Olympia City manager Steve Hall to receive pay increase

ahobbs@theolympian.comDecember 21, 2013 

Olympia City Manager Steve Hall, the city employee with the highest salary, will get a cost-of-living increase.

Hall now earns a base salary of $148,796. The Olympia City Council has approved an increase to $153,260 starting Jan. 1.

The City Council hired Hall as city manager in 2003. He had served as assistant city manager since 1990. The city manager runs the day-to-day operations of city government.

Hall’s contract includes sick leave, vacation, health insurance, retirement benefits and life insurance. He may accrue up to 480 hours of vacation time.

The city matches a 3 percent monthly contribution of Hall’s salary toward a deferred compensation account.

Hall also will be eligible for a performance payment at the council’s discretion based on achieving goals. It is a one-time payment made in February.

In 2012, Hall received about $4,000 in additional compensation, according to The Olympian’s online database of employee salaries.

Nonunion employees at the city will receive a 3 percent cost-of-living adjustment in 2014. Employees covered by union contracts will receive wage adjustments based on the terms of those contracts, according to a city spokesperson.


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