The Buckeye Institute announced Monday that it has updated its database of the salaries of Ohio public employees. The free-market non-profit has maintained this database for more than 10 years for the sake of government transparency.
The newly updated database includes salary information through 2018. The database can be accessed online and includes a search box.
"For more than a decade, The Buckeye Institute has been committed to increasing government transparency and accountability," Greg R. Lawson, a research fellow at The Buckeye Institute, said in a news release. “And Buckeye remains committed to making it easy for the citizens of Ohio to access public information online."
The database includes salary information for public school employees from 2007 through 2018, state employees from 2010 through 2018, and public university employees from 2011 through 2018. It also includes salary information from cities in the state’s eight most populous metropolitan areas from 2011 through 2018, except for Cincinnati, which did not respond to public information requests for the 2018 numbers.
The Buckeye Institute determined the most populous cities by the 2010 census. The included cities are Akron, Canton, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Dayton, Toledo and Youngstown.
According to the news release, this database was also used by the Ohio Department of Treasury to help create Ohiocheckbook.com, which is a state-run database of government spending.