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

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

Average Annual Salary of Designers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$37,900
25th Percentile Wage
$48,950
50th Percentile Wage
$64,010
75th Percentile Wage
$79,790
90th Percentile Wage
$97,350

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for designers 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) designers is $97,350. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $64,010. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid designers is $37,900.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$64,010
1.06% 7.36%
2016
$63,330
0.63% -
2015
$62,930
2.26% -
2014
$61,510
2.99% -
2013
$59,670
0.62% -
2012
$59,300
- -

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

The average salaries of designers 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 designers occupations is the federal executive branch (oes designation) industry with an annual salary $78,260. The lowest paying industry is the state government, including schools and hospitals industry (annual salary $48,760). For detailed designers salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation)
$78,260
Federal government, including USPS
$78,260
Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$64,010
Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$55,370
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$53,810
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$53,190
Local government, including schools and hospitals
$51,380
State government, including schools and hospitals
$48,760

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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