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AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR MOST TYPICAL SALARY / YEAR
Gross income
Net (after tax)

$80,616 USD

£63,715 GBP
New York City

$71,240 USD

$52,000 USD

£41,098 GBP
Including "New York City"
Excluding "New York City"

Average Salary / Public Administration / United States

Average salary for Public Administration / United States is $80,616 USD per year. The most typical earning is $52,000 USD. All data are based on 77 salary surveys. Salaries are different between men and women. Men receive an average salary of $89,900 USD. Women receive a salary of $70,200 USD.

Based on education, the highest salaries receive people with Doctorate Degree with salary of $135,300 USD. The second most paid education level is Masters Degree with salary of $89,300 USD.

Different experiences affect earning as well. People with 16-20 Years of experience receive salary of $91,700 USD. Employees with 20+ Years of experience receive $90,500 USD.

Levels / Public Administration / United States (Gross USD)

Salary Levels (USD) per Year Surveys [%]
$10,000 USD - $14,999 USD
0 n/a
$15,000 USD - $19,999 USD
0 n/a
$20,000 USD - $24,999 USD
1 100%
1.3%
$25,000 USD - $29,999 USD
0 n/a
$30,000 USD - $34,999 USD
5 98.7%
6.49%
$35,000 USD - $39,999 USD
3 92.21%
3.9%
$40,000 USD - $44,999 USD
4 88.31%
5.19%
$45,000 USD - $49,999 USD
3 83.12%
3.9%
THE MOST TYPICAL SALARY
$50,000 USD - $54,999 USD
8 79.22%
10.39%
$55,000 USD - $59,999 USD
3 68.83%
3.9%
$60,000 USD - $64,999 USD
3 64.94%
3.9%
$65,000 USD - $69,999 USD
6 61.04%
7.79%
$70,000 USD - $74,999 USD
5 53.25%
6.49%
$75,000 USD - $79,999 USD
4 46.75%
5.19%
$80,000 USD - $84,999 USD
4 41.56%
5.19%
$85,000 USD - $89,999 USD
2 36.36%
2.6%
$90,000 USD - $94,999 USD
3 33.77%
3.9%
$95,000 USD - $99,999 USD
2 29.87%
2.6%
$100,000 USD - $104,999 USD
4 27.27%
5.19%
$105,000 USD - $109,999 USD
2 22.08%
2.6%
$110,000 USD - $114,999 USD
2 19.48%
2.6%
$115,000 USD - $119,999 USD
0 n/a
$120,000 USD - $124,999 USD
1 16.88%
1.3%
$125,000 USD - $129,999 USD
4 15.58%
5.19%
$130,000 USD - $134,999 USD
3 10.39%
3.9%
$135,000 USD - $139,999 USD
0 n/a
$140,000 USD - $144,999 USD
0 n/a
$145,000 USD - $149,999 USD
0 n/a
HIGH SALARIES
$150,000 USD - $159,999 USD
2 6.49%
2.6%
$160,000 USD - $169,999 USD
0 n/a
$170,000 USD - $179,999 USD
1 3.9%
1.3%
$180,000 USD - $189,999 USD
0 n/a
$190,000 USD - $199,999 USD
0 n/a
$200,000 USD - $209,999 USD
0 n/a
$210,000 USD - $219,999 USD
0 n/a
$220,000 USD - $229,999 USD
1 2.6%
1.3%
$230,000 USD - $239,999 USD
0 n/a
$240,000 USD - $249,999 USD
1 1.3%
1.3%
$250,000 USD - $349,999 USD
0 n/a

Gender / Public Administration / United States (Gross USD)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 Men 37 $89,900 USD
2 Women 33 $70,200 USD

Education / Public Administration / United States (Gross USD)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 Doctorate Degree 4 $135,300 USD
2 Masters Degree 31 $89,300 USD
3 Bachelors Degree 29 $73,200 USD
4 Some College 11 $63,300 USD
5 High School 2 $40,600 USD

Experience / Public Administration / United States (Gross USD)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 16-20 Years 5 $91,700 USD
2 20+ Years 32 $90,500 USD
3 2-4 Years 6 $88,600 USD
4 8-12 Years 9 $80,200 USD
5 12-16 Years 9 $77,900 USD
6 4-8 Years 8 $72,600 USD
7 1-2 Years 5 $45,900 USD
8 0-1 Year 3 $29,000 USD

Age / Public Administration / United States (Gross USD)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 61-65 2 $99,500 USD
2 51-55 15 $97,900 USD
3 56-60 6 $90,800 USD
4 31-35 7 $84,900 USD
5 36-40 9 $83,700 USD
6 46-50 12 $82,300 USD
7 n/a 7 $81,100 USD
8 41-45 8 $71,200 USD
9 66-70 1 $67,000 USD
10 26-30 6 $50,600 USD
11 21-25 4 $38,000 USD

Work Type / Public Administration / United States (Gross USD)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 Permanent 70 $83,000 USD
2 Self Employed 1 $67,000 USD
3 Contract 5 $58,400 USD
4 Part Time 1 $36,000 USD

States / Public Administration / United States (Gross USD)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 Colorado 1 $157,000 USD
2 California 10 $113,900 USD
3 Wisconsin 2 $108,000 USD
4 Pennsylvania 1 $104,000 USD
5 Maryland 2 $98,500 USD
6 District Of Columbia (DC) 13 $90,300 USD
7 Texas 2 $88,500 USD
8 New Jersey 1 $88,000 USD
9 Georgia 6 $80,800 USD
10 Tennessee 2 $80,300 USD
11 New York State 6 $70,300 USD
12 North Carolina 3 $68,700 USD
13 Ohio 3 $65,700 USD
14 Massachusetts 4 $65,000 USD
15 Florida 1 $63,000 USD
16 Illinois 2 $56,000 USD
17 Missouri 1 $55,000 USD
18 Montana 1 $53,000 USD
19 Alabama 1 $52,000 USD
20 Oregon 1 $46,200 USD
21 Washington State 2 $43,800 USD
22 Utah 2 $42,200 USD
23 Nebraska 2 $41,500 USD
24 Delaware 1 $40,000 USD
25 Kansas 1 $35,000 USD
26 North Dakota 1 $33,500 USD

Cities / Public Administration / United States (Gross USD)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 Los Angeles 2 $162,500 USD
2 Denver 1 $157,000 USD
3 San Diego 2 $153,300 USD
4 San Francisco 2 $114,500 USD
5 Milwaukee 2 $108,000 USD
6 Charlotte 1 $106,000 USD
7 Philadelphia 1 $104,000 USD
8 Baltimore 2 $98,500 USD
9 --Other-- 5 $96,300 USD
10 Cleveland 1 $94,000 USD
11 El Paso 1 $93,000 USD
12 Washington DC 13 $90,300 USD
13 Atlanta 5 $88,600 USD
14 Newark 1 $88,000 USD
15 Nashville 1 $85,600 USD
16 Dallas 1 $84,000 USD
17 Oakland 2 $80,500 USD
18 Knoxville 1 $75,000 USD
19 New York City 5 $71,200 USD
20 Boston 2 $68,000 USD
21 San Jose 1 $67,000 USD
22 Buffalo, United States 1 $65,700 USD
23 Fayetteville 1 $65,000 USD
24 Orlando 1 $63,000 USD
25 Worcester 2 $62,000 USD
26 Chicago 2 $56,000 USD
27 Kansas City 1 $55,000 USD
28 Billings, Montana 1 $53,000 USD
29 Omaha 1 $53,000 USD
30 Montgomery 1 $52,000 USD
31 Columbus 2 $51,500 USD
32 Fresno 1 $50,000 USD
33 Portland, Oregon 1 $46,200 USD
34 Spokane 2 $43,800 USD
35 Salt Lake City 2 $42,200 USD
36 Augusta 1 $42,000 USD
37 Wilmington, Delaware 1 $40,000 USD
38 Wichita 1 $35,000 USD
39 Raleigh 1 $35,000 USD
40 Bismarck, North Dakota 1 $33,500 USD
41 Lincoln 1 $30,000 USD

People's individual salary examples (surveys)

23/23  Executive Director (Woman)
Posted 23 April 2024

What I do?

"Executive Administration, program development, fiscal management."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Charlotte Masters Degree 16-20 Years Advanced $106,000 USD

22/23  Chief Administor (Man)
Posted 11 June 2022
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Milwaukee Masters Degree 16-20 Years Expert $126,000 USD

21/23  Licensing Specialist (Woman)
Posted 09 March 2022

What I do?

"Administrative, training, coordinating."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Lincoln Bachelors Degree 4-8 Years Expert $30,000 USD

20/23  Expert (Man)
Posted 09 November 2021

What I do?

"Government relations."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Chicago Masters Degree 8-12 Years Advanced $80,000 USD

19/23  Us Senate (Man)
Posted 20 October 2021

What I do?

"Assist government departments and policy personnel."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Washington DC Bachelors Degree 1-2 Years Advanced $55,000 USD

18/23  Office Manager (Man)
Posted 08 October 2021

What I do?

"Manage daily office workers."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Buffalo, United States Masters Degree 16-20 Years Expert $65,700 USD

17/23  Manager (Man)
Posted 28 January 2021

What I do?

"Managing 90 people."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
--Other-- Doctorate Degree 20+ Years n/a $175,000 USD

16/23  Contract Officer (Woman)
Posted 29 June 2020

What I do?

"Government Contracts."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Washington DC Bachelors Degree 8-12 Years n/a $121,000 USD

15/23  Legislature (Man)
Posted 20 August 2019

What I do?

"Budget work, NYS Legislature."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
--Other-- Bachelors Degree 20+ Years n/a $130,000 USD

14/23  Analyst (Woman)
Posted 11 July 2019

What I do?

"Liaison, government employee."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Washington DC Masters Degree 4-8 Years n/a $110,000 USD

13/23  Bridge Management Specialisy (Man)
Posted 25 April 2019

What I do?

"Project Management and consulting."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Washington DC Bachelors Degree 20+ Years n/a $106,000 USD

12/23  Building Inspector (Man)
Posted 21 February 2019

What I do?

"Inspect buildings."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Spokane Some College 20+ Years n/a $42,500 USD

11/23  Program Specialist (Man)
Posted 09 January 2019

What I do?

"Database development/management, regulatory compliance/enforcement, some HR functions."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
San Jose Some College 20+ Years n/a $67,000 USD

10/23  Principal Financial Analyst (Man)
Posted 28 December 2018

What I do?

"I work on royalty and conference services."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Oakland Masters Degree 8-12 Years n/a $125,000 USD

9/23  Manager (Man)
Posted 29 November 2018

What I do?

"Program manager in transportation."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Atlanta Bachelors Degree 20+ Years n/a $126,000 USD

8/23  Contracts Officer (Woman)
Posted 25 November 2018

What I do?

"Write contracts for the state of montana."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Billings, Montana Bachelors Degree 20+ Years n/a $53,000 USD

7/23  Veteran Svc Rep (Man)
Posted 25 October 2018

What I do?

"VA VSR process compensation claims."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
San Diego Bachelors Degree 8-12 Years n/a $61,700 USD

6/23  Research Analyst (Woman)
Posted 11 April 2018

What I do?

"Collect and analyze data from Abuse Investigation Reports for the Department of Human Services."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Portland, Oregon High School 4-8 Years n/a $46,200 USD

5/23  Environmental Standards Coordinator (Woman)
Posted 11 March 2018

What I do?

"Oversee compliance of existing buildings and construction activities with environmental regulations and standards."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Orlando Bachelors Degree 12-16 Years n/a $63,000 USD

4/23  Program Analyst (Woman)
Posted 26 December 2017

What I do?

"Manages office staff of 60 people and overall duties."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Atlanta Masters Degree 12-16 Years n/a $70,000 USD

3/23  Analyst (Woman)
Posted 26 November 2017

What I do?

"Legal and comunity civil rights."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Baltimore Some College 20+ Years n/a $130,000 USD

2/23  Technical Trainer (Woman)
Posted 21 November 2017

What I do?

"Research, design, and develop professional and leadership development classes for employees; manage department budget; compile and analyze training reports and metrics; perform needs assessments; coach employees for professional development."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Augusta Some College 4-8 Years n/a $42,000 USD

1/23  Modernization Of The State Specialist (Man)
Posted 05 July 2017

What I do?

"Support projects to promote development in countries."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Washington DC Masters Degree 20+ Years n/a $150,000 USD


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