Salary & Compensation Data
In order to provide the most current information possible, the Town of Danville has compiled the following information.
Total Salaries & Benefits
For 2020/2021, the Town budgeted a total of $11,288,843 for salaries and benefits. This represents 32.8% of the total projected Town expenditures of $32,157,373. Total salary and benefit costs were allocated as follows:
1. The Town contributes into a 401 / 457 pension / deferred compensation plan; equivalent to a maximum of 15% for all Town employees; 35% for the Town Manager and 27% for the City Attorney.
2. State Unemployment Insurance, Long and Short Term Disability, Workers Compensation Insurance and FICA.
Town Council & Commissioners
In accordance with Government Code Section 36516 and Town Ordinance No. 2006-05, Town Council members receive $675 per month in salary for their service. Council members do not receive the same fringe benefits as Town employees, but are eligible to be reimbursed up to $250 per month for medical expenses. Town Commissioners and citizens that may be appointed to serve in various advisory capacities by the Town Council do so on a purely volunteer basis and receive no compensation.
The Town Manager is the full-time professional chief executive officer of the Town Government. The Town Manager serves at the pleasure of the Town Council and can be terminated at will. In order to establish and set forth the conditions of employment, the Town Manager has entered into an employment agreement with the Town that spells out the rights and obligations of both parties. The Town Council sets the Manager's salary and compensation, taking into consideration performance, competitive position in the market place and the Town's financial position. View the Town Manager's Employment Agreement and Total Compensation (PDF).
The City Attorney is the full-time legal counsel of the Town Government. Like the Town Manager, the City Attorney serves at the pleasure of the Town Council and can be terminated at will. The City attorney has entered into an employment agreement with the Town that spells out the rights and obligations of both parties. The Town Council sets the City Attorney's salary and compensation, taking into consideration performance, longevity, competitive position in the marketplace and the Town's financial position. View the City Attorney's Employment Agreement and Total Compensation (PDF).
Town employees are governed by personnel policies and procedures that are periodically updated and approved by the Town Council, most recently in 2018. View the Town of Danville Personnel Policies and Procedures (PDF). Administration of these policies and procedures is the responsibility of the Town Manager.
Town employees are classified according to position titles, and each classification has a corresponding salary range within which the employee is paid. View the current Town of Danville Job Descriptions and Salary Ranges. Salary adjustments occur based upon a "Pay for Performance" plan that links adjustments to individual employee performance. Town employees do not receive automatic "step" pay adjustments or automatic "cost of living" adjustments. Actual salaries within these ranges are determined by a combination of employee performance and length of service to the Town. Salary information for public employees is subject to public disclosure.
Proud to Serve
The Town Council and Town staff are proud to serve this wonderful community and are proud of what the Town Government has accomplished through the years to support the quality of life and character that help define our Town. Message to the Community from Town Manager Joe Calabrigo (PDF)