What Are the Average Federal Salaries in Each State?

By on May 13, 2014 in Pay & Benefits with 7 Comments

What are the average federal employee salaries in each state? New data from OPM reveal the answer to this question.

The table below is from a new report from the Office of Personnel Management with salary data from fiscal year 2013.

According to OPM, the 25th percentile in the table below reflects data for 25% of the Federal workforce with salaries less than the number listed while 75% are greater than that number. For the median, which is the 50th percentile, 50% of the Federal workforce salaries are less than the number listed while 50% are also greater than that number. The 75th percentile means 75% of the Federal workforce salaries are less than the number listed while 25% are greater than that number.

STATE AVERAGE SALARY 25TH PERCENTILE MEDIAN 75TH PERCENTILE
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA $107,760 $81,204 $106,839 $133,264
MARYLAND $96,922 $72,137 $97,333 $115,747
VIRGINIA $88,470 $59,626 $84,855 $112,774
RHODE ISLAND $87,224 $58,785 $85,889 $113,015
NEW JERSEY $86,283 $60,631 $82,781 $107,634
NEW HAMPSHIRE $85,133 $57,122 $75,545 $106,071
MASSACHUSETTS $81,964 $54,014 $77,729 $101,703
CALIFORNIA $80,843 $54,613 $76,644 $99,636
ILLINOIS $79,838 $53,991 $75,403 $98,488
CONNECTICUT $79,430 $53,895 $75,418 $98,273
ALABAMA $79,251 $51,674 $74,592 $100,914
COLORADO $78,951 $52,736 $74,628 $98,187
ALASKA $78,260 $56,996 $75,156 $95,328
MICHIGAN $78,226 $56,427 $74,880 $94,869
NEW YORK $78,026 $51,319 $71,102 $95,687
OHIO $77,966 $53,018 $73,836 $94,422
WASHINGTON $75,312 $53,907 $71,462 $90,513
OREGON $74,467 $52,192 $68,888 $89,450
GEORGIA $74,329 $50,431 $67,985 $91,200
FLORIDA $74,068 $48,686 $68,888 $90,005
HAWAII $74,025 $53,266 $70,306 $90,471
MINNESOTA $73,993 $49,138 $65,108 $89,587
TEXAS $73,478 $49,775 $68,888 $89,450
NEW MEXICO $72,316 $48,524 $68,809 $88,140
PENNSYLVANIA $71,895 $49,337 $65,061 $88,844
DELAWARE $71,683 $51,048 $63,286 $83,195
INDIANA $71,380 $48,062 $65,357 $87,554
VERMONT $70,830 $50,401 $68,809 $82,570
WEST VIRGINIA $70,483 $49,138 $62,705 $84,863
IDAHO $69,795 $50,611 $65,061 $84,314
ARIZONA $69,688 $49,029 $66,716 $82,131
NEVADA $69,508 $43,964 $63,048 $84,863
NEBRASKA $69,474 $47,844 $65,061 $86,742
TENNESSEE $69,378 $45,376 $61,234 $84,024
LOUISIANA $69,332 $47,844 $63,259 $84,550
NORTH CAROLINA $69,316 $47,083 $63,101 $84,550
MAINE $69,168 $50,526 $63,970 $82,744
SOUTH CAROLINA $69,038 $47,584 $62,006 $83,992
MISSOURI $68,481 $46,551 $61,678 $84,565
MISSISSIPPI $68,269 $47,448 $61,678 $82,556
KANSAS $67,943 $45,376 $61,234 $81,823
UTAH $67,495 $50,611 $62,297 $80,276
MONTANA $67,492 $49,029 $63,148 $80,276
NORTH DAKOTA $67,117 $47,448 $61,678 $77,983
OKLAHOMA $66,732 $48,898 $59,321 $77,983
WISCONSIN $66,679 $44,931 $61,066 $80,607
IOWA $65,584 $46,498 $58,516 $76,746
ARKANSAS $65,579 $45,288 $59,031 $77,983
WYOMING $64,874 $47,448 $61,234 $75,689
SOUTH DAKOTA $64,059 $43,723 $57,408 $75,689
KENTUCKY $63,907 $45,258 $57,478 $75,689

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