State Government Employee salary in the United States

Average salary
$46,500/yr
Based on 4,887 income tax records
$23,500
$96,000
Age:
Average salary by age
18-25
26-35
36-45
46-55
56+
 
$36K
 
$43K
 
$50K
 
$50K
 
$47K
$23,500
$96,000
How much do State Government Employees make?
The average total salary for a State Government Employee is $46,500 per year. This is based on data from 4,887 TurboTax users who reported their occupation as State Government Employee and includes taxable wages, tips, bonuses, and more. State Government Employee salary can vary between $23,500 to $96,000 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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State Government Employee salary by location

State Government Employee salary by company

Employer
Average salary per year*
Salary range**
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US Department Of Health & Human Services, Multnomah County, OR
14 income tax records
$74,000/yr
$48K – $112K
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State Of Wa Dept Of Health, Thurston County, WA
10 income tax records
$72,000/yr
$44K – $83K
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State Of Wa Dept Of Labor Indu, Thurston County, WA
11 income tax records
$71,000/yr
$35K – $104K
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Copa Exec Off Bur Of Comm Pay, Cumberland County, PA
10 income tax records
$66,000/yr
$35K – $89K
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State Of Ohio, Franklin County, OH
32 income tax records
$65,000/yr
$36K – $90K
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State Of Massachusetts, Middlesex County, MA
16 income tax records
$64,500/yr
$36K – $89K
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State Of New York, Saratoga County, NY
14 income tax records
$62,500/yr
$40K – $81K
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State Of Vermont, Washington County, VT
13 income tax records
$62,500/yr
$42K – $100K
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State Of Minnesota, Ramsey County, MN
14 income tax records
$62,500/yr
$42K – $86K
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State Of Illinois, Sangamon County, IL
65 income tax records
$62,000/yr
$33K – $117K
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State Of Connecticut, Hartford County, CT
17 income tax records
$61,500/yr
$49K – $93K
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State Of California, Placer County, CA
24 income tax records
$61,500/yr
$35K – $74K
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State Of Alaska, Anchorage County, AK
16 income tax records
$61,000/yr
$39K – $93K
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State Of Rhode Island, Providence County, RI
10 income tax records
$60,500/yr
$34K – $89K
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State Of Nevada, Washoe County, NV
10 income tax records
$60,000/yr
$47K – $77K
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State Of Alabama, Montgomery County, AL
18 income tax records
$58,000/yr
$32K – $73K
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State Of New Jersey, Mercer County, NJ
23 income tax records
$54,500/yr
$34K – $98K
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State Of Michigan, Ingham County, MI
18 income tax records
$54,000/yr
$36K – $111K
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State Of Maryland, Anne Arundel County, MD
11 income tax records
$52,500/yr
$33K – $74K
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State Of Wisconsin, Dane County, WI
24 income tax records
$52,000/yr
$31K – $93K
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State Of Colorado, Denver County, CO
14 income tax records
$52,000/yr
$45K – $74K
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State Of Montana, Lewis And Clark County, MT
15 income tax records
$51,500/yr
$24K – $83K
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State Of Louisiana, East Baton Rouge County, LA
20 income tax records
$50,500/yr
$28K – $89K
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State Of New Mexico, Santa Fe County, NM
30 income tax records
$50,500/yr
$24K – $108K
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State Of Tennessee, Davidson County, TN
26 income tax records
$50,000/yr
$24K – $86K
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State Of North Carolina, Wake County, NC
39 income tax records
$48,500/yr
$29K – $89K
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State Of Washington, Thurston County, WA
23 income tax records
$47,000/yr
$40K – $81K
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State Of Maine, Kennebec County, ME
18 income tax records
$46,500/yr
$28K – $61K
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State Of Utah, Salt Lake County, UT
16 income tax records
$45,500/yr
$18K – $62K
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State Of Florida, Leon County, FL
117 income tax records
$44,500/yr
$24K – $82K
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State Of South Carolina, Lexington County, SC
15 income tax records
$42,500/yr
$26K – $58K
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US Department Of Health And Human Services, Travis County, TX
20 income tax records
$42,000/yr
$32K – $86K
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State Of West Virginia, Kanawha County, WV
19 income tax records
$42,000/yr
$25K – $66K
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State Of New Hampshire, Merrimack County, NH
17 income tax records
$42,000/yr
$30K – $53K
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Department Of Corrections, Franklin County, KY
37 income tax records
$40,500/yr
$26K – $60K
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State Of Arizona, Maricopa County, AZ
42 income tax records
$40,500/yr
$23K – $86K
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State Of Kansas, Shawnee County, KS
12 income tax records
$40,500/yr
$33K – $51K
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State Of Delaware, Kent County, DE
18 income tax records
$39,500/yr
$23K – $66K
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State Of Idaho, Ada County, ID
13 income tax records
$38,000/yr
$30K – $67K
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State Of Missouri, Cole County, MO
29 income tax records
$37,500/yr
$23K – $49K
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State Of Indiana, Marion County, IN
17 income tax records
$37,000/yr
$27K – $67K
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State Of Arkansas, Pulaski County, AR
36 income tax records
$36,500/yr
$24K – $84K

State Government Employee demographics in United States

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53% are single
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47% are married
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43% have kids
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53% own a home

Effective Tax Rates for State Government Employees in United States

4,887 full-time salaries from 2019
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FAQS
The average salary for a state government employee in the United States is $46,500 per year. State government employee salaries in the United States can vary between $23,500 to $96,000 and depend on various factors, including skills, experience, employer, bonuses, tips, and more.

This data is exclusive to Mint Salary and is based on 4,887 tax returns from TurboTax customers who reported their occupation as state government employee.

The following companies offer the highest salaries for state government employees in the United States: US Department of Health & Human Services ($74,000 a year), State of Wa Dept of Health ($72,000 a year), and State of Wa Dept of Labor Indu ($71,000 a year).

The following cities offer the highest salaries for state government employees in the United States: Washington Metro Area, DC ($66,500 a year), Burlington Metro Area, VT ($63,500 a year), and Olympia Metro Area, WA ($62,500 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.