Is Jackson Co. Administrator Paid Too Much?

, Written by Craig Smullin, Posted: Wed, June 12 2013 at 6:00 PM, Updated: Wed, June 12 2013 at 6:09 PM

As Jackson County deals with possibly-crippling budget cuts to social services, the Sheriff's Department, Libraries and much more... some citizens are crying foul. Saying Jackson County Administrator Danny Jordan is being paid too much money considering the county's current financial difficulties. NBC-5's Craig Smullin reports.


Additional Information

The following data is based on a December, 2012 Association of Oregon Counties survey.


15 Oregon counties (out of 36 Oregon counties) have a position of County Administrator or County Manager or Chief Operating Officer or Administrative Officer.  Their duties and responsibilities vary based on their employment agreements with their counties.  In other words, no two counties are exactly alike nor are all county administrators tasked with exactly the same duties. 


Benton County - Chief Operating Officer - $150,000


Clackamas County - County Administrator - $169,734.28


Clatsop County - County Manager - $116,800


Deschutes County - County Administrator - approximately $138,000


Hood River County - County Administrator - $132,560


Jackson County - County Administrator - $205,649


Jefferson County - County Administrator - $103,831


Lane County - County Administrator - data unavailable


Linn County - Administrative Officer - $139,831


Marion County - Chief Administrative Officer - $149,094


Multnomah County - Chief Operating Officer - $167,170


Polk County - Administrative Officer - $136,000


Wasco County - Administrative Officer - data unavailable


Washington County - County Administrator - $159,834


Yamhill County - County Administrator - $118,650


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