State of Kansas Salary Survey (powerpoint). State of Kansas salaries lag behind both the median and average of the market, says this report prepared by the Hay Group for the Kansas Legislature. The report compares the salaries of Kansas state employees to those of state workers in nearby states, as well as to employees in Kansas cities, counties, school districts and private companies.(Disclaimer- The Hay Group survey was established in 2007 and no longer represents the entire outlook for under market state employees.)
AFT Public Employees Compensation Survey (pdf). See how the salaries of State of Kansas employees compare to those of state workers in other states for 45 representative job titles. Now in its eighth year, The AFT Public Employees Compenation Survey is the only national survey of its kind.
Bureau of Labor Statistics: National Compensation Survey (pdf). See national hourly earnings (Table 2-4) for a range of jobs in both private industry and state and local government. And check out the advantage of having a union in Table 2-5.