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Chief Executive Salary in Sector of Federal, State, and Local Government

The salary statistics of chief executives in the industry sector of federal, state, and local government are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare chief executive salaries in different industries within the federal, state, and local government sector.

Average Annual Salary of Chief Executives

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$19,940
25th Percentile Wage
$60,190
50th Percentile Wage
$106,630
75th Percentile Wage
$146,770
90th Percentile Wage
$204,860

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for chief executives in the industry sector of federal, state, and local government. The salaries are shown in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) chief executives is $204,860. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $106,630. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid chief executives is $19,940.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of chief executives in the industry sector of federal, state, and local government from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$106,630
-0.74% 1.49%
2016
$107,420
0.30% -
2015
$107,100
1.33% -
2014
$105,680
0.97% -
2013
$104,650
-0.37% -
2012
$105,040
- -

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

The average salaries of chief executives in eight industries in the federal, state, and local government sector are shown below. We note that within this industry sector, the salaries vary among different industries. The highest paying industry for chief executive occupations is the federal government, including usps industry with an annual salary $165,310. The lowest paying industry is the local government, excluding schools and hospitals (oes designation) industry (annual salary $101,250). For detailed chief executive salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Federal government, including USPS
$165,310
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation)
$161,900
State government, including schools and hospitals
$122,070
Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$119,110
Local government, including schools and hospitals
$117,390
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$115,350
Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$106,630
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$101,250

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].




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