Oconee County employees make an?average salary of $47,808 a year, according to information provided by Oconee County’s open records office.
The average salary is based on the 160 salaried employees’ pay. This information was obtained by the Athens Banner-Herald through an open records request.?
The highest-paid employee within the Oconee County government is the county administrator, Justin Louis Kirouac at $130,000. There are five employees who make more than $100,000 a year: the county administrator, clerk of courts, commission chairman, public works director, and tax commissioner.
There are four commissioners in Oconee County and one chairman. Commissioner pay ranges from $25,682 to $29,534. The chairman, whose duties are similar to that of a mayor, makes $123,607.
Salary database:Here’s how much Oconee County, Watkinsville, Bishop & Bogart employees make
Excluding all elected officials, the average salary for an Oconee County employee is $46,583.
There are 99 salaried?employees who make less than $50,000 a year and 24 who make less than $31,200 ($15 an hour), including county commissioners, judges, superior court secretaries, the communication officer, county agents?and legal?assistants.?
In Watkinsville, there are 23 employees, including the city council. City Manager Sharyn E Dickerson is the highest-paid employee in Watkinsville at $79,434.
The average hourly wage in Watkinsville is $17.89 and the average salary is $41,575. When excluding the city council members and mayor, the average salary increases to $50,381.?
Council members make $2,424? a year while the current mayor, Brian Brodrick, makes $9,700.
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In the City of Bogart, there are no non-elected salaried employees, only five hourly employees. The highest-paid employee is the city clerk, Diane Craft, at $23 an hour. The average pay for Bogart employees is $18 an hour.
Bogart Mayor Janet Jones makes $10,800 a year, Mayor Pro Tempore John Larkin makes $6,600 a year, and the remaining three council members make $4,800 a year.? Jones is the highest-paid mayor for the three municipalities in Oconee County.
In the Town of Bishop, there is only one non-elected employee, the city clerk, who makes $17 an hour. Elected council members make $50 a month, or $600 a year. Bishop Mayor Johnny Pritchett makes $6,792.