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Washington County Elected Officials to Receive Raises, Supervisors Approve Lower Rates than Compensation Board Recommended

Posted: Thursday, March 15th, 2018 at 6:28 am
Author: Sally Y. Hart - KCII News

Elected officials in Washington County will receive raises in salary in the next fiscal year with increases from less than one percent up to 2.6%.

Supervisor Jack Seward explained the board decided to decrease the raises that had been proposed by the county compensation board, “I just think we ought to remind the folks that the county compensation board recommended anywhere from a three percent to an effective eight and two-thirds percent raise for some of the elected officials and we rolled those back to just under two percent for most, less for some. So we did cut those recommendations by I think a significant amount.” For example, the proposed increase in the county attorney’s salary was 8.67% from the compensation board and the supervisors approved an increase of 2.6% or $2,835. And a 7.25% increase was recommended for supervisors, but the final amount was a 0.72% increase in annual salary.

Approved Rates:
Position – 2017-18 Salary – 2018-19 Salary (% increase)
Auditor – $72,757 – $73,411 (0.9%)
County Attorney – $109,901 – $111,926 (2.6%)
Recorder – $67,019 – $67,776 (1.13%)
Sheriff – $92,110 – $93,865 (1.91%)
Supervisor – $36,394 – $36,657 (0.72%)
Supervisor Chair – $1,500 – $1,500 (0%)
Treasurer – $68,018 – $68,784 (1.13%)