Census – Public Welfare

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

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

DC Public Welfare            6,208 1
NV Public Welfare            5,097 2
WA Public Welfare            4,976 3
CA Public Welfare            4,876 4
MN Public Welfare            4,817 5
NJ Public Welfare            4,562 6
NY Public Welfare            4,422 7
MD Public Welfare            4,236 8
US Public Welfare            4,121 9
OR Public Welfare            4,085 10
AK Public Welfare            4,045 11
VA Public Welfare            3,933 12
AZ Public Welfare            3,919 13
CT Public Welfare            3,897 14
WI Public Welfare            3,858 15
CO Public Welfare            3,855 16
ND Public Welfare            3,726 17
HI Public Welfare            3,680 18
MA Public Welfare            3,679 19
FL Public Welfare            3,639 20
PA Public Welfare            3,549 21
WY Public Welfare            3,512 22
IA Public Welfare            3,460 23
OH Public Welfare            3,442 24
VT Public Welfare            3,365 25
NH Public Welfare            3,356 26
NC Public Welfare            3,304 27
RI Public Welfare            3,208 28
SD Public Welfare            3,207 29
KY Public Welfare            3,205 30
ME Public Welfare            3,164 31
TX Public Welfare            3,128 32
KS Public Welfare            3,104 33
IL Public Welfare            3,075 34
MI Public Welfare            3,039 35
NM Public Welfare            3,008 36
NE Public Welfare            2,993 37
UT Public Welfare            2,933 38
LA Public Welfare            2,884 39
ID Public Welfare            2,816 40
SC Public Welfare            2,723 41
TN Public Welfare            2,704 42
GA Public Welfare            2,669 43
IN Public Welfare            2,583 44
MT Public Welfare            2,536 45
DE Public Welfare            2,334 46
AR Public Welfare            2,318 47
MS Public Welfare            2,315 48
MO Public Welfare            2,276 49
OK Public Welfare            2,257 50
WV Public Welfare            2,200 51
AL Public Welfare            2,181 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.