Opening up the Books
Welcome to MassOpenBooks, your online tool to find out how the Massachusetts State government is spending your tax dollars!
MassOpenBooks puts the tools in your hands to find out what state employees’ make, who is getting what kind of pension and payments made by government agencies to businesses and people. With this site, you can obtain data about specific people or departments, make comparisons between departments and access a range of analytical tools.
MassOpenBooks gives you easy access to public, objective information—you dig as far as you want to go, and draw your own conclusions.
By making key information accessible, we aim to promote data-driven policies and accountability in government—a government that works for all.
Please take the time to review our before viewing the site.
Finally, the data used in this website are public records obtained from the State Comptroller’s Office and the State Retirement Board. If you notice an error, please contact Pioneer Institute immediately by emailing us at .
Thank you for visiting MassOpenBooks!
Use MassOpenBooks to discover:
State employees’ salaries
State retirees' pensions
Every payment made by
each state agency.
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