Calif. County Administrator To Be Paid $400,000 A Year -- For Life

Susan Muranishi retirement
Susan Muranishi retirement

Like a lot of county governments in California, Alameda County has been facing severe, multimillion-dollar budget deficits. But unlike most county governments, Alameda has guaranteed its County Administrator Susan Muranishi a Wall Street-like salary for the rest of her life.

According to news reports, Susan Muranishi receives a base salary of $301,000, plus an additional $100,000-plus in other compensation, including $24,000 in "equity" pay, a $24,000 performance bonus and $8,292 car allowance.