LAS VIRGENES MUNICIPAL WATER DISTRICT,
STAFF SALARY AND BENEFIT INFORMATION
& OTHER DISTRICT-RELATED INFORMATION
This page contains staff salary and benefit information for employees of the District, including but not limited to: employee names, titles, date of hire, salary basis, and exact current salary. We will be requesting this information annually, and leaving it on this site as historical record. This information is a matter of public record, and as such we are publishing it on this site. We may also include additional information, including a link to the District's own web site, the District's Audited Year-End Financial Reports, organization charts, and other information, at our discretion.
..."Perhaps it’s because members of the Las Virgenes Municipal Water
District Board of Directors tend to go unchallenged in their biennial
elections—and serve with little public oversight—that the salaries and
pensions of the water district employees have grown to high levels
compared to the private sector. Today, 29 of the 120 employees at LVMWD
earn more than $100,000 a year and will receive retirement packages that
cause private sector workers to drool. A water district public affairs
associate (essentially a press release writer and a community affairs
planner) receives a whopping $98,300 a year. The receptionist who
answers the phone, gets $43,600. While the Consumer Price Index has
risen 14 percent since 2004, water district salaries have gone up 22
percent. The district’s total benefits cost for each employee in 2004
was 30 percent of salary; in 2009 it was pushing 50 percent, a figure
unheard of in private industry.
Not coincidentally, the board recently approved a rate hike. ..."