The salaries of state and local government employees can range from $25,000 to $130,000 a year, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
The average state employee gets paid about $53,000.
The bureau defines a government salary as the amount that an employee can expect to earn from his or her job.
Federal salaries range from about $130 to $220,000 annually.
Federal and state employees get a different set of protections than federal employees.
The federal government allows federal employees to work on certain government projects.
States and local governments have limited ability to set their own regulations, and their salaries can be as low as $30,000 and as high as $150,000, according.
Federal employees are not allowed to earn more than the federal minimum wage.