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How much more will deputies make in Wayne County under new contract?

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Following extensive negotiations, Wayne County has finally come to an agreement with the Teamsters Local 118 union, which represents the county’s 68 road patrol deputies.


The newly approved four-year contract includes a revised 20-year retirement plan, down from the current 25 years, and substantial wage increases set for 2024 and 2025.

The early years of the contract, 2022 and 2023, will see no pay hikes to compensate for the retirement change’s initial costs.

The amended retirement plan will cost Wayne County an estimated $1.1 million in 2025, with an annual contribution of approximately $290,000, according to county officials.

A deputy sheriff’s top rate will escalate from $65,208 in 2021 to $80,325 by 2025. Starting wages for new deputies will also witness a bump, going from $47,272 to $59,028 in 2025, with further increases after six months of service.