Census – Transit

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

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

DC Transit            6,692 1
NY Transit            6,423 2
NV Transit            6,405 3
CA Transit            6,047 4
WA Transit            5,775 5
IL Transit            5,428 6
US Transit            5,390 7
AK Transit            5,378 8
OR Transit            5,171 9
CO Transit            5,135 10
PA Transit            4,891 11
MD Transit            4,536 12
AZ Transit            4,510 13
NJ Transit            4,454 14
TX Transit            4,425 15
CT Transit            4,423 16
FL Transit            4,337 17
MA Transit            4,320 18
OH Transit            4,262 19
UT Transit            4,191 20
NE Transit            4,100 21
GA Transit            4,038 22
MO Transit            3,972 23
IN Transit            3,961 24
VT Transit            3,828 25
ME Transit            3,819 26
WI Transit            3,804 27
VA Transit            3,762 28
KY Transit            3,666 29
NM Transit            3,641 30
IA Transit            3,598 31
TN Transit            3,572 32
ND Transit            3,531 33
NH Transit            3,525 34
MN Transit            3,481 35
HI Transit            3,444 36
OK Transit            3,320 37
AR Transit            3,294 38
MI Transit            3,259 39
KS Transit            3,244 40
LA Transit            3,244 41
WV Transit            3,068 42
NC Transit            3,046 43
ID Transit            2,898 44
AL Transit            2,887 45
MT Transit            2,834 46
MS Transit            2,793 47
SD Transit            2,653 48
WY Transit            2,608 49
SC Transit            2,411 50
DE Transit N/A
RI Transit N/A

 

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.