7-4-2508. Compensation of undersheriff and deputy sheriff -- definitions. (1) The sheriff shall fix the compensation of the undersheriff at 98% of the salary of that sheriff.
(2) (a) The sheriff shall fix the compensation of the deputy sheriff based upon a percentage of the salary of that sheriff according to the following schedule:
In counties with population of:
|Below 15,000||85% to 95%|
|15,000 to 29,999||76% to 95%|
|30,000 to 74,999||74% to 95%|
|75,000 and over||72% to 95%|
(b) The sheriff shall adjust the compensation of the deputy sheriff within the range prescribed in subsection (2)(a) according to a rank structure in the office.
(3) For purposes of this section, the following definitions apply:
(a) "Compensation" means the base rate of pay and does not mean longevity payments or payments for hours worked overtime.
(b) "Salary of that sheriff" means the total salary provided for in 7-4-2503(1), (2)(b), and (2)(c).