Elected officials are paid from your tax money. So how much do county officials make on the job?
The salaries of elected officials are set by the state, and follow a scale provided by Kentucky’s Department of Local Government. The salaries are based on the experience of the person in office, as well as the size of the county which they serve.
The state mandates salaries for the positions of county judge-executive, county clerk, sheriff and jailer (operating a full service jail) for Washington County based on the population of 11,399 as reported in the 2002 census.