Architects, Surveyors, and Cartographers Salary in Sector of Federal, State, and Local Government

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

Average Annual Salary of Architects, Surveyors, and Cartographers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$42,110
25th Percentile Wage
$55,240
50th Percentile Wage
$73,210
75th Percentile Wage
$93,300
90th Percentile Wage
$108,200

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for architects, surveyors, and cartographers 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) architects, surveyors, and cartographers is $108,200. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $73,210. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid architects, surveyors, and cartographers is $42,110.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201673,2102.23%1.46%
201571,580-2.15%-
201473,1200.97%-
201372,4100.37%-
201272,140--

Compare Architects, Surveyors, and Cartographers Salary in Different Industries within the Federal, State, and Local Government Sector

The average salaries of architects, surveyors, and cartographers 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 architects, surveyors, and cartographers occupations is the federal executive branch (oes designation) industry with an annual salary $92,310. The lowest paying industry is the local government, excluding schools and hospitals (oes designation) industry (annual salary $66,260). For detailed architects, surveyors, and cartographers salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation)
$92,310
Federal government, including USPS
$92,310
Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$73,460
State government, including schools and hospitals
$73,400
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$73,250
Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$73,210
Local government, including schools and hospitals
$66,620
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$66,260

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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