The following government salary information can be used to identify competitive wages in your area when negotiating salary terms.

Federal Pay Data

U.S. Federal Government – 2015 General Schedule (GS) Locality Pay Tables

A searchable database of federal employees that includes the pay grade, pay plan, salary, bonuses, agency, location and occupation for thousands of positions.

The Occupational Employment Statistics

The Bureau of Labor Statistics compiles The Occupational Employment Statistics (OES) that produces employment and wage estimates annually for over 800 occupations. These estimates are available for the nation as a whole, for individual States, and for metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas; national occupational estimates for specific industries are also available.

Salary Requirements

See an example of a salary and benefits request letter for public sector professionals responding to an employer’s request for a salary expectations.

Employment Agreement for City Manager

Find a sample of an employment agreement for the position of a City Manager. An employment agreement covers areas such as duties, terms, termination, disability, salary, performance review, expenses, vacation, retirement, and other aspects of the position.