County Manager Burnette gets $50,000 raise

Clark County commissioners gave County Manager Don Burnette a $50,000 raise on Monday as part of his annual evaluation.

Commissioners, who were unanimous in the vote, noted that his salary is lower in comparison to other local executive posts and metropolitan counties in the U.S. The raise boosts Burnette’s salary to $262,597, according to figures from the county.

“It’s not so much that we need to be like everybody else, but I think it’s critically important that we put a value on this position from a leadership and management standpoint,” Commissioner Larry Brown said.

Burnette told commissioners accomplishments the county makes are possible only with the help of staff.

The county also covers Burnette’s professional development costs and premiums for a $100,000 life insurance policy. The county also purchases four months of state pension credit annually.

Burnette became the county manager in 2011 and has worked for the county since 1990 in different roles.

In comparison, the chief executive officer in San Bernardino County, Calif., is paid $305,000. That county has a population of about 2 million, about the same as Clark County.

Clark County has nearly 900,000 people in unincorporated areas who receive municipal services from the county like parks and public works.

Locally, Las Vegas City Manager Betsy Fretwell receives a base salary of $221,491, while Henderson City Manager Jacob Snow receives a base salary of $228, 375, according to a salary survey.

Contact Ben Botkin at bbotkin@reviewjournal.com or 702-405-9781. Find him on Twitter: @BenBotkin1.

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