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Best and worst paying states for public employees

  • #21. Wisconsin

    Monthly average salary for all Wisconsin state and local employees: $4,789

    Highest paid industry: Education - Higher Education Instructional with an average monthly salary of $7,202

    Lowest paid industry: Education - Elementary and Secondary Other with an average monthly salary of $3,305

  • #20. Delaware

    Monthly average salary for all Delaware state and local employees: $4,802

    Highest paid industry: Education - Higher Education Instructional with an average monthly salary of $8,496

    Lowest paid industry: Parks and Recreation with an average monthly salary of $3,113

  • #19. Iowa

    Monthly average salary for all Iowa state and local employees: $4,856

    Highest paid industry: Education - Higher Education Instructional with an average monthly salary of $8,934

    Lowest paid industry: Water Transport and Terminals with an average monthly salary of $275

  • #18. Hawaii

    Monthly average salary for all Hawaii state and local employees: $4,894

    Highest paid industry: Police Protection - Persons with Power of Arrest with an average monthly salary of $7,854

    Lowest paid industry: Education - Elementary and Secondary Other with an average monthly salary of $3,430

  • #17. Pennsylvania

    Monthly average salary for all Pennsylvania state and local employees: $4,965

    Highest paid industry: Education - Higher Education Instructional with an average monthly salary of $8,526

    Lowest paid industry: State liquor stores with an average monthly salary of $3,562

  • #16. Colorado

    Monthly average salary for all Colorado state and local employees: $5,004

    Highest paid industry: Education - Higher Education Instructional with an average monthly salary of $9,076

    Lowest paid industry: Education - Elementary and Secondary Other with an average monthly salary of $3,162

  • #15. Michigan

    Monthly average salary for all Michigan state and local employees: $5,064

    Highest paid industry: Education - Higher Education Instructional with an average monthly salary of $9,347

    Lowest paid industry: Education - Elementary and Secondary Other with an average monthly salary of $3,155

  • #14. Oregon

    Monthly average salary for all Oregon state and local employees: $5,091

    Highest paid industry: Fire Protection - Firefighters with an average monthly salary of $8,060

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

  • #13. Minnesota

    Monthly average salary for all Minnesota state and local employees: $5,136

    Highest paid industry: Water Transport and Terminals with an average monthly salary of $7,738

    Lowest paid industry: Education - Elementary and Secondary Other with an average monthly salary of $3,392

  • #12. Nevada

    Monthly average salary for all Nevada state and local employees: $5,313

    Highest paid industry: Fire Protection - Firefighters with an average monthly salary of $9,217

    Lowest paid industry: Education - Elementary and Secondary Other with an average monthly salary of $3,756

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