PUBLIC SECTOR SALARY IN UNITED STATES

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Average gross salary for Public Sector GROSS SALARY
US$ 71,026
Average net salary for Public Sector NET SALARY
US$ 53,008
The most typical salary for Public Sector MOST TYPICAL GROSS
US$ 53,424
  Updated: 11 Sep 2020   Diff. gross vs. net: 25%
  Salary entries: 452

Public Sector Earnings in United States

Average salary for Public Sector in United States is US$ 71,026.

Average take home earning is US$ 53,008 (Net).

The most typical salary is US$ 53,424 (Gross).

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Percentage of people Earn this salary or more
7 % US$ 131,625
13 % US$ 113,068
28 % US$ 95,573
54 % US$ 63,886
84 % US$ 43,992
94 % US$ 34,706
99 % US$ 24,927
Career Avg. gross salary Salary entries
Social Worker US$ 47,269 71
Public Administration US$ 79,442 68
Public Administration Lead US$ 100,856 22
Public Relations US$ 52,689 11
Public Relations Manager US$ 93,466 06
Politician US$ 90,666 03
City Avg. gross salary Salary entries
Washington DC US$ 88,859 58
New York City US$ 82,307 26
Los Angeles US$ 86,551 15
Atlanta US$ 76,400 15
Minneapolis US$ 44,657 11
San Francisco US$ 94,022 09
Philadelphia US$ 66,777 09
Portland, Oregon US$ 65,924 09
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  SALARY BY LEVEL   PUBLIC SECTOR   UNITED STATES

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Salary levels Avg. gross salary   Salary entries
More US$ 235,000
02
205K US$ 205,000
01
185K US$ 182,666
03
175K US$ 174,000
01
165K US$ 160,000
01
155K US$ 151,500
08
145K US$ 142,912
05
135K US$ 131,625
10
125K US$ 122,142
14
115K US$ 113,068
14
105K US$ 102,325
31
95K US$ 95,573
36
85K US$ 84,088
32
75K US$ 73,772
43
65K US$ 63,886
44
55K US$ 53,424
67
45K US$ 43,992
66
35K US$ 34,706
45
25K US$ 24,927
24
15K US$ 16,300
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  SALARY BY GENDER   PUBLIC SECTOR   UNITED STATES

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Avg. gross salary   Salary entries
Men US$ 79,553 233
Women US$ 60,999 172
N/A US$ 65,453 47

  SALARY BY EDUCATION   PUBLIC SECTOR   UNITED STATES

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Avg. gross salary   Salary entries
Doctorate Degree US$ 107,154 23
Masters Degree US$ 75,290 145
Bachelors Degree US$ 67,981 163
Some College US$ 63,886 99
High School US$ 64,605 19
Bellow H. School US$ 29,666 03

Public Sector workers holding Doctorate Degree degrees enjoy the highest average gross salaries in United States. With an earned Doctorate Degree, they grosses US$ 107,154. While Public Sector workers with Bellow H. School education earn the least, with an average gross income of US$ 29,666. This is 261.20% lower of what Doctorate Degree degree holders earn.


  SALARY BY EXPERIENCE   PUBLIC SECTOR   UNITED STATES

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Avg. gross salary   Salary entries
20+ Years US$ 86,894 153
16-20 Years US$ 80,166 38
12-16 Years US$ 74,046 57
8-12 Years US$ 66,274 62
4-8 Years US$ 60,325 57
2-4 Years US$ 58,149 35
1-2 Years US$ 41,656 27
0-1 Year US$ 36,290 23

Public Sector workers in United States with more years of work experience outperform their counterparts with less experience. Workers with 20+ Years of experience earn a gross average of US$ 86,894 compared to US$ 36,290 for their counterparts with 0-1 Year of experience. The difference between workers with 20+ Years of experience and 0-1 Year is 139.44%.


  SALARY BY AGE   PUBLIC SECTOR   UNITED STATES

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Avg. gross salary   Salary entries
69-74 US$ 92,816 17
63-68 US$ 76,050 17
57-62 US$ 73,213 30
51-56 US$ 89,140 56
45-50 US$ 79,956 67
39-44 US$ 70,084 61
33-38 US$ 76,514 64
27-32 US$ 54,703 53
22-26 US$ 40,914 31
16-21 US$ 30,222 09
N/A US$ 65,453 47
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  SALARY BY CAREER   PUBLIC SECTOR   UNITED STATES

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# Avg. gross salary   Salary entries
1. Public Administration Lead US$ 100,856 22
2. Public Relations Manager US$ 93,466 06
3. Politician US$ 90,666 03
4. Public Administration US$ 79,442 68
5. Other Public Sector Career US$ 72,747 271
6. Public Relations US$ 52,689 11
7. Social Worker US$ 47,269 71

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In United States economy, Public Administration Lead is on the top list of highest earners, earning an average gross salary of US$ 100,856. Public Relations Manager and Politician follow, earning US$ 93,466 and US$ 90,666, respectively. Social Worker earn a gross annual average of US$ 47,269, while Public Relations earn US$ 52,689. The gap between the lowest and the highest paid careers is 113.37%.


  SALARY BY JOB TYPE   PUBLIC SECTOR   UNITED STATES

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Avg. gross salary   Salary entries
Permanent US$ 73,569 404
Contract US$ 69,707 19
Self Employed US$ 52,183 06
Part Time US$ 32,360 23
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  SALARY BY CITY   PUBLIC SECTOR   UNITED STATES

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# Avg. gross salary   Salary entries
1. San Diego Public Sector in San Diego US$ 127,972 08
2. San Francisco Public Sector in San Francisco US$ 94,022 09
3. Washington DC Public Sector in Washington DC US$ 88,859 58
4. Los Angeles Public Sector in Los Angeles US$ 86,551 15
5. Denver Public Sector in Denver US$ 84,428 07
6. Oakland Public Sector in Oakland US$ 82,357 05
7. New York City Public Sector in New York City US$ 82,307 26
8. Seattle Public Sector in Seattle US$ 79,977 08
9. Atlanta Public Sector in Atlanta US$ 76,400 15
10. Sacramento Public Sector in Sacramento US$ 73,500 06

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  SALARY BY COUNTRY    PUBLIC SECTOR

# Avg. gross salary (USD) Avg. gross salary   Salary entries
1. Australia Australia Public Sector in Australia US$ 75,770 AU$ 87,583 64
2. United States United States US$ 71,026 US$ 71,026 452
3. Canada Canada Public Sector in Canada US$ 69,512 CA$ 78,635 139
4. United Kingdom United Kingdom Public Sector in United Kingdom US$ 52,247 GBP 34,574 90
5. Russia Russia Public Sector in Russia US$ 42,197 RUB 1,494,400 07
6. China China Public Sector in China US$ 28,528 CNY 184,306 15
7. Mexico Mexico Public Sector in Mexico US$ 26,136 MXN 505,390 05
8. India India Public Sector in India US$ 19,081 INR 1,186,636 53

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(72/72)  CODE ENFORCEMENT OFFICER


 Posted: 11 Sep 2020

Bachelors Degree, 20+ years: "Enforcement, inspections. Issuing citations, zoning, preparing court documents, appearing in court."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 80,000


(71/72)  GRANTS MANAGEMENT SPECIALIST


 Posted: 31 Aug 2020

Bachelors Degree, 4-8 years: "Grants management for health research."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 86,355


(70/72)  CRIMINAL INVESTIGATOR


 Posted: 07 Aug 2020

Bachelors Degree, 8-12 years: "Certified Public Accountant, Certified Fraud Examiner, Completed numerous advance investigation courses."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 133,255


(69/72)  HEAD OF GLOBAL ADVOCACY


 Posted: 01 Aug 2020

Doctorate Degree, 12-16 years: "Advocacy and policy."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 150,000


(68/72)  CHILD WELFARE ONGOING RESOURCE SUPPORT SPECIALIST


 Posted: 03 Jul 2020

Bachelors Degree, 12-16 years: "Safety Planning, Parent Education, Resource development, Life Skills Training, Testify in Court, Submit Documentation for Courts, Provide Transportation, Theraputic Process of Change, Errors in Thinking training, Referrals to treatment and therapy as needed. Use of PC, Windows Platforms, Skype, Zoom, and Duo Video interaction and training, Social Media platforms, Previously on Child Care Registry and Social Work Training Certificate. Certified Educator for Nurturing Parenting Programs and Child Passenger Safety Certified Educator."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 42,000


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(67/72)  CONTRACT OFFICER


 Posted: 29 Jun 2020

Bachelors Degree, 8-12 years: "Government Contracts."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 121,000


(66/72)  FEDERAL GOVERNMENT


 Posted: 17 Apr 2020

Bachelors Degree, 12-16 years: "Project and personnel management."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 105,000


(65/72)  OFFICER


 Posted: 05 Apr 2020

Bachelors Degree, 16-20 years: "Knowledge of specific body of law required."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 120,000


(64/72)  LICENSED PERSONAL THERAPIST


 Posted: 15 Jan 2020

Bachelors Degree, 1-2 years: "Marriage and Family Relations."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 50,000


(63/72)  COMPUTER MECHANIC


 Posted: 13 Dec 2019

High School, 20+ years: "I repair computers, laptops and monitors.."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 65,000


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(62/72)  RAIL TRAFFIC CONTROLLER


 Posted: 03 Dec 2019

High School, 20+ years: "New York City Subways Manager."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 150,000


(61/72)  SOCIAL WORKER


 Posted: 17 Nov 2019

Bachelors Degree, 2-4 years: "I think that this will do just nicely."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 37,500


(60/72)  PROGRAM ASSOCIATE


 Posted: 13 Nov 2019

Masters Degree, 2-4 years: "Program Associate Duties."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 46,000


(59/72)  EPIDEMIOLOGIST


 Posted: 01 Nov 2019

Doctorate Degree, 20+ years: "Public Health Epidemiologist and Team Leader."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 183,000


(58/72)  DIRECTOR


 Posted: 10 Oct 2019

Doctorate Degree, 20+ years: "Manage all Public relations Activities."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 70,000


(57/72)  SCHOOL SOCIAL WORKER


 Posted: 26 Sep 2019

Bachelors Degree, 0-1 year: "Counsel with school age children relating to mental and learning disabilities, emotional crises, and truancy."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 56,000


(56/72)  CHILD, FAMILY AND SCHOOL SOCIAL WORKER


 Posted: 25 Sep 2019

Bachelors Degree, 1-2 years: "Marriage and family relations counselor."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 45,000


(55/72)  PROGRAM EXAMINER


 Posted: 26 Aug 2019

Masters Degree, 2-4 years: "Budget analyst for Federal Government."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 83,398


(54/72)  LEGISLATURE


 Posted: 20 Aug 2019

Bachelors Degree, 20+ years: "Budget work, NYS Legislature."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 130,000


(53/72)  STATISTICIAN


 Posted: 16 Aug 2019

Doctorate Degree, 20+ years: "Government statistician and scientist."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 135,000


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(52/72)  ADMINISTRATION


 Posted: 12 Aug 2019

Bachelors Degree, 8-12 years: "Business administration."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 74,000


(51/72)  POLICY SPECIALIST


 Posted: 15 Jul 2019

Bachelors Degree, 8-12 years: "Highly skilled program specialist providing consultation to programs on policies, regulations and legislation."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 79,000


(50/72)  SEA TURTLE BIOLOGIST


 Posted: 12 Jul 2019

Masters Degree, 1-2 years: "Monitoring of sea turtle nesting and hatching success on county beaches."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 15,500


(49/72)  ANALYST


 Posted: 11 Jul 2019

Masters Degree, 4-8 years: "Liaison, government employee."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 110,000


(48/72)  SOCIAL WORKER


 Posted: 07 Jul 2019

Masters Degree, 16-20 years: "Adult protective services."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 70,000


(47/72)  ELECTED OFFICIAL


 Posted: 07 Jun 2019

Bachelors Degree, 4-8 years: "Pass laws and treaties."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 174,000


(46/72)  DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT


 Posted: 04 Jun 2019

Bachelors Degree, 8-12 years: "Fundraising for non-profit."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 73,500


(45/72)  PUBLIC HEALTH ADVISOR


 Posted: 04 Apr 2019

Masters Degree, 8-12 years: "Centers for disease control and prevention."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 105,000


(44/72)  GRANTS SPECIALIST


 Posted: 28 Mar 2019

Masters Degree, 8-12 years: "Technical writing: grants and reports."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 65,000


(43/72)  SENIOR PLANNER


 Posted: 22 Mar 2019

Bachelors Degree, 2-4 years: "Land Use Planning and permitting."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 54,000


(42/72)  DIRECTOR OF PROGRAMMING AND TRAINING


 Posted: 07 Mar 2019

Bachelors Degree, 12-16 years: "Oversee all training and programs."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 100,000


(41/72)  CONSULTANT


 Posted: 06 Mar 2019

Masters Degree, 1-2 years: "Research and analysis."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 68,640


(40/72)  SECURITY ASSISTANT


 Posted: 02 Mar 2019

Some College, 20+ years: "Support VA security specialists with finger printing, paper work, and all badging and credentialing."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 38,247


(39/72)  BUILDING INSPECTOR


 Posted: 21 Feb 2019

Some College, 20+ years: "Inspect buildings."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 42,500


(38/72)  EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR


 Posted: 11 Feb 2019

Masters Degree, 4-8 years: "Nonprofit fundraiser."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 44,500


(37/72)  PROGRAM SPECIALIST


 Posted: 09 Jan 2019

Some College, 20+ years: "Database development/management, regulatory compliance/enforcement, some HR functions."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 67,000


(36/72)  BUSINESS PARTNERSHIPS COORDINATOR FOR MI BRIGHT FUTURE


 Posted: 09 Jan 2019

Bachelors Degree, 4-8 years: "I connect business leaders and career professionals with MIBF. The mission of MIBF is to connect high school students with career professionals and industry leaders to enhance career exploration and increase work based learning experiences."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 53,600


(35/72)  PRINCIPAL FINANCIAL ANALYST


 Posted: 28 Dec 2018

Masters Degree, 8-12 years: "I work on royalty and conference services."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 125,000


(34/72)  PURCHASING MANAGER


 Posted: 11 Dec 2018

Bachelors Degree, 20+ years: "Manage purchasing depart for the City."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 90,000


(33/72)  INSPECTOR GENERAL AUDITOR


 Posted: 05 Dec 2018

Some College, 20+ years: "Investigate government benefits for veterans."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 106,000


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(32/72)  MANAGER


 Posted: 29 Nov 2018

Bachelors Degree, 20+ years: "Program manager in transportation."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 126,000


(31/72)  CONTRACTS OFFICER


 Posted: 25 Nov 2018

Bachelors Degree, 20+ years: "Write contracts for the state of montana."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 53,000


(30/72)  SENATOR


 Posted: 05 Nov 2018

Masters Degree, 20+ years: "Senator in america."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 150,000


(29/72)  SENIOR MAINTENANCE WORKER


 Posted: 25 Sep 2018

Some College, 16-20 years: "Repair pumps, trouble shooting, plumbing, welding, preventative maintenance, paper work."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 49,000


(28/72)  BANK REGULATIONS


 Posted: 16 Sep 2018

Masters Degree, 12-16 years: "Examine banks for compliance."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 130,000


(27/72)  FIREFIGHTER PARAMEDIC


 Posted: 12 Sep 2018

High School, 12-16 years: "Firefighter / Paramedic."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 107,000


(26/72)  POLICE OFFICER


 Posted: 22 Jun 2018

Masters Degree, 20+ years: "Law enforcement."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 102,000


(25/72)  SPECIAL AGENT


 Posted: 18 Jun 2018

Bachelors Degree, 20+ years: "Investigations interviews arrests reports."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 88,000


(24/72)  SUPERVISORY COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER


 Posted: 12 Jun 2018

Masters Degree, 4-8 years: "Supervise team of communications experts, write testimony and speeches, develop messaging strategies for nuclear power, create briefings and news releases, event management."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 112,000


(23/72)  TRANSPORTATION OPERATIONS CONTROLLER


 Posted: 03 May 2018

Some College, 20+ years: "Provide logistics for public transportation."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 56,800


(22/72)  HOSPICE SOCIAL WORKER


 Posted: 01 May 2018

Masters Degree, 8-12 years: "Assisting people in end of life care through bereavement, counseling, advocacy, and any resources necessary."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 53,000


(21/72)  FIREFIGHTER


 Posted: 01 May 2018

Some College, 20+ years: "Fire fighter, EMT, Rescue Specialist."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 68,000


(20/72)  RESEARCH ANALYST


 Posted: 11 Apr 2018

High School, 4-8 years: "Collect and analyze data from Abuse Investigation Reports for the Department of Human Services."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 46,164


(19/72)  SAFETY CONSULTANT


 Posted: 29 Mar 2018

Bachelors Degree, 2-4 years: "Occupational Safety and Health Consultant."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 55,048


(18/72)  ENVIRONMENTAL STANDARDS COORDINATOR


 Posted: 11 Mar 2018

Bachelors Degree, 12-16 years: "Oversee compliance of existing buildings and construction activities with environmental regulations and standards."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 63,000


(17/72)  FOOD AND SANITATION SPECIALIST


 Posted: 26 Feb 2018

Bachelors Degree, 8-12 years: "Manage and facilitate compliance in the realm of food safety and sanitation for a school district."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 63,036


(16/72)  PROGRAM MANAGER


 Posted: 22 Jan 2018

Masters Degree, 20+ years: "Engineering and Financial Data Science Executive level construction management."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 205,000


(15/72)  PROGRAM ANALYST


 Posted: 26 Dec 2017

Masters Degree, 12-16 years: "Manages office staff of 60 people and overall duties."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 70,000


(14/72)  INSTRUCTOR


 Posted: 21 Dec 2017

Some College, 12-16 years: "I teach computer literacy to senior."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 42,252


(13/72)  ANALYST


 Posted: 26 Nov 2017

Some College, 20+ years: "Legal and comunity civil rights."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 130,000


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(12/72)  TECHNICAL TRAINER


 Posted: 21 Nov 2017

Some College, 4-8 years: "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."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 42,000


(11/72)  RESEARCHER


 Posted: 19 Nov 2017

Masters Degree, 4-8 years: "I am currently a master's student and I have an internship as a research assistant at a think tank."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 40,000


(10/72)  INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS


 Posted: 05 Nov 2017

Some College, 4-8 years: "Work as a consultant for politics."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 19,000


(9/72)  RESEARCHER


 Posted: 03 Nov 2017

Doctorate Degree, 20+ years: "Research for budget priorities and allocation."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 98,000


(8/72)  ECONOMIST


 Posted: 27 Oct 2017

Doctorate Degree, 8-12 years: "Conducting research and writing policy briefs and policy research papers."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 136,000


(7/72)  COUNSELOR


 Posted: 07 Sep 2017

Bachelors Degree, 20+ years: "Conducting workshops, finding reference information, writing, teach how to use internet & computer skills, locate employment."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 60,000


(6/72)  MAINTENANCE


 Posted: 07 Sep 2017

Bellow H. School, 2-4 years: "Cleaning and repairs also do security."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 60,000


(5/72)  ANALYST


 Posted: 03 Sep 2017

Bachelors Degree, 12-16 years: "Analyse data.analyse data.analyse data.analyse data.analyse data.analyse data.analyse data.analyse data.analyse data.analyse data.analyse data.analyse data."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 110,000


(4/72)  SUPERVISOR


 Posted: 21 Aug 2017

Some College, 20+ years: "Supervise and schedule workers."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 26,000


(3/72)  INTERN


 Posted: 13 Jul 2017

Some College, 0-1 year: "I work in an office and support the team in what ever role is needed. M0ost of my work is in excel and powerpoint."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 18,000


(2/72)  PROPOSAL EDITOR / COORDINATOR


 Posted: 09 Jul 2017

Bachelors Degree, 20+ years: "Prepare proposals for distribution to government contracting officials."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 75,000


(1/72)  MODERNIZATION OF THE STATE SPECIALIST


 Posted: 05 Jul 2017

Masters Degree, 20+ years: "Support projects to promote development in countries."
Individual GROSS salary:
US$ 150,000


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