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How Much Do City Employees Make?

A list of the most recent salary data.

Ever wonder how much Pacifica city employees make?

A database on the California State Controller's Office tells all. It provides information about public employee salaries, health, dental and vision insurance and even their pension plans. 

The most recent data in the database is from 2010 and is listed below. Keep in mind that an employee's salary, for instance what they might have been told during the hiring process, is listed here as their "Annual Salary Minimum". "Total wages subject to Medicare", however, represents the actual cost of the employee to the city in 2010. The difference between their salary and the total wages subject to Medicare can consist of overtime or health insurance cash outs. 

Also note that since this list is from 2010, it shows former City Attorney Cecilia Quick's salary, then the highest among the city's employees. in efforts to save money and close a budget deficit. Also, the salary and wages listed for the Director of Planning are for Michael Crabtree's last year in that position, so they are larger than they would have been in past years. 

2009 data, plus a comparison of Pacifica city employee compensation compared to neighboring towns can . 

DepartmentJob TitleAnnual Salary MinimumAnnual Salary MaximumTotal Wages Subject to Medicare (Box 5 of W-2)Health, Dental, Vision City Attorney City Attorney $192,989 $192,989 $200,751 $8,577 City Manager City Manager $185,436 $185,436 $195,872 $13,952 Fire Deputy Fire Chief $156,576 $164,712 $184,185 $1,649 Police Police Chief $152,280 $175,116 $164,287 $1,560 Engineering Director Of Public Works/City Engineer $152,136 $174,012 $172,718 $16,164 Planning & Building Dir. Of Planning/City Planner $150,540 $172,176 $212,760 $16,570 Parks, Beaches and Recreation - Administration Director Of Parks, Beaches & Recreation $147,528 $168,708 $145,554 $16,164 City Manager Administrative Services Dir. $141,192 $162,804 $172,849 $1,983 Police Police Captain $134,880 $155,112 $146,441 $13,854 Police Police Captain $134,880 $155,112 $140,249 $13,854 Police Police Captain $134,880 $155,112 $164,395 $13,854 Wastewater Treatment Plant Director Of Waste Water Treatment Plant-Coll & Plant Oper $134,400 $154,560 $135,177 $1,440 Fire Fire Battalion Chief $118,080 $137,052 $179,842 $13,851 Fire Fire Battalion Chief $118,080 $137,052 $177,959 $11,851 Public Works Field Services Manager $111,300 $128,004 $125,198 $1,440 Fire Paramedic Coordinator $107,976 $154,944 $166,793 $1,440 Wastewater Treatment Plant Waste Water Treatment Plant Collections Sys. Manager $105,084 $123,276 $123,095 $16,080 Wastewater Treatment Plant Waste Water Treatment Plant Plant Manager $105,084 $123,276 $122,647 $8,039 Finance Assistant Finance Director $100,176 $115,188 $126,675 $1,743 Wastewater Treatment Plant Waste Water Treatment Plant Asst. Superint. - Maint. $100,080 $117,408 $130,460 $1,440 Finance Mis Manager $95,892 $110,796 $118,880 $7,830 Fire Fire Battalion Chief $93,672 $111,696 $155,317 $15,094 Fire Fire Captain $93,672 $111,696 $132,733 $1,200 Fire Fire Captain $93,672 $111,696 $62,429 $1,200 Fire Fire Captain $93,672 $111,696 $120,257 $8,127 Fire Fire Captain $93,672 $111,696 $55,328 $1,200 Fire Fire Captain $93,672 $111,696 $134,715 $14,190 Public Works Publick Works Superintendent $90,576 $109,356 $114,476 $1,440 Public Works Publick Works Superintendent $90,576 $109,356 $121,012 $8,039 Wastewater Treatment Plant Associate Civil Engineer $88,128 $106,428 $107,932 $15,599 Engineering Associate Civil Engineer $88,128 $103,332 $100,926 $16,080 Engineering Associate Civil Engineer $88,128 $103,332 $100,629 $7,830 Engineering Associate Civil Engineer $88,128 $103,332 $102,449 $16,080 City Manager City Clerk/Executive Assistant $87,492 $100,620 $116,688 $4,635 Police Police Sergeant $85,680 $115,104 $153,622 $1,200 Police Police Sergeant $85,680 $115,104 $153,693 $1,200 Police Police Sergeant $85,680 $115,104 $146,726 $14,724 Police Police Sergeant $85,680 $115,104 $137,058 $14,724 Police Police Sergeant $85,680 $115,104 $130,115 $14,724 Police Police Sergeant $85,680 $115,104 $162,881 $14,724 Police Police Sergeant $85,680 $115,104 $145,903 $1,200 Police Police Sergeant $85,680 $115,104 $145,533 $13,981 Finance Systems Specialist $79,920 $95,280 $107,565 $720 Police Systems Specialist $79,920 $95,280 $108,647 $720 Fire Firefighter-Paramedic B-6 $78,036 $98,604 $113,755 $1,200 Fire Firefighter-Paramedic B-6 $78,036 $98,604 $107,473 $16,860 Fire Firefighter-Paramedic A-6 $76,128 $96,204 $118,620 $16,516 Fire Fire Captain $76,128 $96,204 $135,442 $8,127 Fire Firefighter-Paramedic A-6 $76,128 $96,204 $118,034 $16,860 Fire Firefighter-Paramedic A-6 $76,128 $96,204 $103,541 $16,860 Fire Firefighter-Paramedic A-6 $76,128 $96,204 $113,870 $9,030 Fire Firefighter-Paramedic A-6 $76,128 $96,204 $116,266 $7,799 Fire Firefighter-Paramedic A-6 $76,128 $96,204 $76,760 $1,200 Fire Firefighter-Paramedic A-3 $76,128 $83,064 $119,769 $7,590 Planning & Building Associate Planner $75,744 $89,316 $97,961 $7,830 Parks, Beaches and Recreation - Senior Services Food / Sr Services Supervisor $75,276 $86,568 $88,504 $14,524 Parks, Beaches and Recreation - Child Care Childcare Supervisor $75,276 $86,568 $96,563 $1,440 Police Police Records Supervisor $74,292 $90,060 $88,506 $13,878 Planning & Building Management Analyst I $74,076 $85,308 $91,677 $8,577 Public Works Publick Works Supervisor $73,320 $93,192 $86,759 $13,878 Public Works Publick Works Supervisor $73,320 $93,192 $83,289 $13,878 Public Works Publick Works Supervisor $73,320 $93,192 $103,218 $720 Police Police Comm. Supervisor $72,756 $96,552 $109,783 $1,200 Police Corporal $72,756 $101,712 $133,289 $14,124 Police Corporal $72,756 $101,712 $136,300 $7,590 Police Corporal $72,756 $101,712 $134,814 $1,503 Police Corporal $72,756 $101,712 $137,775 $14,724 Police Corporal $72,756 $101,712 $129,266 $14,724 Police Corporal $72,756 $101,712 $146,071 $14,724 City Manager Human Resources Analyst $72,372 $88,740 $96,579 $1,440 Public Works Senior Equipment Mechanic $71,760 $85,620 $87,833 $13,878 Planning & Building Assistant Planner $71,088 $86,376 $87,343 $13,804 Planning & Building Assistant Planner $71,088 $86,376 $75,994 $13,878 Fire Firefighter-EMT B-6 $71,016 $91,596 $89,409 $7,304 Fire Firefighter-EMT B-6 $71,016 $91,596 $85,768 $16,860 Fire Firefighter-Engineer-EMT B-6 $71,016 $91,596 $72,211 $16,860 Fire Firefighter-EMT B-6 $71,016 $91,596 $87,282 $16,860 Fire Firefighter-EMT A-3 $69,288 $76,224 $87,698 $16,860 Fire Firefighter-EMT A-3 $69,288 $76,224 $99,162 $8,337 Police Police Officer $69,288 $96,852 $107,417 $13,524 Police Police Officer $69,288 $96,852 $111,507 $14,724 Police Police Officer $69,288 $96,852 $142,266 $1,200 Police Police Officer $69,288 $96,852 $108,176 $8,337 Fire Firefighter-Engineer-EMT A-6 $69,288 $89,364 $94,352 $16,860 Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator III $67,788 $101,700 $104,885 $14,265 Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator III $67,788 $101,700 $161,569 $7,110 Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator III $67,788 $101,700 $142,341 $720 Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator III $67,788 $101,700 $119,799 $13,804 Wastewater Treatment Plant Laboratory Supervisor $65,436 $82,020 $101,635 $7,033 Finance Account Technician III $64,752 $70,080 $72,644 $13,501 City Attorney Executive Assistant $64,080 $73,752 $69,796 $16,080 Planning & Building Code Enforcement Officer $62,196 $81,540 $87,845 $7,857 Public Works Mechanic $62,172 $74,148 $74,929 $13,501 Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator II $60,300 $95,832 $109,666 $720 Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator II $60,300 $95,823 $121,551 $7,110 Wastewater Treatment Plant Electrical Instrum. Tech II $60,300 $95,832 $90,437 $720 Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator II $60,300 $101,700 $104,591 $13,766 Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator II $60,300 $95,832 $118,761 $720 Police PD Evidence & Prop Tech III $60,048 $71,616 $90,748 $7,110 Police Public Safety Dispatcher $59,244 $78,588 $74,902 $14,724 Police Public Safety Dispatcher $59,244 $78,588 $99,559 $1,200 Police Public Safety Dispatcher $59,244 $78,588 $96,894 $8,127 Police Public Safety Dispatcher $59,244 $78,588 $99,011 $13,981 Police Public Safety Dispatcher $59,244 $78,588 $91,685 $14,724 Parks, Beaches and Recreation - Child Care Child Care Assist. Supervisor $58,932 $70,332 $57,212 $13,378 Parks, Beaches and Recreation - Senior Services Senior Program Coordinator $55,752 $66,612 $77,211 $720 Public Works Equipment Operator $55,716 $66,108 $79,702 $1,023 Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator I $54,984 $88,920 $79,422 $7,110 Wastewater Treatment Plant Laboratory Technician $54,984 $88,920 $93,178 $720 Wastewater Treatment Plant Electrical Instrum. Tech I $54,984 $88,920 $87,202 $720 Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator I $54,984 $88,920 $71,376 $14,265 Parks, Beaches and Recreation - Child Care Child Care Site Coordinator $54,804 $65,412 $73,290   —   Parks, Beaches and Recreation - Child Care Child Care Site Coordinator $54,804 $65,412 $66,347 $1,023 Parks, Beaches and Recreation - Child Care Child Care Site Coordinator $54,804 $65,412 $5,354 $1,156 Parks, Beaches and Recreation - Child Care Child Care Assist. Supervisor $54,804 $65,412 $67,051 $13,028 Parks, Beaches and Recreation - Child Care Child Care Site Coordinator $54,804 $65,419 $65,908 $13,501 Public Works Building Maint. Specialist $54,072 $64,428 $41,973 $13,878 Public Works Equipment Operator $54,072 $64,428 $66,335 $13,878 Public Works Building Maint. Specialist $54,072 $64,428 $70,856 $13,878 Parks, Beaches and Recreation - Recreation Recreation Coordinator $53,892 $64,164 $71,717 $7,110 Parks, Beaches and Recreation - Aquatics Recreation Coordinator $53,892 $64,124 $76,053 $303 Police Police Officer $53,304 $96,852 $123,058 $8,127 Police Police Officer $53,304 $96,852 $41,089 $6,135 Police Police Officer $53,304 $96,852 $49,439 $3,963 Police Police Officer $53,304 $96,852 $121,382 $1,200 Police Police Officer $53,304 $96,852 $110,482 $7,304 Police Police Officer $53,304 $96,852 $112,792 $8,337 Police Police Officer $53,304 $96,852 $105,159 $1,200 Police Police Officer $53,304 $96,852 $114,840 $8,337 Police Police Officer $53,304 $96,852 $119,433 $1,200 Police Police Officer $53,304 $96,852 $46,966 $8,127 Police Police Officer $53,304 $96,852 $99,319 $7,513 Police Police Officer $53,304 $96,852 $121,192 $1,409 Police Police Officer $53,304 $96,852 $133,516 $7,590 Police Police Officer $53,304 $96,852 $102,271 $8,337 Police Police Officer $53,304 $96,852 $100,279 $14,724 Finance Account Technician III $53,124 $70,080 $82,292 $720 Finance Account Technician II $53,124 $70,080 $75,593 $720 Public Works Ranger $52,812 $62,976 $64,644 $7,110 Public Works Maintenance Worker I $50,760 $61,272 $56,585 $13,878 Public Works Maintenance Worker I $50,760 $61,272 $60,364 $13,878 Public Works Assistant Tree Trimmer $50,760 $61,272 $71,873 $7,110 Public Works Assistant Tree Trimmer $50,760 $61,272 $23,495 $2,962 Public Works Maintenance Worker I $50,760 $61,272 $62,499 $13,878 Public Works Maintenance Worker I $50,760 $61,272 $60,361 $13,878 Public Works Tree Trimmer $50,760 $61,272 $64,914 $13,878 Public Works Maintenance Worker I $50,760 $61,272 $64,386 $13,878 Public Works Tree Trimmer $50,760 $61,272 $60,019 $13,501 Public Works Maintenance Worker I $50,760 $61,272 $66,685 $7,319 Public Works Tree Trimmer $50,760 $61,272 $65,926 $13,728 Public Works Tree Trimmer $50,760 $61,272 $64,914 $13,878 Public Works Maintenance Worker I $50,760 $61,272 $58,644 $13,998 Finance Administrative Assistant $49,440 $59,028 $65,230 $7,110 Fire Administrative Assistant $49,440 $59,028 $51,094 $13,501 Planning & Building Permit Technician $49,440 $59,028 $52,197 $13,878 Parks, Beaches and Recreation - Administration Administrative Assistant $49,440 $59,028 $57,554 $11,100 Police Administrative Assistant $49,440 $59,028 $67,219 $720 Police Police Records Clerk $47,461 $57,567 $53,129 $14,268 Police Police Records Clerk $47,460 $57,564 $70,079 $720 Parks, Beaches and Recreation - Senior Services Van Driver $46,908 $59,844 $60,980 $13,501 Parks, Beaches and Recreation - Senior Services Food Service Coordinator $43,054 $54,873 $53,147 $7,110 Parks, Beaches and Recreation - Child Care Child Care Teacher III (Lead) $40,992 $48,888 $48,894 $13,878 City Manager Administrative Clerk II $40,992 $48,888 $52,947 $7,033 Planning & Building Administrative Clerk II $40,992 $48,888 $65,467 $720 Wastewater Treatment Plant Administrative Clerk II (30Hr) $40,992 $48,888 $53,301 $720 Parks, Beaches and Recreation - Child Care Child Care Technician $40,692 $49,500 $59,026   —   Parks, Beaches and Recreation - Child Care Child Care Teacher III (Lead) $40,692 $49,500 $48,444 $13,878 Parks, Beaches and Recreation - Child Care Child Care Teacher III (Lead) $40,692 $49,500 $49,800 $13,678 Parks, Beaches and Recreation - Child Care Child Care Teacher III (Lead) $40,692 $49,500 $57,472 $7,110 Parks, Beaches and Recreation - Child Care Child Care Teacher III (Lead) $36,456 $42,528 $49,036 $13,878 Parks, Beaches and Recreation - Child Care Child Care Teacher II $36,456 $42,528 $51,902 $720 Police Property Clerk $22,728 $27,144 $39,074 $1,023 City Council Councilmember $8,400 $8,400 $19,247   —   City Council Councilmember $8,400 $8,400 $20,231 $1,649 City Council Councilmember $8,400 $8,400 $20,184 $1,440 City Council Councilmember $8,400 $8,400 $13,570 $7,753 City Council Councilmember $8,400 $8,400 $7,316 $7,830

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Charles Dodgson January 14, 2012 at 09:57 PM
It is simple supply and demand, but you apparently still don't grasp it. By definition, if equally qualified people are willing to work for half as much, then the current employees are being paid way above market rates. If that was the case, as I said earlier they should then have their salaries cut, so you and I would be in violent agreement. You saying it doesn't make it true, though, and no one has shown me anything to convince me that's the reality.
Lionel Emde January 15, 2012 at 05:31 AM
Sure, Todd may be correct. But the reporter covering the story should have this basic information. It's not obscure.
hutch January 16, 2012 at 03:58 AM
Well Charles I'd say just read the paper if you think we're not in very hard economic times. Even the Tribune is still full of foreclosure notices. Almost every city, county and state are cutting wages and benefits. So I guess it's not just me.
Charles Dodgson January 16, 2012 at 04:10 PM
Of course we're in hard times -- I don't think anyone has disputed that. It's just that random speculations about the job market are not a sound basis for decisions about Pacifica's future. You saying that you are willing to do Timmy Lincecum's job for half the price does not mean that you are qualified to do it.
hutch January 16, 2012 at 04:18 PM
Wow, Lincecum works for the city? We DO have some real talent here.

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