How "Right to Work" Idaho Wages Compare With AverageSubmitted by fishyculture on Sun, 02/03/2013 - 11:05
"State law requires a study and report to the governor and Legislature each year on how Idaho’s state employee compensation stacks up compared to the market. The result this year: Idaho’s classified employee salaries are 18.9 percent below market. That’s compared to comparable jobs in both the public and private sector. Furthermore, Idaho’s state employee pay is 10.7 percent below eight surrounding states, Arizona, Colorado, Montana, New Mexico, Nevada, Utah, Washington and Wyoming."
Understand that here in Idaho, having a State job is considered a really good job. "Right to work" means that things like seniority and experience are trumped by a job market flooded with people willing to do your job for a lot less than you do it. When annual review time rolls around, everyone takes their peanuts wages and keeps their mouth shut.