Truckee-Tahoe’s top jobs: Survey shows salary ranges for public agencies |

Truckee-Tahoe’s top jobs: Survey shows salary ranges for public agencies

There’s a multitude of local government agencies serving the Tahoe-Truckee area, all dealing with one common issue – how to manage our tax dollars.

Now that most of these publicly funded organizations have their budgets set for the next fiscal year, the Sierra Sun is presenting a salary survey highlighting how each agency spends its money.

We asked every organization to list their total operating budget, administrator salaries and benefits, board member compensation and benefits and non-monetary benefits such as vehicle usage, etc. to see how our tax dollars help keep these agencies running.

Truckee Tahoe Airport District

Operating budget: $1,102,984

General Manager, Peter Soderquist: $59,200

Compensation: dental, medical, vehicle, vision insurance

— Board member compensation: $100 per attended meeting plus mileage reimbursement. No benefits are paid on behalf of board members.

Tahoe Regional Planning Agency

Operating budget: $3,775,000

Executive Director, Jim Baetge, $80,000

Compensation: Health benefits, life insurance, retirement benefits

— Board member compensation:

Travel expenses for some

Truckee Sanitary District

Operating budget: $2,759,400

Administrative Manager, O.R. Butterfield: $105,144

Compensation: dental, medical, vehicle, vision.

Board of Directors: $100 per day for every day of service performed.


Sanitation Agency

Operating budget: $5,778,516

General Manager, Craig Woods: $87,492

Compensation: 30 days vacation, 12 days sick leave annually, medical benefits, PERS retirement, vehicle.

Board member compensation: $100 per meeting.

Nevada County

Board of Supervisors

County Administrator, David Brennan: $92,796

Supervisor: $2,518 monthly

Chairperson: $2,629 monthly

Compensation (for both county administrator and board members):

— A monthly contribution toward a cafeteria health benefit plan in the amount of $350.

— A payment by the county of 7 percent of each member supervisor’s contribution to the Public Employee’s Retirement System in excess of $133.

— Reimbursement for mileage (to and from their

residence), meals, lodging and incidentals. Not to exceed $300 per officer per fiscal year.

— Reimbursement for mileage to review county roads. $25 per month.

Committee reimbursement:

— Local Agency Formation Committee: members receive $40 per meeting, plus mileage.

— Northern Sierra Air Quality Management District: members receive $75 per meeting, plus mileage.

— Sierra Sacramento Valley EMS: members receive $50 per meeting, plus mileage.

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