Compensation for City Employees & Officials

Compensation Transparency


The City of Rancho Santa Margarita embraces a philosophy of openness and transparency, and as such, provides compensation information of elected and appointed officials and City staff. The following information is based on a disclosure model provided by the Orange County Grand Jury Report (PDF).

The compensation schedule for City Council members and City employees with a base salary of over $100,000 for the fiscal year is provided below. This is what is recommended to be disclosed by the Orange County model.

FY 2016/17 Compensation Information

* Includes retirement contributions, fees, deferred compensation, incentive bonuses, auto allowance, and pay in lieu of time off.
Position Salary Other Pay*
Insurance Premiums
Pension Costs
Total Compensation
Council Member $5,562 $17,652 $0 $690 $23,904
Council Member $5,562 $17,197 $455 $690 $23,904
Council Member $5,562 $16,181 $1,147 $690 $23,904
Council Member $5,562 $17,652 $- $690 $23,904
Council Member $5,562 $- $17,652 $690 $23,904
City Manager $210,808 $19,263 $595 $16,991 $247,657
Public Works Director/City Engineer $168,444
$4,797 $17,652 $31,494 $222,387
Finance Director $162,735 $17,229 $1,263 $13,032 $194,259
Development Services Director $160,928
$12,725 $6,557 $12,950 $193,160
Assistant City Engineer $130,548 $18,153 $340 $10,454 $159,495
HR/RM Administrator $110,267 $1,584
$17,159 $8,850 $137,860
Acctg/Budget Supervisor $108,588 $12,900 $9,057 $20,247 $150,792
Public Works Superintendent $108,309 $1,465 $17,082 $8,678 $135,534
City Clerk $105,093 $18,282 $340 $8,426 $132,141

All City Employees


Access the salary information for all City employees and elected officials in the Compensation Schedule (PDF).