Average Salary for U.S. Government Employees

$86k
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FAQs About U.S. Government

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Are U.S. Government employees satisfied with their compensation?

Our Fair Pay score for U.S. Government is 3.46. Read reviews from current employees that include compensation and culture insights.

What is the highest salary at U.S. Government?

The highest reported salary for an employee at U.S. Government is currently $147k / year

U.S. Government Reviews

Overall Satisfaction
4.1 out of 5
Ratings
Appreciation
3.7
Company Outlook
4.4
Fair Pay
3.5
Learning and Development
4.0
Wish Idid this sooner.
Contract Administrator in Hartford, Connecticut:
Pros: Understanding what I’m doing and why
Cons: Lots of changes all the time.
Very challenging and very rewarding.
Navy Lieutenant Commander, Submarines in San Diego, California:
Pros: Leading people and helping them develop as Sailors and professionals.
Cons: Frequent long hours and extended time away from home. The standards of performance are extremely high and have a tendency to create an environment where it is difficult to meet expectations.
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Years of Experience

Entry Level
5.0%
Early Career
17.4%
Mid Career
15.7%
Late Career
34.7%
Experienced
27.3%
This data is based on 121 survey responses.

Gender Breakdown for U.S. Government

Male
67.8%
Avg. Salary: $53k - $156k
Female
30.0%
Avg. Salary: $48k - $130k
This data is based on 90 survey responses. Learn more about the gender pay gap.

Popular Degrees Held By Employees at U.S. Government

Pay ranges for employees at U.S. Government by degree.

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