Then-Senate President Michael Waddoups was the best-paid senator representing Salt Lake County this past year.
In payroll data provided by the state, Wadoupps, a Taylorsville Republican, was paid $22,572.86 in the fiscal year that ended on June 30, 2012. When benefits were added in, Waddoups' total compensation was $29,292, which placed him behind his successor in the Senate presidency, Wayne Niederhauser, R-Sandy. Niederhauser's total compensation package was $29,327, with $20,505.82 in wages.
The lowest-paid Salt Lake County senator, in terms of wages, was Sen. Luz Robles, D-Salt Lake City. Robles was paid $14,544.67, with a total compensation of $20,563.