The Bee's state worker pay database has been upgraded with features that give the information more context and provide it more quickly.
The data now include state employee wage histories from calendar 2007 through the end of last year. Clicking on an individual's name pulls up their historical wages graphically in the context of the average pay in their department. Scrolling over the data points in the graph reveals specific info.
The information on the site shows up more quickly than before because The Bee's web developers streamlined its layout and used a Google product that loads faster.
The screen capture above shows the wage history of one elected state worker in the Legislature. Click here to open the pay database page.