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

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

Average Annual Salary of Biomedical Engineers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$60,210
25th Percentile Wage
$75,150
50th Percentile Wage
$94,720
75th Percentile Wage
$106,530
90th Percentile Wage
$122,530

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for biomedical 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) biomedical engineers is $122,530. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $94,720. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid biomedical engineers is $60,210.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$94,720
4.24% 6.00%
2016
$90,700
0.93% -
2015
$89,860
-0.08% -
2014
$89,930
0.99% -
2012
$89,040
- -

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

The average salaries of biomedical engineers 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 biomedical engineer occupations is the federal executive branch (oes designation) industry with an annual salary $94,790. The lowest paying industry is the state government, including schools and hospitals industry (annual salary $58,300). For detailed biomedical engineer salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation)
$94,790
Federal government, including USPS
$94,790
Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$94,720
Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$72,170
Local government, including schools and hospitals
$71,620
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$68,530
State government, including schools and hospitals
$58,300

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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