Census – Education Total

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

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

DC Education Total            5,715 1
NJ Education Total            5,623 2
NY Education Total            5,273 3
RI Education Total            5,219 4
CA Education Total            5,195 5
MD Education Total            5,097 6
CT Education Total            5,023 7
MA Education Total            4,759 8
WA Education Total            4,754 9
AK Education Total            4,639 10
IL Education Total            4,555 11
DE Education Total            4,535 12
PA Education Total            4,469 13
MI Education Total            4,208 14
WI Education Total            4,178 15
MN Education Total            4,173 16
OR Education Total            4,152 17
US Education Total            4,065 18
NV Education Total            4,037 19
WY Education Total            3,920 20
OH Education Total            3,916 21
VA Education Total            3,809 22
CO Education Total            3,737 23
VT Education Total            3,731 24
NH Education Total            3,723 25
IA Education Total            3,721 26
ND Education Total            3,708 27
NE Education Total            3,634 28
MT Education Total            3,557 29
TX Education Total            3,526 30
IN Education Total            3,486 31
UT Education Total            3,483 32
AZ Education Total            3,460 33
ME Education Total            3,444 34
WV Education Total            3,427 35
GA Education Total            3,381 36
SC Education Total            3,358 37
MO Education Total            3,332 38
NC Education Total            3,292 39
TN Education Total            3,261 40
NM Education Total            3,249 41
FL Education Total            3,246 42
KS Education Total            3,233 43
KY Education Total            3,182 44
SD Education Total            3,175 45
AR Education Total            3,150 46
AL Education Total            3,139 47
LA Education Total            3,117 48
ID Education Total            2,920 49
MS Education Total            2,901 50
OK Education Total            2,849 51

 

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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