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Radio Operator Salary in Sector of Federal, State, and Local Government

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

Average Annual Salary of Radio Operators

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$29,430
25th Percentile Wage
$38,360
50th Percentile Wage
$50,220
75th Percentile Wage
$59,540
90th Percentile Wage
$72,340

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for radio operators 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) radio operators is $72,340. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $50,220. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid radio operators is $29,430.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201650,220-2.55%7.17%
201551,5005.65%-
201448,5901.23%-
201347,9902.85%-
201246,620--

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

The average salaries of radio operators 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 radio operator occupations is the state government, excluding schools and hospitals (oes designation) industry with an annual salary $53,000. The lowest paying industry is the local government, including schools and hospitals industry (annual salary $47,170). For detailed radio operator salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$53,000
State government, including schools and hospitals
$53,000
Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$50,220
Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$49,400
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$48,070
Local government, including schools and hospitals
$47,170

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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