After hearing about the two different salary surveys included in this year’s state CEC Report on state employee compensation, Sen. Grant Burgoyne, D-Boise, said he had a question. “Are we below, at or above market?” State Human Resources Director Susan Buxton responded, “We are below market.” Burgoyne then asked, “Thank you. How much of an increase would it take to get us to market?” Buxton deferred to Malinda Riley of Hay Group. Riley said there are a number of ways to measure that, but if you look at total compensation – the combination of both pay and benefits, compared to both the private sector and the public sector, “For total compensation you’re at about 10 percent below both markets. So they’re not too disparate. But it would definitely be...
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Bottom line: On state employee compensation, 'we are below market'