Skip to comments.Salaries of local government brass top Biden's, Cabinet secretaries' [DC area unions at it again]
Posted on 12/27/2010 10:07:39 AM PST by RatherBiased.com
Montgomery County's top administrator banks a higher salary than the vice president of the United States. Ditto for Fairfax County's executive. And the District's police chief is paid more than the chief justice of the U.S. Supreme Court and speaker of the House.
Dozens of local officials earn better wages than the nation's marquee power players under compensation packages that soar past those for comparable positions statewide, showing that smaller-scale, public-sector jobs don't always come with a pay cut.
The benchmark for managers' salaries has jumped well beyond the six-figure plateau, as some command wages around a quarter-million dollars each year. Those in charge of the behind-the-scenes operation of thousands of municipal workers often enjoy better pay than elected officials. (See table below.)
Montgomery County Chief Administrative Officer Timothy Firestine earns more than $266,000 annually, and Fairfax County Executive Anthony Griffin nets $240,000 -- even with pay freezes. D.C. City Administrator Neil Albert, who also fills an appointed position, makes $225,000.
Yet, that money is pocket change compared with the salaries of school superintendents and higher eduction officials lining the upper echelon of county and state payrolls. Outgoing Montgomery County Schools Superintendent Jerry Weast, for example, earned nearly $500,000 this year, including benefits.
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Conservatives need to keep reminding the GOP House of Representatives to NOT bail out irresponsible local governments.
We should make a point of sending these stories to our Congressperson.
When the local governments tell their voters the truth, the voters will boot the politicians creating the problem.
Say what? Granted, NOVA is not a cheap place to live but there is no shortage of places that are worse.
“I think the salaries are fair,” said Fairfax County Supervisor Jeff McKay, D-Lee. “There is no more expensive place to live than Northern Virginia.
Such is the game played by government workers. They survey the wages paid in another area and use that to justify the pay in their area.
The salary has nothing to do with the amount of work.
Maryland “Freak State” PING!
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