Governor’s Office Releases Salary List

In an apparent move to increase the transparency of his administration, Gov. Brian Sandoval released today the annual salaries of his staff. His 17 staff positions, one of which is vacant, consume about $1 million of the governor’s executive budget.

His highest paid employee, Chief of Staff Heidi Gansert, will earn $124,988 this year. The lowest paid, Celia Magana, is an administrative assistant in Las Vegas earning $29,984.

Sandoval himself earns $141,000 per year, equivalent to what former Gov. Jim Gibbons earned this past year, since he earlier said he would forgo an $8,500 pay raise.

The governor had earlier encouraged other elected officials to voluntarily forfeit a 6 percent pay raise tied to cost of living increases. This is in addition to a 4.6 percent pay reduction all state workers are currently taking through a one-day-a-month furlough.

As Cy Ryan reported in theĀ Las Vegas Sun, State Controller Kim Wallin and Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto elected to keep the 6 percent raise while still taking the 4.6 percent pay reduction.

The salary release from the governor’s office is below (to view as a .pdf, click here):

EMPLOYEE ANNUAL SALARY POSITION LOCATION
Heidi Gansert $124,988 Chief of Staff Carson City
Dale Erquiaga $119,997 Senior Advisor Carson City
Ann Wilkinson* $103,815 Deputy Chief of Staff Carson City
Lucas Foletta $89,993 General Counsel Carson City
Carrie Lipparelli* $67,692 Executive Assistant Carson City
Christina Davis* $57,774 Constituent Services Carson City
Mary-Sarah Kinner $74,980 Press Secretary Carson City
Dana Bennett $48,997 Senior Researcher (P/T) Carson City
Judy Osgood $48,997 Policy Analyst (P/T) Carson City
VACANT $40,000 Legislative Coordinator Carson City
Rebecca Josten $37, 981 Admin Assistant Carson City
Tyler Klimas $33,993 Admin Assistant Carson City
Danny Miller $33,993 Admin Assistant Carson City
Tawny Polito $32,000 Admin Assistant Carson City
Terri Janison $89,993 Community Relations Las Vegas
Annalyn Bo Carrillo $59,988 Boards & Commissions Las Vegas
Celia Magana $29,984 Admin Assistant Las Vegas

Asterisk denotes employer paid retirement.

All staff is subject to 4.6 percent reduction from these salaries for furloughs.