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 2014/15 Compensation Information

* Includes retirement contributions, fees, deferred compensation, incentive bonuses, auto allowance, and pay in lieu of time off. **Position was held for less than one year, the salary amount does not represent a complete annual base salary.
Position Salary Other Pay*
Insurance Premiums
Pension Costs
Total Compensation
City Council Member**
$2,318 $0 $0 $0 $2,318
City Council Member
$5,562 $17,394 $258 $690 $23,904
City Council Member
$5,562 $17,154 $498 $690 $23,904
City Council Member**
$3,708 $9,613 $684 $460 $14,465
City Council Member
$5,562 $17,652 $0 $690 $23,904
City Council Member**
$2,318 $0 $0 $0 $2,318
City Council Member** $3,708 $0 $10,297 $460 $14,465
City Manager
$198,166 $18,323 $169 $17,369 $234,027
Finance Director
$144,888
$3,636 $16,824 $12,945 $178,293
Public Works Director / City Engineer
$140,475 $840 $17,652 $38,428 $197,396
Assistant City Engineer
$119,478
$18,423 $0 $10,472 $148,373
Development Services Director**
$12,801 $50,882 $4,753 $8,351 $76,728
Development Services Director**
$86,428 $9,990
$0 $7,575 $103,993
City Clerk** $59,867 $10,863 $0 $5,247 $75,977
Interim City Clerk** $24,331 $0 $0 $0 $24,331
HR/RM Administrator $88,456 $21,674 $16,219 $24,198 $150,547
All City Employees
Access the salary information for all City employees and elected officials in the Compensation Schedule (PDF).