The Longview City Council Thursday is expected to approve a 4.2 percent salary increase for all 79 non-union city positions.

Human Resources Director Chris Smith said the increases are in line with the Portland Consumer Price Index, which the city has used to adjust wages for many years.

These increases will affect 2018 wages of some of the city’s top earning employees.

Many of the top union salaries are difficult to predict for next year because they include overtime pay. For example, the highest paid city employee so far this year is Battalion Chief Troy Buzalsky, who has earned more than $132,000. Battalion Chief Eric Koreis is the third highest earner, just behind City Manager Dave Campbell. And Police Sergeant Dixie Wells is the fifth highest earner in the city at about $120,000, just behind Assistant City Manager Kurt Sacha.

Here are the top 10 2018 salaries for non-union positions:

City Manager Dave Campbell: $142,008

Assistant City Manager and Finance Director Kurt Sacha: $135,648

Public Works Director Jeff Cameron: $130,668

Fire Chief Phil Jurmu: $124,440

City Attorney James McNamara: $124,440

Police Chief James Duscha: $124,440

Community and Economic Director John Brickey: $122,976

Police Captain Robert Huhta: $116,388

Police Captain Debbie Johnson: $116,388

IT Director Todd Dodgin: $110,844



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