South Bay Municipal Employees Earned Average of $142,000 in 2013
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 38 South Bay cities was $141,739 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 South Bay and the rest of California – as well as for special districts like fire and water – click here.
Other notable 2013 South Bay findings include:
- 2,743 South Bay municipal employees earned at least $200,000.
o Susan Loftus, San Mateo City Manager, earned $567,106.
o Gary M. Luebbers, Sunnyvale City Manager, earned $430,066.
o Debra J. Figone, San Jose City Manager, earned $415,281.
- 237 South Bay municipal employees earned at least $50,000 in overtime alone.
o Daniel P. Guerra, San Jose Police Officer, made $132,105 in overtime and $336,232 in total compensation.
o Lanty G. Molloy Jr., Millbrae Fire Captain, made $128,296 in overtime and $304,790 in total compensation.
o Hector M. Vasquez, San Jose Police Officer, made $124,553 in overtime and $326,637 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
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.
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.