Municipal salaries in Barrington — raises range

Most town employees receiving 2 percent raises

Posted 8/2/20

On July 18, residents voted to approve the proposed municipal budget, which included an increase of more than 3 percent. Some of the increase will cover planned raises for dozens of municipal …

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Municipal salaries in Barrington — raises range

Most town employees receiving 2 percent raises

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On July 18, residents voted to approve the proposed municipal budget, which included an increase of more than 3 percent. Some of the increase will cover planned raises for dozens of municipal employees in Barrington.

Following is a list of last year's salaries and the increases various municipal employees can expect:

Title — last year's salary — current salary

• Town manager — $137,500 — $140,250 (2% increase)

• Business and Finance Director — $119,700 — $130,000 (8.6%)

• Director of Public Works — $107,625 — $111,930 (4%)

• Police Chief — $102,375 — $104,423 (2%)

• Fire Chief — $101,256 — $103,281 (2%)

• Director of Planning, Building and Resiliency — $86,544 — $93,000 (7.46%)

• Library Director — $88,434 — $90,203 (2%)

• Superintendent DPW — $87,786 — $89,542 (2%)

• Assessor — $82,858 — $84,515 (2%)

• Town Clerk — $81,090 — $82,712 (2%)

• Building Inspector — $73,000 — $74,460 (2%)

• Asst. Director Library — $72,067 — $74,229 (3%)

• Recreation & Senior Services Director — $65,239 — $67,849 (4%)

• Head Reference Librarian — $68,133 — $67,122 (-1.48%)

• Asst. Finance Director — $59,720 — $60,914 (2%)

• Children's Librarian — $59,160 — $60,343 (2%)

• Community Services Librarian — $55,745 — $60,205 (8%)

• Human Resources Manager — $58,000 — $59,160 (2%)

• Civil Engineer — $57,000 — $58,140 (2%)

• Young Adult Librarian — $55,745 — $56,860 (2%)

• Administrative Secretary — $55,567 — $56,679 (2%)

• Spencer Trust Admin, Economic Dev. Officer — $55,000 — $56,100 (2%)

• Library Asst. I — $52,663 — $53,717 (2%)

• Technology Coordinator — $50,459 — $53,487 (6%)

• Digital Ref. Librarian — $54,338 — $52,500 (-3.38%)

• Administrative Assistant — $49,400 — $52,000 (5.26%)

• Finance Clerk — $50,139 — $51,142 (2%)

• Library Admin. Assistant — $48,709 — $50,170 (3%)

• Clerk — $48,707 — $50,167 (3%)

• DPW Clerk — $48,707 — $49,681 (2%)

• Library Asst. I — $47,399 — $48,821 (3%)

• Finance Clerk — $43,208 — $46,233 (7%)

• Library Custodian — $43,350 — $44,217 (2%)

• DPW Clerk — $43,209 — $44,073 (2%)

• Library Asst I — $41,310 — $42,136 (2%)

• Clerk — $40,568 — $41,380 (2%)

• Finance Clerk — $37,727 — $38,483 (2%)

• Inspections Clerk — $36,500 — $38,325 (5%)

• Library Asst II — $37,190 — $37,934 (2%)

• Library Asst II — $37,142 — $37,885 (2%)

Barrington Town Manager Jim Cunha said the town council and committee on appropriations approved the proposed raises. Mr. Cunha also offered explanations for some of the increases:

• Business and Finance Director: "For superior performance, but most importantly for retention and to close the gap with the current job market (East Greenwich and South Kingstown just hired finance directors for $145,000).

• DPW Director: "For superior performance and to close the gap with the job market."

• Director of Planning, Building & Resilience: "For accretion of duties as we combined departments (reducing the work force) and added new supervisory responsibilities.

• Recreation & Senior Services Director: "Due to lag behind contemporaries."

• Community Services Librarian: "Due to change in and increased responsibilities.  Change reduced requirement by one employee."

• Library Technology Director: "New hire with additional responsibilities."

• Town Manager Administrative Assistant: "Superior performance and to match contemporaries."

• Tax Clerk Supervisor: "Due to combination of clerical staff for finance and tax assessor, the senior clerk took on the supervisor role (accretion of duties) and saved one employee."

• Inspections Administrative Assistant. "New hire at lower rate that was scheduled for a raise, superior performance and accretion of duties."

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