State and Local Government Employment, 2003

State Average annual salary Rank, avg. salary Full-time equivalent employees (FTE) FTE/1,000 residents Rank, FTE/1,000 residents Total March 2003 payroll Total March payroll per FTE employee State Full-time equivelent employment State FTE/1000 residents Local full-time equivalent employment Local FTE/1000 residents Population
ALABAMA
$33,127 39 269,674 60 12 $758,999,242 $2,815 85,518 33 184,156 41 4,486,508
ALASKA
$45,504 9 51,102 79 2 $197,563,784 $3,866 24,837 156 26,265 41 643,786
ARIZONA
$38,558 21 261,492 48 48 $856,632,408 $3,276 65,372 50 196,120 36 5,456,453
ARKANSAS
$30,237 49 153,382 57 25 $394,037,314 $2,569 54,087 47 99,295 37 2,710,079
CALIFORNIA
$52,129 1 1,805,446 51 42 $7,996,219,320 $4,429 389,345 11 1,416,101 40 35,116,033
COLORADO
$40,824 17 256,018 57 23 $887,996,182 $3,468 67,406 51 188,612 42 4,506,542
CONNECTICUT
$48,444 4 176,369 51 43 $725,918,233 $4,116 59,967 69 116,402 34 3,460,503
DELAWARE
$41,155 16 45,947 57 22 $160,656,568 $3,497 24,455 143 21,492 27 807,385
FLORIDA
$37,804 22 806,682 48 47 $2,590,947,421 $3,212 186,861 17 619,821 37 16,713,149
GEORGIA
$34,343 32 484,515 57 24 $1,413,734,297 $2,918 121,255 24 363,260 42 8,560,310
HAWAII
$39,145 19 71,764 58 18 $238,674,782 $3,326 57,458 58 14,306 11 1,244,898
IDAHO
$32,539 42 78,548 59 14 $217,151,389 $2,765 23,320 119 55,228 41 1,341,131
ILLINOIS
$41,371 14 641,248 51 45 $2,253,948,185 $3,515 133,916 26 507,332 40 12,600,620
INDIANA
$34,562 30 332,380 54 32 $976,009,951 $2,936 90,788 32 241,592 39 6,159,068
IOWA
$36,216 25 179,633 61 11 $552,733,473 $3,077 52,795 58 126,838 43 2,936,760
KANSAS
$33,377 36 178,042 66 5 $504,879,558 $2,836 43,908 65 134,134 49 2,715,884
KENTUCKY
$32,080 45 227,902 56 29 $621,162,006 $2,726 78,828 35 149,074 36 4,092,891
LOUISIANA
$31,499 47 279,087 62 10 $746,906,863 $2,676 90,189 30 188,898 42 4,482,646
MAINE
$33,853 34 75,041 58 16 $215,831,708 $2,876 21,830 132 53,211 41 1,294,464
MARYLAND
$44,874 10 287,513 53 38 $1,096,158,924 $3,813 91,762 42 195,751 36 5,458,137
MASSACHUSETTS
$45,644 8 320,372 50 46 $1,242,413,118 $3,878 91,064 43 229,308 36 6,427,801
MICHIGAN
$42,806 11 512,026 51 44 $1,862,175,130 $3,637 137,062 27 374,964 37 10,050,446
MINNESOTA
$42,053 12 283,691 57 26 $1,013,609,731 $3,573 75,220 47 208,471 42 5,019,720
MISSISSIPPI
$28,563 50 186,130 65 7 $451,697,979 $2,427 56,269 43 129,861 45 2,871,782
MISSOURI
$32,897 40 311,972 55 30 $871,959,633 $2,795 90,912 31 221,060 39 5,672,579
MONTANA
$32,486 43 52,886 58 15 $145,969,214 $2,760 18,700 148 34,186 38 909,453
NEBRASKA
$34,407 31 113,703 66 4 $332,386,423 $2,923 33,500 87 80,203 46 1,729,180
NEVADA
$45,849 6 92,655 43 50 $360,932,268 $3,895 24,716 158 67,939 31 2,173,491
NEW HAMPSHIRE
$36,658 24 68,192 53 34 $212,384,317 $3,115 20,359 153 47,833 38 1,275,056
NEW JERSEY
$50,228 3 489,448 57 21 $2,088,686,795 $4,267 146,698 29 342,750 40 8,590,300
NEW MEXICO
$32,309 44 122,040 66 3 $335,000,910 $2,745 46,325 59 75,715 41 1,855,059
NEW YORK
$51,445 2 1,193,262 62 9 $5,215,580,288 $4,371 248,150 18 945,112 49 19,157,532
NORTH CAROLINA
$35,805 26 469,942 56 27 $1,429,597,844 $3,042 131,265 23 338,677 41 8,320,146
NORTH DAKOTA
$34,103 33 41,178 65 6 $119,309,670 $2,897 18,009 161 23,169 37 634,110
OHIO
$39,007 20 619,869 54 31 $2,054,318,446 $3,314 136,871 24 482,998 42 11,421,267
OKLAHOMA
$31,566 46 201,632 58 17 $540,749,912 $2,682 65,511 41 136,121 39 3,493,714
OREGON
$40,679 18 181,607 52 41 $627,664,640 $3,456 57,022 61 124,585 35 3,521,515
PENNSYLVANIA
$41,429 13 569,356 46 49 $2,004,086,862 $3,520 159,463 22 409,893 33 12,335,091
RHODE ISLAND
$46,894 5 55,944 52 39 $222,892,539 $3,984 20,080 198 35,864 34 1,069,725
SOUTH CAROLINA
$32,753 41 242,222 59 13 $674,042,342 $2,783 77,275 36 164,947 40 4,107,183
SOUTH DAKOTA
$31,187 48 43,445 57 20 $115,117,829 $2,650 13,062 203 30,383 40 761,063
TENNESSEE
$33,267 38 311,601 54 33 $880,713,325 $2,826 83,495 34 228,106 39 5,797,289
TEXAS
$34,592 29 1,253,022 58 19 $3,682,580,373 $2,939 265,748 11 987,274 45 21,779,893
UTAH
$35,595 28 122,209 53 37 $369,581,819 $3,024 47,674 63 74,535 32 2,316,256
VERMONT
$35,764 27 38,660 63 8 $117,470,815 $3,039 13,538 224 25,122 41 616,592
VIRGINIA
$37,145 23 411,100 56 28 $1,297,376,491 $3,156 115,818 27 295,282 40 7,293,542
WASHINGTON
$45,693 7 321,153 53 36 $1,246,767,866 $3,882 112,606 34 208,547 34 6,068,996
WEST VIRGINIA
$33,493 35 93,383 52 40 $265,731,032 $2,846 37,215 76 56,168 31 1,801,873
WISCONSIN
$41,159 15 288,044 53 35 $1,007,280,196 $3,497 71,040 49 217,004 40 5,441,196
WYOMING
$33,315 37 43,651 88 1 $123,553,044 $2,830 12,103 234 31,548 63 498,703
U.S. average
$40,717   15,760,451 55   $54,522,019,079 $3,459 4,190,667 15 11,569,784 40 288,368,698
NYS % above US avg
26%     14%         -13%   23%  
Source: U.S. Census Bureau; calculations by The Public Policy Institute of New York State