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

Average State and Local Govenment Pay, 1999

Table 27
Rank State Amt.   Rank State Amt.
1 New Jersey $45,326   27 Indiana $31,397
2 California 44,951   28 North Carolina 31,307
3 Connecticut 43,228   29 Utah 31,197
4 NEW YORK $43,146   30 North Dakota 30,357
5 Alaska 42,988   31 Georgia 30,331
6 Rhode Island 41,440   32 Texas 30,125
7 Nevada 39,764   33 Missouri 29,932
8 Washington 39,749   34 Maine 29,828
9 Massachusetts 39,307   35 Nebraska 29,711
10 Michigan 39,101   36 Tennessee 29,615
11 Illinois 38,252   37 Kansas 29,539
12 Maryland 38,142   38 Wyoming 29,454
13 Pennsylvania 37,445   39 Idaho 29,276
14 Wisconsin 37,348   40 Montana 29,009
15 Minnesota 36,593   41 West Virginia 28,900
16 Oregon 36,508   42 New Mexico 28,894
17 Colorado 36,325   43 Kentucky 28,877
18 Delaware 35,925   44 Alabama 28,737
19 Ohio 35,037   45 South Carolina 28,583
20 Hawaii 34,627   46 Louisiana 27,646
21 Arizona 33,492   47 Oklahoma 27,160
22 Virginia 33,088   48 South Dakota 26,887
23 Florida 32,981   49 Arkansas 26,670
24 New Hampshire 32,656   50 Mississippi 25,318
25 Iowa 32,567   U.S. average $35,704
26 Vermont 32,388   N.Y.S. % above avg. 20.8%
Source: U.S. Census Bureau data; calculations by The Public Policy Institute www.census.gov/govs/www/apesstl99.html
Pay for government jobs in New York tends to be higher than for those in services and retail, but lower than other sectors.