Census – Police Officers Only

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

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

AK Police Officers Only            9,097 1
CA Police Officers Only            8,944 2
NJ Police Officers Only            8,254 3
WA Police Officers Only            7,883 4
NV Police Officers Only            7,718 5
CT Police Officers Only            7,295 6
NY Police Officers Only            7,255 7
MA Police Officers Only            7,119 8
DC Police Officers Only            7,065 9
OR Police Officers Only            6,657 10
HI Police Officers Only            6,601 11
IL Police Officers Only            6,519 12
MD Police Officers Only            6,356 13
CO Police Officers Only            6,316 14
PA Police Officers Only            6,285 15
MN Police Officers Only            6,209 16
DE Police Officers Only            6,207 17
US Police Officers Only            6,026 18
RI Police Officers Only            5,988 19
AZ Police Officers Only            5,873 20
FL Police Officers Only            5,770 21
WI Police Officers Only            5,647 22
MI Police Officers Only            5,565 23
NH Police Officers Only            5,522 24
NM Police Officers Only            5,448 25
TX Police Officers Only            5,429 26
OH Police Officers Only            5,379 27
NE Police Officers Only            5,200 28
IA Police Officers Only            5,172 29
VA Police Officers Only            5,067 30
MT Police Officers Only            4,861 31
UT Police Officers Only            4,857 32
WY Police Officers Only            4,831 33
ID Police Officers Only            4,792 34
VT Police Officers Only            4,741 35
ND Police Officers Only            4,733 36
ME Police Officers Only            4,705 37
KS Police Officers Only            4,697 38
IN Police Officers Only            4,663 39
OK Police Officers Only            4,563 40
KY Police Officers Only            4,312 41
SD Police Officers Only            4,269 42
NC Police Officers Only            4,014 43
MO Police Officers Only            4,014 44
AL Police Officers Only            3,952 45
TN Police Officers Only            3,913 46
LA Police Officers Only            3,868 47
GA Police Officers Only            3,851 48
SC Police Officers Only            3,640 49
WV Police Officers Only            3,614 50
AR Police Officers Only            3,547 51
MS Police Officers Only            3,183 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.