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Computer Occupations Salary in Sector of Federal, State, and Local Government

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

Average Annual Salary of Computer Occupations

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$46,520
25th Percentile Wage
$61,140
50th Percentile Wage
$79,480
75th Percentile Wage
$98,300
90th Percentile Wage
$118,770

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for computer occupations 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) computer occupations is $118,770. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $79,480. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid computer occupations is $46,520.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201679,4802.40%6.57%
201577,5701.43%-
201476,4601.71%-
201375,1501.18%-
201274,260--

Compare Computer Occupations Salary in Different Industries within the Federal, State, and Local Government Sector

The average salaries of computer occupations 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 computer occupations occupations is the federal executive branch (oes designation) industry with an annual salary $94,800. The lowest paying industry is the local government, including schools and hospitals industry (annual salary $61,570). For detailed computer occupations salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation)
$94,800
Federal government, including USPS
$94,080
Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$79,480
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$71,250
Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$71,100
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$70,050
State government, including schools and hospitals
$67,370
Local government, including schools and hospitals
$61,570

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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