Bridgewater Introduces Ordinance for Mayor, Council, Administration Salaries


BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Bridgewater Township Council introduced its annual ordinance to set the salaries and wages for township employees, including the mayor and council.

Township administrator James Naples noted that the mayor and council are not seeing an increase in salary.

“In my 13 years here, the mayor and council salary has always remained static,” he said. “The others are 2 percent increases, which are in line with what we have awarded in contracts.”

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The public hearing for the ordinance is expected during the township council meeting July 6 at 7:30 p.m.

The salaries are set at:

  • Mayor – $15,000
  • Township Council President – $8,000
  • Township Council – $7,000
  • Township Clerk – $99,815.98
  • Director of Administration – $162,300.32
  • Director of Finance/Chief Financial Officer – $123,618.25
  • Tax Assessor – $121,442.77
  • Director of Municipal Services/Township Engineer – $130,050
  • Director of Human Services – $106,471.41
  • Director of Law – By Contract
  • Municipal Judge – $57,412.39
  • Court Clerk/Administrator – $73,200.46
  • Prosecutor – By Contract
  • Public Defender – $600 (session)
  • Chief of Police – $166,218.47

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