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Council Member Compensation
Mayor, Deputy Mayor, and Council Member Salary and Benefit Projection
(calculation is based on highest possible benefit)

 Base pay    $600.00  $7,200.00
 Compensation      $7,200.00
 CalPERS (retirement) - optional membership  16.45%  $98.68  $1,184.16
 Medical Insurance* (2015 rates)  family  $1,857.57  $22,290.84
 Dental Insurance (2015 rates)  family  $143.21  $1,718.52
 Vision Insurance (2015 rates)  family  $13.30  $159.60
 Life Insurance  $25,000 policy $4.25 $51.00
 Benefits      $25,404.12
 Gross Compensation + Benefits      **$32,604.12
*Actual compensation is dependent upon participation in the medical insurance program, and if s/he does participate, the level of medical benefits the elected official is entitled to (single or family). If the Council Member waives medical insurance, they will instead receive a $41.66/month ($499.92/year) flexible spending account benefit.
**Total compensation after accounting for these variations ranges from $10,830.84 to $32,604.12 per year.

Former Council Members
Note: Upon 5 years of membership in CalPERS and subsequent retirement from the San Mateo City Council, former Council Members are eligible for an optional benefit of $385.00/month towards medical insurance.

Annual compensation of all of the City of San Mateo's elected officials, officers, and employees is available on the California State Controller's website.

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