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In Idaho, the US state I live in, all government salaries are public. Many people are shocked to be able to find out how much their neighbors make as teachers, police officers, and bureaucrats.

Idaho data: http://tools.idahostatesman.com/salaries/

Same in Washington: http://data.spokesman.com/salaries/state/2012/

Same in California: http://www.sacbee.com/statepay/

Same for Indiana: http://www.in.gov/itp/2406.htm

I suspect there are online databases for most states.

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