Salaries & Benefits

Salary Schedule

Starting salary is generally the first step of the range listed; however, advanced step appointments may be approved based upon qualifications when warranted. Salary increases within the range are on an annual basis and may be granted based on a satisfactory service.

City of Sonoma Salary Schedule 
Compensation of Elected Officials and Employees 

Summary of Employee Benefits

The City of Sonoma provides a competitive compensation and benefits package as well as a variety of alternative work schedules including a 9/80 and 4/10.

The benefits package includes:

  • Retirement - The City contracts with the California Public Retirement System (CalPERS) Retirement System – Classic Members - Miscellaneous 2% at 55  Candidates hired on or after January 1, 2013, are subject to restrictions imposed by the California Public Employees' Pension Reform Act of 2013 (PEPRA). 
  • Medical - Generous medical package for employee and family members. 
  • Dental and Vision Insurance 
  • AD&D and Long-Term Disability Insurance 
  • Life Insurance
  • Vacation - Vacation accrues at the rate of 80 hours per year for the first three years and increases with years of service. 
  • Sick Leave - Sick Leave accrues at the rate of 4 hours per month with an additional 24 hours of Alternative Sick Leave awarded July 1 and 24 hours awarded January 1 of each year. 
  • Paid Holidays -  12.5 holidays per year.
  • Deferred Compensation Program
  • Employee Assistance Program

The City does not participate in Social Security or State Disability Insurance.

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