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Table 26
Average Annual Pay, State & Local Government Workers, 1997
Rank State Amt.   Rank State Amt.
1 Alaska $43,258 27 Indiana $29,150
2 New Jersey 42,808 28 North Carolina 29,120
3 California 41,295 29 North Dakota 28,774
4 Connecticut 41,253 30 Maine 28,695
5 NEW YORK $40,426 31 Vermont 28,518
6 Michigan 37,697 32 Texas 28,151
7 Rhode Island 37,472 33 Nebraska 27,985
8 Washington 36,683 34 Kansas 27,932
9 Nevada 36,509 35 South Carolina 27,709
10 Maryland 36,125 36 Georgia 27,587
11 Massachusetts 36,070 37 Missouri 27,471
12 Illinois 35,768 38 Kentucky 27,274
13 Pennsylvania 35,125 39 West Virginia 27,109
14 Wisconsin 34,848 40 Tennessee 27,040
15 Minnesota 34,597 41 Montana 26,964
16 Colorado 33,967 42 Wyoming 26,820
17 Oregon 33,750 43 Idaho 26,600
18 Hawaii 33,231 44 New Mexico 26,533
19 Ohio 32,815 45 Alabama 26,403
20 Delaware 32,625 46 South Dakota 26,125
21 New Hampshire 30,654 47 Louisiana 26,077
22 Arizona 30,610 48 Arkansas 24,850
23 Florida 30,458 49 Oklahoma 24,306
24 Iowa 30,310 50 Mississippi 23,599
25 Virginia 30,235 U.S. average $33,273
26 Utah 29,328 N.Y.S. % above avg. 21.5%
Source: U.S. Census Bureau data; calculations by The Public Policy Institute
Average annual pay for government workers in New York
is about 10% higher than that of private-sector workers.

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