You have got to be management.
At least hide the fact you need the data for your own personal use and are either job hunting and lazy or being inept at your job on reporting why no one wants the jobs to your higher ups. For crying out loud you even asked him to format it for you.
Try asking a legitimate question. For example : "Could you prove those cost of living allowance numbers? I live in the Denver metro area and that doesn't seem quite right? Also do you have a reference on those salary ranges or are you just making it up off the top of your head?"
Feel free to copy and paste into your own post or, seeing as how lazy you are, just reply with "ditto"