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Best and worst paying states for public employees

  • #31. Texas

    Monthly average salary for all Texas state and local employees: $4,252

    Highest paid industry: Education - Higher Education Instructional with an average monthly salary of $9,187

    Lowest paid industry: Education - Elementary and Secondary Other with an average monthly salary of $2,639

  • #30. Nebraska

    Monthly average salary for all Nebraska state and local employees: $4,418

    Highest paid industry: Electric Power with an average monthly salary of $7,638

    Lowest paid industry: Education - Elementary and Secondary Other with an average monthly salary of $2,887

  • #29. Virginia

    Monthly average salary for all Virginia state and local employees: $4,526

    Highest paid industry: Education - Higher Education Instructional with an average monthly salary of $8,091

    Lowest paid industry: Education - Elementary and Secondary Other with an average monthly salary of $2,785

  • #28. North Dakota

    Monthly average salary for all North Dakota state and local employees: $4,532

    Highest paid industry: Education - Higher Education Instructional with an average monthly salary of $7,579

    Lowest paid industry: Hospitals with an average monthly salary of $3,003

  • #27. Arizona

    Monthly average salary for all Arizona state and local employees: $4,536

    Highest paid industry: Electric Power with an average monthly salary of $8,679

    Lowest paid industry: Education - Elementary and Secondary Other with an average monthly salary of $2,614

  • #26. Ohio

    Monthly average salary for all Ohio state and local employees: $4,537

    Highest paid industry: Education - Higher Education Instructional with an average monthly salary of $7,636

    Lowest paid industry: Education - Elementary and Secondary Other with an average monthly salary of $2,848

  • #25. Utah

    Monthly average salary for all Utah state and local employees: $4,542

    Highest paid industry: Education - Higher Education Instructional with an average monthly salary of $9,434

    Lowest paid industry: State liquor stores with an average monthly salary of $2,627

  • #24. Vermont

    Monthly average salary for all Vermont state and local employees: $4,552

    Highest paid industry: Education - Higher Education Instructional with an average monthly salary of $8,787

    Lowest paid industry: Education - Elementary and Secondary Other with an average monthly salary of $3,412

  • #23. New Hampshire

    Monthly average salary for all New Hampshire state and local employees: $4,641

    Highest paid industry: Education - Higher Education Instructional with an average monthly salary of $8,241

    Lowest paid industry: Education - Elementary and Secondary Other with an average monthly salary of $3,307

  • #22. Wyoming

    Monthly average salary for all Wyoming state and local employees: $4,679

    Highest paid industry: Education - Higher Education Instructional with an average monthly salary of $6,304

    Lowest paid industry: Education - Elementary and Secondary Other with an average monthly salary of $3,114

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