Census – Electric Power

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

CA Electric Power            9,303 1
AZ Electric Power            8,047 2
WA Electric Power            7,889 3
AK Electric Power            7,741 4
OR Electric Power            7,434 5
CO Electric Power            7,217 6
NE Electric Power            7,010 7
MA Electric Power            7,002 8
NJ Electric Power            6,998 9
MT Electric Power            6,965 10
CT Electric Power            6,939 11
US Electric Power            6,910 12
ND Electric Power            6,837 13
MI Electric Power            6,631 14
FL Electric Power            6,244 15
IL Electric Power            6,209 16
NV Electric Power            6,157 17
ID Electric Power            6,130 18
TN Electric Power            6,044 19
MN Electric Power            6,012 20
WY Electric Power            6,004 21
VT Electric Power            6,001 22
TX Electric Power            5,987 23
UT Electric Power            5,785 24
WI Electric Power            5,777 25
MO Electric Power            5,705 26
KY Electric Power            5,651 27
DE Electric Power            5,641 28
NY Electric Power            5,624 29
KS Electric Power            5,622 30
RI Electric Power            5,417 31
IA Electric Power            5,366 32
NM Electric Power            5,354 33
OH Electric Power            5,313 34
SD Electric Power            5,180 35
MD Electric Power            5,115 36
VA Electric Power            5,051 37
PA Electric Power            5,019 38
AL Electric Power            4,816 39
NC Electric Power            4,798 40
IN Electric Power            4,742 41
WV Electric Power            4,679 42
AR Electric Power            4,534 43
NH Electric Power            4,469 44
SC Electric Power            4,358 45
ME Electric Power            4,187 46
OK Electric Power            4,126 47
GA Electric Power            4,125 48
LA Electric Power            3,931 49
MS Electric Power            3,575 50

 

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.