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56% of Idaho state employees make less than $40K a year

Some interesting stats about current state employee pay were presented to lawmakers this afternoon by legislative budget analyst Robyn Lockett, who noted that as of December, 20 percent of Idaho’s state workers made less than $20,000 a year, and another 36 percent made more than $20,000 but less than $40,000. That means 56 percent make less than $40,000.

That’s among all 25,501 state employees, a figure that includes all state employees whose pay is processed through the state Controller’s office, including elected officials and employees of state colleges and universities, but not public schools.

Betsy Z. Russell
Betsy Z. Russell joined The Spokesman-Review in 1991. She currently is a reporter in the Boise Bureau covering Idaho state government and politics, and other news from Idaho's state capital.

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