More stories about Compensation

  • Traffic impact fees work

  • 2008 salary survey: Are your benefits flying south?

    This year we reformulated our annual survey to learn what keeps you and your colleagues working. We included questions about benefits, job satisfaction, and what respondents would like to see more of in their jobs and their benefits packages. What we discovered may surprise you. . .

  • Process of elimination

    Like every infrastructure manager trying to capitalize on the benefits of trenchless construction, Matt Carter went through a process of elimination to determine what method works best for his agency's unique situation.

  • For the Birds

    Sarasota County had a problem: Farmers modified the land decades ago to retain water and nourish crops. Because it sloped to the south, excess water flowed in that direction. As developers paved the land to build new homes, the ground's ability to absorb water greatly decreased.

  • Restoration plan boasts billion-dollar price tag

  • Get what you deserve

    Each year, solid waste haulers pay hundreds of millions of dollars in franchise fees or gross receipt fees to local governments. Based on gross revenues billed to the haulers' customers, these fees compensate cities for the use of their streets and rights of way.

  • From sludge to fuel

    Five Los Angeles-area sanitation districts have signed on with Atlanta-based EnerTech Environmental, a developer of renewable energy technologies, to convert their biosolids into a renewable fuel, called E-Fuel.

  • Poll Says Voters Would Support Lasting Solution To Transportation Funding Crisis

    Pennsylvania's policymakers should not allow the fear of voter backlash to deter them from crafting a lasting solution to the state's transportation funding crisis, according to the results of a recent poll.

  • Time to lawyer up?

    Bogged down in disciplinary actions? Trying to write a "non-discriminatory" job description? City hall too busy to help out?

  • 2006 salary survey: How much are you worth?

    No one ever complains about getting paid too much. But how does your salary really stack up against that of your peers? PUBLIC WORKS magazine wanted to find out. Based on answers from 2600 readers just like you, we have a snapshot of how much money public works managers make.