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Business Operations Specialist Salary in Sector of Federal, State, and Local Government

The salary statistics of business operations specialists in the industry sector of federal, state, and local government are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare business operations specialist salaries in different industries within the federal, state, and local government sector.

Average Annual Salary of Business Operations Specialists

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$42,140
25th Percentile Wage
$54,490
50th Percentile Wage
$71,100
75th Percentile Wage
$89,120
90th Percentile Wage
$106,740

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for business operations specialists 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) business operations specialists is $106,740. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $71,100. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid business operations specialists is $42,140.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201671,1001.42%6.08%
201570,0900.86%-
201469,4902.20%-
201367,9601.74%-
201266,780--

Compare Business Operations Specialist Salary in Different Industries within the Federal, State, and Local Government Sector

The average salaries of business operations specialists 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 business operations specialist occupations is the federal executive branch (oes designation) industry with an annual salary $80,340. The lowest paying industry is the state government, excluding schools and hospitals (oes designation) industry (annual salary $57,010). For detailed business operations specialist salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation)
$80,340
Federal government, including USPS
$80,230
Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$71,100
Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$69,170
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$62,360
Local government, including schools and hospitals
$61,480
State government, including schools and hospitals
$57,930
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$57,010

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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