Job titles: State and local government

By Loretta W. Prencipe, InfoWorld |  Career

Industry statistics

Employment

Total persons employed in United States: 141. million

Total in state and local government: 7.2 million

Increase from 1990-1999 in state and local government employment: 10.1%

Number of local government units: 87,000

Number of engineers (IT and other) employed: 130,000

IT salaries

Average IT salary

National average: $70,940

State and local government average: $55,293

Percent who believe they are not fairly compensated: 53.8%

Salary increases in last 12 months

Average salary increase: 9.7%

Percent receiving an increase: 98%

Percent receiving a merit increase: 41.4%

Percent receiving increase due to taking a higher position in different company: 7.6%

Bonuses

Average bonus, national: $4,520

Average bonus, state and local government: $646

Vital statistics

Level of education in the industry

High school: 8.9%

Associate's degree: 17.1%

Bachelor's degree: 43.8%

Master's degree: 27.4%

Time

Average experience in the industry: 13.8 years

Average hours worked weekly: 44.4

Professional level

Percentage who work as IT staff: 52.1%

Middle management: 33.6%

Senior management: 8.9%

Number of employers in last three years

One: 70.2%

Two: 24.1%

Three: 3.5%

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