The Dublin San Ramon Services District has the 11th highest average employee salary among the 1,504 special districts listed in a new public pay study.
The state Controller's Office has put the 2011 salary and benefits information on a website. It details city, county and special district payrolls.
The average salary for special districts across California was $54,468 a year. The annual salary in the Dublin San Ramon Services District was $107,373.
Here's an overview of some of those numbers.2011 Salary Study DSRSD Special Districts Employees 114 67 (average) Average Salary $107,373 $54,468 Total Wages $12.2 million $5.5 billion
Here's the top 10 wage earners in the Dublin San Ramon Services District for 2011. The employees are listed by position only.
The salaries include regular pay, overtime, lump sums and other payments. The benefits and pension are what the district contributed to the employee's plan.Employee Salary Benefits Pension General Manager $295,787 $20,014 $0 Engineer/Assistant General Manager $218,688 $14,974 $0 Financial Services Manager $217,895 $5,552 $0 Organizational Services Manager $216,048 $2,792 $0 Operations Manager $204,913 $14,974 $0 Principal Engineer Supervisor $173,744 $2,750 $0 Wastewater Operations Supervisor $170,887 $20,014 $0 Information Services Supervisor $169,723 $14,974 $0 Principal Engineer Supervisor $166,817 $14,974 $0 Water/Wastewater Systems Operator $158,359 $2,792 $0
Bert Michalczyk, the district's general manager, said the agency figures out base salaries by using the median pay from a group of 17 similar districts.
The reason DSRSD has the 11th highest average salary in the state, Michalczyk said, is because the district does not pay into a pension program and no longer hands out bonuses. That money is instead put into salaries.
He noted many of the district's positions require specialized training and certification.
"We're entrusted with the public health," Michalczyk said.
The DSRSD provides water service to 19,000 meters representing 62,000 people in Dublin. It provide wastewater service to 13,000 meters representing 38,000 people in a portion of San Ramon.
The district also treats wastewater from Pleasanton and is part of two joint powers authorities.