Mohave County Manager Mike Hendrix could get 5% pay raise
Mohave County Manager Mike Hendrix’s contract renewal for 2019 will come with a 5 percent raise if supervisors approve it next week.
During their Monday meeting, supervisors will consider renewing Hendrix’s contract, something they have done every year since 2014. But this year’s contract will be for an annual salary of $154,875, a 5 percent increase from the $147,500 he has made since 2013.
Hendrix works for the county through a contract with Educational Services Inc. (ESI). The county pays ESI and ESI pays Hendrix’s salary. The county board of supervisors approved hiring Hendrix through a contractor in 2014, allowing him to retire from the county instead of building his retirement fund by more than 2 percent each year, he said.
In August, supervisors voted to include Hendrix in a 5 percent pay raise they approved for any county employee who hadn’t seen a raise in five years.
The contract renewal also requests approval of a $16,308 payment by the county of the Arizona State Retirement System. If approved, the county would pay $194,343 for Hendrix’s salary, retirement and an administrative fee.
By hiring Hendrix through this system, the county saves on paying his and his wife’s health insurance which totals about $20,000 annually, Hendrix said.
If he were employed directly through the county, Hendrix would have re-entered the county’s retirement system. Hendrix said the county saves about $4,000 a year by paying him through a contractor.