Census – Parks and Recreation

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

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

WA Parks and Recreation            4,483 1
DC Parks and Recreation            4,224 2
CA Parks and Recreation            4,161 3
NV Parks and Recreation            4,154 4
NY Parks and Recreation            4,093 5
MA Parks and Recreation            3,874 6
RI Parks and Recreation            3,863 7
CT Parks and Recreation            3,842 8
NJ Parks and Recreation            3,794 9
MN Parks and Recreation            3,785 10
AK Parks and Recreation            3,735 11
OR Parks and Recreation            3,688 12
CO Parks and Recreation            3,672 13
WI Parks and Recreation            3,632 14
MD Parks and Recreation            3,595 15
VT Parks and Recreation            3,593 16
PA Parks and Recreation            3,593 17
DE Parks and Recreation            3,526 18
IA Parks and Recreation            3,502 19
NH Parks and Recreation            3,494 20
OH Parks and Recreation            3,439 21
US Parks and Recreation            3,432 22
IL Parks and Recreation            3,352 23
HI Parks and Recreation            3,317 24
AZ Parks and Recreation            3,275 25
VA Parks and Recreation            3,262 26
NE Parks and Recreation            3,261 27
WY Parks and Recreation            3,231 28
KS Parks and Recreation            3,206 29
MT Parks and Recreation            3,184 30
FL Parks and Recreation            3,141 31
MI Parks and Recreation            3,114 32
ID Parks and Recreation            3,020 33
IN Parks and Recreation            3,011 34
ME Parks and Recreation            2,977 35
SD Parks and Recreation            2,970 36
TX Parks and Recreation            2,931 37
NC Parks and Recreation            2,928 38
MO Parks and Recreation            2,926 39
OK Parks and Recreation            2,914 40
ND Parks and Recreation            2,878 41
SC Parks and Recreation            2,836 42
NM Parks and Recreation            2,825 43
TN Parks and Recreation            2,792 44
LA Parks and Recreation            2,788 45
UT Parks and Recreation            2,749 46
AL Parks and Recreation            2,744 47
GA Parks and Recreation            2,738 48
AR Parks and Recreation            2,691 49
KY Parks and Recreation            2,625 50
MS Parks and Recreation            2,354 51
WV Parks and Recreation            2,352 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.