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

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

Average Annual Salary of Electricians

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$40,730
25th Percentile Wage
$48,720
50th Percentile Wage
$59,050
75th Percentile Wage
$73,900
90th Percentile Wage
$91,890

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for electricians 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) electricians is $91,890. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $59,050. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid electricians is $40,730.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201659,0502.39%6.27%
201557,6401.58%-
201456,7301.85%-
201355,6800.59%-
201255,350--

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

The average salaries of electricians 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 electricians occupations is the local government, excluding schools and hospitals (oes designation) industry with an annual salary $62,430. The lowest paying industry is the state government, including schools and hospitals industry (annual salary $53,540). For detailed electricians salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$62,430
Local government, including schools and hospitals
$60,300
Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$59,050
Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$57,700
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$55,460
Federal government, including USPS
$55,450
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation)
$55,340
State government, including schools and hospitals
$53,540

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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