Census – Local Libraries

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

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

DC Local Libraries            4,709 1
CA Local Libraries            4,574 2
WA Local Libraries            4,356 3
AK Local Libraries            4,173 4
NV Local Libraries            4,040 5
HI Local Libraries            3,950 6
CT Local Libraries            3,936 7
NY Local Libraries            3,890 8
OR Local Libraries            3,819 9
MA Local Libraries            3,749 10
MN Local Libraries            3,714 11
MD Local Libraries            3,637 12
NJ Local Libraries            3,614 13
CO Local Libraries            3,564 14
PA Local Libraries            3,545 15
AZ Local Libraries            3,514 16
RI Local Libraries            3,443 17
US Local Libraries            3,403 18
IL Local Libraries            3,401 19
NH Local Libraries            3,373 20
VA Local Libraries            3,364 21
KS Local Libraries            3,191 22
FL Local Libraries            3,187 23
WY Local Libraries            3,182 24
NM Local Libraries            3,146 25
ND Local Libraries            3,146 26
WI Local Libraries            3,140 27
OK Local Libraries            3,136 28
MI Local Libraries            3,076 29
TX Local Libraries            3,073 30
VT Local Libraries            3,042 31
OH Local Libraries            3,035 32
IA Local Libraries            2,999 33
ME Local Libraries            2,984 34
NC Local Libraries            2,982 35
GA Local Libraries            2,959 36
UT Local Libraries            2,934 37
SC Local Libraries            2,878 38
NE Local Libraries            2,876 39
LA Local Libraries            2,820 40
SD Local Libraries            2,818 41
TN Local Libraries            2,762 42
MT Local Libraries            2,738 43
ID Local Libraries            2,730 44
AL Local Libraries            2,725 45
IN Local Libraries            2,654 46
KY Local Libraries            2,616 47
DE Local Libraries            2,616 48
MO Local Libraries            2,593 49
AR Local Libraries            2,499 50
WV Local Libraries            2,253 51
MS Local Libraries            2,209 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.

These 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.