The Oro Loma Sanitary District has the 35th 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.
Here's an overview of some of those numbers.2011 Salary Study Oro Loma Sanitary Special Districts Employees 50 67 (average) Average Salary $84,177 $54,468 Total Wages $4.2 million $5.5 billion
Here's the top 10 wage earners in the Oro Loma Sanitary 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. Benefits are for health, dental and vision.Employee Salary Benefits Pension General Manager $204,267 $19,575 $17,387 Water Quality Services Director $162,344 $19,725 $13,849 District Engineer $157,319 $19,516 $13,055 Finance Manager $131,490 $15,285 $11,531 Administrative Services Manager $126,440 $21,196 $11,034 Field Maintenance Supervisor $123,684 $19,725 $10,516 Associate Engineer $113,403 $19,516 $8,878 Plant Operation Supervisor $111,993 $9,155 $9,628 Plant Chemist $105,370 $15,419 $8,189 Plant Operator II $105,057 $15,478 $7,329
Oro Loma Sanitary services 13 square miles, including San Leandro, Hayward, San Lorenzo, portions of Castro Valley, Ashland, Cherryland and Fairview.
It serves a population of 126,000 people. It oversees 280 miles of sewer lines.
Jason Warner, the district's general manager, said highly trained individuals with specialized skills are needed to do the work the district does.
Many of the tasks require multiple disciplines such as chemistry and operations.
"It takes special engineers to do this kind of work," Warner said.
He also noted Oro Loma has the lowest sewer service rates of any district in the state.