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Chief Executive Salary in the Industry of Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)

The salary statistics and trend of chief executives in the industry of local government, excluding schools and hospitals (oes designation) are shown in the following tables and chart. In Table 3 we compare chief 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
$18,970
25th Percentile Wage
$56,180
50th Percentile Wage
$102,190
75th Percentile Wage
$148,820
90th Percentile Wage
No Data

Table 1 shows the average annual salaries for chief executives in the industry of local government, excluding schools and hospitals (oes designation). The salaries are shown in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 75th percentile (the top 25 percent of the highest paid) chief executives is $148,820. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $102,190. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent chief executives is $18,970.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of chief executives in the industry of Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
2016102,1900.18%0.57%
2015102,0101.49%-
2014100,4900.60%-
201399,890-1.72%-
2012101,610--

Table 2. Average Hourly Salary

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$9.11
25th Percentile Wage
$27.01
50th Percentile Wage
$49.13
75th Percentile Wage
$71.55
90th Percentile Wage
No Data

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for chief executives in the industry of local government, excluding schools and hospitals (oes designation). The average hourly salary for the 75th percentile wage of chief executives is $71.55. The median hourly salary is $49.13. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $9.11.

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

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

Industry Median Annual Salary
Federal government, including USPS
$160,300
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation)
$160,290
State government, including schools and hospitals
$120,430
Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$118,730
Local government, including schools and hospitals
$116,930
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$112,310
Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$107,420
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$102,190

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