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

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

Average Annual Salary of Therapists

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$42,540
25th Percentile Wage
$58,600
50th Percentile Wage
$75,740
75th Percentile Wage
$87,320
90th Percentile Wage
$98,430

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for therapists 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) therapists is $98,430. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $75,740. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid therapists is $42,540.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201675,7402.51%9.76%
201573,8403.32%-
201471,3903.25%-
201369,0701.04%-
201268,350--

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

The average salaries of therapists 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 therapists occupations is the federal executive branch (oes designation) industry with an annual salary $79,750. The lowest paying industry is the state government, excluding schools and hospitals (oes designation) industry (annual salary $60,780). For detailed therapists salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation)
$79,750
Federal government, including USPS
$79,750
Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$75,740
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$74,210
Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$68,730
Local government, including schools and hospitals
$67,700
State government, including schools and hospitals
$67,290
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$60,780

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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