Government Employee salary in the United States

Average salary
$78,500/yr
Based on 16,017 income tax records
$32,500
$155,000
Age:
Average salary by age
18-25
26-35
36-45
46-55
56+
 
$47K
 
$67K
 
$82K
 
$83K
 
$85K
$32,500
$155,000
How much do Government Employees make?
The average total salary for a Government Employee is $78,500 per year. This is based on data from 16,017 TurboTax users who reported their occupation as Government Employee and includes taxable wages, tips, bonuses, and more. Government Employee salary can vary between $32,500 to $155,000 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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Government Employee salary by location

Government Employee salary by company

Employer
Average salary per year*
Salary range**
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Department Of The Interior, Alexandria County, VA
11 income tax records
$144,000/yr
$75K – $180K
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US Department Of Defense, Calvert County, MD
12 income tax records
$136,000/yr
$60K – $151K
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National Finance Center, Montgomery County, TX
11 income tax records
$130,500/yr
$59K – $147K
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US Department Of State, Montgomery County, MD
23 income tax records
$130,000/yr
$82K – $166K
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Central Intelligence Agency, Fairfax County, VA
40 income tax records
$126,000/yr
$68K – $160K
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City Of Seattle, King County, WA
21 income tax records
$103,000/yr
$75K – $137K
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The City Of New York, New York County, NY
25 income tax records
$98,500/yr
$46K – $135K
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ABB, District Of Columbia County, DC
32 income tax records
$94,000/yr
$42K – $157K
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District Of Columbia, District Of Columbia County, DC
43 income tax records
$90,500/yr
$50K – $160K
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State Of Connecticut, Hartford County, CT
12 income tax records
$88,000/yr
$58K – $127K
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City Of Boston, Suffolk County, MA
13 income tax records
$84,500/yr
$52K – $159K
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US House Of Representatives, District Of Columbia County, DC
47 income tax records
$83,500/yr
$45K – $152K
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King County, King County, WA
17 income tax records
$82,500/yr
$64K – $148K
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State Of California, Los Angeles County, CA
12 income tax records
$81,500/yr
$54K – $93K
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State Of Massachusetts, Suffolk County, MA
13 income tax records
$81,500/yr
$51K – $134K
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Baltimore City Council, Baltimore County, MD
10 income tax records
$81,000/yr
$21K – $120K
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City Of Chicago, Cook County, IL
17 income tax records
$80,000/yr
$52K – $126K
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State Of Illinois, Sangamon County, IL
32 income tax records
$79,500/yr
$45K – $123K
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City And County Of San Francisco, San Francisco County, CA
18 income tax records
$79,000/yr
$61K – $187K
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City Of Austin, Travis County, TX
13 income tax records
$78,000/yr
$44K – $113K
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Miami-Dade County, Miami-Dade County, FL
10 income tax records
$76,500/yr
$31K – $112K
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State Of Wisconsin, Dane County, WI
13 income tax records
$76,500/yr
$51K – $101K
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State Of New York, Schenectady County, NY
11 income tax records
$76,500/yr
$58K – $104K
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City Of Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, CA
26 income tax records
$75,500/yr
$49K – $136K
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State Of Hawaii, Honolulu County, HI
12 income tax records
$73,000/yr
$40K – $116K
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State Of Ohio, Franklin County, OH
36 income tax records
$72,000/yr
$38K – $95K
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City Of San Antonio, Bexar County, TX
13 income tax records
$71,500/yr
$38K – $116K
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Clark County, Clark County, NV
13 income tax records
$71,000/yr
$40K – $118K
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State Of Maryland, Baltimore County, MD
14 income tax records
$70,000/yr
$34K – $99K
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Cook County, Cook County, IL
11 income tax records
$70,000/yr
$53K – $139K
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Los Angeles County, Los Angeles County, CA
47 income tax records
$67,500/yr
$37K – $135K
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State Of New Mexico, Santa Fe County, NM
13 income tax records
$67,500/yr
$36K – $117K
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State Of New Jersey, Mercer County, NJ
10 income tax records
$67,000/yr
$32K – $108K
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State Of Rhode Island, Providence County, RI
10 income tax records
$67,000/yr
$47K – $103K
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State Of Alaska, Juneau County, AK
11 income tax records
$64,500/yr
$52K – $79K
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City Of San Diego, San Diego County, CA
13 income tax records
$64,000/yr
$41K – $113K
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US Department Of Health & Human Services, Oklahoma County, OK
10 income tax records
$64,000/yr
$39K – $79K
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State Of Minnesota, Ramsey County, MN
13 income tax records
$64,000/yr
$46K – $81K
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State Of Colorado, Denver County, CO
19 income tax records
$63,000/yr
$37K – $85K
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State Of Nevada, Clark County, NV
10 income tax records
$61,500/yr
$42K – $86K
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State Of Washington, Thurston County, WA
14 income tax records
$61,500/yr
$36K – $105K
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City Of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, PA
17 income tax records
$60,500/yr
$40K – $85K
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Metropolitan Government Of Nashville And Davidson County, Davidson County, TN
11 income tax records
$60,000/yr
$40K – $116K
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County Of San Diego, San Diego County, CA
27 income tax records
$60,000/yr
$32K – $98K
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City Of Houston, Harris County, TX
15 income tax records
$59,500/yr
$39K – $135K
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US Department Of Health And Human Services, Travis County, TX
11 income tax records
$59,000/yr
$34K – $105K
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Copa Exec Off Bur Of Comm Pay, Cumberland County, PA
13 income tax records
$58,500/yr
$39K – $109K
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Sacramento County, Sacramento County, CA
19 income tax records
$57,500/yr
$38K – $89K
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State Of Arizona, Maricopa County, AZ
37 income tax records
$50,500/yr
$28K – $101K
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State Of Florida, Leon County, FL
42 income tax records
$41,500/yr
$25K – $95K

Government Employee demographics in United States

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46% are single
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54% are married
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44% have kids
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66% own a home

Effective Tax Rates for Government Employees in United States

16,017 full-time salaries from 2019
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The average salary for a government employee in the United States is $78,500 per year. Government employee salaries in the United States can vary between $32,500 to $155,000 and depend on various factors, including skills, experience, employer, bonuses, tips, and more.

This data is exclusive to Mint Salary and is based on 16,017 tax returns from TurboTax customers who reported their occupation as government employee.

The following companies offer the highest salaries for government employees in the United States: Department of The Interior ($144,000 a year), US Department of Defense ($136,000 a year), and National Finance Center ($130,500 a year).

The following cities offer the highest salaries for government employees in the United States: Washington Metro Area, DC ($115,500 a year), Baltimore Metro Area, MD ($99,000 a year), and Huntsville Metro Area, AL ($98,500 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.