Government Salary Survey

The Government Salary Survey reports compensation data for 121 benchmark jobs related to the functioning of city, county, and state government, including the administration and regulation of public services. The sector survey is available by geographic area (US Region or US National) for $489.

The Government Salary Survey documents market-based pay data for 4 executive and 117 non-management salary benchmark jobs from up to three databases: digitized public sources, ERI Assessor Series data, and direct participants. The following information is reported for each job title (salary data are shown in means, medians, and percentile cuts):

  • Annual Salary
  • Incentive/Variable Pay
  • Total Direct Annual Compensation
  • Job Description
  • Graph with a Trend Line and Data Points
  • Selected Characteristics of the Occupation (SCO)

Survey information is solicited through traditional mail, email, and online questionnaires. Each data submission is thoroughly screened by our team of experienced researchers prior to inclusion in a survey. No attempt is made to alter incumbent data as reported other than to normalize collected compensation amounts to a common date. Data collection begins October and ends March. Survey results are published annually in July, with an effective data date of March 31 of the given survey year.

  • Account Information Clerk
  • Accountant
  • Accounting Clerk
  • Accounting Manager
  • Accounting Technician
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Airport Manager
  • Ambulance Driver
  • Animal Warden
  • Archivist
  • Internal Auditor
  • Janitor
  • Labor Relations Manager
  • Laborer Construction
  • LAN/WAN Administrator
  • Landscape Supervisor
  • Librarian
  • Librarian Head
  • Library Assistant
  • Library Technician
  • Account Information Clerk
  • Accountant
  • Accounting Clerk
  • Accounting Manager
  • Accounting Technician
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Airport Manager
  • Ambulance Driver
  • Animal Warden
  • Archivist
  • Asphalt Paving Machine Operator
  • Audit Clerk
  • Automotive Mechanic
  • Benefits Manager
  • Budget Director
  • Budget Supervisor
  • Bulldozer Operator
  • Buyer/Purchasing Agent
  • Cashier
  • Civil Engineer
  • Civil Engineering Technician
  • Clerk Typist
  • Community Affairs Manager
  • Community Development Manager
  • Comptroller
  • Computer Network Analyst
  • Computer Programmer
  • Computer Security Specialist
  • Computer Systems Hardware Analyst
  • Computer Technical Support Specialist
  • Construction Equipment Operator
  • Construction Inspector
  • Contract Administrator
  • Court Reporter
  • Criminalist
  • Curator
  • Customer Service Representative (General Calls)
  • Database Administrator
  • Digital Archivist
  • Dispatcher
  • Docket Clerk
  • Dump Operator
  • EEO Manager
  • Emergency Medical Technician
  • Environmental Engineer
  • Executive Assistant
  • Facilities Planner
  • File Clerk
  • File Drawings/Map Clerk
  • Financial Analysis Manager
  • Financial Analyst
  • Forklift Operator
  • General Maintenance Supervisor
  • Geographic Information System Specialist
  • Groundskeeper
  • Heavy Equipment Mechanic
  • Heavy Truck Driver
  • Historian
  • Historic Sites Administrator
  • Human Resources Manager
  • Internal Auditor
  • Janitor
  • Labor Relations Manager
  • Laborer Construction
  • LAN/WAN Administrator
  • Landscape Supervisor
  • Librarian
  • Librarian Head
  • Library Assistant
  • Library Technician
  • Light Truck Driver
  • Mailroom Supervisor
  • Maintenance Carpenter
  • Maintenance Electrician
  • Maintenance Mechanic
  • Maintenance Supervisor
  • Maintenance Worker
  • Maintenance Worker General
  • Map Editor
  • Map Maker
  • Mechanic
  • Microfilming Document Preparer
  • Morgue Attendant
  • Network Control Manager
  • Network Control Technician
  • Paramedic
  • Paving Laborer
  • Payroll Clerk
  • Payroll Manager
  • Power Shovel Operator
  • Printing Supervisor
  • Process Server
  • Procurement Analyst
  • Procurement Clerk
  • Program/Project Management Office Manager
  • Project Engineer
  • Public Health Nurse
  • Public Health Nursing Supervisor
  • Purchasing Manager
  • Receptionist
  • Sanitary Engineer
  • Secretary
  • Shipping & Receiving Clerk
  • Street Light Servicer
  • Surveyor
  • Systems Analyst
  • Transportation Engineer
  • Treasurer Assistant
  • Tree Trimmer
  • Truck Driver Dump
  • Truck Driver Refuse
  • Urban Planner
  • Urban Renewal Manager
  • Wastewater Treatment Plant Attendant
  • Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator
  • Water Maintenance Worker
  • Water Superintendent
  • Water Treatment Operator
  • Water Treatment Plant Manager
  • Web Administrator
  • Workers' Compensation Administrator
  • BOARD OF SUMTER COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
  • CHARLESTON COUNTY PARK & RECREATION COMMISSION
  • CITY OF CIBOLO
  • CITY OF COLUMBUS
  • CITY OF LAS VEGAS
  • CITY OF TUCSON
  • DUPAGE COUNTY GOVERNMENT
  • HARRIS COUNTY AUDITORS OFFICE
  • HICKMAN-FULTON COUNTY RIVERPORT AUTHORITY INC
  • INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE
  • KING COUNTY
  • MACON COUNTY CASA NFP
  • MEADOWLANDS TRANSPORTATION BROKERAGE CORP
  • METROPOLITAN TRANSIT AUTHORITY
  • OAKLAND COUNTY
  • ORANGE COUNTY GOVERNMENT FLORIDA
  • PINELLAS COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE
  • SALT LAKE COUNTY
  • ST. LOUIS PUBLIC LIBRARY
  • STATE OF TEXAS
  • BOARD OF SUMTER COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
  • CHARLESTON COUNTY PARK & RECREATION COMMISSION
  • CITY OF CIBOLO
  • CITY OF COLUMBUS
  • CITY OF LAS VEGAS
  • CITY OF TUCSON
  • DUPAGE COUNTY GOVERNMENT
  • HARRIS COUNTY AUDITORS OFFICE
  • HICKMAN-FULTON COUNTY RIVERPORT AUTHORITY INC
  • INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE
  • KENT COUNTY
  • KING COUNTY
  • MACON COUNTY CASA NFP
  • MEADOWLANDS TRANSPORTATION BROKERAGE CORP
  • METROPOLITAN TRANSIT AUTHORITY
  • OAKLAND COUNTY
  • ORANGE COUNTY GOVERNMENT FLORIDA
  • PINELLAS COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE
  • SALT LAKE COUNTY
  • ST. LOUIS PUBLIC LIBRARY
  • STATE OF TEXAS
  • TOWN OF HILTON HEAD ISLAND

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