At Tuesday’s meeting, Cottonwood County Commissioners received confirmation of what they had suspected for some time: employee pay in the county is below average.
Robert Bjorklund of Bjorklund Compensation Consulting presented the results of a comprehensive survey of county jobs and job descriptions.
On average, Bjorklund noted that county employees, as a whole, make roughly 2.6% below counterparts from comparable counties.
Removing elected officials, his findings showed that the county’s starting salaries are .92% for minimum salaries, 4.48% for median average and 7.74% for median maximum rates.
Bjorklund also identified three specific county jobs that are being paid considerably below market rate: the information services director, the public works director and the building operations manager.
More on Tuesday’s meeting appears in the July 6 print and e-editions of the Citizen.