Census – Natural Resources

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

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

DC Natural Resources            6,526 1
DE Natural Resources            6,322 2
CT Natural Resources            6,053 3
AK Natural Resources            5,873 4
NV Natural Resources            5,515 5
WA Natural Resources            5,484 6
CA Natural Resources            5,478 7
FL Natural Resources            4,913 8
NY Natural Resources            4,663 9
MD Natural Resources            4,648 10
CO Natural Resources            4,547 11
NJ Natural Resources            4,530 12
MN Natural Resources            4,306 13
WI Natural Resources            4,278 14
US Natural Resources            4,272 15
IL Natural Resources            4,248 16
MA Natural Resources            4,231 17
AZ Natural Resources            4,130 18
UT Natural Resources            4,107 19
OR Natural Resources            3,882 20
IA Natural Resources            3,840 21
MI Natural Resources            3,632 22
ME Natural Resources            3,619 23
PA Natural Resources            3,570 24
OH Natural Resources            3,556 25
HI Natural Resources            3,526 26
NE Natural Resources            3,444 27
VA Natural Resources            3,377 28
WY Natural Resources            3,376 29
NH Natural Resources            3,369 30
LA Natural Resources            3,357 31
TX Natural Resources            3,346 32
NM Natural Resources            3,328 33
ND Natural Resources            3,220 34
KS Natural Resources            3,196 35
NC Natural Resources            3,194 36
VT Natural Resources            3,171 37
SC Natural Resources            3,163 38
MT Natural Resources            3,016 39
MO Natural Resources            2,966 40
IN Natural Resources            2,954 41
WV Natural Resources            2,903 42
ID Natural Resources            2,891 43
TN Natural Resources            2,883 44
KY Natural Resources            2,739 45
RI Natural Resources            2,692 46
SD Natural Resources            2,665 47
MS Natural Resources            2,609 48
OK Natural Resources            2,560 49
AL Natural Resources            2,515 50
AR Natural Resources            2,510 51
GA Natural Resources            2,452 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.