Employee Compensation

The City of Placentia embraces a philosophy of openness and transparency. Therefore, we have provided the compensation of elected officials and staff below.

City Officials

The following table outlines the compensation information for City Officials for Calendar Year 2021:

PositionBase Salary (Annual)Other PayBenefits* PensionTotal Compensation
Council Member$1,800$0$0$0
$1,800
Council Member
$1,800
$0
$10,385
$0
$12,185
Council Member
$1,800
$0
$12,957
$0
$14,757
Council Member
$1,800
$0
$4,916
$0
$6,716
Council Member
$1,800
$0
$0
$0
$1,800
City Clerk
$1,800
$0
$4,916$0
$6,716
City Treasurer$600
$0
$0
$0
$600

* Officials and employees who opt-out of participating in an employee health plan receive a per month medical waiver compensation allowance reflected in this column.

Executive Management Staff

The following table outlines the compensation information for Executive Staff for Fiscal Year 21-22:

PositionBase Salary (Annual)Other PayBenefits*PensionTotal Compensation***
City Administrator (PDF)$271,065.42$27,663.93$44,461.64$52,753.67$395,944.66
Deputy City Administrator (PDF)
$198,874.56$20,332.47$37,176.40$34,003.17$290,386.60
Deputy City Administrator (PDF)$198,874.56
$8,400.00$23,743.64$20,503.97$251,522.16
Chief of Police (PDF)$200,382.21$23,242.04$25,377.7873,044.12$322,046.15
Fire Chief (PDF)$152,111.90$10,979.49$11,709.44$16,068.68$190,489.62
Director of Community Services (PDF)
$184,892.95$15,795.72$25,747.32$19,824.96$249,634.34
Director of Development Services (PDF)
$184,892.95$19,493.58$25,041.60$20,206.21$249,634.34
Interim Director of Finance (PDF)****
$12,657.87$75.00$722.00$1,157.31$14,630.18

 *Officials and employees who opt-out of participating in an employee health plan receive a per month medical waiver compensation allowance reflected in this column.
**The Fire Chief as a fire employee does not receive a pension. Instead, the City contributes 10% of his base salary into a deferred compensation program.
***The contracts and amendments for the City Administrator and Department Directors only reflect the original contract terms and subsequent negotiated amendments. Per these contracts, market-rate adjustments approved for the unrepresented mid-management employees are also awarded to the Directors and City Administrator and may not be reflected in the amendments.  
****The contract for the Interim Finance Director is on a monthly basis. Therefore, the numbers provided are monthly totals, not annual totals as the rest of the Executive Management Staff. 

City Attorney

The City Attorney is paid $9,310 a month for Retainer Services, including attendance at regular City Council and Planning Commission meetings and office hours at City Hall. Additional time expended not covered under Retainer Services costs $207.48 per hour.
City Attorney Contract (PDF)

Employee Group Salary Schedules

Employee GroupSalary Schedule
Placentia City Employees Association
Salary Schedule (PDF)
Placentia Police Officers Association
Salary Schedule (PDF)
Fire DepartmentSalary Schedule (PDF)
Placentia Police and Fire Management Association
Salary Schedule (PDF)
Executive ManagementSalary Schedule (PDF)
Mid-ManagementSalary Schedule (PDF)
Part-Time EmployeeSalary Schedule (PDF)

Executive Management, Mid Management, and Part-Time Employees are unrepresented. For more information on employee groups and organizations, including agreements, you may view Employment Organizations.

Position Allocation Plan
For additional details concerning organizational structure and the approved allocated positions for the current fiscal year, please access the following documents: Position Allocation Plan for Fiscal Year 2021/22 (PDF)