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Participate in the 2015 Salary & Benefits Survey—Deadline
is May 15, 2015!

Log in as Survey Coordinator/Auditor
(Username and password required; see LMC data entry letter mailed the week of April 17, 2015)

Access the 2014 Salary & Benefits Survey results
Log in as Member
(Username and password required)

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 the week of April 17, 2015. To request a data entry code:

  • Or you can contact League staff:
    LMC Human Resources staff is also available to assist you. Please contact Mindy Corby at (651) 281-1217 or, or Joyce Hottinger at (651) 281-1216

Waters Consulting will be hosting a job matching webinar on Tuesday, April 21 at 2 p.m. Information on how to attend will be sent out in an email from Waters Consulting. Please make sure to update your coordinator information to assure you receive important messages from Waters.

Need an access code?
You can still access the 2014 survey results through May 15, 2015. Request or purchase an access code by completing a form or contacting League HR staff:

Note: The 2015 results will be released by the beginning of June and new access codes will be mailed at that time.

Highlights of the data entry process:
Waters & company has imported the 2014 salary data for your city into a spreadsheet, which has been placed on a server for you to download. A link was emailed to Survey Coordinators on April 14, 2015, from, for you to download and update your 2015 salary information. If you have not received this file, please contact Shawn Wachtel at

Please submit your updated salaries prior to May 15, 2015, in the spreadsheet to, or if you prefer, you can still enter you data directly into the survey site. It is our hope this spreadsheet option will help eliminate a majority of your data entry. Please note this spreadsheet option is solely for the salary data. We ask that you still update your 2015 benefits and organizational information directly into the survey site.

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 will be included in the 2015 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.

For questions about the survey:

Or you can contact League Staff
LMC Human Resources staff is also available to assist you:

  • Contact Mindy Corby
    HR Representative
    (651) 281-1217 or (800) 925-1122
  • Contact Joyce P. Hottinger
    Assistant HR Director
    (651) 281-1216 or (800) 925-1212

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.