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Electrical and Electronics Engineer Salary in Sector of Federal, State, and Local Government

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

Average Annual Salary of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$70,940
25th Percentile Wage
$86,770
50th Percentile Wage
$103,050
75th Percentile Wage
$119,760
90th Percentile Wage
$141,550

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for electrical and electronics 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) electrical and electronics engineers is $141,550. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $103,050. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid electrical and electronics engineers is $70,940.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
2016103,0502.06%4.72%
2015100,9300.32%-
2014100,6101.36%-
201399,2401.06%-
201298,190--

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

The average salaries of electrical and electronics engineers 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 electrical and electronics engineer occupations is the federal executive branch (oes designation) industry with an annual salary $104,160. The lowest paying industry is the state government, including schools and hospitals industry (annual salary $83,210). For detailed electrical and electronics engineer salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation)
$104,160
Federal government, including USPS
$104,160
Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$103,050
Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$101,330
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$99,360
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$97,460
Local government, including schools and hospitals
$96,600
State government, including schools and hospitals
$83,210

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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