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Government Employee salary in the United States

Average salary
$72,500/yr
Based on 10,203 income tax records
$31,000
$143,000
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Based on income reported to the IRS in box 1 of W-2.

From consenting TurboTax customers

$31,000
$143,000
DATA PROVIDED BY turbotax icon

Based on income reported to the IRS in box 1 of W-2.

From consenting TurboTax customers

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The average salary for a Government Employee in the United States is $72,500 per year. This data is exclusive to Mint Salary and is based on 10,203 tax returns from TurboTax customers who reported their occupation as government employees. Government Employee salaries in the United States can vary between $31,000 to $143,000 and depend on various factors, including skills, experience, employer, bonuses, tips, and more. Read more
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Government Employee salary by city

Location
Average salary per year
Salary range
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Washington Metro Area, DC
1,900 income tax records
$106,500/yr
$82K – $128K
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Huntsville Metro Area, AL
35 income tax records
$101,500/yr
$86K – $114K
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San Francisco Metro Area, CA
118 income tax records
$94,000/yr
$66K – $113K
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Baltimore Metro Area, MD
370 income tax records
$93,000/yr
$71K – $115K
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Urban Honolulu Metro Area, HI
72 income tax records
$83,000/yr
$60K – $103K
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Burlington Metro Area, VT
36 income tax records
$81,500/yr
$60K – $94K
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Colorado Springs Metro Area, CO
65 income tax records
$79,000/yr
$56K – $98K
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Anchorage Metro Area, AK
30 income tax records
$78,500/yr
$57K – $96K
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Dallas Metro Area, TX
155 income tax records
$77,500/yr
$52K – $101K
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Houston Metro Area, TX
120 income tax records
$76,500/yr
$51K – $106K
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San Antonio Metro Area, TX
163 income tax records
$76,500/yr
$56K – $94K
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New York Metro Area, NY
274 income tax records
$75,500/yr
$59K – $97K
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Virginia Beach Metro Area, VA
191 income tax records
$75,000/yr
$54K – $91K
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Chicago Metro Area, IL
130 income tax records
$74,500/yr
$54K – $94K
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St. Louis Metro Area, MO
82 income tax records
$74,500/yr
$52K – $93K
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Boston Metro Area, MA
113 income tax records
$74,000/yr
$56K – $93K
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Dayton Metro Area, OH
56 income tax records
$72,000/yr
$60K – $86K
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Seattle Metro Area, WA
160 income tax records
$71,500/yr
$58K – $89K
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Harrisburg Metro Area, PA
41 income tax records
$71,500/yr
$56K – $89K
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Kansas City Metro Area, MO
85 income tax records
$71,500/yr
$51K – $84K
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Bremerton Metro Area, WA
51 income tax records
$71,000/yr
$61K – $86K
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Los Angeles Metro Area, CA
167 income tax records
$70,500/yr
$54K – $92K
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San Diego Metro Area, CA
124 income tax records
$70,000/yr
$51K – $101K
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Richmond Metro Area, VA
59 income tax records
$69,500/yr
$53K – $95K
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Las Vegas Metro Area, NV
64 income tax records
$69,000/yr
$51K – $91K
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Denver Metro Area, CO
173 income tax records
$68,500/yr
$51K – $90K
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Detroit Metro Area, MI
55 income tax records
$68,000/yr
$58K – $89K
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Miami Metro Area, FL
103 income tax records
$68,000/yr
$51K – $99K
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Riverside Metro Area, CA
54 income tax records
$67,000/yr
$46K – $88K
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Sacramento Metro Area, CA
200 income tax records
$67,000/yr
$53K – $82K
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Portland Metro Area, OR
74 income tax records
$65,500/yr
$53K – $78K
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Olympia Metro Area, WA
46 income tax records
$65,500/yr
$48K – $79K
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Columbus Metro Area, OH
88 income tax records
$65,000/yr
$49K – $75K
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Philadelphia Metro Area, PA
150 income tax records
$65,000/yr
$49K – $89K
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Tampa Metro Area, FL
124 income tax records
$65,000/yr
$44K – $91K
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Albuquerque Metro Area, NM
44 income tax records
$65,000/yr
$46K – $86K
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Minneapolis Metro Area, MN
97 income tax records
$64,000/yr
$53K – $77K
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Ogden Metro Area, UT
49 income tax records
$64,000/yr
$54K – $73K
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Austin Metro Area, TX
94 income tax records
$63,000/yr
$49K – $77K
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Albany Metro Area, NY
91 income tax records
$62,000/yr
$49K – $74K
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Oklahoma City Metro Area, OK
68 income tax records
$61,500/yr
$52K – $77K
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Indianapolis Metro Area, IN
66 income tax records
$61,000/yr
$47K – $78K
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Atlanta Metro Area, GA
156 income tax records
$61,000/yr
$43K – $81K
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Cleveland Metro Area, OH
40 income tax records
$59,500/yr
$49K – $76K
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Jacksonville Metro Area, FL
73 income tax records
$57,500/yr
$46K – $84K
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Phoenix Metro Area, AZ
119 income tax records
$56,000/yr
$43K – $74K
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Nashville Metro Area, TN
68 income tax records
$55,500/yr
$42K – $73K
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Fayetteville Metro Area, NC
45 income tax records
$55,000/yr
$42K – $77K
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Orlando Metro Area, FL
66 income tax records
$54,000/yr
$43K – $82K
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Tallahassee Metro Area, FL
45 income tax records
$43,500/yr
$35K – $54K

Government Employee salary by company

Employer
Average salary per year
Salary range
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Department Of The Interior, Montgomery County, MD
14 income tax records
$134,500/yr
$106K – $145K
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National Finance Center, Charles County, MD
16 income tax records
$123,500/yr
$108K – $137K
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US Department Of State, Alexandria County, VA
10 income tax records
$123,500/yr
$104K – $131K
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Central Intelligence Agency, Loudoun County, VA
11 income tax records
$122,500/yr
$111K – $139K
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US Department Of Defense, Stafford County, VA
53 income tax records
$120,500/yr
$97K – $137K
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City And County Of San Francisco, San Francisco County, CA
13 income tax records
$88,500/yr
$71K – $128K
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State Of Illinois, Sangamon County, IL
22 income tax records
$88,000/yr
$61K – $97K
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The City Of New York, New York County, NY
12 income tax records
$87,500/yr
$69K – $106K
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District Of Columbia, District Of Columbia County, DC
27 income tax records
$87,500/yr
$71K – $99K
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ABB, District Of Columbia County, DC
22 income tax records
$81,000/yr
$53K – $114K
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State Of Massachusetts, Suffolk County, MA
14 income tax records
$75,500/yr
$57K – $91K
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King County, King County, WA
13 income tax records
$75,000/yr
$69K – $106K
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City Of Seattle, King County, WA
18 income tax records
$74,000/yr
$58K – $91K
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Clark County, Clark County, NV
10 income tax records
$73,500/yr
$66K – $95K
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US House Of Representatives, District Of Columbia County, DC
41 income tax records
$71,500/yr
$55K – $92K
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State Of Ohio, Franklin County, OH
25 income tax records
$69,000/yr
$56K – $74K
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State Of New York, Rensselaer County, NY
13 income tax records
$69,000/yr
$54K – $79K
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Los Angeles County, Los Angeles County, CA
30 income tax records
$66,000/yr
$52K – $76K
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State Of California, Sacramento County, CA
119 income tax records
$64,000/yr
$48K – $77K
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City Of Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, CA
21 income tax records
$63,500/yr
$58K – $80K
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State Of Maryland, Baltimore County, MD
10 income tax records
$62,500/yr
$44K – $85K
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State Of Colorado, Denver County, CO
12 income tax records
$58,500/yr
$47K – $73K
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Maricopa County, Maricopa County, AZ
12 income tax records
$57,000/yr
$47K – $64K
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County Of San Diego, San Diego County, CA
12 income tax records
$56,500/yr
$35K – $64K
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US Department Of Health & Human Services, Marion County, OR
13 income tax records
$55,500/yr
$45K – $84K
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Sacramento County, Sacramento County, CA
13 income tax records
$54,000/yr
$48K – $69K
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State Of Tennessee, Davidson County, TN
19 income tax records
$50,000/yr
$42K – $59K
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State Of Arizona, Maricopa County, AZ
21 income tax records
$45,000/yr
$38K – $56K
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State Of Florida, Leon County, FL
30 income tax records
$39,500/yr
$34K – $50K

Government Employee demographics in the United States

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49% are single
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51% are married
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45% have kids
own a home icon
60% own a home

Government Employee salaries by age

$0
$19,625
$39,250
$58,875
$78,500
18-25
26-35
36-45
46-55
56+
Years of age

Effective Tax Rates for Government Employees in the United States

10,203 full-time salaries from 2019
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