2023 Brigantine Public Employee Salaries

We present this public information provided by the City to help taxpayers evaluate the municipal government’s 2023 budget and its allocation and expenditure of taxes and other revenue.


The US Census Bureau’s latest estimated population of Brigantine is 7,615.

That’s less than 2020 when Brigantine had 7,716 residents.

In 2010, Brigantine had 9,450.

A population trend is relevant when analyzing property taxes and the economic health of the community.

A salary includes the base salary, total longevity payments of $259,000 (included in union contracts simply for staying in the job), and stipends (33 of them).

Hourly rates are listed but not totaled. Not included are employee group health- insurance (budgeted $1.9 million), overtime, and state and federal statutory retirement/pension amounts.

  • 35 police officers
  • 34 firefighters/EMTs
  • 175 non-seasonal and hourly-rate positions.

There are 45 Brigantine employees making $100,000 or more.

The newly-appointed City manager has a salary of $150,000. That is $50,000 more than his immediate predecessor.

The amount of the listed payroll is, rounded, $9.8 million.

The City manager’s 2023 budget report states total salary and wages of $13.5 million.

In summary, total budget of Brigantine is up $773,000, and so will be our taxes.

The local purpose tax increases 3.7 cents, with a 2023 rate of 68.3 cents per $100 of assessed value.

In addition to the municipality, the 3-part property tax bill includes taxes due to the county and to the public school.

These figures don’t include the separate water and sewer budget.


P.O. Box 71, Brigantine, NJ 08203


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