Census – Corrections

Here is the ranking of local government employee compensation in the Average All Categories category. US Census offers this guide to category definitions:

http://www.census.gov/govs/apes/definitions.html

NJ Corrections            6,739 1
NV Corrections            6,481 2
CA Corrections            6,328 3
NY Corrections            6,162 4
DC Corrections            5,988 5
WA Corrections            5,782 6
IL Corrections            5,192 7
MD Corrections            5,070 8
MN Corrections            4,989 9
CO Corrections            4,975 10
OR Corrections            4,966 11
FL Corrections            4,728 12
AK Corrections            4,506 13
WI Corrections            4,494 14
US Corrections            4,488 15
MI Corrections            4,381 16
PA Corrections            4,246 17
WY Corrections            4,066 18
VA Corrections            4,026 19
NH Corrections            3,885 20
IA Corrections            3,836 21
UT Corrections            3,821 22
VT Corrections            3,785 23
AZ Corrections            3,767 24
ND Corrections            3,728 25
NE Corrections            3,703 26
KS Corrections            3,582 27
ME Corrections            3,570 28
OH Corrections            3,553 29
ID Corrections            3,505 30
NC Corrections            3,460 31
TX Corrections            3,448 32
NM Corrections            3,447 33
SD Corrections            3,429 34
GA Corrections            3,288 35
MT Corrections            3,252 36
LA Corrections            3,093 37
IN Corrections            3,043 38
SC Corrections            2,968 39
KY Corrections            2,959 40
TN Corrections            2,932 41
MO Corrections            2,891 42
AL Corrections            2,842 43
WV Corrections            2,623 44
OK Corrections            2,526 45
MS Corrections            2,493 46
AR Corrections            2,434 47

 

Click here to return to the listing of Nevada’s ranking in each job category.

The United States Census Bureau includes in it’s annual activities the “Survey of Public Employment & Payroll.” The homepage for this dataset is here:

http://www.census.gov/govs/apes/

You can read all about the methodology there.

The survey does not attempt to measure the value of additional benefits such as medical insurance or payments to retirement savings, which vary widely between states.

The following pages were created by downloading the 2014 Local Government Employment & Payroll Data, loading it into Excel, and creating a new column to calculate the average compensation per FTE.(1) Then, I added a second column that ranks each state within each job category using Excel’s =RANK function. In this way, Nevadans can see how they rank in compensating their team of public servants, overall, compared to local governments in other states.

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