Municipal Officer Compensation and Benefits

The City Charter of Rio Rancho sets the annual salary for elected officials, as follows:

City Councilor – Beginning in 2018 and thereafter, the annual salary of City Council members shall be 28% of the most current estimated median household income (for Rio Rancho), as reported by the United States Census Bureau, on the day each Councilor is sworn into office.

Pursuant to Article X, Section 4 of the New Mexico Constitution, an elected official’s compensation cannot be increased or reduced during their term of office.

City Councilors and eligible family members shall be offered medical, dental and vision insurance coverage as provided to other City employees.