Poplarville’s new employee hired at higher rate than most all other city employees

Published 2:30 pm Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Poplarville’s newest employee will start out making more than just about every other employee within the city, including most upper management.

According to information obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request, the new assistant superintendent of Public Works will start out making $25 an hour, which equates to about $52,000 per year. The only other employee within the city that makes more is Public Works Superintendent Sam Hale, who makes about $55,500 per year.

For comparison, the city clerk makes $45,000, the police chief makes $47,507 and the Fire Chief, who is part time, makes $36,504 a year.

During a previous meeting, the Board discussed the potential need to increase rates to cover the additional expense of the new employee.