Shelton ranks 73rd in population among Washington cities but fourth for highest-paid city council or commission members, according to an analysis by the Association of Washington Cities.
Shelton, which has 10,120 people, pays its city commissioners up to $25,400 a year. That puts it just behind Seattle ($123,360 a year for a population of 713,700), Tacoma ($46,008 a year for a population of 208,100) and Everett ($28,056 a year for a population of 109,800).
iFIBER One News reports Shelton City Manager Ryan Wheaton presented the numbers to commissioners at a meeting this week. The station reports voters in November will decide whether to switch to a seven-member city council, and Mayor Gary Cronce said there could be pay cuts if that is approved.
For cities of Shelton’s size — between 7,500 and 15,000 people — the average annual salary is $5,982, according to the cities association.