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Best and worst paying states for public employees

  • #41. Alabama

    Monthly average salary for all Alabama state and local employees: $3,897

    Highest paid industry: Education - Higher Education Instructional with an average monthly salary of $7,570

    Lowest paid industry: Education - Elementary and Secondary Other with an average monthly salary of $2,006

  • #40. South Carolina

    Monthly average salary for all South Carolina state and local employees: $3,917

    Highest paid industry: Education - Higher Education Instructional with an average monthly salary of $7,233

    Lowest paid industry: Education - Elementary and Secondary Other with an average monthly salary of $2,524

  • #39. Kansas

    Monthly average salary for all Kansas state and local employees: $3,951

    Highest paid industry: Education - Higher Education Instructional with an average monthly salary of $6,862

    Lowest paid industry: Education - Elementary and Secondary Other with an average monthly salary of $2,439

  • #38. Indiana

    Monthly average salary for all Indiana state and local employees: $3,991

    Highest paid industry: Gas Supply with an average monthly salary of $6,182

    Lowest paid industry: Education - Elementary and Secondary Other with an average monthly salary of $2,737

  • #37. Idaho

    Monthly average salary for all Idaho state and local employees: $4,019

    Highest paid industry: Education - Other with an average monthly salary of $6,412

    Lowest paid industry: Education - Elementary and Secondary Other with an average monthly salary of $2,119

  • #36. Maine

    Monthly average salary for all Maine state and local employees: $4,058

    Highest paid industry: Education - Higher Education Instructional with an average monthly salary of $6,174

    Lowest paid industry: Education - Elementary and Secondary Other with an average monthly salary of $2,971

  • #35. New Mexico

    Monthly average salary for all New Mexico state and local employees: $4,108

    Highest paid industry: Education - Higher Education Instructional with an average monthly salary of $8,536

    Lowest paid industry: Education - Elementary and Secondary Other with an average monthly salary of $2,596

  • #34. North Carolina

    Monthly average salary for all North Carolina state and local employees: $4,151

    Highest paid industry: Education - Higher Education Instructional with an average monthly salary of $7,100

    Lowest paid industry: Education - Elementary and Secondary Other with an average monthly salary of $2,449

  • #33. Montana

    Monthly average salary for all Montana state and local employees: $4,202

    Highest paid industry: Education - Higher Education Instructional with an average monthly salary of $6,872

    Lowest paid industry: Education - Elementary and Secondary Other with an average monthly salary of $2,750

  • #32. Florida

    Monthly average salary for all Florida state and local employees: $4,249

    Highest paid industry: Education - Higher Education Instructional with an average monthly salary of $9,190

    Lowest paid industry: Education - Elementary and Secondary Other with an average monthly salary of $2,825

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