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Published: Sunday, February 19, 2012, 12:01 a.m.

What mayors in Snohomish County are paid

  • Everett Mayor Ray Stephanson

    Everett Mayor Ray Stephanson

  • Marysville Mayor Jon Nehring

    Marysville Mayor Jon Nehring

  • Edmonds Mayor Dave Earling

    Edmonds Mayor Dave Earling

  • Lynnwood Mayor Don Gough

    Lynnwood Mayor Don Gough

If you're going to be a mayor in Snohomish County, you want to be mayor in Everett. That's because the job pulls down an annual salary of $154,956. Not to mention health care and a pension. And that makes sense: Everett is the biggest city in the county. But it doesn't pay to be the head honcho in every city. From town to town, the pay and benefits vary widely, as do duties and demands. Here's a look at how cities reimburse their top official, in order of population.

Everett

Mayor: Ray Stephanson
Annual salary: $154,956
Pension: State plan with employee contribution at 4.64 percent and employer contribution at 7.25 percent.
Health care: Medical, dental and vision
Position: Full time
City population: 103,100
City employees: 1,143
Government: Mayor-council

Marysville

Mayor: Jon Nehring
Annual salary: $111,240
Pension: State plan with employee contribution at 4.64 percent and employer contribution at 7.25 percent.
Health care: Yes
Position: Full time
City population: 60,660
City employees: 245
Government: Mayor-council

Edmonds

Mayor: Dave Earling
Annual salary: $113,000
Pension: Can enroll in state plan but has chosen not to.
Health care: Medical, dental and vision.
Position: Full-time
City population: 39,800
City employees: 199
Government: Mayor-council

Lynnwood

Mayor: Don Gough
Annual salary: $95,617
Pension: State plan with the employee contribution at 4.64 percent and employer contribution at 7.25 percent.
Health care: Medical, dental, vision, employee assistance, life and long-term disability
Position: Full-time
City population: 35,860
City employees: 468
Government: Mayor-council

Bothell

Mayor: Mark Lamb
Annual salary: $13,200
Pension: No
Health care: No
Position: Part time
City population: 33,720 (16,570 in Snohomish County; 17,150 in King)
City employees: 296
Government: Council-city manager

Lake Stevens

Mayor: Vern Little
Annual salary: $14,400
Pension: No
Health care: No
Position: Part time
City population: 28,210
City employees: 63
Government: Mayor-council

Mukilteo

Mayor: Joe Marine
Annual salary: $70,800
Pension: State plan with employee contribution at 4.64 percent and employer contribution at 7.25 percent.
Health care: Yes
Position: Full-time
City population: 20,310
City employees: 106
Government: Mayor-council

Mountlake Terrace

Mayor: Jerry Smith
Annual salary: $12,000
Pension: No
Health care: No
Position: Part time
City population: 19,990
City employees: 261
Government: Council-manager

Mill Creek

Mayor: Mike Todd
Annual salary: $8,400
Pension: No
Health care: No
Position: Part time
City population: 18,370
City employees: 65
Government: Council-manager

Arlington


Mayor: Barbara Tolbert
Annual salary: $18,000
Pension: Can enroll in state plan but has chosen not to.
Health care: Mayor and council voted to eliminate their health benefits after March 31.
Position: Part time
City population: 17,930
City employees: 130
Government: Mayor-council

Monroe

Mayor: Robert Zimmerman
Annual salary: $36,000
Pension: No
Health care: No
Position: Part time
City population: 17,330
City employees: 103
Government: Mayor-council

Snohomish

Mayor: Karen Guzak
Annual salary: $9,000
Pension: No
Health care: No
Position: Part time
City population: 9,200
City employees: 49 employees
Government: Council-manager

Stanwood

Mayor: Dianne White
Annual salary: $13,200
Pension: No
Health care: Medical and dental
Position: Part time
City population: 6,220
City employees: 32
Government: Mayor-council

Brier

Mayor: Bob Colinas
Annual salary: $12,000
Pension: No
Health care: Medical coverage or one-time payment of $630.48, which he elected to do.
Position: Part time
City population: 6,100
City employees: 18
Government: Mayor-council

Sultan

Mayor: Carolyn Eslick
Annual salary: $6,000
Pension: No
Health care: No
Position: Part time
City population: 4,655
City employees: 19
Government: Mayor-council

Granite Falls

Mayor: Haroon Saleem
Annual salary: $12,000
Pension: State plan with employee contribution at 4.64 percent and employer contribution at 7.25 percent.
Health care: No
Position: Part time
City population: 3,370
City employees: 17
Government: Mayor-council

Gold Bar

Mayor: Joe Beavers
Annual salary: $3,600
Pension: No
Health care: No
Position: No set number of hours
City population: 2,060
City employees: 5
Government: Mayor-council

Darrington

Mayor: Dan Rankin
Annual salary: $6,000
Pension: No
Health care: No
Position: Part time
City population: 1,345
City employees: 4
Government: Mayor-council

Woodway

Mayor: Carla Nichols
Annual salary: None
Pension: No
Health care: No
Position: No set hours
City population: 1,305
City employees: 18
Government: Council-manager

Index

Mayor: Bruce Albert
Annual salary: None
Pension: No
Health care: No
Position: No set number of hours
City population: 180
City employees: 4
Government: Mayor-council


Story tags » GovernmentArlingtonBothellBrierDarringtonEdmondsEverettGold BarGranite FallsIndexLake StevensLynnwoodMarysvilleMill CreekMonroeMountlake TerraceMukilteoSnohomishStanwoodSultanWoodway

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