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

$71,382 USD

£56,417 GBP
New York City

$81,481 USD

$52,000 USD

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

Average Salary / Public Sector / United States

Average salary for Public Sector / United States is $71,382 USD per year. The most typical earning is $52,000 USD. All data are based on 489 salary surveys. Salaries are different between men and women. Men receive an average salary of $80,100 USD. Women receive a salary of $61,300 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 $76,400 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 $84,200 USD.

Levels / Public Sector / United States (Gross USD)

Salary Levels (USD) per Year Surveys [%]
$10,000 USD - $14,999 USD
2 100%
0.41%
$15,000 USD - $19,999 USD
4 99.59%
0.82%
$20,000 USD - $24,999 USD
11 98.77%
2.25%
$25,000 USD - $29,999 USD
15 96.52%
3.07%
$30,000 USD - $34,999 USD
23 93.46%
4.7%
$35,000 USD - $39,999 USD
24 88.75%
4.91%
$40,000 USD - $44,999 USD
37 83.84%
7.57%
$45,000 USD - $49,999 USD
32 76.28%
6.54%
THE MOST TYPICAL SALARY
$50,000 USD - $54,999 USD
42 69.73%
8.59%
$55,000 USD - $59,999 USD
33 61.15%
6.75%
$60,000 USD - $64,999 USD
25 54.4%
5.11%
$65,000 USD - $69,999 USD
25 49.28%
5.11%
$70,000 USD - $74,999 USD
26 44.17%
5.32%
$75,000 USD - $79,999 USD
18 38.85%
3.68%
$80,000 USD - $84,999 USD
18 35.17%
3.68%
$85,000 USD - $89,999 USD
16 31.49%
3.27%
$90,000 USD - $94,999 USD
12 28.22%
2.45%
$95,000 USD - $99,999 USD
25 25.77%
5.11%
$100,000 USD - $104,999 USD
22 20.65%
4.5%
$105,000 USD - $109,999 USD
12 16.16%
2.45%
$110,000 USD - $114,999 USD
10 13.7%
2.04%
$115,000 USD - $119,999 USD
6 11.66%
1.23%
$120,000 USD - $124,999 USD
11 10.43%
2.25%
$125,000 USD - $129,999 USD
6 8.18%
1.23%
$130,000 USD - $134,999 USD
9 6.95%
1.84%
$135,000 USD - $139,999 USD
2 5.11%
0.41%
$140,000 USD - $144,999 USD
4 4.7%
0.82%
$145,000 USD - $149,999 USD
1 3.89%
0.2%
HIGH SALARIES
$150,000 USD - $159,999 USD
8 3.68%
1.64%
$160,000 USD - $169,999 USD
1 2.04%
0.2%
$170,000 USD - $179,999 USD
3 1.84%
0.61%
$180,000 USD - $189,999 USD
3 1.23%
0.61%
$190,000 USD - $199,999 USD
0 n/a
$200,000 USD - $209,999 USD
1 0.61%
0.2%
$210,000 USD - $219,999 USD
0 n/a
$220,000 USD - $229,999 USD
1 0.41%
0.2%
$230,000 USD - $239,999 USD
0 n/a
$240,000 USD - $249,999 USD
1 0.2%
0.2%
$250,000 USD - $349,999 USD
0 n/a

Gender / Public Sector / United States (Gross USD)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 Men 252 $80,100 USD
2 Women 190 $61,300 USD

Education / Public Sector / United States (Gross USD)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 Doctorate Degree 25 $110,000 USD
2 Masters Degree 160 $76,400 USD
3 Bachelors Degree 177 $67,800 USD
4 High School 19 $64,600 USD
5 Some College 105 $62,900 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 52 $84,200 USD
3 12-16 Years 58 $73,500 USD
4 8-12 Years 65 $65,600 USD
5 4-8 Years 63 $59,800 USD
6 2-4 Years 39 $58,000 USD
7 1-2 Years 31 $45,800 USD
8 0-1 Year 26 $37,500 USD

Age / Public Sector / United States (Gross USD)

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 51-55 55 $89,400 USD
2 71-75 6 $87,500 USD
3 66-70 16 $87,300 USD
4 46-50 60 $81,200 USD
5 56-60 36 $81,200 USD
6 36-40 50 $77,300 USD
7 61-65 24 $76,200 USD
8 31-35 53 $74,200 USD
9 41-45 54 $67,500 USD
10 n/a 47 $65,500 USD
11 26-30 48 $49,600 USD
12 21-25 31 $40,800 USD
13 14-20 9 $30,200 USD

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

# Surveys AVERAGE SALARY / YEAR
1 Permanent 436 $74,100 USD
2 Contract 21 $68,500 USD
3 Self Employed 7 $46,400 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 60 $91,900 USD
3 District Of Columbia (DC) 65 $89,000 USD
4 Colorado 8 $86,600 USD
5 New York State 34 $76,600 USD
6 North Carolina 13 $74,400 USD
7 Louisiana 2 $73,000 USD
8 Alaska 2 $72,600 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 Wisconsin 9 $65,400 USD
19 Illinois 12 $64,000 USD
20 Nevada 2 $64,000 USD
21 Washington State 16 $63,900 USD
22 Indiana 6 $63,500 USD
23 Massachusetts 12 $62,400 USD
24 Pennsylvania 15 $62,200 USD
25 Oregon 10 $61,800 USD
26 Alabama 4 $61,700 USD
27 Kansas 2 $60,000 USD
28 South Dakota 1 $56,000 USD
29 Virginia 5 $55,500 USD
30 Michigan 5 $53,800 USD
31 Florida 16 $53,700 USD
32 Minnesota 14 $51,900 USD
33 New Jersey 6 $50,900 USD
34 Rhode Island 1 $50,000 USD
35 Ohio 14 $48,900 USD
36 Nebraska 3 $47,700 USD
37 Missouri 7 $47,200 USD
38 Maine 2 $45,000 USD
39 New Hampshire 2 $45,000 USD
40 Oklahoma 1 $45,000 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 4 $99,000 USD
4 Washington DC 65 $89,000 USD
5 Oakland 6 $88,600 USD
6 Los Angeles 15 $86,600 USD
7 Denver 7 $84,400 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 Austin 5 $69,100 USD
20 Billings, Montana 2 $69,000 USD
21 Milwaukee 7 $68,900 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 Dallas 6 $64,700 USD
27 Grand Rapids 2 $64,200 USD
28 Chicago 12 $64,000 USD
29 Worcester 4 $63,300 USD
30 Raleigh 3 $63,000 USD
31 Boston 8 $62,000 USD
32 Orlando 5 $62,000 USD
33 Portland, Oregon 10 $61,800 USD
34 Wichita 2 $60,000 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 Omaha 2 $56,500 USD
41 Pittsburgh 6 $55,300 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 4 $83,000 USD
4 Public Administration 77 $80,600 USD
5 Other Public Sector Career 290 $72,500 USD
6 Public Relations 11 $52,700 USD
7 Social Worker 76 $47,300 USD

People's individual salary examples (surveys)

50/50  Domestic Worker (Woman)
Posted 21 May 2024

What I do?

"House duties, child rearing, misc tasks."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Akron Bachelors Degree 8-12 Years Advanced $12,000 USD

49/50  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

48/50  Accounts Payable Clerk (Woman)
Posted 16 July 2023

What I do?

"Pay bills, send out invoices for receivables, file, upload journal entries, mail, data entry, customer service, email, phone, balance batches, quality check paper checks and ACH deposits, collections, write-offs, other duties as assigned."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Grand Rapids Some College 12-16 Years Intermediate $42,000 USD

47/50  Logistics Manager (Man)
Posted 16 July 2023

What I do?

"Shipping, warehousing, contracts, real estate leasing, procurement, corporate travel, human resource management."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Washington DC Bachelors Degree 16-20 Years Expert $107,000 USD

46/50  Program Officer (Woman)
Posted 18 May 2023

What I do?

"International Development, Grant Management."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Washington DC Masters Degree 2-4 Years Intermediate $67,000 USD

45/50  Tribal Council (Woman)
Posted 18 July 2022

What I do?

"Governing body of the tribe."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Omaha Some College 2-4 Years Advanced $60,000 USD

44/50  Chief Administor (Man)
Posted 11 June 2022
City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Milwaukee Masters Degree 16-20 Years Expert $126,000 USD

43/50  Data Analyst (Man)
Posted 28 May 2022

What I do?

"Data analysis, grant compliance, policy creation, service facilitation."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Chicago Masters Degree 0-1 Year Advanced $55,000 USD

42/50  Chief (Woman)
Posted 27 May 2022

What I do?

"Management."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Oakland Bachelors Degree 16-20 Years Expert $120,000 USD

41/50  Social Worker (Woman)
Posted 13 April 2022

What I do?

"Coordination, council,."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Rochester Bachelors Degree 4-8 Years Advanced $67,000 USD

40/50  Behavioral Support Technician (Woman)
Posted 09 April 2022

What I do?

"• Assist clients with disabilities to complete daily activities, including hygiene and prioritizing safety. • Review clients’ medical books, administer medications, and create a written behavior report for each. • Collaborate with Support Staff to plan activities while keeping consistent with clients’ routines and accommodating clients’ requests."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Kansas City Some College 16-20 Years Basic $25,000 USD

39/50  Director (Man)
Posted 21 March 2022

What I do?

"Theology."

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

38/50  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

37/50  Minister (Woman)
Posted 12 February 2022

What I do?

"Preaching, pastoral care."

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

36/50  Senior Buyer (Man)
Posted 16 January 2022

What I do?

"Contracts bids solicitations."

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

35/50  Service Coordinator (Man)
Posted 12 January 2022

What I do?

"Case Management, assist individuals with obtaining employment, housing, and supportive care."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Riverside Bachelors Degree 2-4 Years Advanced $58,000 USD

34/50  Statistician (Woman)
Posted 11 January 2022

What I do?

"Biostatistics and artificial intelligence."

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

33/50  Program Coordinator (Man)
Posted 06 January 2022

What I do?

"Programs, services, data, reports, contracts."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Milwaukee Masters Degree 4-8 Years Advanced $63,000 USD

32/50  Law Enforcement Leadership (Man)
Posted 17 December 2021

What I do?

"Law enforcement. Management. Leadership."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Baton Rouge Bachelors Degree 16-20 Years Expert $118,000 USD

31/50  Geologist (Man)
Posted 26 November 2021

What I do?

"Scientist/Researcher."

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

30/50  Youth Care Specialist (Woman)
Posted 17 November 2021

What I do?

"Supervise clients, facilitate groups."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Portland, Oregon Some College 0-1 Year Intermediate $25,000 USD

29/50  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

28/50  Associate (Man)
Posted 27 October 2021

What I do?

"Logisitical tasks."

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

27/50  Program Assistant (Woman)
Posted 26 October 2021

What I do?

"Research Writing Grants management."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
New York City Bachelors Degree 0-1 Year Intermediate $60,000 USD

26/50  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

25/50  General Engineer (Man)
Posted 10 October 2021

What I do?

"Construction Management."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Washington DC Masters Degree 16-20 Years Advanced $134,000 USD

24/50  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

23/50  President/chief Executive Officer (Woman)
Posted 05 October 2021

What I do?

"Lead non-profit organization. 50 plus employees. Manage multiple programs. Budget management. Executive Management of organization. Fundraising. Board Management. support families and youth."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Tallahassee Masters Degree 16-20 Years Advanced $90,000 USD

22/50  Economic And Community Development Manager (Woman)
Posted 29 September 2021

What I do?

"Workforce development, small business contracting, diversity contracting."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
San Francisco Masters Degree 16-20 Years Expert $177,000 USD

21/50  Retired (Man)
Posted 01 September 2021

What I do?

"Performance improvement, Instructional Design, Training Management."

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

20/50  Manager (Man)
Posted 31 August 2021

What I do?

"Supervise."

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

19/50  Welfare Worker Assistant Supervisor (Woman)
Posted 01 July 2021

What I do?

"Medicaid and Snap benefits eligibility determinations and training new employees."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Riverside Some College 4-8 Years Advanced $59,600 USD

18/50  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

17/50  Teacher (Woman)
Posted 14 January 2021

What I do?

"B. S Reading Certificate Teaching Counseling."

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

16/50  Code Enforcement Officer (Woman)
Posted 11 September 2020

What I do?

"Enforcement, inspections. Issuing citations, zoning, preparing court documents, appearing in court."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Washington DC Bachelors Degree 20+ Years n/a $80,000 USD

15/50  Grants Management Specialist (Woman)
Posted 31 August 2020

What I do?

"Grants management for health research."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Washington DC Bachelors Degree 4-8 Years n/a $86,400 USD

14/50  Criminal Investigator (Man)
Posted 07 August 2020

What I do?

"Certified Public Accountant, Certified Fraud Examiner, Completed numerous advance investigation courses."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Seattle Bachelors Degree 8-12 Years n/a $133,300 USD

13/50  Head Of Global Advocacy (Woman)
Posted 01 August 2020

What I do?

"Advocacy and policy."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
New York City Doctorate Degree 12-16 Years n/a $150,000 USD

12/50  Child Welfare Ongoing Resource Support Specialist (Woman)
Posted 03 July 2020

What I do?

"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."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Milwaukee Bachelors Degree 12-16 Years n/a $42,000 USD

11/50  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

10/50  Federal Government (Man)
Posted 17 April 2020

What I do?

"Project and personnel management."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Washington DC Bachelors Degree 12-16 Years n/a $105,000 USD

9/50  Officer (Man)
Posted 05 April 2020

What I do?

"Knowledge of specific body of law required."

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

8/50  Licensed Personal Therapist (Woman)
Posted 15 January 2020

What I do?

"Marriage and Family Relations."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Portland, Maine Bachelors Degree 1-2 Years n/a $50,000 USD

7/50  Computer Mechanic (Man)
Posted 13 December 2019

What I do?

"I repair computers, laptops and monitors. ."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Richmond High School 20+ Years n/a $65,000 USD

6/50  Rail Traffic Controller (Man)
Posted 03 December 2019

What I do?

"New York City Subways Manager."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
New York City High School 20+ Years n/a $150,000 USD

5/50  Social Worker (Woman)
Posted 17 November 2019

What I do?

"I think that this will do just nicely."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Tucson Bachelors Degree 2-4 Years n/a $37,500 USD

4/50  Program Associate (Woman)
Posted 13 November 2019

What I do?

"Program Associate Duties."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Washington DC Masters Degree 2-4 Years n/a $46,000 USD

3/50  Epidemiologist (Man)
Posted 01 November 2019

What I do?

"Public Health Epidemiologist and Team Leader."

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

2/50  Director (Man)
Posted 10 October 2019

What I do?

"Manage all Public relations Activities."

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

1/50  School Social Worker (Woman)
Posted 26 September 2019

What I do?

"Counsel with school age children relating to mental and learning disabilities, emotional crises, and truancy."

City Education Experience Knowledge Gross salary / year
Kansas City Bachelors Degree 0-1 Year n/a $56,000 USD


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