NJ Stats: State and Local Public Employee Annual Salaries for 2014

Rank State State Average Wage Local Average Wage
1 California $69,790 $57,961
2 New Jersey 67,460 59,923
3 Illinois 66,681 47,397
4 Connecticut 65,902 53,741
5 Iowa 63,882 38,784
6 Rhode Island 63,223 55,939
7 Massachusetts 62,470 55,913
8 New York 59,960 56,761
9 Minnesota 59,350 44,289
10 Michigan 59,189 44,513
11 Ohio 58,751 43,343
12 Colorado 56,656 43,639
13 Alaska 56,624 47,654
14 Pennsylvania 56,236 47,554
15 Wisconsin 56,218 40,090
16 Washington 55,762 51,754
17 Maryland 54,788 52,046
18 Arizona 53,856 43,456
19 Wyoming 52,928 42,818
20 Texas 52,900 42,582
21 Vermont 52,736 39,036
22 Delaware 52,503 50,198
23 North Dakota 51,050 37,188
24 New Mexico 50,684 36,604
25 Kansas 49,786 33,124
26 Alabama 49,674 38,369
27 Utah 48,755 32,964
28 New Hampshire 48,717 42,892
29 Nevada 48,548 52,376
30 Nebraska 48,435 39,413
31 Louisiana 47,950 37,569
32 Oregon 47,470 47,652
33 Hawaii 47,314 59,712
34 Virginia 47,174 42,378
35 North Carolina 46,518 40,724
36 Florida 46,272 46,661
37 Tennessee 46,127 38,233
38 South Dakota 45,412 31,900
39 Indiana 45,409 36,652
40 Oklahoma 44,721 36,300
41 Montana 44,572 36,974
42 South Carolina 44,475 40,227
43 Kentucky 44,466 37,695
44 Mississippi 43,849 33,426
45 Georgia 42,972 38,232
46 Arkansas 42,591 36,039
47 Idaho 42,148 32,577
48 West Virginia 42,013 36,898
49 Maine 41,809 36,932
50 Missouri 40,683 37,755


The 50 State Average is
$51,749

New Jersey is 30.3% higher than the Average

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. “State Government, Total, All Industries, US and by State” Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages. June 2015. Accessed July 2015. http://www.bls.gov/cew and U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. “Local Government, Total, All Industries, US and by State” Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages. June 2015. Accessed July 2015. http://www.bls.gov/cew/