Salaries by Budget Class

$10 million +

Position Type Number of Employees Number of Counties Median Minimum Maximum
911 Director Full-Time, Annual 8 8 $64,193 $48,027 $90,357
911/Dispatcher Full-Time, Hourly 107 17 $15.97 $9.14 $21.56
Administrative Assistant/Secretary Full-Time, Hourly 107 54 $16.41 $11.42 $25.50
Animal Control Director Full-Time, Annual 8 8 $57,199 $43,160 $81,000
Animal Control Officer/Dog Warden Full-Time, Hourly 45 18 $15.19 $11.16 $19.18
Chief Deputy Jailer Full-Time, Hourly 8 7 $26.44 $22 $33.93
Chief Deputy Sheriff Full-Time, Hourly 1 1 $40.57 $40.57 $40.57
Court Security Officer/Bailiff Full-Time, Hourly 41 7 $13.06 $9 $17.04
Deputy Coroner Full-Time, Annual 8 4 $23,054 $7,200 $35,744
Deputy County Clerk Full-Time, Hourly 41 4 $19.80 $17.01 $22.04
Deputy Jailer Full-Time, Hourly 466 15 $14.94 $11.24 $19.18
Deputy Jailer - Corporal, Lieutenant, Sergeant, Captain, Major Full-Time, Hourly 153 37 $19.10 $14.22 $49.11
Deputy Judge Executive Full-Time, Annual 8 8 $75,827 $55,300 $98,580
Deputy Sheriff Full-Time, Hourly 172 10 $19.81 $15 $26.26
Deputy Sheriff - Lieutenant, Sergeant, Captain, Major, Colonel Full-Time, Hourly 29 15 $24.06 $18 $32.91
Emergency Management Director Full-Time, Annual 15 15 $56,304 $38,142 $100,463
EMS Director/Supervisor Full-Time, Annual 6 6 $60,876 $50,500 $69,035
EMT Full-Time, Hourly 72 8 $12.47 $10.88 $15.63
Equipment Operator/Driver Full-Time, Hourly 178 32 $17.40 $13.14 $24.30
Executive Administrative Assistant/Office Manager Full-Time, Hourly 30 23 $22.76 $15.38 $27.89
HR Director/Coordinator Full-Time, Annual 13 13 $58,481 $33,911 $85,921
Inspectors - Building, Electrical, Code Enforcement Full-Time, Annual 39 32 $53,377 $31,200 $89,170
Mechanic Full-Time, Hourly 38 17 $20.86 $14.47 $28.61
Paramedic Full-Time, Hourly 67 9 $15.14 $12.82 $17.50
Road Assistant Supervisor/Foreman/Team Leader Full-Time, Annual 32 24 $45,646 $36,400 $62,500
Road Supervisor / Director / Superintendent Full-Time, Annual 19 18 $64,582 $37,960 $115,000
Road Worker/Laborer Full-Time, Hourly 46 12 $14.03 $10.16 $19.16
Solid Waste Coordinator/Supervisor Full-Time, Annual 8 8 $53,400 $44,980 $94,221
Tax Administrator Full-Time, Annual 9 9 $54,059 $31,200 $85,516
Treasurer Full-Time, Annual 18 18 $71,850 $54,000 $116,358
Data Sources:

County salaries – all information is self-reported as collected by KACo via survey from June – Oct. 2019

General fund budget - FY2018 quarterly financial reporting to the Department for Local Government (Uniform Financial Information Report); 117 Counties reported information to DLG in FY2018. Wolfe County did not report for 2018 and therefore 2016 data are used, which is the most recent year for which data are available. Data for Jefferson and Fayette Counties are from FY2018 Adopted Budgets posted online. General Fund revenue includes budgeted revenues reported under general fund for major object codes 4100-4999. This includes taxes, in lieu tax payments, excess fees, license and permits, intergovernmental revenues, charges for services, miscellaneous revenues, and interest earned, and surplus, borrowing and transfers.

County population – U.S. Census Bureau, 2017 estimated population

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