Q. How can I find salaries for Texas state employees?
Salary information for employees of the State of Texas is difficult to locate. No Texas state agency provides a centralized website with all salaries. Other websites can contain outdated, limited, or unverified information.
Texas Tribune’s Government Salaries Explorer has been a useful resource, but they recently changed their website and no longer include as much information. "In the future, it will include fewer local governments and school systems. As part of this transition, we're removing some entities from the database." They still have the most centralized resource for salary information, and they do explain how they get their data. To search their database, please use the link below.
You can contact them directly about their website at email@example.com. To see a list of the agencies they include and when the information was updated, see the link below.
There are other sites that contain some state salary information, including https://govsalaries.com/state/TX. We cannot verify the source or accuracy of their information, however.
Anyone can request payroll information for state agencies under the Texas Public Information Act. To see a standard request for salary data, please see the Tribune's webpage in the link below.
Additional resources for salary information include the Occupational Outlook Handbook, and the State Occupational Employment Statistics from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
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