Federal Government Employee salary in the United States

Average salary
$89,500/yr
Based on 7,495 income tax records
$38,000
$159,500
Age:
Average salary by age
18-25
26-35
36-45
46-55
56+
 
$54K
 
$75K
 
$93K
 
$97K
 
$97K
$38,000
$159,500
How much do Federal Government Employees make?
The average total salary for a Federal Government Employee is $89,500 per year. This is based on data from 7,495 TurboTax users who reported their occupation as Federal Government Employee and includes taxable wages, tips, bonuses, and more. Federal Government Employee salary can vary between $38,000 to $159,500 depending on factors including education, skills, experience, employer & location. Read more
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Based on income reported to the IRS in box 1 of W-2.

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Federal Government Employee salary by location

Federal Government Employee salary by company

Employer
Average salary per year*
Salary range**
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Department Of The Interior, Fairfax County, VA
35 income tax records
$130,500/yr
$91K – $190K
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National Finance Center, Loudoun County, VA
37 income tax records
$128,500/yr
$83K – $168K
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Central Intelligence Agency, Fairfax County, VA
24 income tax records
$127,000/yr
$80K – $163K
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US Department Of State, Fairfax County, VA
53 income tax records
$126,500/yr
$67K – $168K
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US Department Of Defense, Prince William County, VA
70 income tax records
$126,000/yr
$58K – $166K
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ABB, District Of Columbia County, DC
20 income tax records
$90,500/yr
$53K – $154K
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US House Of Representatives, District Of Columbia County, DC
16 income tax records
$79,000/yr
$48K – $144K

Federal Government Employee demographics in United States

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44% are single
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56% are married
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46% have kids
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69% own a home

Effective Tax Rates for Federal Government Employees in United States

7,495 full-time salaries from 2019
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The average salary for a federal government employee in the United States is $89,500 per year. Federal government employee salaries in the United States can vary between $38,000 to $159,500 and depend on various factors, including skills, experience, employer, bonuses, tips, and more.

This data is exclusive to Mint Salary and is based on 7,495 tax returns from TurboTax customers who reported their occupation as federal government employee.

The following companies offer the highest salaries for federal government employees in the United States: Department of The Interior ($130,500 a year), National Finance Center ($128,500 a year), and Central Intelligence Agency ($127,000 a year).

The following cities offer the highest salaries for federal government employees in the United States: Washington Metro Area, DC ($116,500 a year), Baltimore Metro Area, MD ($109,000 a year), and San Francisco Metro Area, CA ($104,500 a year).
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Total salary amounts here include total taxable wages, tips, prizes and other compensation. Salaries here are not representative of the total population and may reflect different levels of experience or education. Learn more
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Total salary ranges shown here exclude outliers.