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Aerospace Engineer Salary in Sector of Federal, State, and Local Government

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

Average Annual Salary of Aerospace Engineers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$78,940
25th Percentile Wage
$97,680
50th Percentile Wage
$117,690
75th Percentile Wage
$142,360
90th Percentile Wage
$158,400

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for aerospace engineers 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) aerospace engineers is $158,400. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $117,690. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid aerospace engineers is $78,940.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$117,690
2.33% 5.90%
2016
$114,950
0.84% -
2015
$113,980
0.43% -
2014
$113,490
1.86% -
2013
$111,380
0.57% -
2012
$110,750
- -

Compare Aerospace Engineer Salary in Different Industries within the Federal, State, and Local Government Sector

The average salaries of aerospace engineers in six 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 aerospace engineer occupations is the federal executive branch (oes designation) industry with an annual salary $117,700. The lowest paying industry is the state government, including schools and hospitals industry (annual salary $66,520). For detailed aerospace engineer salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation)
$117,700
Federal government, including USPS
$117,700
Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$117,690
Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$115,910
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$95,580
State government, including schools and hospitals
$66,520

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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