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What Martinez City Employees Earned in 2011

San Francisco has 572 workers making more than the governor. How does Martinez compare?

There are 195 city employees in San Francisco who made more than $200,000 in 2012. As Matier and Ross point out in Wednesday’s Chronicle, there are 572 workers in the city who made more than the governor. With a payroll of around $2.5 billion, San Francisco paid more than $3,000 per resident to its employees. 

News of San Francisco's mammoth payroll seemed like a good excuse to test drive the State Controller's new public employee compensation database and see what city workers in Martinez are pulling down these days. 

The State Controller’s newly updated website shows that in 2011 Martinez spent $318 per resident on its 364 municipal employees. Martinez had two positions topping $200,000 mark in 2011 (See second table at bottom of article).  

In 2011, the city's highest paid position was the city manager, with total wages of $226,560, according to the figures on the State Controller's website.

If you haven't explored it yet, the controller's new website has some nifty features for people interested in public employee compensation in California. 

Martinez Municipal Employee Compensation Snapshot for 2011 Martinez Statewide Average Population 35,958 64,930  Number of City Employees 237 620 Ratio of Residents per City Employee 151:1 104:1 Average Wages for City Employees $48,188 $61,059 Amount Spent on Total Wages $11,420,441 Amount Spent per resident $318 Source: California State Controller's Office

 

The Top 10 Highest Paying Positions in Martinez for 2011* Position Total Wages Defined
Benefit Plan Employees' Ret. Cost Covered Deferred Compensation Health, Dental
& Vision City Manager $226,560 $20,701 $15,220 $3,277 $21,003 Police Chief $205,458 $84,382 $18,183 -- $18,762 Director Of Public Works $178,985 $18,857 $12,795 $2,733 $22,058 Assistant City Manager $163,381 $17,112 $11,610 $2,480 $7,418 Sergeant $162,751 $50,370 $10,825 -- $18,762 City Engineer $146,442 $15,641 $10,612 $2,267 $22,042 Finance Manager $143,024 $15,790 $10,712 $2,288 $14,782 Sergeant $141,641 $49,446 $10,647 -- $8,425 Deputy Public Works Director $140,274 $15,194 $10,308 $2,202 $22,058 Police Captain $138,845 $63021 $13,569 -- $18,762 Source: California State Controller * The wages include, salary, overtime, vacation, payouts and bonuses
tom lewis February 23, 2013 at 06:18 PM
Very articulate, thank you Mike. As I recall one big issue at the Albatross was that it kept geting flooded. Right after a renovation it flooded again and the place closed for the last time. How about something positive about development and our City Council. you lost the race and seem a little more bitter than ever. Cool heads prevail. Tom Lewis
MIKE ALFORD February 23, 2013 at 08:27 PM
TOM Just to set the record Straght between you and I I Lost the Race I never thought that I could Win Faceing The Odds That I Did not Have the Money To Compeat with the Busby,Duniven & Siino Machine But In Saying That I went and TOOK the Truth to the people Thats All Im not bitter or upset that is a fact now where have you been the last 8 years I the only meetings Ive seen you get up and talk at Youve been talking about Bus stops comming into martinez ? Someone should try and explain to you (Very Slowley I might Add) that If you think that putting more bus stops comming into martinez that its going to bring people in here to spend more money your a bit confused tom ! First and I will go slow so you can keep up YOU HAVE TO HAVE BUSNESS That they will come for ? See Where are they going to shop for men or womens shoes,work boots,underwhere,uniforms,sport equiment,mens suits, or womens things,childrens toys,chothes Try and Catch the reality of what Im trying to Say Tom Start Bringing Things that people BUY every day And That I Can See Your Point ! Now about the Albtross restruant That you got on me about First Of All Tom Get Your Stories straght THE ALBATROSS Restruat NEVER ever flooded The Tide would come in and would put 6 to 8 inches of water across the west entrece side ! All they Would hav had to do was build a higher or a small walk way ! As For Our DEVELOMPMENT And our Leaders - Please Tom Tell us What they Have Ever Finnish at the Marina.Please Tell Us Tom WHAT
tom lewis February 23, 2013 at 10:47 PM
Don't believe everything you think Mike. I seem to remember that you supported the Buy America Resolution which the USW, and Contra Costa Central Labor Council brought to the city so your tax dollars would be re-invested in this country putting our residents back to work. Philip Vince says he is still applying these principles to the other city projects which don't even fall under the reinvestment act. Regarding Bus stops: In my view this is a basic Human Right to have decent facilities for commuters, school children, the elderly, and underprivileged. As you heard Mayor Schroder advise me, I took the issues to the CCCTA board of directors Thursday. By the following day, maintenance manager Scott Mitchell had replaced three of the broken benches on Pacheco. Stay tuned, I hope we find ways to do much more. Tom
MIKE ALFORD February 24, 2013 at 02:48 AM
You know Tom ----- Your going to have to refresh my memory on Supporting USW or anyother program that Vince Or the Mayor Other The one Time I got On The all of them for Not signing the city workers Contract ! Now There Is A Real Big Difference in the way You and I are thinking ! See to Learn I have Been to 249 city counsel meetings --- I havent Missed One Meetind in almost 8 years --- Now that doesnt count Marina,Parks & rec, And Planning Comission Meetings --- Now I Go there To Learn & Listen --- See if I Dont Know about something I go and Learn ----- Than I double check what Im talking About --- Ive found out One Very Important Thing ----- That Not Enough people come to these meetings They Feel like they have no power and that its buisness as usual ! and thats not to far from the truth --- But to me it seems like you are trying to get on one of the Mayors Special commisions ? You Know If You Really want to talk about FACTs ---- Feel Free To Call Me ---- This way we wont take up any of PATCH --- Time Or Space ---- Maybe In A real Time Conversation We could See Through What we are both talking about --- 925 - 812 - 2221 --- I think we would at least know where we both stand on facts and what is good for this city --- Call anytime Im open for opinnions & Ideas ---- 24/7 ---- Mike Alford
MIKE ALFORD February 24, 2013 at 02:48 AM
You know Tom ----- Your going to have to refresh my memory on Supporting USW or anyother program that Vince Or the Mayor Other The one Time I got On The all of them for Not signing the city workers Contract ! Now There Is A Real Big Difference in the way You and I are thinking ! See to Learn I have Been to 249 city counsel meetings --- I havent Missed One Meetind in almost 8 years --- Now that doesnt count Marina,Parks & rec, And Planning Comission Meetings --- Now I Go there To Learn & Listen --- See if I Dont Know about something I go and Learn ----- Than I double check what Im talking About --- Ive found out One Very Important Thing ----- That Not Enough people come to these meetings They Feel like they have no power and that its buisness as usual ! and thats not to far from the truth --- But to me it seems like you are trying to get on one of the Mayors Special commisions ? You Know If You Really want to talk about FACTs ---- Feel Free To Call Me ---- This way we wont take up any of PATCH --- Time Or Space ---- Maybe In A real Time Conversation We could See Through What we are both talking about --- 925 - 812 - 2221 --- I think we would at least know where we both stand on facts and what is good for this city --- Call anytime Im open for opinnions & Ideas ---- 24/7 ---- Mike Alford

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