North Bay Municipal Employees Earned Average of $130,000 in 2013

North Bay Municipal Employees Earned Average of $130,000 in 2013

Transparent California Releases Detailed Public Employee Compensation Data for 405 cities and 826 Special Districts Statewide

TUSTIN – Today, Transparent California released previously unseen 2013 public employee compensation data – complete with names, pay, and benefits – for 405 cities and 826 special districts statewide on TransparentCalifornia.com, the state’s largest public sector compensation database.

The data show that average full-time compensation for employees of 55 North Bay cities was $130,172 in 2013, with thousands earning more than $200,000 a year and hundreds more earning more than $50,000 in overtime alone. Such compensation is significantly higher than that of peers in the private sector.
To view the comprehensive compensation database for municipal employees of the North Bay and the rest of California – as well as for special districts like fire and water – click here.
Other notable 2013 North Bay findings include:

  • 2,006 North Bay municipal employees earned at least $200,000.
  • Walter Shuld, San Pablo Police Chief, earned $440,983.
  • Malcolm E. Miller, Oakland Police Officer, earned $436,256.
  • George R. Silva, Hayward Battalion Chief, earned $428,457.
  • 488 North Bay municipal employees earned at least $50,000 in overtime alone.

o   Angel Bobo, Richmond Fire Captain,, made $279,105 in overtime and $508,893 in total compensation.

o   Marc Palechek, Richmond Fire Captain, made $241,578 in overtime and $450,942 in total compensation.

o   Stanley Eng, Vallejo Police Corporal, made $221,073 in overtime and $425,660 in total compensation.

Notable 2013 statewide findings include:

  • Average full-time municipal employee compensation statewide was $120,569.
  • 11,203 municipal employees took home over $200,000 with 3,661 making over $50,000 in overtime.

Average full-time municipal employee compensation for other regions in California was:

o   South Bay: $141,739

o   Greater Sacramento: $109,785

o   Central Valley: $99,433

o   Greater Los Angeles: $119,462

o   Greater San Diego: $114,329

o   Northern California: $108,269

o   Central Coast: $111,613

Notable 2013 special district findings include:

  • Average full-time special district employee compensation was $106,592.
  • Average full-time special district compensation for the top five districts were:

o   San Ramon Valley Fire Protection: $245,624

o   Rodeo-Hercules Fire Protection District: $237,424

o   Montecito Fire Protection: $214,363

o   Woodside Fire Protection District: $211,998

o   Central County Fire Department: $208,583

“North Bay civil servants averaging $130,000 a year in compensation means that the term civil servant is no longer appropriate,” said Mark Bucher, president of the California Policy Center. “Meanwhile, comparable workers in the private sector have seen their compensation stagnate as an ever-greater amount of their take home pay is diverted to fund these lavish government compensation packages.”

Transparent California also released summary pages for individual cities and counties, which include median public employee and cost per resident. Those pages are available by going to a city or county page and clicking the “View Summary” link.

Transparent California is the largest database of California public employee and retiree compensation with names and now contains over 7.7 million records from over 2,000 California government agencies.

To schedule an interview with California Policy Center president Mark Bucher, please contact Jordan Bruneau at (916) 258-2396 or jordan@transparentcalifornia.com.


Transparent California is a project of two nonpartisan, free-market think tanks, the California Policy Center and Nevada Policy Research Institute. Learn more at www.TransparentCalifornia.com.

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