The Federal Funding Accountability Transparency Act (FFATA) requires all agencies that receive federal grants, cooperative agreements, loans, and other forms of Federal financial assistance to report the compensation of its top 5 executives. Minnesota Statutes section 471.701 requires counties and cities with a population of more than 15,000 to annually notify its residents of the positions and base salaries of its three highest-paid employees.
In keeping with the requirements for both, the top earning St. Louis County titles and salaries as of Jan. 1, 2016 are:
County Administrator: $170,623
County Attorney: $151,611
Public Health and Human Services Director: $144,643
Public Works Director: $137,738
Assistant County Attorney (Division Head) $131,893