The economic aspects of the state jobs in Italy reflect, and it could not be different, the typical idea of the Italian society according to which, the appraisal of the administrative activity is based on compliance with regulations defined by a not well identified «structure»; the rule which limits and guides state officers should be a assurance for citizens, but it becomes the objective of their activity. Bureaucrats are no more responsible to respond to requirements of their community, but their source of security and satisfaction is the compliance of their action with detailed procedures. Giovanni Minniti has made a social and economical analysis of the components which constitutes the wages of the Italian state employees: this analysis, based on an appropriate statistical methodology and on the legislation related to state employees, examined the trend of wages in relation to inflation from 1960 to 2000. It has also been developed a comparative analysis between wages of various kinds of state employees and the most important industrial categories of public companies employees. Considerations have been made about the social position of bureaucrats in Italy taking care of their different levels of responsibilities, and about social poverty within employees in general with related effects on the social participation. The outcomes of the research have been represented in graphics and statistical tables, starting from the strong belief of Giovanni Minniti that changes in remuneration and career could represent one of the most significant incentives to modify present bureaucratic education from an obstacle for the community, to an active element of its social and economic development.