Many of these salaries are stratospheric compared to private industry--without taking into account the tremendous public vacation/sick/pension/holiday/comp time benefits that have no parallel. First step to controlling pensions is not to allow its base to increase. $135K annual for purchasing mgr, sr. fin. analysts? $212K for Fin. Dir?--not when he has a $165K Controller and $134K RevSvcMgr. $212K for P&RDir? Not with a $165K Sr.RecMgr & $135K RecMgr.