Total compensation includes:
- Direct wage compensation
- County paid contributions to health insurance
- County paid retirement costs, including pension obligation bonds
- All other County-paid costs tied to salary and/or benefits, if provided, including:
- Deferred compensation
- Social security
- Premium pays
- Call back
- All allowances including but not limited to educational and uniform benefits.
The County assesses how its total compensation package compares to the market by conducting targeted surveys of appropriate comparators.
Salary information is available for all steps in the County's salary range of A step through I step. The difference between each step is approximately 2.5%.
Salary Step data can be searched by job classification, or filtered by unit designation to find information about job classes within a specific bargaining or unrepresented unit.
Please note: Some positions are based on a flat rate and do not have a salary scale. The A Step rate applies for all flat rate positions.
About SoCo Data
SoCo Data is an interactive tool that allows the public to search and filter data by a variety of criteria to meet your needs. The data may be exported to Excel and other formats for ease of use.
Health and Welfare Benefits
The County of Sonoma offers a comprehensive benefits package. Benefits are assigned based on each position's designated bargaining unit or determined by the Salary Resolution for unrepresented positions.
For more information, see Benefits
Retirement Formulas and Contributions
Retirement Formulas and Contributions are administered by Sonoma County Employees' Retirement Association.
The applicable Retirement Formula depends on the employee's hire date. Read more about Membership on SCERA's website
Retirement Contributions will vary by individual, but average member contribution rates are available. Read more about Contributions on SCERA's website
Information on other compensation and benefits including Sick Leave, Vacation Time, and premium pays are available in the applicable Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) or Salary Resolution.
Human Resources Department
575 Administration Drive
Room 116 B
County's Annual Operating Budget
Annual Financial Report
This report offers readers an overview and analysis of the County’s financial activities.
Comprehensive Annual Financial Report 2016-17
This report provides an overview of the County’s financial condition and a brief analysis of where the County revenues come from and where those dollars are spent.
Citizens' Report Fiscal Year 2016-17