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.
Sen. Aaron Osmond, R-South Jordan, had the lowest total compensation, $17,092. His salary was $15,774.75.
In Davis COunty, Sen. Stuart Reid, R-Ogden, had both the highest compensation and salary of a senator representing Davis County. His total compensation was $25,097, with $18,743.28 in wages.
Sen. Jerry Stevenson, R-Layton, was the lowest, with $21,575 in compensation, and $15,769.81 in salary.
The data were compiled by UtahsRight.com for a weekly series in The Salt Lake Tribune's Close-Up section highlighting information gleaned from public databases. The purpose is not to provide analysis of the data, but to provide raw numbers so the public can analyze the data themselves for their own purposes.
UtahsRight.com, the data website for The Salt Lake Tribune, conducts an ongoing statewide quest for district court information and other public information, including salaries of public employees and restaurant inspections, using public records requests made under the state's Government Records Access and Management Act, commonly known as GRAMA.