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Human Resources Department

Employee Relations Division

Total Compensation

Employee Relations 750

 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
    • Vacations
    • Holidays 
    • Standby 
    • 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

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.

SoCoData 75About 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

A closer look at benefits 75The 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

Sonoma County Employees' Retirement Association 75Retirement 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

Other Benefits

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.