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Top Executive Salary in the Industry of Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation)

The salary statistics and trend of top executives in the industry of federal executive branch (oes designation) are shown in the following tables and chart. In Table 3 we compare top executive salaries in different industries within the federal, state, and local government sector.

Table 1. Average Annual Salary

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$82,930
25th Percentile Wage
$108,890
50th Percentile Wage
$127,030
75th Percentile Wage
$144,820
90th Percentile Wage
$160,290

Table 1 shows the average annual salaries for top executives in the industry of federal executive branch (oes designation). The salaries are shown in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) top executives is $160,290. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $127,030. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent top executives is $82,930.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of top executives in the industry of Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
2016127,0301.44%3.58%
2015125,2000.98%-
2014123,9701.19%-
2013122,4900.01%-
2012122,480--

Table 2. Average Hourly Salary

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$39.86
25th Percentile Wage
$52.35
50th Percentile Wage
$61.07
75th Percentile Wage
$69.62
90th Percentile Wage
$77.06

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for top executives in the industry of federal executive branch (oes designation). The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) top executives is $77.06. The median hourly salary is $61.07. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $39.86.

Table 3. Compare Top Executive Salary in Different Industries within the Federal, State, and Local Government Sector

The average salaries of top executives in eight industries within the federal, state, and local government sector are shown in Table 3. For salary information of top executives in a specific industry, use the links in the table.

Industry Median Annual Salary
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation)
$127,030
Federal government, including USPS
$127,030
State government, including schools and hospitals
$92,080
Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$92,070
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$89,500
Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$87,180
Local government, including schools and hospitals
$81,150
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$72,400

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