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

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

Average Annual Salary of Graphic Designers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$39,510
25th Percentile Wage
$49,480
50th Percentile Wage
$63,300
75th Percentile Wage
$79,710
90th Percentile Wage
$98,340

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for graphic 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) graphic designers is $98,340. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $63,300. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid graphic designers is $39,510.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$63,300
1.48% 7.35%
2016
$62,360
0.95% -
2015
$61,770
1.38% -
2014
$60,920
3.23% -
2013
$58,950
0.51% -
2012
$58,650
- -

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

The average salaries of graphic 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 graphic designers occupations is the federal executive branch (oes designation) industry with an annual salary $79,710. The lowest paying industry is the state government, including schools and hospitals industry (annual salary $48,660). For detailed graphic designers salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation)
$79,710
Federal government, including USPS
$79,710
Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$63,300
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$55,400
Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$54,970
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$53,390
Local government, including schools and hospitals
$52,630
State government, including schools and hospitals
$48,660

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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