Salary Databases: New Bern outpaces Craven County in employee pay, deny officer names
Added 12-06-21 11:04:02pm EST - “The Sun Journal obtained public records for all New Bern and Craven County government employees. Compiled into two databases, here are the results we found. Note, New Bern Police declined to provide sworn officers' first and last…” - News.yahoo.com
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The New Bern Sun Journal has retained legal counsel to obtain public records request from the city of New Bern regarding employee salaries.
A request for first and last name, job title, department, and salary was sent to the city and Craven County, in accordance with North Carolina law. As government employees are paid with taxpayer dollars, it is the public's right to know how their money is being spent.
After receiving the entire request in full from the county, the city and New Bern Police Department declined to provide the department's first and last names of sworn law enforcement officers.
Although the average and median range of each salary are slim in comparison, New Bern's lowest salary employee makes over $1,000 more than Craven's.
The average City of New Bern salary comes out to $50,226, while the median salary is listed as $45,053. Compared to the median for Craven ($43,043), each is almost double the average person's income county-wide.
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