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How Much Employees In The Union Sanitary District Earn

The state controller's office has released a 2011 study on salaries and benefits received by county, city and special district employees

The Union Sanitary District has the 25th 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.

The average salary for special districts across California was $54,468 a year. The annual salary in the Union Sanitary District was $89,110.

Here's an overview of some of those numbers.

2011 Salary Study Union Sanitary Special Districts Employees 145 67 (average) Average Salary $89,110 $54,468 Total Wages $12.9 million $5.5 billion

Here's the top 10 wage earners in the Union 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.

Employee Salary Benefits Pension General Manager $226,433 $19,489 $13,318 Business Services Manager $202,190 $21,840 $12,139 Collection Services Manager $200,583 $21,840 $11,434 Treatment & Disposal Services Manager $191,525 $9,024 $11,497 Tech Support & Customer Service Manager $191,144 $21,840 $11,489 Maintenance Manager $177,556 $19,664 $9,856 Capital Improvements Project Coach $167,545 $15,433 $9,714 Principal Engineer $148,822 $19,664 $8,662 Customer Service Coach $148,730 $19,664 $8,899 Human Resources Administrator $137,587 $8,998 $8,674

Rich Currie, the district's general manager, said a lot of the agency's employees do specialized work and operate equipment such as pumps and centrifuges.

The district has to compete with more than 30 sanitation districts in the Bay Area alone for qualified employees.

"It's expensive to live here and we have specialized work that involves engineers, mechanics and treatment plant operators," said Currie.

The district maintains 780 miles of pipe. It serves 100,000 customers and takes in 250 million gallons of sewage a day.

If someone does something wrong, water somewhere gets polluted.

John February 28, 2013 at 05:01 PM
All that pay and the water is awful...the worst than any city I ever have been to and you pay more per month for it too.
John February 28, 2013 at 05:04 PM
It obvious your paying for the bloated salaries than for the water condition or treatment of it. what a joke! oh those water people will send you some quarterly note about how they rank in cost per month....look closely you pay more than most cities and everyone one of those cities has much cleaner and more tasty water...than UC...again disgraceful
Jane February 28, 2013 at 11:32 PM
Union Sanitary District is responsible for wastewater collection, treatment and disposal, not drinking water. They make sure sewage is properly treated before it is discharged into the San Franciso Bay. The Alameda County Water District is responsible for providing drinking water to Fremont, Newark and Union City.

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