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

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

Average Annual Salary of Computer Programmers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$51,800
25th Percentile Wage
$62,280
50th Percentile Wage
$75,780
75th Percentile Wage
$89,050
90th Percentile Wage
$99,770

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for computer programmers 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 programmers is $99,770. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $75,780. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid computer programmers is $51,800.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$75,780
1.66% 15.08%
2016
$74,520
1.69% -
2015
$73,260
7.40% -
2014
$67,840
3.33% -
2013
$65,580
1.88% -
2012
$64,350
- -

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

The average salaries of computer programmers in seven 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 programmers occupations is the federal government, including usps industry with an annual salary $80,220. The lowest paying industry is the state government, including schools and hospitals industry (annual salary $73,500). For detailed computer programmers salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Federal government, including USPS
$80,220
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$76,960
Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$75,780
Local government, including schools and hospitals
$75,360
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$75,140
Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$74,240
State government, including schools and hospitals
$73,500

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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