Dale Ellis, superintendent of Montgomery County Schools

Salary - $166,680 ($140,000 of which the state pays)

Annuity - $8,334

Longevity - $5,417

Retirement - $10,000

Benefits - $23,751

Contract – Four-year contract

Chad Bledsoe, president of Montgomery Community College

Salary - $142,032

Travel - $6,000

Professional Dues - $2,000

Contract – Four-year contract

Matthew Woodard, Montgomery County Manager

Salary - $124,000

Travel - $6,000

Contract – Three-year contract, ends mid-term of new board members

Severance – Six months’ salary

  

Greg Zephir, Troy Town Manager

Salary - $93,500

Bonus - $12,000

Vehicle allowance - $7,800

Contract – Five year contractor

Severance – One year’s salary

Brandon Holland, Biscoe Town Manager

Salary - $71,125

Vehicle allowance - $3,600

Contract – Open ended

Severance – Six months’ salary

  

Matthew Christian, Mt. Gilead Town Manager

Salary - $58,363

Vehicle allowance - $1,800

Contract – Open ended

Severance – Six months’ salary

The International City/County Management Association publishes a state by state guide on county and town manager salaries based on population. The average salary for town and or county government managers in populations under 5,000 is $83,151, with a minimum salary for that population being $41,500. In populations of 5,000-9,000 the average salary is $106,612, with a minimum of $63,849. In populations of 25,000-49,999, the average salary is $168,994, with a minimum of $140,000.