Census – Fire Protection Total

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

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

CA Fire Protection Total            9,661 1
NV Fire Protection Total            9,030 2
WA Fire Protection Total            7,844 3
NY Fire Protection Total            7,778 4
AK Fire Protection Total            7,762 5
NJ Fire Protection Total            7,085 6
OR Fire Protection Total            7,000 7
IL Fire Protection Total            6,663 8
MD Fire Protection Total            6,447 9
MA Fire Protection Total            6,426 10
CT Fire Protection Total            6,404 11
DC Fire Protection Total            6,370 12
NE Fire Protection Total            6,271 13
CO Fire Protection Total            6,140 14
PA Fire Protection Total            6,132 15
US Fire Protection Total            6,084 16
FL Fire Protection Total            5,917 17
AZ Fire Protection Total            5,886 18
HI Fire Protection Total            5,875 19
TX Fire Protection Total            5,783 20
MI Fire Protection Total            5,455 21
RI Fire Protection Total            5,439 22
OK Fire Protection Total            5,426 23
NM Fire Protection Total            5,392 24
KS Fire Protection Total            5,339 25
VA Fire Protection Total            5,337 26
WI Fire Protection Total            5,323 27
MT Fire Protection Total            5,305 28
DE Fire Protection Total            5,303 29
WY Fire Protection Total            5,277 30
ID Fire Protection Total            5,232 31
IA Fire Protection Total            5,231 32
OH Fire Protection Total            5,162 33
MN Fire Protection Total            5,076 34
UT Fire Protection Total            5,011 35
NH Fire Protection Total            4,976 36
MO Fire Protection Total            4,953 37
ND Fire Protection Total            4,765 38
IN Fire Protection Total            4,664 39
VT Fire Protection Total            4,594 40
KY Fire Protection Total            4,418 41
SD Fire Protection Total            4,263 42
LA Fire Protection Total            4,202 43
TN Fire Protection Total            4,189 44
AL Fire Protection Total            4,116 45
ME Fire Protection Total            4,066 46
NC Fire Protection Total            3,979 47
AR Fire Protection Total            3,933 48
GA Fire Protection Total            3,820 49
WV Fire Protection Total            3,706 50
SC Fire Protection Total            3,505 51
MS Fire Protection Total            3,334 52

 

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.