Ever wonder what your county freeholders make? Ever wonder what they do? We have your answers here.

I've often wondered what a county freeholder actually does. What I learned was while every state has some sort of legislators that handle county matters, New Jersey is the only state that uses the term freeholder.

According to Dictionary.com the definition of the word freeholder is, "a registered voter who owns local property and has been a local resident for a specified length of time."

Freeholders handle the county budget for jails, roads, parks, social services and more.

Now, let's get to how much they are paid. It was honestly much lower than I thought it would be.

Atlantic County:

  • 9 Freeholders
  • Freeholder Chairman: $21,500
  • Freeholders (other): $20,000

Burlington County:

  • 5 Freeholders
  • Freeholder Director: $11,053
  • Freeholders (other): $10,553

Camden County:

  • 5 Freeholders
  • Freeholder Director: $24,000
  • Freeholders (other): $23,000

Cape May County:

  • 5 Freeholders
  • Freeholder Director: $18,973
  • Freeholders (other): $17,973

Cumberland County:

  • 7 Freeholders
  • Freeholder Director: $16,000
  • Freeholders (other): $15,000

Gloucester County:

  • 7 Freeholders
  • Freeholder Director: $17,908
  • Freeholders (other): $16,908

Ocean County:

  • 5 Freeholders
  • Freeholder Director: $31,000
  • Freeholders (other): $30,000

Salem County:

  • 7 Freeholders
  • Freeholder Director: $21,128
  • Freeholders (other): $20,328

See the breakdown for every county in New Jersey here.

Source: NJ.com - How much are you paying your county freeholders?, NJ.com - What does a freeholder do? 9 thing your might not know about N.J. county officials

 


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