||8|
|CN - Bureau Of Consumer Financial Protect(cfpb) Independent Agcy Within The Fed Res Syst(use By Cfpb Only)||7|
|CU - Credit Union Employees||7|
|MC - Employees Of The Millennium Challenge Corporation Appointed Under Public Law 108-199 Only.||5|
|EL - Non-executive Positions At The Federal Housing Finance Agency||4|
|GL - Gs Employees In Grades 3 Through 10 Paid A Law Enforcement Officer Special Base Rate||4|
|EJ - The Department Of Energy Organization Act Excepted Service||3|
|ED - Expert (5 U.s.c. 3109)||2|
|SN - Senior Level System||2|
|FE - Senior Foreign Service||1|
|CM - Fdic Supervisory And Managerial Positions Below The Executive Level Only||1|
|VH - Professional, Administrative, And Managerial||1|
|SL - Senior Level Positions||1|
|SS - Senior Staff Positions||1|
|GE - U.s. Government Printing Office Employees Formerly Under Pay Plan Sl (senior Level Positions)||1|
|CT - Commodity Futures Trading Commission Positions Previously Defined Under Pay Plan Codes Ad, Es, Gm, And Gs||1|
|EX - Executive Pay||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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