How much do the leaders of our county governments make - and are they slated to get raises?

In the interest of government transparency, the Reporter is publishing the pay amounts proposed in County Judge Mike Ford's budget for the 2011-2012 fiscal year that begins Oct. 1. This information is publicly available, but must be compiled.

Disclosing salaries is a good way to keep public officials and managers accountable and to remind taxpayers that this is YOUR money.

Judge Ford and County Commissioner, Precinct 2, John Curtis both declined pay raises.

Figures in parantheses are amounts approved in the previous year's budget.

County Judge: $58,695 (same)

County Commissioner Precinct 1: $38,290 ($37,690)

County Commissioner Precinct 2: $38,290 (same)

County Commissioner Precinct 3: $38,290 ($37,690)

County Commissioner Precinct 4: $38,290 ($37,690)

County attorney: $88,370 ($87,770)

Sheriff: $51,165 ($50,565)

Justices of the Peace (two positions): $57,925 ($56,725)

Constable, Precinct 1: $28,965 ($28,365)

Constable, Precinct 2: $28,965 ($28,365)

County auditor: $58,310 ($57,710)

County treasurer: $46,595 ($45,995)

District/county clerk: $46,595 ($45,995)

Tax assessor/collector: $46,595 ($45,995)

Emergency management coordinator: $45,385 ($34,660)

Road superintendent/maintenance: $67,290 ($66,690)

Building maintenance supervisor: $45,930 ($44,015)

Expo/Ampitheatre management fee: $12,000 (same)

Expo/Ampitheatre administrator salaries (three positions): $108,490 ($105,020)

Golf course superintendent: $62,850 ($62,250)

Pro shop management fee: $15,000 (0)

Golf course maintenance equipment mechanic (two positions): $70,200 ($68,350)

Landscape/parks maintenance (two): $60,810 ($58,500)

Genealogy librarian: $0.00 ($37,580)

Part-time genealogy: $7,100 ($0)

Genealogy clerk: $0.00 ($28,145)

Historical commission part-time: $800 ($800)

EMS Department personnel (three positions): $75,310 ($71,415)

Texas Department of Public Safety secretary: $31,685 ($30,635)

Commissioners office secretary: $31,285 ($29,795)

MIS director: $68,675 ($68,075)

Extension agent: $10,000 ($12,500)

Library head: $40,880 ($40,280)

Elections administrator: $37,490 ($35,815)

Personnel director: $37,310 ($51,370)

Adult probation community service: $13,770 ($12,820)

Juvenile probation chief: $29,000 ($28,200)

Jury/court coordinator: $3,000 (same)

Judicial judges (three positions): $1,750 (same)