Twin Falls Salary Survey Under Scrutiny
Twin Falls city officials are taking a look at a salary survey conducted two years ago that shows Twin Falls city employees, on average, are paid about seven percent less than employees in comparable cities around the state. But, they say it’s really not comparing apples to apples because in some of the towns where the pay is better, some city employees have been laid off. That has not been the case in Twin Falls. City manager Travis Rothweiler says the survey shows that some Twin Falls city employees received above average pay while others received below average when comparing with other cities such as Boise, Nampa, Caldwell, Burley and others. Officials say it’s an awkward position when you are on one hand talking about raises and on the other hand talking about possible layoffs. With Twin Falls officials working on a new budget form the coming fiscal year there will be more conversations before the issue is hammered out.