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WHAT THEY MAKE: Top 20 wage-earners in the Town of Sahuarita

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WHAT THEY MAKE: Top 20 wage-earners in the Town of Sahuarita

What did town employees make in 2018?

Here are the numbers, including benefits.

Notes:

•Language pay is for officers who have a proficiency in a foreign language and use it on the job. They are paid $38.46 per pay period. All are Spanish speakers.

•Some employees may sell back vacation time. The town's policy is to buy back up to 40 hours of accrued vacation time under some circumstances. Generally, this occurs when an employee accrues a balance near the 240-hour cap and wants to take vacation, but cannot or is otherwise not allowed.

•Employees receive time-and-a-half for working on a holiday.

•Employees have 10 paid holidays per year.

•Shift-differential pay is $1 more per hour than base pay. This is paid for hours worked from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m., and is only given to police officers. Salaried police department employees do not qualify for shift differential.

•Overtime pay listed below is the 50 percent extra an employee earns when working overtime. Some overtime is paid by state and federal grants. The bulk is from the federal Operation Stonegarden program.

•Nobody receives a car allowance, though some police department employees have take-home vehicles. That does not qualify as compensation.

•Per an agreement with the Police Officers' Association, the town pays an applicable employee for up to two assignments, which could be work as a phlebotomist or field training officer. There are two payroll codes for tracking purposes because officers can have two assignments.

•The top 20 employees were compensated a total of just over $2.4 million in 2018. There were 134 full-time and seven part-time employees at the end of 2018.

•Pay for hourly (non-salaried) workers is for actual time worked. Sick, vacation, etc., time is in a separate line.


1. Kelly Udall

Title: Town Manager

Salary: $176,615.41

Other benefits: $8,830.82 (Town's contribution toward 457 retirement plan)

TOTAL COMPENSATION: $185,446.23

NOTE: Udall received a 3% salary increase in a May 13 vote, taking his base pay to $186,430.

That takes his 2019-20 compensation to $195,260.82.


2. Dan Hochuli

Title: Town Attorney

Salary: $174,538.41

Other benefits: $8,726.71 (Town's contribution toward 457 retirement plan)

TOTAL COMPENSATION: $183,265.32

NOTE: Hochuli received a 3.5 percent salary increase in a vote April 22, 2019, taking his base pay up to $180,400 starting July 1.

The council also approved matching Hochuli's contribution to his 457 retirement plan up to 6 percent, or $10,472.28.

That takes his FY 2019-20 compensation to $190,872.28.


3. John Noland

Title: Police Chief

Salary: $143,641.94

Other benefits: $1,200 (uniform allowance)

TOTAL COMPENSATION: $144,841.94


4. A.C. Marriotti

Title: Finance Director

Salary: $141,085.44

Other benefits: $300 (cell stipend)

TOTAL COMPENSATION: $141,385.33


5. Sarah More

Title: Planning and Building Director

Salary: $132,789.02

Other benefits: $0

TOTAL COMPENSATION: $132,789.02


6. Aaron Medina

Title: Police Officer

Pay: $90,954.47 ($65,766.99 regular shifts and $25,187.48 for hours worked 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. with shift differential included)

Other benefits:

$17,100.77 (overtime)

$799.49 (holiday worked)

$179.22 (holiday worked with shift differential)

$777.40 (vacation)

$2,959.10 (holiday not worked)

$1,266.50 (on-call pay)

$538.44 (assignment pay)

$499.98 (corporal assignment)

$1,200 (uniform allowance)

$192.30 (acting pay)

$1,538.40 (retro pay)

TOTAL COMPENSATION: $118,486.05


7. Jesus Villanueva

Title: Police Officer

Pay: $89,964.50 ($32,511.80 regular shifts and $57,452.70 for hours worked 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. with shift differential included)

Other benefits:

$18,312.02 (overtime)

$417.50 (holiday worked)

$2,261.05 (holiday worked with shift differential)

$557.60 (vacation)

$669.12 (comp used)

$2,778.70 (other paid leave)

$576.90 (assignment pay)

$1,200 (uniform allowance)

$40 (uniform allowance)

$606.15 (retro pay)

TOTAL COMPENSATION: $118.421.96


8. Maria Avilez

Title: Town Magistrate

Salary: $113,414.20

Other benefits: $300 (cell stipend)

TOTAL COMPENSATION: $113,714.20


9. Kaleb Allred

Title: Police Commander

Salary: $108,259.06

Other benefits: $2,081.90 (vacation buyback)

$769.20 (language)

$1,200 (uniform allowance)

TOTAL COMPENSATION: $112,348.62


10. Carlos Navarrette

Title: Police Sergeant

Pay: $86,509.89 ($78,801.04 regular shifts and $7,708.85 for hours worked 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. with shift differential included)

Other benefits:

$8,781.89 (overtime)

$2,013.90 (holiday worked)

$6,519.45 (vacation)

$705.78 (sick)

$3,885.30 (holiday leave)

$749.75 (on call pay)

$999.96 (assignment pay)

$230.76 (assignment pay)

$1,200 (uniform allowance)

TOTAL COMPENSATION: $111,596.68


11. Thomas Johnston

Title: Police Officer

Pay: $80,278.86 ($74,949.05 regular shifts and $5,329.81 for hours worked 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. with shift differential included)

Other benefits:

$12,026.87 (overtime)

$3,540.90 (holiday worked)

$197.40 (holiday worked shift differential)

$5,598.45 (vacation)

$606.10 (sick)

$3,190.00 (holiday leave)

$499.00 (on call pay)

$999.96 (assignment pay)

$576.90 (corporal assignment)

$1,200 (uniform allowance)

$38.46 (retro pay)

TOTAL COMPENSATION: $107,752.90


12. MJ Dillard

Title: Public Works Director

Salary: $105,822.30

Other benefits: $0

TOTAL COMPENSATION: $105,822.30

As of March 22, 2019, Dillard is no longer with the town.


13. Eduard "Eddie" Lopez

Title: Police Commander

Salary: $102,457.54

Other benefits: $1908.67 (vacation buyback)

$1,200 (uniform allowance)

$305.38 (retro pay)

TOTAL COMPENSATION: $105,871.59


14. Jessica Silva

Title: Deputy Town Attorney

Salary: $105,097.14

Other benefits: $0

TOTAL COMPENSATION: $105,097.14


15. Victor Gonzalez

Title: Economic Development Director (promoted from Economic Development Manager in 2018)

Salary: $103,652.20

Other benefits: $300 (cell stipend)

TOTAL COMPENSATION: $103,952.20


16. Nanette Smejkal

Title: Parks & Rec Director

Salary: $103,486.20

Other benefits: $0

TOTAL COMPENSATION: $103,486.20


17. Juan Zamora

Title: Police Lieutenant (promoted from sergeant in 2018)

Pay: $87,319.49 ($84,827.52 regular shifts and $2,491.97 for hours worked 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. with shift differential included)

Other benefits:

$1,796.66 (overtime)

$2,601.30 (vacation)

$1,600.80 (vacation buyback)

$4,796.80 (comp used)

$1,200.60 (holiday leave)

$982.25 (on call pay)

$538.44 (assignment pay)

$999.96 (language)

$1,200 (uniform allowance)

TOTAL COMPENSATION: $103,036.30


18. Pam Little

Title: Building Safety Manager

Salary: $101,671.40

Other benefits: $50 (cell stipend)

$414.08 (retro pay)

TOTAL COMPENSATION: $102,135.48


19. Sam Almodova

Title: Police Lieutenant

Salary: $95,721.35

Other benefits: $730.74 (assignment pay)

$1,200 (uniform allowance)

$3,290.44 (retro pay)

TOTAL COMPENSATION: $100,942.53


20. Hector Iglecias

Title: Police Officer

Salary: $73,136.85 ($66,639.10 regular shifts and $6,497.75 for hours worked 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. with shift differential included)

Other benefits:

$8,075.32 (overtime)

$143.55 (holiday worked)

$296.10 (holiday worked shift differential)

$4,657.40 (vacation)

$1,276 (vacation buyback)

$1,563.10 (sick)

$3,190 (holiday leave)

$2,676.50 (on call pay)

$961.50 (assignment pay)

$538.44 (assignment pay)

$1,200 (uniform pay)

$2,499.90 (acting pay)

TOTAL COMPENSATION: $100,214.66

Note: Salaries included are from 3/09/18 through 02/22/19. As such, numbers do not reflect the annual salary for a fiscal year, which runs from July 1 through June 30.

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