Public Policy Institute of New York State, Inc.

Just the Facts - Key Economic and Social Indicators for New York State

STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYMENT, 2003

Rank, average salary State Average annual salary Full-time equivalent employees (FTE) FTE/1,000 residents Rank, FTE/1,000 residents
1
CALIFORNIA $52,129 1,805,446 51 42
2
NEW YORK $51,445 1,193,262 62 9
3
NEW JERSEY $50,228 489,448 57 21
4
CONNECTICUT $48,444 176,369 51 43
5
RHODE ISLAND $46,894 55,944 52 39
6
NEVADA $45,849 92,655 43 50
7
WASHINGTON $45,693 321,153 53 36
8
MASSACHUSETTS $45,644 320,372 50 46
9
ALASKA $45,504 51,102 79 2
10
MARYLAND $44,874 287,513 53 38
11
MICHIGAN $42,806 512,026 51 44
12
MINNESOTA $42,053 283,691 57 26
13
PENNSYLVANIA $41,429 569,356 46 49
14
ILLINOIS $41,371 641,248 51 45
15
WISCONSIN $41,159 288,044 53 35
16
DELAWARE $41,155 45,947 57 22
17
COLORADO $40,824 256,018 57 23
18
OREGON $40,679 181,607 52 41
19
HAWAII $39,145 71,764 58 18
20
OHIO $39,007 619,869 54 31
21
ARIZONA $38,558 261,492 48 48
22
FLORIDA $37,804 806,682 48 47
23
VIRGINIA $37,145 411,100 56 28
24
NEW HAMPSHIRE $36,658 68,192 53 34
25
IOWA $36,216 179,633 61 11
26
NORTH CAROLINA $35,805 469,942 56 27
27
VERMONT $35,764 38,660 63 8
28
UTAH $35,595 122,209 53 37
29
TEXAS $34,592 1,253,022 58 19
30
INDIANA $34,562 332,380 54 32
31
NEBRASKA $34,407 113,703 66 4
32
GEORGIA $34,343 484,515 57 24
33
NORTH DAKOTA $34,103 41,178 65 6
34
MAINE $33,853 75,041 58 16
35
WEST VIRGINIA $33,493 93,383 52 40
36
KANSAS $33,377 178,042 66 5
37
WYOMING $33,315 43,651 88 1
38
TENNESSEE $33,267 311,601 54 33
39
ALABAMA $33,127 269,674 60 12
40
MISSOURI $32,897 311,972 55 30
41
SOUTH CAROLINA $32,753 242,222 59 13
42
IDAHO $32,539 78,548 59 14
43
MONTANA $32,486 52,886 58 15
44
NEW MEXICO $32,309 122,040 66 3
45
KENTUCKY $32,080 227,902 56 29
46
OKLAHOMA $31,566 201,632 58 17
47
LOUISIANA $31,499 279,087 62 10
48
SOUTH DAKOTA $31,187 43,445 57 20
49
ARKANSAS $30,237 153,382 57 25
50
MISSISSIPPI $28,563 186,130 65 7
U.S. average $40,717   55
N.Y.S. % above avg. 26%   14%
Source: U.S. Census Bureau; calculations by The Public Policy Institute