How Much Do Public Employees Earn? Salary Database Published

The website for Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel now includes a salary database for public employees in Ohio, including state workers, teachers and professors and some local employees.

new online database allows Ohio taxpayers to see how much they are paying government workers across Ohio, from the governor and university presidents down to the teachers at your local elementary school.

The data was made available as part of a transparency project by Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel. It includes the most recent salary information for state employees, as well as historical salary info for teachershigher-education workersfederal employees and somelocal employees.

Much of the data from the database was already made available by The Buckeye Institute.

While Cuyahoga Falls residents can see how much their child's teacher at or  earns, salary information for Cuyahoga Falls' city government workers is not available right now.

Mandel told The Plain Dealer he is working to include all local government salaries, and will push for legislation along those lines if necessary.

Here are some examples of high-profile workers salaries:

Ohio Gov. John Kasich: $143,903 (2011 salary)

The Ohio State University President E. Gordon Gee: $802,125 (2010)

Kent State University President Lester Lefton: $389,881 (2010)

Former Cuyahoga Falls Superintendent Ed Holland: $115,573 (2010)



Niko Bellic September 06, 2011 at 11:16 AM
I support this, all public employees should be subject to this information being public. All taxpayers should at least have an idea of how money is being spent.
Miranda EarthCaller September 10, 2011 at 11:06 AM
It is not so much the yearly wage people are concerned with. (we all need to make a buck) but, a public employee is paid out of the tax base. Also, it is those excessive perks that need to be addressed. Not like these people are serving in the military. getting a pension for serving anything less than 20 years, is highly questionable.
Robin Anderson September 12, 2011 at 03:06 PM
It doesn't matter what pool of money one's paid out of, private or public, as long as the employer receives fair value for the dollar rendered, eh? In addition, many public employers offer such "perks" in lieu of "cash up front" in order to keep their yearly operating expenses lower and to attract the qualified personnel they need to adequately maintain their operations.


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