Salary Surveys Directory

IAAO published a nationwide salary survey in 2017 which is available for purchase in the IAAO Marketplace.  Local surveys from various regions of the country have been compiled here. Arizona data is the only one that is not accessible online, but may be requested from the library by email

PI Buzz is a web directory of government employee salaries that includes state, county, and municipal employees along with some Canadian provinces. For jurisdictions that you cannot find here on this IAAO directory, try PI Buzz.


Title: Association of County Commissions of Alabama: Comparative Data on Alabama Counties 9th Edition 2015-2016
Note: Comparative Data on Alabama Counties in PDF format.



Title: Arizona Association of Counties Salary and Benefits Survey 2017
Note: 2017 Arizona Counties Salary and Benefits Survey in PDF format.



Association of Arkansas Counties: 2017 County Employees Salary Survey
Note: 2017 Arkansas County Employees Salary Survey in PDF format.



Title: Salaries - Butte County, California 
Note: Butte County, CA salaries, 2006-2014. Search for "Assessor" in the position box.

Title: California Assessors' Offices Salary and Benefit Surveys - Property Taxes Department - Board of Equalization
Note: Current year is at the top of the list provided on the page.

Title: San Francisco Bay Area, California Public Employee Salaries



Title: Assessor's Reference Library Volume 2
Notes: Section 1.9 explains the "Assessor Compensation Plan" that is set by the general assembly. Each county is classified into one of 6 categories, and statutes define an assessor's salary base for each category.



Title:Kent County, Delaware Job Titles and Pay Rates
Notes: Select the titles related to assessment from the list to see the description and pay ranges.



Title: Wage and Salary Data and Reports for Cities & Counties 
Note: Annual updated searchable database and printable reports. In the database, search for "Chief Appraiser" in the drop down menu in either the city or county level search.



Title: Idaho Association of Counties -- Salary and Benefits Survey
Note: Updated annually and includes elected officials. 


Title: United Counties Council of Illinois: Statewide Salary and Fringe Benefits Survey
Note: Latest published survey only available to UCCI members. Previous published surveys openly available.



Title: Salary/Wages Elected County Officials section from 2015 AIC Factbook
Note: List of 2015 salary/wages of elected county officials in PDF format. Counties are divided up by population. Officials are divided up by rank/job classification.

Title: State Salaries Database 
Note: The Indiana Transparency Portal includes a database on salaries for state employees. To access, choose "Department of Revenue" or "DLGF & In Board of Review" in the agency field.


Title: Iowa State Association of Counties
Note: Select the "Non-elected Officials Salary" dropdown for "Assessor" then select "View Survey"


Title: Mississippi County Government Legal Digest
Note: 2013 Document.



Title: Salaries of public employees in Missouri
Note: The Missouri Accountability Portal (MAP) includes salaries of state employees. Searchable by agency or position.


North Carolina

Title: County Salaries in North Carolina 2018
Note: Tax Administrator, Tax Assessor, Tax Collector and Property/Reevaluation Appraiser listed. Created by University of North Carolina School of Government. Also past year's PDFs available 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017.


North Dakota

Title: North Dakota League of Cities Salary Survey
Note: Cities under 1,000; cities over 1,000 from 2006-2013 in PDF format.



Title: Ohio Comprehensive Salary and Fringe Benefit Survey
Note: Created by the Mid-Ohio Regional planning Commission. The PDF is broken down by job title in Section 4 and also includes position descriptions in Section 3.


Rhode Island

Title: Rhode Island Department of Revenue Municipal Finance Salary Publications 
Note: List Municipal Salary Surveys from fiscal year ending 2017and the City & Town Council Salary & Fringe Benefits Survey for 2017.


South Carolina

Title: South Carolina Wage and Salary Reports - 2018
Note: 2018 Salary surveys: search for "assessor" in the PDF.


South Dakota

Title: 2017 South Dakota County Wage and Benefit Survey
Note: 2017 salary survey for South Dakota County Employees in PDF format



Title: Texas Salary Survey
Note: Created by the Texas Association of Counties and includes the 2014 and 2016 surveys.





Title: 2011 Assessment Survey
Note: Created by the Virginia Association of Assessing Officers. Available to IAAO members by request from the Library. Newer versions are available from the VAAO.