The Aim Salary Survey gathers information on the annual compensation of municipal employees. The
survey results are used by fellow municipal officials to create budgets and it provides Aim with
valuable information throughout the year for research, policy and media relations purposes.
Municipalities responding to this survey will receive a copy of the publication immediately upon its
completion. Thank you in advance for your participation!
Please note: The survey is set up to automatically save your responses. However, you must use the
same computer each time you login for your responses to be saved and retrieved. Technical glitches
do sometimes occur with this system. Aim recommends completing the survey in one sitting to
ensure responses are submitted accurately.
Town Demographics
Aim Town Salary Survey 2020
Name & Title:
Municipality:
Address:
Address 2:
City/Town:
State:
-- select state --
ZIP:
Population:
Email Address:
Phone Number:
1. Please answer the following. The name and title entered should be for the person completing the
survey.
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2. In what county is your municipality?*
3. Please check the appropriate box which describes your town.*
Town with Population Greater than 2,000
Town with Population Less than 2,000
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4. Check all that apply to indicate which utilities are municipally owned. For example, if your
municipality owns a water utility, check that box. Or, if your municipality does not own the gas utility,
leave that box unchecked.
Water Utility
Sewer Utility
Electric Utility
Gas Utility
5. Please select the total number of council members (including council president).*
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Total Full Time Employees, Currently
Total Number of Authorized Positions
(Including Those That Are Not Filled)
Police, Uniform (Excluding Reserves)
Police, Civilian (Excluding Reserves)
Fire, Uniform (Excluding Reserves)
Fire, Civilian (Excluding Reserves)
Street Department
Clerk-Treasurer / Finance and
Accounting
Sanitation / Trash
Sewer / Wastewater
Waterworks
Parks / Recreation
Engineering
All Others
6. Number of Full Time Employees by Department
Please enter the number of FULL TIME employees (full time employees work 37.5 hours or greater weekly)
in the space provided.
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Total Number of Part-
Time/Seasonal/Contractual Employees
Police, Uniform (Excluding Reserves)
Police, Civilian (Excluding Reserves)
Fire, Uniform (Excluding Reserves)
Fire, Civilian (Excluding Reserves)
Street Department
Clerk-Treasurer
Sanitation / Trash
Sewer / Wastewater
Waterworks
Parks / Recreation
Engineering
All Others
7. Number of Part Time, Seasonal or Contractual Employees by Department
Please enter the number of PART TIME, SEASONAL, or CONTRACTUAL employees (part-time = less than
37.5 hours weekly) in the space provided.
8. Please list all the departments under collective bargaining.
9. Please list all departments that have a merit system.
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INSTRUCTIONS:
As you complete the survey, please enter the annual salary authorized for each elected position listed.
Please type PT after salary to indicate a part-time position or less than 37.5 hours per week, if
applicable. All salaries should reflect 2020 salary numbers.
Elected Officials
Aim Town Salary Survey 2020
Current Annual Salary
10. Clerk-Treasurer
Current Annual Salary
11. Council President
Current Annual Salary
12. Council Member
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INSTRUCTIONS:
As you complete the survey, please enter the current salary authorized for each position listed. For
purposes of this survey, "current" salary is defined as what an employee is presently being paid. If
more than one person fills the same position, please take the average of their salaries for "current"
salary. Do not include longevity pay in salary. If any positions are filled by the same person, show total
salary under one job heading and reference the other position filled by the employee.
Please type PT after salary to indicate a part-time position or less than 37.5 hours per week, if
applicable. All salaries should reflect 2020 salary numbers.
General Salaries
Aim Town Salary Survey 2020
Current Annual Salary
13. Town Manager
Current Annual Salary
14. Town Marshall
15. Check the box which best describes your Town Attorney.
Full Time, Municipal Employee
Part Time, Municipal Employee
Retainer, Contractual Agreement
Hourly, Contractual Agreement
Current Annual Salary
16. Town Attorney (Municipal Employee)
Current Annual Salary
17. Street Superintendent
Current Annual Salary
18. Utilities Superintendent
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Current Annual Salary
19. General Laborer
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INSTRUCTIONS:
As you complete the survey, please enter the current salary authorized for each position listed. For
purposes of this survey, "current" salary is defined as what an employee is presently being paid. If
more than one person fills the same position, please take the average of their salaries for "current"
salary. Do not include longevity pay in salary. If any positions are filled by the same person, show total
salary under one job heading and reference the other position filled by the employee.
Please type PT after salary to indicate a part-time position or less than 37.5 hours per week, if
applicable. All salaries should reflect 2020 salary numbers.
Administrative Salaries
Aim Town Salary Survey 2020
Current Annual Salary
20. Accounts Payable Clerk
Current Annual Salary
21. Payroll Clerk
Current Annual Salary
22. Administrative Assistant
Current Annual Salary
23. GIS Technician
Current Annual Salary
24. Police / Fire Dispatcher
Current Annual Salary
25. Construction Inspector
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INSTRUCTIONS:
As you complete the survey, please enter the current salary authorized for each position listed. For
purposes of this survey, "current" salary is defined as what an employee is presently being paid. If
more than one person fills the same position, please take the average of their salaries for "current"
salary. Do not include longevity pay in salary. If any positions are filled by the same person, show total
salary under one job heading and reference the other position filled by the employee.
Please type PT after salary to indicate a part-time position or less than 37.5 hours per week, if
applicable. All salaries should reflect 2020 salary numbers.
Specialized Fields
Aim Town Salary Survey 2020
Current Annual Salary
26. Deputy Clerk-Treasurer
Current Annual Salary
27. Secretary / Receptionist
Current Annual Salary
28. Animal Control Officer
Current Annual Salary
29. Purchasing Clerk
Current Annual Salary
30. Data Analyst, Information Technology (IT)
Current Annual Salary
31. Systems Administrator, Information Technology (IT)
Current Annual Salary
32. Systems Analyst, Information Technology (IT)
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INSTRUCTIONS:
As you complete the survey, please enter the current salary authorized for each position listed. For
purposes of this survey, "current" salary is defined as what an employee is presently being paid. If
more than one person fills the same position, please take the average of their salaries for "current"
salary. Do not include longevity pay in salary. If any positions are filled by the same person, show total
salary under one job heading and reference the other position filled by the employee.
Please type PT after salary to indicate a part-time position or less than 37.5 hours per week, if
applicable. All salaries should reflect 2020 salary numbers.
Department Heads
Aim Town Salary Survey 2020
Current Annual Salary
33. Building Commissioner / Zoning Administrator
Current Annual Salary
34. Town Engineer
Current Annual Salary
35. Purchasing Manager
Current Annual Salary
36. Parks / Recreation Superintendent
Current Annual Salary
37. Personnel / Human Resources Director
Current Annual Salary
38. Public Works Director
Current Annual Salary
39. Community Development / Planning Director
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Current Annual Salary
40. Information Systems / Technology Manager
Current Annual Salary
41. Sanitation Superintendent
Current Annual Salary
42. Street Superintendent
Current Annual Salary
43. Utilities Superintendent
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INSTRUCTIONS:
As you complete the survey, please enter the current salary authorized for each position listed. For
purposes of this survey, "current" salary is defined as what an employee is presently being paid. If
more than one person fills the same position, please take the average of their salaries for "current"
salary. Do not include longevity pay in salary. If any positions are filled by the same person, show total
salary under one job heading and reference the other position filled by the employee.
Please type PT after salary to indicate a part-time position or less than 37.5 hours per week, if
applicable. All salaries should reflect 2020 salary numbers.
Police Salaries
Aim Town Salary Survey 2020
Current Annual Salary
44. Police Chief
Current Annual Salary
45. Assistant (Deputy) Police Chief
Current Annual Salary
46. Sergeant
Current Annual Salary
47. Patrol 1st Class
Current Annual Salary
48. Probationary Patrolmam
Current Annual Salary
49. Deputy Town Marshall
Current Annual Salary
50. Probation Department Employee
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INSTRUCTIONS:
As you complete the survey, please enter the current salary authorized for each position listed. For
purposes of this survey, "current" salary is defined as what an employee is presently being paid. If
more than one person fills the same position, please take the average of their salaries for "current"
salary. Do not include longevity pay in salary. If any positions are filled by the same person, show total
salary under one job heading and reference the other position filled by the employee.
Please type PT after salary to indicate a part-time position or less than 37.5 hours per week, if
applicable. All salaries should reflect 2020 salary numbers.
Fire Department Salaries
Aim Town Salary Survey 2020
51. Does your town have a volunteer fire department?
Yes
No
52. Check all that apply to your volunteer fire department. Please skip if you do not have a volunteer fire
department.
Hourly Wage
Clothing Reimbursement
53. Is your town part of a fire protection territory or district?
Fire Protection Territory
Fire Protection District
None of the Above
Current Annual Salary
54. Fire Chief
Current Annual Salary
55. Assistant (Deputy) Fire Chief
Current Annual Salary
56. Firefighter 1st Class
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Current Annual Salary
57. Probation Firefighter
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INSTRUCTIONS:
As you complete the survey, please enter the current salary authorized for each position listed. For
purposes of this survey, "current" salary is defined as what an employee is presently being paid. If
more than one person fills the same position, please take the average of their salaries for "current"
salary. Do not include longevity pay in salary. If any positions are filled by the same person, show total
salary under one job heading and reference the other position filled by the employee.
Please type PT after salary to indicate a part-time position or less than 37.5 hours per week, if
applicable. All salaries should reflect 2020 salary numbers.
Labor, Trades, and Crafts
Aim Town Salary Survey 2020
Current Annual Salary
58. Heavy Equipment Operator
Current Annual Salary
59. Caretaker Custodian / Janitor
Current Annual Salary
60. General Maintenance Laborer
Current Annual Salary
61. Mechanic
Current Annual Salary
62. Sanitation Driver
Current Annual Salary
63. Truck Driver
Current Annual Salary
64. Working Leader Foreman
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INSTRUCTIONS:
As you complete the survey, please enter the current salary authorized for each position listed. For
purposes of this survey, "current" salary is defined as what an employee is presently being paid. If
more than one person fills the same position, please take the average of their salaries for "current"
salary. Do not include longevity pay in salary. If any positions are filled by the same person, show total
salary under one job heading and reference the other position filled by the employee.
Please type PT after salary to indicate a part-time position or less than 37.5 hours per week, if
applicable. All salaries should reflect 2020 salary numbers.
Municipal Utility Office
Aim Town Salary Survey 2020
Current Annual Salary
65. Office Manager
Current Annual Salary
66. Cashier
Current Annual Salary
67. Billing / Account Clerk
Current Annual Salary
68. Clerical Receptionist
Current Annual Salary
69. Meter Reader
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INSTRUCTIONS:
As you complete the survey, please enter the current salary authorized for each position listed. For
purposes of this survey, "current" salary is defined as what an employee is presently being paid. If
more than one person fills the same position, please take the average of their salaries for "current"
salary. Do not include longevity pay in salary. If any positions are filled by the same person, show total
salary under one job heading and reference the other position filled by the employee.
Please type PT after salary to indicate a part-time position or less than 37.5 hours per week, if
applicable. All salaries should reflect 2020 salary numbers.
Municipal Utility - Waterworks Filtration Plant
Aim Town Salary Survey 2020
Current Annual Salary
70. Superintendent / Manager (Certified Only)
Current Annual Salary
71. Certified Operator (other than Superintendent or Manager)
Current Annual Salary
72. Non-Certified Equipment Operator
Current Annual Salary
73. General Maintenance Laborer
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INSTRUCTIONS:
As you complete the survey, please enter the current salary authorized for each position listed. For
purposes of this survey, "current" salary is defined as what an employee is presently being paid. If
more than one person fills the same position, please take the average of their salaries for "current"
salary. Do not include longevity pay in salary. If any positions are filled by the same person, show total
salary under one job heading and reference the other position filled by the employee.
Please type PT after salary to indicate a part-time position or less than 37.5 hours per week, if
applicable. All salaries should reflect 2020 salary numbers.
Municipal Utility - Sewage Treatment Plant / Collection System
Aim Town Salary Survey 2020
Current Annual Salary
74. Superintendent / Manager (Certified Only)
Current Annual Salary
75. Certified Equipment Operator (other than Superintendent or Manager)
Current Annual Salary
76. Non-Certified Equipment Operator
Current Annual Salary
77. Lab Technician
Current Annual Salary
78. General Maintenance Laborer
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Health Benefits
Aim Town Salary Survey 2020
Health
Insurance
Dental
Insurance
Vision
Insurance Life Insurance
Long-Term
Disability
Short-Term
Disability
Wellness
Program
Clerk-Treasurer
Council Members
Municipal Employees
79. Indicate the healthcare coverage provided. Check all that apply. For example, if you offer "health
insurance" for municipal employees, check that box. If you do not offer "health insurance," then leave the box
blank.
If your municipality does not offer any insurance coverage, skip to question 51.
80. Is your municipality self insured or fully insured?
Self Insured
Fully Insured
81. What type of healthcare plan does your municipality provide?
(Select all the plans your municipality offers.)
PPO (Preferred Provider Organization)
HDHP (High Deductible Health Plan) combined with a Health Savings Account (HSA)
HRA (Health Reimbursement Arrangement)
Deductible for Individual
Deductible for Family
Out of Pocket Max for Individual
Out of Pocket Max for Family
82. What is the deductible and out of pocket maximums for your health plans?
Note: The deductible is the amount an insured must pay before the insurance company begins to pay medical
claims. The "out of pocket max" is the amount an insured must pay out in a year, before the insurance
company will begin paying 100% of the medical claims.
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Employee, No Dependents
Employee and Spouse
Employee and Child(ren)
Employee and Family
83. If your municipality has a HDHP combined with a HSA, how much does your municipality
contribute to the employee’s HSA? If the municipality does not offer a HDHP, please skip this question.
Employee, No Dependents
Employee and Spouse
Employee and Child(ren)
Employee and Family
84. What are the monthly premium rates by tier for fully insured health plans or the monthly COBRA
rates by tier for self-funded plans?
Employee, No Dependents
Employee and Spouse
Employee and Child(ren)
Employee and Family
85. What percentage does the employee contribute of the total healthcare coverage premium for a
PPO? If the municipality does not offer a PPO, please skip this question.
Employee, No Dependents
Employee and Spouse
Employee and Child(ren)
Employee and Family
86. What percentage does the employee contribute of the total healthcare coverage premium for a
HDHP or HRA? If the municipality does not offer a HDHP or HRA, please skip this question.
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Leave Time
Aim Town Salary Survey 2020
Police
Fire
Utility
Other Municipal Employees
87. Sick Days
What is the maximum number of sick days allowed per year with pay? Please enter the number of days by
department. (If a department combines personal and sick days, then enter the total of personal days allowed
in the next question.)
Police
Fire
Utility
Other Municipal Employees
88. Personal Days
What is the maximum number of personal days allowed per year with pay? Please enter the number of days
by department. (If a department combines personal and sick days, sick days and enter the total of personal
days allowed in the space provided.)
Sick Days (Check if sick days carry over) Personal Days (Check if personal days carry over)
Police
Fire
Utility
Other Municipal
Employees
89. Can non-disability, sick or personal days be carried over from one year to the next?
Check all apply, which can be carried over from one year to the next.
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Police
Fire
Utility
Other Municipal Employees
90. Maximum Sick Days for Carryover
If you allow sick days to carry over from year to year, what is the maximum number of sick days which may be
carried over? If there is no limit on the number of days, enter "unlimited."
Police
Fire
Utility
Other Municipal Employees
91. Maximum Personal Days for Carryover
If you allow personal days to carry over from year to year, what is the maximum number of personal days
which may be carried over? If there is no limit on the number of days, enter "unlimited."
Police - After 1 Year
Police - After 5 Years
Police - After 10 Years
Police - After 15 Years
Police - After 20 Years
92. Police Paid Vacation Days
How many paid vacation days per year are provided? Please note if vacation days are specific to "duty days"
versus "calendar days." If not noted, we will assume "calendar days."
Fire - After 1 Year
Fire - After 5 Years
Fire - After 10 Years
Fire - After 15 Years
Fire - After 20 Years
93. Fire Paid Vacation Days
How many paid vacation days per year are provided? Please note if vacation days are specific for "duty days"
versus "calendar days." If not noted, we will assume "calendar days."
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Utility - After 1 Year
Utility - After 5 Years
Utility - After 10 Years
Utility - After 15 Years
Utility - After 20 Years
94. Utility Paid Vacation Days
How many paid vacation days per year are provided?
Other - After 1 Year
Other - After 5 Years
Other - After 10 Years
Other - After 15 Years
Other - After 20 Years
95. Other Municipal Employees Paid Vacation Days
How many paid vacation days per year are provided?
Police
Fire
Utility
Other Municipal Employees
96. Holiday Pay
How many holidays per year are paid holidays (whether worked or not)?
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Department Allowances - Police, Fire, Utilities, Other
Aim Town Salary Survey 2020
Shift Premium Take Home Auto Longevity Pay
Clothing/Uniform
Allowance
Police
Fire
Utility
Other Municipal
Employees
97. Indicate any department allowance that applies. For example, if you offer "shift premium" for police,
check that box. If you do not offer "shift premium" for police, then leave the box blank.
Police
Fire
Utility
Other Departments
98. For each department applicable, please enter the amount per person per year that you allow for a
clothing/uniform allowance. If you do not give any clothing/uniform allowances, then leave the box blank.
Police
Fire
Utility
Other Departments
99. For each department applicable, please enter the mileage reimbursement rate for personal vehicles. If
you provide the federal mileage reimbursement rate, please indicate that you follow the rate. If you do not
provide reimbursement, then leave the box blank.
10 Years of Service
15 Years of Service
20 Years of Service
100. Please enter the Police Department Longevity Pay (salary per year with years of service). If you do not
provide longevity pay, then leave the box blank.
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10 Years of Service
15 Years of Service
20 Years of Service
101. Please enter the Fire Department Longevity Pay (salary per year with years of service). If you do not
provide longevity pay, then leave the box blank.
10 Years of Service
15 Years of Service
20 Years of Service
102. Please enter the Utility Department Longevity Pay (salary per year with years of service). If you do not
provide longevity pay, then leave the box blank.
10 Years of Service
15 Years of Service
20 Years of Service
103. Please enter the Longevity Pay for Other Departments (salary per year with years of service). If you
do not provide longevity pay, then leave the box blank.
104. Are there any positions we missed?
Please write in any other positions and salaries in the space provided below.
105. Do you have any comments/suggestions for the future?
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You did it! Thank you, your survey is complete. We appreciate your time and all you do. Results will be
emailed to you at the end of May.
Please click "Done" to submit your survey.
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