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2014 Salary & Benefits Survey results are now available!

Access the 2014 Salary & Benefits Survey results
Log in as Member
(Username and password required. Letters with new access codes were mailed to the top appointed official – city manager or city clerk – and the chief HR representative, if applicable, on May 12, 2014.)

Need an access code?
Request or purchase an access code by completing a form or contacting League HR staff:

View FAQs about accessing the 2014 survey results (pdf)

It’s not too late to participate!
Log in as Survey Coordinator/Auditor
(Username and password required; see LMC data entry letter mailed on May 12, 2014.)

One of the great benefits of this online survey is organizations can update salary and benefit information throughout the year as changes occur. When you make updates, we encourage you to contact Mindy Corby ( or (651) 281-1217) or Joyce Hottinger ( or (651) 281-1216), so we can ensure your updated data gets posted as soon as possible. There will generally be a two-week lag before the updates are posted to the website so the data can be reviewed for any inadvertent errors. Remember, continued participation in the survey is required to continue to receive free access to the survey results.

Need a data entry code?
Data entry codes were mailed to the top appointed official (city manager or city clerk) and the chief HR representative (if applicable) for most cities on May 12, 2014. To request a data entry code:

  • Contact Mindy Corby
    Human Resources Representative
    (651) 281-1217 or (800) 925-1122

If you are entering data, you should know about a change made this year—two parallel wage and benefit websites. Survey coordinators have the option of updating jobs online or with an Excel file. Coordinators also have the option to enter individual incumbent data or by position. Employee benefits will need to be updated online. An overview on the two parallel sites was provided by Waters on March 27, and access to the recorded webinar is at the top of this page.

A job matching training session, hosted by Waters Consulting Group, was presented on April 10 to review the importance of job matching, main factors to consider, most common mistakes in job matching, and frequently asked questions.
View the Job Matching Training presentation slides (ppt)

View FAQs about the 2014 data entry process (pdf)


About the survey

  • This tool allows you to compare the salaries and benefits of your staff to those of other organizations throughout Minnesota.
  • Most Minnesota cities and counties (Greater MN and metro area), as well as other public-sector organizations are included in the 2014 survey.
  • Participation in the survey is required for free access. An annual fee will be charged for non-participating entities or other organizations requesting access.

Your LMC Resource
For questions about the survey:

  • Contact Mindy Corby
    Human Resources Representative
    (651) 281-1217 or (800) 925-1122
  • Contact Joyce Hottinger
    Assistant HR Director
    (651) 281-1216 or (800) 925-1122

Disclaimer: The League provides the salary survey program to facilitate the exchange of information among elected officials and management of participating organizations. The League program relies on sophisticated methodology and proprietary technology. The League owns the salary survey program and each organization is responsible for its own data. Participating organizations are expected to allow access to elected officials and select management staff only.