Included in this publication are wage and salary figures for the major salaried and hourly county highway positions in Indiana. In addition, the numbers of employees working under each job title are tabulated, and the ratio of total number of employees per mile of county road is displayed. The following series of tables are divided into four categories: administration, maintenance and repair, general and undistributed, and cumulative bridge. The appendix presents the recommended methods for calculating the labor burden for both salaried and hourly employees. Also included are generalized worksheets, which may be copied and used to calculate labor burden for any specific county. The method for calculating overhead rates or overhead burden was approved by the Indiana Department of Transportation.
All salary and wage data was obtained from approved 2009 Salary Ordinances acquired from county auditors' offices, counties were also asked to provide the number of employees for each of the positions. The 2008 operational report was referenced if additional information was needed. The number of county road miles was found in 2009 county road inventory data.
The information in this publication is intended to assist the county highway agencies in developing their wage plans for next year's budget by providing comparative information from other counties in the state. Exact duties and responsibilities for the same job position will vary from county to county, which is often reflected in a wide range of wage and salary values. The difficult task of grouping individual positions into common job titles was done with great care, but users should be aware that some positions might not be completely comparable with others under the same job title classification.
wages, salaries, county highway department
Date of this Version
Indiana LTAP, "2009 Indiana County Highway Department Wage and Salary Survey" (2009). Indiana Local Technical Assistance Program (LTAP) Publications. Paper 34.