The Michigan Civil Service Commission’s website boasts: "Invest your talent with the state of Michigan. The rewards are enormous."
In fact, for the first time, the average salary and benefit package for state employees surpassed $100,000 a year in 2011-2012.
The average combined cost of salary and benefits for a state worker jumped to $104,067 in 2011-12, increasing from $97,883 in 2010-11.
James Hohman, assistant director of fiscal policy with the Mackinac Center for Public Policy, did the analysis using the Michigan Civil Service Commission’s certified aggregate payroll.