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Government Employee salary in the United States

Average total salary*
$72,000/yr
Average per year
$72,000
Average per year
$72,000
$31,500
Total salary range**
$143,000
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Based on 7,278 income tax records from TurboTax
How much do Government Employees make in the United States?
The average total salary for a Government Employee in the United States is $72,000 per year. This is based on data from 7,278 Intuit users who reported their occupation as Government Employee in 2019 and includes taxable wages, tips, bonuses, and more. Read more
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Average per year
$72,000
Average per year
$72,000
$31,500
Total salary range**
$143,000
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Based on 7,278 income tax records from TurboTax

Salary by company

Employer
Average salary per year
Salary range
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Department Of The Interior, Montgomery County, MD
10 income tax records
$137,500/yr
$131K – $145K
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National Finance Center, Charles County, MD
11 income tax records
$131,500/yr
$115K – $138K
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US Department Of Defense, Prince William County, VA
44 income tax records
$117,000/yr
$91K – $131K
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Central Intelligence Agency, Fairfax County, VA
20 income tax records
$115,000/yr
$99K – $122K
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US Department Of State, Montgomery County, MD
14 income tax records
$113,500/yr
$107K – $118K
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City And County Of San Francisco, San Francisco County, CA
10 income tax records
$98,000/yr
$73K – $134K
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ABB, District Of Columbia County, DC
17 income tax records
$94,500/yr
$53K – $121K
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District Of Columbia, District Of Columbia County, DC
21 income tax records
$86,000/yr
$69K – $99K
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State Of Massachusetts, Suffolk County, MA
10 income tax records
$81,000/yr
$70K – $91K
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The City Of New York, Kings County, NY
22 income tax records
$74,500/yr
$59K – $86K

Salary by city

Location
Average salary per year
Salary range
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Washington Metro Area, DC
1,367 income tax records
$106,500/yr
$82K – $128K
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Huntsville Metro Area, AL
25 income tax records
$106,000/yr
$86K – $115K
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San Francisco Metro Area, CA
88 income tax records
$94,000/yr
$71K – $111K
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Baltimore Metro Area, MD
279 income tax records
$92,500/yr
$71K – $114K
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Burlington Metro Area, VT
21 income tax records
$82,500/yr
$63K – $101K
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Colorado Springs Metro Area, CO
42 income tax records
$81,000/yr
$58K – $99K
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Providence Metro Area, RI
25 income tax records
$80,000/yr
$55K – $96K
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Dallas Metro Area, TX
110 income tax records
$78,500/yr
$54K – $101K
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Detroit Metro Area, MI
36 income tax records
$78,000/yr
$62K – $95K
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Houston Metro Area, TX
92 income tax records
$78,000/yr
$52K – $106K

Government Employee demographics

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51% are single
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49% are married
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44% have kids
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44% 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

7,278 full-time salaries from 2019

How much do similar occupations make?

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State Government Employee
2,195 income tax records
$45,000/yr
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Federal Government Employee
3,288 income tax records
$81,500/yr
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Government Contractor
1,192 income tax records
$72,500/yr
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Office Employee
6,045 income tax records
$36,000/yr
*Total salary amounts here include total taxable wages, tips, prizes and other compensation. Learn more
**Total salary ranges shown here exclude outliers.