City Council Salary
The Oakland City Charter requires the Public Ethics Commission to adjust the salary for City Councilmember each year according to the increase in the Consumer Price Index for the preceding year.
The Commission may authorize an additional increase beyond the required adjustment, up to a total maximum increase of 5 percent. Payroll adjustments take effect on the first payroll period after the beginning of the new fiscal year. Councilmembers may voluntarily decline the salary increase and receive less than the Commission-authorized salary.
The table below shows salary increases approved by the Commission as required by law since 2004.
|Year||PEC Authorized Increase (%)||Salary Amount with Increase ($)|
|January 2018||6.6 (CPI)||91,018.25|
|January 2016||4.7 (CPI)||85, 382.97|
|June 2014||2.4 (CPI)||81,550.11|
|June 2013||2.4 (CPI)||79,638.78|
|July 2012||2.1 (CPI)||77,772.25|
|June 2011||2.8 (CPI)||76,172.62|
|June 2010||1.7 (CPI)||74,097.88|
|June 2009||0.8 (CPI)||72,859.28|
|June 2008||2.9 (CPI)||72,281.04|
|July 2005||2.1 (CPI)||64,326.08|
Also see the HR Memo Regarding Councilmember/Compensation