The engineering department is one of the largest and most compensated of any in the city. They are mostly responsible for our roads, and traffic flow and pretty much anything relating to infrastructure. It actually surprised me of how many ACTUAL engineers work for the city considering they use a lot outside consultants, architects and engineers.
69 people work in the Engineering department
15 Civil Engineers
19 Engineering Techs
9 Traffic Techs
9 Principal Engineers
2 Real Estate Specialists
3 Administrative Assistants
2 Assistant City Engineers
7 Misc single positions and managers
$2.7 Million Management Salaries
$1.8 Million hourly Salaries
$4.5 million in total salaries with an average wage of $65,200 a year.
Most management makes between 70-100K while hourly employees make between 50-60K a year.
The Engineering department has the highest paid city employee, Director of Public Works, Mark Cotter $183,622.40 (Mark is probably one of the highest paid public municipal employees in the state of South Dakota).
It would be nice to see the numbers with what the department spends on outside assistance.
Here is the full doc: 2017-Wages