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

$71,273 USD

£54,748 GBP
New York City

$81,481 USD

$52,000 USD

£39,943 GBP
Including "New York City"
Excluding "New York City"

Average Salary / Public Sector / United States

Average salary for Public Sector / United States is $71,273 USD per year. The most typical earning is $52,000 USD. All data are based on 480 salary surveys. Salaries are different between men and women. Men receive an average salary of $79,900 USD. Women receive a salary of $61,100 USD.

Based on education, the highest salaries receive people with Doctorate Degree with salary of $110,000 USD. The second most paid education level is Masters Degree with salary of $76,100 USD.

Different experiences affect earning as well. People with 20+ Years of experience receive salary of $87,600 USD. Employees with 16-20 Years of experience receive $81,700 USD.

Levels / Public Sector / United States (Gross USD)

Salary Levels (USD) per Year Surveys [%]
$10,000 USD - $14,999 USD
1 100%
0.21%
$15,000 USD - $19,999 USD
4 99.79%
0.83%
$20,000 USD - $24,999 USD
11 98.96%
2.29%
$25,000 USD - $29,999 USD
15 96.67%
3.13%
$30,000 USD - $34,999 USD
23 93.54%
4.79%
$35,000 USD - $39,999 USD
24 88.75%
5%
$40,000 USD - $44,999 USD
36 83.75%
7.5%
$45,000 USD - $49,999 USD
32 76.25%
6.67%
THE MOST TYPICAL SALARY
$50,000 USD - $54,999 USD
42 69.58%
8.75%
$55,000 USD - $59,999 USD
31 60.83%
6.46%
$60,000 USD - $64,999 USD
25 54.37%
5.21%
$65,000 USD - $69,999 USD
24 49.17%
5%
$70,000 USD - $74,999 USD
26 44.17%
5.42%
$75,000 USD - $79,999 USD
18 38.75%
3.75%
$80,000 USD - $84,999 USD
18 35%
3.75%
$85,000 USD - $89,999 USD
16 31.25%
3.33%
$90,000 USD - $94,999 USD
12 27.92%
2.5%
$95,000 USD - $99,999 USD
25 25.42%
5.21%
$100,000 USD - $104,999 USD
22 20.21%
4.58%
$105,000 USD - $109,999 USD
10 15.62%
2.08%
$110,000 USD - $114,999 USD
10 13.54%
2.08%
$115,000 USD - $119,999 USD
6 11.46%
1.25%
$120,000 USD - $124,999 USD
10 10.21%
2.08%
$125,000 USD - $129,999 USD
5 8.13%
1.04%
$130,000 USD - $134,999 USD
9 7.08%
1.88%
$135,000 USD - $139,999 USD
2 5.21%
0.42%
$140,000 USD - $144,999 USD
4 4.79%
0.83%
$145,000 USD - $149,999 USD
1 3.96%
0.21%
HIGH SALARIES
$150,000 USD - $159,999 USD
8 3.75%
1.67%
$160,000 USD - $169,999 USD
1 2.08%
0.21%
$170,000 USD - $179,999 USD
3 1.87%
0.63%
$180,000 USD - $189,999 USD
3 1.25%
0.63%
$190,000 USD - $199,999 USD
0 n/a
$200,000 USD - $209,999 USD
1 0.62%
0.21%
$210,000 USD - $219,999 USD
0 n/a
$220,000 USD - $229,999 USD
1 0.42%
0.21%
$230,000 USD - $239,999 USD
0 n/a
$240,000 USD - $249,999 USD
1 0.21%
0.21%
$250,000 USD - $349,999 USD
0 n/a

Gender / Public Sector / United States (Gross USD)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 Men 249 $79,900 USD
2 Women 184 $61,100 USD

Education / Public Sector / United States (Gross USD)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 Doctorate Degree 25 $110,000 USD
2 Masters Degree 156 $76,100 USD
3 Bachelors Degree 174 $67,600 USD
4 High School 19 $64,600 USD
5 Some College 103 $63,200 USD
6 Bellow H. School 3 $29,700 USD

Experience / Public Sector / United States (Gross USD)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 20+ Years 155 $87,600 USD
2 16-20 Years 48 $81,700 USD
3 12-16 Years 57 $74,000 USD
4 8-12 Years 64 $66,400 USD
5 4-8 Years 63 $59,800 USD
6 2-4 Years 37 $57,700 USD
7 1-2 Years 31 $45,800 USD
8 0-1 Year 25 $36,800 USD

Age / Public Sector / United States (Gross USD)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 51-55 53 $90,200 USD
2 71-75 6 $87,500 USD
3 66-70 16 $87,300 USD
4 56-60 34 $81,600 USD
5 46-50 60 $81,200 USD
6 36-40 50 $77,300 USD
7 31-35 53 $74,200 USD
8 61-65 22 $72,800 USD
9 41-45 53 $67,600 USD
10 n/a 47 $65,500 USD
11 26-30 47 $49,300 USD
12 21-25 30 $40,400 USD
13 14-20 9 $30,200 USD

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

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 Permanent 429 $73,900 USD
2 Contract 20 $69,000 USD
3 Self Employed 6 $52,200 USD
4 Part Time 25 $33,500 USD

States / Public Sector / United States (Gross USD)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 Hawaii 1 $95,000 USD
2 California 59 $91,400 USD
3 District Of Columbia (DC) 63 $89,000 USD
4 Colorado 8 $86,600 USD
5 New York State 34 $76,600 USD
6 Louisiana 2 $73,000 USD
7 Alaska 2 $72,600 USD
8 North Carolina 12 $71,800 USD
9 Georgia 18 $71,100 USD
10 Connecticut 2 $70,500 USD
11 Arizona 7 $69,300 USD
12 Montana 2 $69,000 USD
13 Kentucky 3 $68,800 USD
14 Maryland 8 $67,600 USD
15 Iowa 1 $66,600 USD
16 Texas 28 $65,800 USD
17 Tennessee 6 $65,600 USD
18 Illinois 11 $64,800 USD
19 Nevada 2 $64,000 USD
20 Washington State 16 $63,900 USD
21 Indiana 6 $63,500 USD
22 Massachusetts 12 $62,400 USD
23 Pennsylvania 15 $62,200 USD
24 Oregon 10 $61,800 USD
25 Alabama 4 $61,700 USD
26 Kansas 2 $60,000 USD
27 Wisconsin 8 $57,900 USD
28 Michigan 4 $56,800 USD
29 South Dakota 1 $56,000 USD
30 Virginia 5 $55,500 USD
31 Florida 16 $53,700 USD
32 Minnesota 14 $51,900 USD
33 Ohio 13 $51,700 USD
34 New Jersey 6 $50,900 USD
35 Rhode Island 1 $50,000 USD
36 Missouri 7 $47,200 USD
37 Maine 2 $45,000 USD
38 New Hampshire 2 $45,000 USD
39 Oklahoma 1 $45,000 USD
40 Nebraska 2 $41,500 USD
41 Delaware 1 $40,000 USD
42 Arkansas 1 $38,200 USD
43 Utah 6 $37,300 USD
44 Idaho 1 $36,500 USD
45 North Dakota 1 $33,500 USD
46 New Mexico 1 $29,000 USD

Cities / Public Sector / United States (Gross USD)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 San Diego 9 $120,600 USD
2 San Francisco 10 $102,300 USD
3 Charlotte 3 $96,700 USD
4 Washington DC 63 $89,000 USD
5 Los Angeles 15 $86,600 USD
6 Denver 7 $84,400 USD
7 Oakland 5 $82,400 USD
8 New York City 27 $81,500 USD
9 Seattle 8 $80,000 USD
10 Anaheim 2 $80,000 USD
11 St. Paul 3 $78,700 USD
12 Fresno 3 $78,300 USD
13 Peoria 2 $77,500 USD
14 San Jose 2 $75,500 USD
15 --Other-- 53 $75,100 USD
16 Atlanta 16 $74,200 USD
17 Sacramento 6 $73,500 USD
18 Phoenix 4 $73,200 USD
19 Anchorage 2 $72,600 USD
20 Austin 5 $69,100 USD
21 Billings, Montana 2 $69,000 USD
22 Baltimore 8 $67,600 USD
23 El Paso 3 $67,500 USD
24 Philadelphia 9 $66,800 USD
25 Fayetteville 4 $65,800 USD
26 Chicago 11 $64,800 USD
27 Dallas 6 $64,700 USD
28 Worcester 4 $63,300 USD
29 Raleigh 3 $63,000 USD
30 Boston 8 $62,000 USD
31 Orlando 5 $62,000 USD
32 Portland, Oregon 10 $61,800 USD
33 Wichita 2 $60,000 USD
34 Milwaukee 6 $59,300 USD
35 Riverside 2 $58,800 USD
36 Tallahassee 3 $58,300 USD
37 Buffalo, United States 5 $58,000 USD
38 Rochester 2 $57,000 USD
39 Richmond 3 $56,500 USD
40 Pittsburgh 6 $55,300 USD
41 Montgomery 2 $54,400 USD
42 Tampa 4 $51,600 USD
43 Fort Lauderdale 3 $51,000 USD
44 Indianapolis 5 $50,600 USD
45 San Antonio 5 $50,400 USD
46 Newark 5 $50,000 USD
47 Toledo 2 $49,000 USD
48 Cincinnati 5 $48,800 USD
49 Houston 4 $48,300 USD
50 Kansas City 7 $47,200 USD
51 Detroit 3 $46,900 USD
52 Augusta 2 $46,300 USD
53 Columbus 4 $45,300 USD
54 Portland, Maine 2 $45,000 USD
55 Manchester, United States 2 $45,000 USD
56 Minneapolis 11 $44,700 USD
57 Spokane 6 $42,800 USD
58 Salt Lake City 6 $37,300 USD

Careers / Public Sector / United States (Gross USD)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 Public Administration Lead 25 $104,200 USD
2 Public Relations Manager 6 $93,500 USD
3 Politician 3 $90,700 USD
4 Public Administration 75 $79,700 USD
5 Other Public Sector Career 285 $72,600 USD
6 Public Relations 11 $52,700 USD
7 Social Worker 75 $47,200 USD

People's individual salary examples (surveys)

Social Worker
Posted 13 April 2022
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Rochester Bachelors Degree 4-8 Years Advanced $67,000 USD

Behavioral Support Technician
Posted 09 April 2022
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Kansas City Some College 16-20 Years Basic $25,000 USD

Director
Posted 21 March 2022
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Chicago Masters Degree 16-20 Years Advanced $55,000 USD

Licensing Specialist
Posted 09 March 2022
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Lincoln Bachelors Degree 4-8 Years Expert $30,000 USD

Minister
Posted 12 February 2022
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Atlanta Masters Degree 4-8 Years Intermediate $41,000 USD

Senior Buyer
Posted 16 January 2022
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Newport News Bachelors Degree 16-20 Years Expert $58,000 USD

Service Coordinator
Posted 12 January 2022
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Riverside Bachelors Degree 2-4 Years Advanced $58,000 USD

Statistician
Posted 11 January 2022
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Washington DC Doctorate Degree 1-2 Years Expert $110,000 USD

Program Coordinator
Posted 06 January 2022
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Milwaukee Masters Degree 4-8 Years Advanced $63,000 USD

Law Enforcement Leadership
Posted 17 December 2021
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Baton Rouge Bachelors Degree 16-20 Years Expert $118,000 USD

Geologist
Posted 26 November 2021
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
--Other-- Masters Degree 1-2 Years Advanced $80,000 USD

Youth Care Specialist
Posted 17 November 2021
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Portland, Oregon Some College 0-1 Year Intermediate $25,000 USD

Expert
Posted 09 November 2021
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Chicago Masters Degree 8-12 Years Advanced $80,000 USD

Associate
Posted 27 October 2021
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Washington DC Masters Degree 1-2 Years Basic $50,000 USD

Program Assistant
Posted 26 October 2021
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
New York City Bachelors Degree 0-1 Year Intermediate $60,000 USD

Us Senate
Posted 20 October 2021
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Washington DC Bachelors Degree 1-2 Years Advanced $55,000 USD

General Engineer
Posted 10 October 2021
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Washington DC Masters Degree 16-20 Years Advanced $134,000 USD

Office Manager
Posted 08 October 2021
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Buffalo, United States Masters Degree 16-20 Years Expert $65,700 USD

President/chief Executive Officer
Posted 05 October 2021
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Tallahassee Masters Degree 16-20 Years Advanced $90,000 USD

Economic And Community Development Manager
Posted 29 September 2021
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
San Francisco Masters Degree 16-20 Years Expert $177,000 USD

Retired
Posted 01 September 2021
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
--Other-- Masters Degree 16-20 Years Expert $120,000 USD

Manager
Posted 31 August 2021
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Dallas Some College 4-8 Years Intermediate $71,000 USD

Welfare Worker Assistant Supervisor
Posted 01 July 2021
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Riverside Some College 4-8 Years Advanced $59,600 USD

Manager
Posted 28 January 2021
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
--Other-- Doctorate Degree 20+ Years n/a $175,000 USD

Teacher
Posted 14 January 2021
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Kansas City Bachelors Degree 2-4 Years n/a $40,000 USD

Code Enforcement Officer
Posted 11 September 2020
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Washington DC Bachelors Degree 20+ Years n/a $80,000 USD

Grants Management Specialist
Posted 31 August 2020
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Washington DC Bachelors Degree 4-8 Years n/a $86,400 USD

Criminal Investigator
Posted 07 August 2020
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Seattle Bachelors Degree 8-12 Years n/a $133,300 USD

Head Of Global Advocacy
Posted 01 August 2020
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
New York City Doctorate Degree 12-16 Years n/a $150,000 USD

Child Welfare Ongoing Resource Support Specialist
Posted 03 July 2020
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Milwaukee Bachelors Degree 12-16 Years n/a $42,000 USD

Contract Officer
Posted 29 June 2020
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Washington DC Bachelors Degree 8-12 Years n/a $121,000 USD

Federal Government
Posted 17 April 2020
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Washington DC Bachelors Degree 12-16 Years n/a $105,000 USD

Officer
Posted 05 April 2020
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Irvine Bachelors Degree 16-20 Years n/a $120,000 USD

Licensed Personal Therapist
Posted 15 January 2020
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Portland, Maine Bachelors Degree 1-2 Years n/a $50,000 USD

Computer Mechanic
Posted 13 December 2019
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Richmond High School 20+ Years n/a $65,000 USD

Rail Traffic Controller
Posted 03 December 2019
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
New York City High School 20+ Years n/a $150,000 USD

Social Worker
Posted 17 November 2019
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Tucson Bachelors Degree 2-4 Years n/a $37,500 USD

Program Associate
Posted 13 November 2019
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Washington DC Masters Degree 2-4 Years n/a $46,000 USD

Epidemiologist
Posted 01 November 2019
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Washington DC Doctorate Degree 20+ Years n/a $183,000 USD

Director
Posted 10 October 2019
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Dallas Doctorate Degree 20+ Years n/a $70,000 USD

School Social Worker
Posted 26 September 2019
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Kansas City Bachelors Degree 0-1 Year n/a $56,000 USD

Child, Family And School Social Worker
Posted 25 September 2019
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Salt Lake City Bachelors Degree 1-2 Years n/a $45,000 USD

Program Examiner
Posted 26 August 2019
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Washington DC Masters Degree 2-4 Years n/a $83,400 USD

Legislature
Posted 20 August 2019
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
--Other-- Bachelors Degree 20+ Years n/a $130,000 USD

Statistician
Posted 16 August 2019
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Pittsburgh Doctorate Degree 20+ Years n/a $135,000 USD

Administration
Posted 12 August 2019
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Sacramento Bachelors Degree 8-12 Years n/a $74,000 USD

Policy Specialist
Posted 15 July 2019
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Sacramento Bachelors Degree 8-12 Years n/a $79,000 USD

Sea Turtle Biologist
Posted 12 July 2019
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Miami Masters Degree 1-2 Years n/a $15,500 USD

Analyst
Posted 11 July 2019
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Washington DC Masters Degree 4-8 Years n/a $110,000 USD

Social Worker
Posted 07 July 2019
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Los Angeles Masters Degree 16-20 Years n/a $70,000 USD


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