Most older North Dakotans knew that if they wanted to make “good” money, they had to leave the state. It was pretty simple: Wages were lower here. Stay home and be, if not poor, at least economically challenged. That’s changing. Per-capita personal income has dramatically improved in North Dakota over the past 10 years — by a remarkable 78 percent.
At its budget meeting Monday, the City Council changed its mind on providing city employees with a 2.5 percent step adjustment in salary. Instead, employees will get a 2.5 percent cost-of-living raise.
BISMARCK — North Dakota’s government employee pay system often features low starting salaries, large pay differences for similar jobs among agencies and a flawed method of comparing state pay with wages in private business, a consultant says.
By Dale Wetzel, The Associated Press
, August 18, 2010
BISMARCK (AP) — Sparsely populated Slope County has moved into first place in a study of average annual wages among the state’s counties. Officials credit oil development.
The summer Job Service North Dakota report says Slope County’s average annual wage last year was $53,528. Oliver County, in coal country, was second with $50,403.
FARGO — They have friends around the country who have lost their jobs or had to take a cut in pay. That’s why Gene Taylor, Lynn Dorn and Brian Faison are thankful they are able to offer raises to their coaches at North Dakota State and the University of North Dakota.
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