Census – Firefighters Only

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

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

CA Firefighters Only          10,139 1
NV Firefighters Only            9,271 2
WA Firefighters Only            8,042 3
NY Firefighters Only            7,936 4
AK Firefighters Only            7,813 5
NJ Firefighters Only            7,486 6
OR Firefighters Only            7,200 7
MD Firefighters Only            6,508 8
IL Firefighters Only            6,501 9
MA Firefighters Only            6,494 10
CT Firefighters Only            6,487 11
DC Firefighters Only            6,383 12
NE Firefighters Only            6,361 13
PA Firefighters Only            6,243 14
CO Firefighters Only            6,221 15
US Firefighters Only            6,152 16
AZ Firefighters Only            6,057 17
HI Firefighters Only            6,008 18
FL Firefighters Only            6,006 19
TX Firefighters Only            5,890 20
WY Firefighters Only            5,524 21
RI Firefighters Only            5,518 22
OK Firefighters Only            5,460 23
MI Firefighters Only            5,441 24
NM Firefighters Only            5,428 25
KS Firefighters Only            5,417 26
WI Firefighters Only            5,399 27
DE Firefighters Only            5,386 28
VA Firefighters Only            5,379 29
MT Firefighters Only            5,369 30
ID Firefighters Only            5,308 31
IA Firefighters Only            5,255 32
OH Firefighters Only            5,205 33
MN Firefighters Only            5,076 34
MO Firefighters Only            5,076 35
UT Firefighters Only            5,039 36
NH Firefighters Only            5,019 37
ND Firefighters Only            4,764 38
IN Firefighters Only            4,744 39
VT Firefighters Only            4,596 40
KY Firefighters Only            4,442 41
SD Firefighters Only            4,271 42
LA Firefighters Only            4,252 43
TN Firefighters Only            4,204 44
AL Firefighters Only            4,120 45
ME Firefighters Only            4,070 46
NC Firefighters Only            3,963 47
AR Firefighters Only            3,948 48
GA Firefighters Only            3,801 49
WV Firefighters Only            3,726 50
SC Firefighters Only            3,488 51
MS Firefighters Only            3,326 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.