Public Salaries Get Transparent

on January 28, 2011

Journalists recently been visualizing salary data in Tableau Public. The Tahoe Daily Tribune did a well-designed salary explorer.

Brent Barron at the Public Policy & Governance Review visualized all public salaries in Ontario:

And Dan Catchpole at the Snovalley Star visualized Sherrif's Deputy pay:

The compensation of most public officials is a matter of public record. However, like most data, it's hard to get meaning from it until you can explore it visually.