What mayors in Snohomish County are paid

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

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