Today's Talk: State workers salary ranks last
JEFFERSON CITY - According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Missouri pays its employees an average of $39,993 a year, putting Missouri 50th out of 50 in state employee pay.
The figure is more than $2,300 less than neighboring states.
State workers are gathering in Jefferson City Wednesday to demonstrate rejecting the zero-percent increase included in the recently passed fiscal year 2016 budget.
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