I've noticed a few job postings lately for planning director positions in Indiana--one in a suburb of Indy and another in NW Indiana near Chicago. What surprises me is the relatively low salary range advertised for these executive positions: they are advertised at $40 to 50K. My question for the Indiana planners is: Is 40-50 the real range, or do planning directors actually get higher offers? In my experience some cities will advertise at a lower range than they are actually willing to pay (my current position as a planning manager is an example-it was advertised in the upper 40's 3 years ago, but I was given an offer in the middle 50's). It seems to me that cities in those areas (especially NW Indiana) would have to compete for quality managers in other nearby areas making more than the cities are advertising. So, I guess in a roundabout way I'm asking whether it's a waste of time to apply for one of these positions, because if 40-50 is the real range then it's not worth the effort. Thanks.