Public Payroll vs. Private Payroll?


You may have seen this article from a few weeks ago on our site or in the Sun Journal, regarding the discrepancy between private and public sector compensation in Maine.  It seems to be somewhat obvious, but the best way of approaching the question of state employee compensation is to have all of the data available to you.  One of the first sections of our new website to go live will be the state payroll.  You’ll be able to search our database and see exactly what every state employee makes, and the size of their benefits packages.  Making information available to the voter should always be the first priority in a democratic society.  For more information, sign up for email notification here.  You’ll be the first to know as we take live.


Christopher Bea, Intern

Center for Open Government

The Maine Policy Heritage Center