Monroe County Legislature votes to include pay raises in 2024 budget

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — The Monroe County Legislature approved a pay raise for county officials including the sheriff, county executive, and county clerk.

The legislature voted Tuesday night about pay increases recommended by the County Compensation Policy Commission earlier this year. In a 19-10 vote, legislatures approved the commission’s report, which means the increases will go into the 2024 county budget proposal.

Under those recommendations, the Monroe County executive would get a 50% raise, from $120,000 to $180,000 in 2024. For comparison, the county executive in Erie County, home of Buffalo, currently makes $131,000 according to SeeThrough NY. The county executive in Onondaga County, home of Syracuse, makes $193,000 according to the county’s 2023 salary plan.

The Monroe County Sheriff would get a 17% raise, from $150,000 to $175,000. The county clerk would go from $81,000 to $115,000. Legislators would go from $18,000 to $28,500.

Voting in favor of approving the report were legislators Brew, Barnhart, Baynes, Burgess, Colby, Delvecchio Hoffman, Frazier, Hosman, Keller, LaMar, Maffucci, McCabe, Morris, Roman, Smith, Taylor, Vazquez Simmons, Vecchio and Yudelson.

Voting against it were legislators Allkofer, Blankley, Delehanty, DiFlorio, Dondorfer, Hebert, Hughes-Smith, Johns, Long and Milne.

You can see the full County Compensation Policy Commission report here: