Determining Comp.

The city periodically conducts comparable local, regional and national wage and salary surveys to help determine appropriate and competitive salary levels. Such studies help to ensure the city's rates of pay compare favorably with rates for work of a similar nature. Comparable markets where data typically is collected:

Market Surveys
LocalIndependence, MO
Lee's Summit, MO
Johnson County, KS
Kansas City, MO

Leawood, KS
Lenexa, KS
Lawrence, KS
St. Joseph, MO

Unified Gov't/ Kansas City, KS
Shawnee, KS
Topeka, KS
Olathe, KS

NationalScottsdale, AZ
Des Moines, IA
Lincoln, NE
Naperville, IL
Omaha, NE
McKinney, TX
Springfield, MO
Oklahoma City, OK
Colorado Springs, CO


Individual salaries are determined by a performance program designed to be competitive within the job market, equitable across the city and in conformance with the city's financial position and ability to pay.

Internal job comparison and analysis
+ External market pricing by way of salary surveys
= JOB VALUE

In order to communicate the city's pay structures, we will explain how each job is valued within the city's compensation structure; how jobs are slotted into job bands; and how the actual delivery of employee compensation is accomplished through the establishment of target rates of pay.