Local Government Wage & Salary Survey: Help
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Choose the appropriate links to visit the site features
you wish to use.
Descriptions: This section allows you to view
job descriptions for all the jobs in each category, for
both municipal and county governments.
This section allows you to view the results of the Wage
and Salary Survey as published in booklet form by DCA.
This section allows you to search the survey results for
more specific information.
This page assists you in learning to use the web site.
The Job Descriptions section contains information on job
duties and responsibilities for each job reported. Job
descriptions are grouped by both jurisdiction and category, as
some job titles exists in more than one category and have
Select whether you are interested in city
or county jobs in the 'Type of Jurisdiction' drop-down list, and
which category you want in the 'Job Category' drop-down. Then
click on 'View Job Descriptions' to get a table containing all
the job titles and descriptions for the jurisdiction/category you
If you want to print this information, you
can use the 'Print' button on your browser. To view more job
descriptions, perhaps in a different category, you can either use
the 'Back' button on your browser, or click on the 'Job
Descriptions' icon; both of these will take you back to the
initial selection screen.
The Reports section contains the information from the Wage and
Salary Survey as printed in booklet form. Information is listed
by job, while jobs are listed by jurisdiction type (city or
county) and category.
To select a job and view its statistics,
first choose whether you are interested in city or county jobs in
the 'Type of Jurisdiction' drop-down list. Then choose one of the
four categories in the 'Job Category'. Click on the button
labeled 'List Jobs For This Category' to display a list of all
the jobs in the category you selected. Select a job, or if you
want to view jobs for a different category, repeat the steps
above until the job you are interested in appears in the list.
Finally, press 'View Report' to generate a report for the job you
A summary of the job information is
reported first, with jurisdictions grouped by population and with
totals displayed. Next, a more detailed table is presented, with
information listed for each jurisdiction, listed alphabetically
and grouped by population.
If you want to print this information, you
can use the 'Print' button on your browser. To view more
information, perhaps for a different job, you can either use the
'Back' button on your browser, or click on the 'Reports' icon;
both of these will take you back to the initial selection screen.
The Query section is perhaps
the most complex section to use. It allows you to get more
specific information than you might get in the standard reports.
To enter a query, you must know something of what you are looking
for, so that you will know how to interpret the data displayed.
You may query on either cities or counties;
options for each are listed side-by-side on the initial selection
screen. For either one, the options are the same:
- Choose a range of years for the
information you want. Only years for which a survey has
been taken are listed.
- Choose which cities you are interested
in seeing. To select multiple items, you may select the
first item, then Shift-click on the last item; this will
select all the ones in between. Or, to select multiple
individual items, you can Ctrl-click on the ones you
- OR, after choosing a
range of years, you can choose from a list of population
groups as opposed to choosing individual jurisdictions.
If you use this option, any individual selections you
made will be ignored; instead, all the jurisdictions in
the population group you selected will be displayed. Use
this if you are interested in seeing data for groups of
- Select which job(s) you are interested
in. By default, "All Jobs" is selected, showing
all the jobs for whatever jurisdictions you have
selected. If you are only interested in certain jobs, you
can select them from the list, or only show jobs within
certain salary ranges by entering the values you want.
These two options are not mutually exclusive; if you
select four jobs, and enter upper and lower limits for
the salary ranges, you will only get results for jobs of
those four that fit within the salary ranges.
- Click on 'Get Results' to view the
information you have selected, or 'Reset' to set the form
to its default values.
If you want to print the information
displayed, you can use the 'Print' button on your browser. To
submit another query, you can either use the 'Back' button on
your browser, or click on the 'Query' icon; both of these will
take you back to the initial selection screen.