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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
$20,070
25th Percentile Wage
$58,430
50th Percentile Wage
$107,420
75th Percentile Wage
$145,700
90th Percentile Wage
$199,980

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 $199,980. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $107,420. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid chief executives is $20,070.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of chief executives in the industry sector of federal, state, and local government from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
2016107,4200.30%2.22%
2015107,1001.33%-
2014105,6800.97%-
2013104,650-0.37%-
2012105,040--

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 $160,300. The lowest paying industry is the local government, excluding schools and hospitals (oes designation) industry (annual salary $102,190). For detailed chief executive salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name 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

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].



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