To determine whether pay compression exist, the State Auditor’s Office reviewed the annual base salaries as of June 30, 2018, of executive officers and full-time classified, unclassified,
and other exempt employees at state agencies (excluding higher education institutions; legislative agencies; elected officials; the Secretary of State; the courts; and self-directed,
A total of 30 employees at 14 state agencies had annual base salaries that exceeded the annual base salary of their executive officer (see Table 5 on the next page).
Those employees’ salaries exceeded their executive officers’ salaries by $738 (or 0.5 percent) to $297,250 (or 116.0 percent) annually. That was a slight increase since fiscal
year 2016, when 28 employees at 13 state agencies had annual base salaries that exceeded those of their executive officers.
A total of 43 employees at 20 state agencies had annual base salaries that were the same as or within 10.0 percent less than their executive officer’s annual base salary
(see Table 6 on page 19). That has improved significantly from fiscal year 2016 when 138 employees at 21 agencies had annual base salaries that were within 10.0 percent less than
their executive officer’s salaries.
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