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Mathematicians Salary in Sector of Federal, State, and Local Government

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

Average Annual Salary of Mathematicians

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$68,680
25th Percentile Wage
$87,460
50th Percentile Wage
$111,970
75th Percentile Wage
$125,710
90th Percentile Wage
$161,890

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for mathematicians 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) mathematicians is $161,890. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $111,970. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid mathematicians is $68,680.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$111,970
1.96% 5.02%
2016
$109,770
1.16% -
2015
$108,500
0.99% -
2014
$107,430
1.01% -
2013
$106,350
0.00% -
2012
$106,350
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Compare Mathematicians Salary in Different Industries within the Federal, State, and Local Government Sector

The average salaries of mathematicians 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 mathematicians occupations is the local government, excluding schools and hospitals (oes designation) industry with an annual salary $127,340. The lowest paying industry is the state government, excluding schools and hospitals (oes designation) industry (annual salary $44,720). For detailed mathematicians salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$127,340
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation)
$111,990
Federal government, including USPS
$111,990
Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$111,970
Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$102,650
State government, including schools and hospitals
$55,280
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$44,720

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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