Something is wrong when the second-highest-paid employee of the county of Marin is a “fire crew superintendent.”
County Administrator Matthew Hymel, the county’s top executive, earns an appropriate annual salary of $257,336. With pension, health care and other benefits his total compensation is $356,720.
Coming in second, the fire crew superintendent enjoys total compensation of $344,155. That’s what it cost to get this fellow out the firehouse door. His total comp package is composed of a generous base salary of $135,591, pensions and health care benefits of $69,025, “other compensation” of $1,346 and overtime pay of an incredible $138,193.
(Note: I’m not including the names of the individual employees associated with compensation figures presented with the exception of the most senior levels of management. These folks have done nothing wrong. It’s the system, overly creative public employee unions and our elected officials who are responsible for these pay distortions. Curious readers can reference the website TransparentCalifornia.com where the names, job titles and total compensation are disclosed for every California city, county, special-purpose agency and school district.)
Marin County’s fire crew superintendent isn’t a lone aberration. Nor is county government an outlier. Out-of-control overtime pay is skewering employee compensation in multiple Marin agencies. See Full Article HERE
Editor's Note: Overtime at Marinwood CSD is a serious growing concern. At the same time, our employee retirement plans are chronically underfunded. Something has got to give.