How Do You Find Out the Salaries of State Employees?


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Salaries of state employees are available online through the individual state's website. Salaries for specific jobs or grades as well as the salary for specific past and present employees are on the websites. Public employees' salaries are published online in accordance with the government's open fiscal transparency laws.

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How Do You Find Out the Salaries of State Employees?
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In order to find the salary of a state employee:

  1. Search public employee's salaries
  2. To find the searchable database of state employee's salaries, go to the state's official website. The employee compensation information is usually a link found in the state controller's office. To being the search, click the Search Public Employee's Salaries link or use the keywords in the search box from the home page.

  3. Enter the employee's information into the search box
  4. From the link, users can find general salary information such as the highest paid positions or the average salary for a certain county. Salary information from past years is also available. To find a certain person's salary, click the employee's link and narrow the search. A search can be started with only the employee's last name, but it becomes more specific if the agency, employee's position or title and pay range is entered. The search provides the employee's first and last name, title, last date of pay, last amount of pay and year-to-date gross pay.

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