Census – Highways

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

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

CA Highways            6,210 1
DC Highways            5,973 2
AK Highways            5,918 3
NV Highways            5,823 4
WA Highways            5,652 5
NY Highways            5,130 6
NJ Highways            4,987 7
IL Highways            4,930 8
OR Highways            4,916 9
CT Highways            4,867 10
MA Highways            4,847 11
MN Highways            4,806 12
MD Highways            4,544 13
NH Highways            4,502 14
CO Highways            4,368 15
VT Highways            4,367 16
WI Highways            4,341 17
AZ Highways            4,286 18
MI Highways            4,284 19
US Highways            4,229 20
IA Highways            4,210 21
RI Highways            4,203 22
HI Highways            4,163 23
OH Highways            4,138 24
VA Highways            4,130 25
ME Highways            4,084 26
WY Highways            4,080 27
ND Highways            4,064 28
UT Highways            3,991 29
PA Highways            3,904 30
FL Highways            3,808 31
DE Highways            3,790 32
MT Highways            3,731 33
ID Highways            3,719 34
NM Highways            3,651 35
NE Highways            3,457 36
SD Highways            3,435 37
TX Highways            3,427 38
KS Highways            3,410 39
NC Highways            3,399 40
IN Highways            3,395 41
MO Highways            3,208 42
OK Highways            3,189 43
KY Highways            3,146 44
AL Highways            3,012 45
SC Highways            2,993 46
GA Highways            2,961 47
TN Highways            2,938 48
LA Highways            2,929 49
WV Highways            2,679 50
AR Highways            2,660 51
MS Highways            2,497 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.