Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Payroll Dissonance

Payroll Dissonance

City of St. Louis Living Wage

Effective April 1, 2005

$10.05 / hour when health insurance benefits are provided

$12.64 / hour when health insurance benefits are not provided

Hourly rate for Lifeguard position

$8.90
/ per hour
($9.75 / per hour if have Water Safety Instructor certification)

(no health benefits are provided)

Hourly rate for paid city internship positions, with a Master's Degree or higher

Effective July 1, 2005
$12.10 / hour

(no health benefits are provided)

Approximate minimum base rate for a Clerical Aide position in the city Classified Service

$7.97 / hour

(health benefits are, usually, provided for full-time positions)

So, a number of part-time or perhaps even full-time City jobs do seem to pay less than the Living Wage required of certain contractors. Some such positions require no particular training; others require a specific certification or graduate degree.

In such cases, would outsourcing really reduce costs very much? Perhaps not, especially when such employees do not receive health nor pension benefits. Thus, it makes sense for the city to hire lifeguards directly, rather than, say, through a temporary agency.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

The living wage is really intended to help heads of households with children, so I can understand if summer jobs and internships, usually filled by teenagers and young adults, would be exempt.

Blue Cross of California said...

Interesting to see what type of health insurance benefits are offered.

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