The table below shows Social Security administrative expenses, by trust fund. Since 1989, such expenses have totaled one percent or less of combined expenditures from the trust funds.

Administrative expenses as a percentage of total expenditures, 1957-2013
Calendar
year
Percentage of total expenditures Administrative expenses (in millions)
Total OASI DI Total OASI DI
1957 2.2% 2.2% 5.1% $164 $162 $3
1958 2.3% 2.2% 4.6% 207 194 12
1959 2.2% 1.8% 10.3% 234 184 50
1960 2.0% 1.8% 6.0% 240 203 36
1961 2.3% 1.9% 6.7% 303 239 64
1962 2.1% 1.8% 5.6% 322 256 66
1963 2.1% 1.9% 5.2% 348 281 68
1964 2.2% 1.9% 5.6% 375 296 79
1965 2.2% 1.9% 5.3% 418 328 90
1966 1.9% 1.3% 7.0% 393 256 137
1967 2.3% 2.0% 5.2% 515 406 109
1968 2.3% 2.0% 5.2% 603 476 127
1969 2.2% 1.9% 5.1% 612 474 138
1970 1.9% 1.6% 5.0% 635 471 164
1971 1.9% 1.5% 5.1% 719 514 205
1972 2.1% 1.7% 4.9% 907 674 233
1973 1.6% 1.4% 3.2% 837 647 190
1974 1.8% 1.6% 3.0% 1,082 865 217
1975 1.7% 1.5% 2.9% 1,152 896 256
1976 1.6% 1.4% 2.7% 1,244 959 285
1977 1.6% 1.3% 3.3% 1,379 981 399
1978 1.5% 1.3% 2.5% 1,440 1,115 325
1979 1.4% 1.2% 2.6% 1,483 1,113 371
1980 1.2% 1.1% 2.3% 1,522 1,154 368
1981 1.2% 1.0% 2.5% 1,743 1,307 436
1982 1.3% 1.1% 3.3% 2,109 1,519 590
1983 1.3% 1.0% 3.4% 2,153 1,528 625
1984 1.3% 1.0% 3.4% 2,264 1,638 626
1985 1.2% 0.9% 3.1% 2,200 1,592 608
1986 1.1% 0.9% 2.9% 2,202 1,601 600
1987 1.1% 0.8% 4.0% 2,373 1,524 849
1988 1.1% 0.9% 3.3% 2,513 1,776 737
1989 1.0% 0.8% 3.2% 2,427 1,673 754
1990 0.9% 0.7% 2.8% 2,270 1,563 707
1991 0.9% 0.7% 2.8% 2,587 1,792 794
1992 0.9% 0.7% 2.6% 2,664 1,830 834
1993 1.0% 0.7% 2.7% 2,963 1,996 966
1994 0.8% 0.6% 2.6% 2,674 1,645 1,029
1995 0.9% 0.7% 2.5% 3,141 2,077 1,064
1996 0.8% 0.6% 2.6% 2,962 1,802 1,160
1997 0.9% 0.7% 2.7% 3,409 2,128 1,280
1998 0.9% 0.6% 3.1% 3,467 1,899 1,567
1999 0.8% 0.5% 2.9% 3,328 1,809 1,519
2000 0.9% 0.6% 2.9% 3,788 2,148 1,639
2001 0.8% 0.5% 2.8% 3,702 1,961 1,741
2002 0.9% 0.5% 3.0% 4,185 2,137 2,049
2003 1.0% 0.6% 2.7% 4,562 2,553 2,008
2004 0.9% 0.6% 2.7% 4,536 2,384 2,152
2005 1.0% 0.7% 2.6% 5,272 2,957 2,315
2006 1.0% 0.7% 2.5% 5,337 3,010 2,326
2007 0.9% 0.6% 2.5% 5,542 3,075 2,468
2008 0.9% 0.6% 2.3% 5,749 3,223 2,526
2009 0.9% 0.6% 2.3% 6,182 3,439 2,743
2010 0.9% 0.6% 2.3% 6,525 3,543 2,982
2011 0.9% 0.6% 2.2% 6,405 3,486 2,920
2012 0.8% 0.5% 2.1% 6,338 3,448 2,890
2013 0.7% 0.5% 1.9% 6,166 3,397 2,769