Census – Average All Categories

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

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

DC Average All Categories            6,324 1
CA Average All Categories            5,880 2
NJ Average All Categories            5,613 3
NY Average All Categories            5,541 4
WA Average All Categories            5,489 5
CT Average All Categories            5,144 6
RI Average All Categories            5,087 7
AK Average All Categories            5,073 8
MD Average All Categories            5,071 9
MA Average All Categories            4,945 10
NV Average All Categories            4,930 11
HI Average All Categories            4,824 12
IL Average All Categories            4,794 13
OR Average All Categories            4,631 14
DE Average All Categories            4,556 15
MN Average All Categories            4,459 16
PA Average All Categories            4,459 17
US Average All Categories            4,396 18
CO Average All Categories            4,345 19
WI Average All Categories            4,270 20
MI Average All Categories            4,250 21
WY Average All Categories            4,216 22
AZ Average All Categories            4,093 23
NE Average All Categories            4,030 24
OH Average All Categories            4,027 25
VA Average All Categories            4,024 26
FL Average All Categories            3,927 27
IA Average All Categories            3,907 28
NH Average All Categories            3,904 29
VT Average All Categories            3,828 30
ND Average All Categories            3,800 31
TX Average All Categories            3,795 32
UT Average All Categories            3,738 33
NC Average All Categories            3,679 34
MT Average All Categories            3,644 35
SC Average All Categories            3,609 36
IN Average All Categories            3,599 37
ME Average All Categories            3,592 38
NM Average All Categories            3,548 39
TN Average All Categories            3,497 40
KS Average All Categories            3,488 41
MO Average All Categories            3,485 42
GA Average All Categories            3,448 43
LA Average All Categories            3,346 44
ID Average All Categories            3,344 45
KY Average All Categories            3,340 46
AL Average All Categories            3,338 47
SD Average All Categories            3,331 48
WV Average All Categories            3,316 49
OK Average All Categories            3,207 50
AR Average All Categories            3,127 51
MS Average All Categories            3,085 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.

The following 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.