City Employee Pay

San Luis Obispo County

Tribune reporters sought to provide a comprehensive look at how much top city officials earn in San Luis Obispo County. To do so, two reporters filed Public Records Act Requests with the county’s seven cities in early August, requesting salary and benefit information about city managers and department heads.

The data provided to The Tribune included a base salary plus other forms of compensation, including health benefits, retirement contributions, and cell phone and vehicle allowances.

Morro Bay's top city employees

Average salary: $124,999 | Average benefits: $46,036 | Average total compensation: $171,035

Who makes what in Morro Bay

Click on an employee's name to see a breakdown of their compensation.

NameJob titleBase salaryTotal benefitsTotal compensation
Andrea Lueker City Manager $145,191 $51,053 $196,244
Rob Schultz City Attorney $144,564 $47,859 $192,423
Mike Pond Fire Chief $131,404 $46,453 $177,857
Rob Livick Public Works Director $120,218 $47,010 $167,228
Susan Slayton Administrative Services Director $120,217 $47,039 $167,256
Tim Olivas Police Chief $114,494 $45,899 $160,393
Joseph Woods Recreation Director $98,904 $36,941 $135,845

How Morro Bay's city employees compare

This graph shows the total compensation each Morro Bay city employee receives. The darker blue is the amount of base salary; the lighter blue is the amount of benefits.

Base Salary
Total Benefits

According to employment data from the state Employment Development Department, the average wage of 99,740 people working in the public and private sectors during the first quarter of 2010 – not including benefits –was $43,981.

A look at compensation vs. population

This graph shows how much money, in dollars, each Morro Bay employee earns per city resident. Comparing compensation per capita across similar positions shows the disparity in compensation between large and small cities in the county.

The estimated population of Morro Bay as of January 1, 2010 was 10,608

A comparison of total compensation vs. the city's general fund

Here's a look at how much of the city's general fund is spent on salary and benefits for a particular employee. In local governments, the general fund budget accounts for most unrestricted spending decisions made by its elected governing body, including salaries.

Morro Bay's general fund in 2010 is $10,235,369. Source: City of Morro Bay