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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.
5,875 EMPLOYEES
$534.77M TOTAL SALARY
GS MOST COMMON PAYSCALE

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.

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 726 $105,131.84
Veterans Health Administration 453 $72,280.15
Department of State 341 $118,447.92
Department of Energy 317 $119,360.04
U.S. Coast Guard 299 $94,698.81
Federal Emergency Management Agency 200 $83,108.06
Citizenship and Immigration Services 192 $106,808.34
Internal Revenue Service 190 $95,299.09
Department of Homeland Security Headquarters 178 $120,557.97
Immigration and Customs Enforcement 173 $116,634.79
Customs and Border Protection 171 $109,347.71
Transportation Security Administration 165 $93,899.13
National Protection and Programs Directorate 165 $117,266.10
U.S. Secret Service 149 $104,376.18
Office Secretary Health and Human Services 115 $81,284.93
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 111 $139,055.89
Office of Personnel Management 94 $103,441.88
Drug Enforcement Administration 86 $118,575.00
Social Security Administration 82 $101,476.46
Office of the Secretary (Department of Commerce) 73 $108,246.47
Federal Aviation Administration 68 $110,193.07
Offices, Boards and Divisions 64 $116,418.45
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 61 $89,303.92
Smithsonian Institution (Exchange Sep Boards of Trust) 52 $96,798.08
Bureau of Engraving and Printing 47 $103,338.68
U.S. Marshals Service 47 $111,261.30
Office of Mission Assurance 45 $108,134.67
Bureau of Reclamation 38 $84,138.18
U.S. Agency for International Development 36 $124,403.19
Departmental Offices 34 $111,121.53
Fpac Business Center 34 $105,655.50
Executive Office of U.S. Attorneys and the Office of U.s Attorneys 34 $116,816.11
Environmental Protection Agency 30 $117,095.97
Food and Drug Administration 30 $103,711.77
Bureau of the Census 30 $96,176.31
Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, & Explosives 29 $118,585.19
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 27 $104,418.67
Bureau of the Fiscal Service 26 $106,018.58
Program Support Center 25 $89,408.56
Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers 24 $97,237.04
Office of Secretary of Transportation 24 $118,783.04
Deputy Assistant Secretary Security & Law Enforcement 24 $84,039.50
National Institutes of Health 22 $115,455.59
National Park Service 22 $83,704.45
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 22 $116,584.77
Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System 21 $86,009.05
Indian Health Service 20 $74,803.35
National Archives and Records Administration 20 $107,427.85
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 20 $95,653.55
Office of Intergovernmental and Interagency Affairs 19 $109,110.74
Peace Corps 18 $122,813.11
U.S. Mint 18 $129,436.50
Goddard Space Flight Center 17 $104,059.18
Headquarters, Nasa 17 $126,149.47
Office of Administration 16 $106,992.19
Homeland Security Staff 16 $110,315.88
Langley Research Center 14 $102,010.64
Executive Office for Immigration Review 14 $117,661.57
Federal Student Aid 14 $86,896.93
Office of Comptroller of Currency 13 $145,485.85
Office Assistant Secretary Administration and Management 13 $119,512.08
Patent and Trademark Office 13 $108,079.23
George C. Marshall Space Flight Center 12 $114,051.92
Securities and Exchange Commission 12 $159,752.08
Small Business Administration 12 $115,723.17
Departmental Administration 12 $122,003.00
Bureau of Safety & Environmental Enforcement 11 $107,021.18
Indian Affairs 11 $91,605.18
Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center 11 $120,322.00
Government Printing Office 10 $123,582.50
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation 10 $144,387.90
John F. Kennedy Space Center 10 $96,675.50
Office of the Chief Human Capital Office 10 $111,480.30
Ames Research Center 10 $136,603.00
John Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field 10 $110,794.90
Geological Survey 9 $105,460.44
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission 9 $115,362.44
Broadcasting Board of Governors 9 $120,152.67
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Homeland Security) 8 $124,745.75
National Credit Union Administration 8 $0.00
Food Safety and Inspection Service 8 $109,312.00
Federal Trade Commission 8 $119,300.38
National Labor Relations Board 7 $120,657.29
Rural Housing Service 7 $107,385.14
Bureau of Land Management 7 $88,487.00
National Gallery of Art 7 $103,085.29
Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection 7 $146,711.29
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Agriculture) 7 $88,955.43
National Science Foundation 7 $119,892.14
Office of the Director 7 $112,430.00
Science and Technology Directorate 7 $132,957.29
Exe Dir for Identity, Cred, Access Management 7 $104,614.71
U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum 6 $133,291.50
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission 6 $114,746.33
Veterans Benefits Administration 6 $89,841.00
Forest Service 5 $77,901.20
Agricultural Research Service 5 $102,480.80
Office of Inspector General for Tax Administration 5 $121,194.80
Federal Communications Commission 5 $136,137.00
Dryden Flight Research Center 5 $132,014.40
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Emergency Management 5 $115,499.40
Millennium Challenge Corporation 5 $132,714.80
Overseas Private Investment Corporation 4 $117,304.25
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts 4 $119,942.75
U.S. International Trade Commission 4 $132,158.75
Foreign Agricultural Service 4 $101,537.75
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Justice) 4 $118,700.50
Federal Housing Finance Agency 4 $135,686.50
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 4 $88,710.67
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration 4 $110,596.00
Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board 3 $114,597.00
International Boundary & Water Commission: U.S. & Mexico 3 $80,137.67
Office of Justice Programs 3 $111,040.00
U.S. Trustee Program 3 $81,447.67
Export-Import Bank of the United States 3 $113,491.67
John C. Stennis Space Center 3 $100,303.33
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology 3 $84,280.67
Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board 2 $125,005.00
Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau 2 $105,782.00
Financial Crimes Enforcement Network 2 $151,633.00
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Labor) 2 $115,324.50
Office of the U.S. Trade Representative 2 $109,805.00
Maritime Administration 2 $89,304.00
Inspector General (Department of Veterans Affairs) 2 $122,110.00
Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service 2 $83,398.00
Bureau of Labor Statistics 2 $91,285.00
Health Resources and Services Administration 2 $115,698.50
Mine Safety and Health Administration 2 $102,591.50
Office of the Chief Information Officer (Department of Agriculture) 1 $116,240.00
Commodity Futures Trading Commission 1 $156,248.00
Federal Railroad Administration 1 $99,172.00
Office of Inspector General (Department of Health and Human Services) 1 $86,179.00
American Battle Monuments Commission 1 $111,768.00
National Transportation Safety Board 1 $109,088.00
Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation 1 $105,782.00
Substance Abuse & Mental Health Service Administration 1 $128,911.00
Pipeline/Hazardous Materials Safety Administration 1 $97,300.00
Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight 1 $137,849.00
Agricultural Marketing Service 1 $102,861.00
Office of National Drug Control Policy 1 $152,352.00
Food and Nutrition Service 1 $109,088.00
Department of Veterans Affairs 1 $67,093.00
Office of the Inspector General (Department of Agriculture) 1 $122,310.00
Presidio Trust 1 $92,189.00
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Acquisition and Logistics 1 $87,275.00
National Cemetery Administration 1 $82,695.00
Farm Credit Administration 1 $0.00

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 SpecialistAdministrative and ManagementGS-4GS-15
Cemetery Administration ServicesAdministrative and ManagementGS-4GS-15
Telephone OperatingClerical and Administrative SupportGS-1GS-9
Land Law ExaminingAdministrative and ManagementGS-4GS-15
Production ControlClerical and Administrative SupportGS-1GS-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.


Data Sources

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The series code of this occupation is 0080.

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