Census – Other Government Administration

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

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

DC Other Government Administration            6,435 1
CA Other Government Administration            6,427 2
WA Other Government Administration            6,039 3
NV Other Government Administration            5,753 4
OR Other Government Administration            5,521 5
MD Other Government Administration            5,402 6
AZ Other Government Administration            5,177 7
VA Other Government Administration            5,032 8
CT Other Government Administration            5,023 9
MA Other Government Administration            4,915 10
DE Other Government Administration            4,860 11
AK Other Government Administration            4,837 12
CO Other Government Administration            4,798 13
FL Other Government Administration            4,724 14
MN Other Government Administration            4,688 15
UT Other Government Administration            4,618 16
IL Other Government Administration            4,612 17
NH Other Government Administration            4,598 18
NJ Other Government Administration            4,597 19
US Other Government Administration            4,537 20
HI Other Government Administration            4,480 21
NY Other Government Administration            4,465 22
RI Other Government Administration            4,370 23
TX Other Government Administration            4,238 24
ND Other Government Administration            4,182 25
OK Other Government Administration            4,130 26
PA Other Government Administration            4,125 27
IA Other Government Administration            4,113 28
NC Other Government Administration            4,110 29
NM Other Government Administration            4,050 30
MI Other Government Administration            4,025 31
MT Other Government Administration            3,999 32
WY Other Government Administration            3,986 33
GA Other Government Administration            3,958 34
KS Other Government Administration            3,935 35
ME Other Government Administration            3,896 36
VT Other Government Administration            3,851 37
WI Other Government Administration            3,842 38
SD Other Government Administration            3,771 39
ID Other Government Administration            3,763 40
SC Other Government Administration            3,664 41
LA Other Government Administration            3,620 42
MO Other Government Administration            3,589 43
OH Other Government Administration            3,577 44
KY Other Government Administration            3,542 45
AL Other Government Administration            3,480 46
NE Other Government Administration            3,473 47
TN Other Government Administration            3,423 48
MS Other Government Administration            3,163 49
WV Other Government Administration            2,963 50
IN Other Government Administration            2,890 51
AR Other Government Administration            2,805 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.