Elected Official Position

Annual Salary

Length of Term

Term Limited

Time Served

County Executive

$197,141

4 years

yes 2 terms

year-round

County Chair
Council Vice Chair
Council Members


$114,347 $111,625
$108,902

4 years

yes 2 terms

recess in August & December

School Board Chair
School Board Members


$18,000

4 years

no

recess in August

State’s Attorney

$199,000

4 years

no

year-round

Sheriff

$149,600

4 years

no

year-round

Clerk of the Court

$115,000

4 years

no

year-round

Register of Wills

$115,000

4 years

no

year-round

State Senate President

$56,000

4 years

no

Jan - Mid April

State Senate

$43,000

4 years

no

Jan - Mid April

Delegate

$43,500

4 years

no

Jan - Mid April

Members of Congress
and US Senate

Majority Leader

$174,000


$193,400

2 years Congress

6 years Senate

no

year-round

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With Term Limits in place, council members can only serve 2 terms.

County Council Perks

  1. $10,000 Car Allowance and use of a Credit Card

Retirement Benefits

  1. County Council members are vested 100% for their retirement after serving 5 years.
  2. Delegates and State Senators are vested 100% for their retirement after serving 12 years.

(One may wonder if some of our elected officials are in it for the money or retirement benefits vs. serving the people.)