Lawmakers to look at study showing low state worker pay

A group of Missouri lawmakers will meet Wednesday to learn about the findings of a study on state employee pay.

Research conducted this year by CBIZ, an accounting provider and employee benefits specialist, shows Missouri ranks last in the country in compensating state workers, with average pay for Missouri state employees at just over $39,500.

Rep. Scott Fitzpatrick, who is also a business owner, is not a member of the panel looking into the matter, but plans to use his position as the new House Budget Committee chairman to improve employee pay.

Six lawmakers – four Republicans and two Democrats – who make up the Joint Interim Committee on State Employee Wages, will hear a presentation from CBIZ about the study.

Read more: Missourinet

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