Census – Police Protection Total

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

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

CA Police Protection Total            8,032 1
AK Police Protection Total            7,973 2
WA Police Protection Total            7,323 3
NJ Police Protection Total            7,262 4
NY Police Protection Total            7,025 5
DC Police Protection Total            6,959 6
NV Police Protection Total            6,834 7
CT Police Protection Total            6,789 8
MA Police Protection Total            6,591 9
OR Police Protection Total            6,172 10
IL Police Protection Total            6,112 11
HI Police Protection Total            5,950 12
MD Police Protection Total            5,932 13
PA Police Protection Total            5,819 14
CO Police Protection Total            5,810 15
MN Police Protection Total            5,750 16
US Police Protection Total            5,615 17
DE Police Protection Total            5,610 18
RI Police Protection Total            5,516 19
AZ Police Protection Total            5,513 20
WI Police Protection Total            5,260 21
MI Police Protection Total            5,210 22
NH Police Protection Total            5,175 23
FL Police Protection Total            5,158 24
NM Police Protection Total            5,053 25
TX Police Protection Total            5,038 26
OH Police Protection Total            5,029 27
IA Police Protection Total            4,849 28
VA Police Protection Total            4,822 29
NE Police Protection Total            4,790 30
ND Police Protection Total            4,543 31
WY Police Protection Total            4,528 32
VT Police Protection Total            4,519 33
ME Police Protection Total            4,492 34
UT Police Protection Total            4,441 35
MT Police Protection Total            4,427 36
ID Police Protection Total            4,407 37
KS Police Protection Total            4,379 38
IN Police Protection Total            4,229 39
OK Police Protection Total            4,177 40
SD Police Protection Total            4,134 41
KY Police Protection Total            4,107 42
NC Police Protection Total            3,915 43
MO Police Protection Total            3,805 44
TN Police Protection Total            3,745 45
AL Police Protection Total            3,731 46
GA Police Protection Total            3,699 47
LA Police Protection Total            3,682 48
SC Police Protection Total            3,539 49
WV Police Protection Total            3,434 50
AR Police Protection Total            3,364 51
MS Police Protection Total            3,027 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.