Sheriff set to see state-mandated pay increase

Bartholomew County Sheriff Matt Myers is set to see a pay increase in a few weeks. By state law, county sheriffs must be paid at least 80 percent of what the county prosecutor earns. The prosecutors’ pay is tied to the pay of county judges.

Barb Hackman, county auditor, explained during Tuesday night’s meeting of the Bartholomew County Council that judges received a 2.1 percent pay increase that will take effect on July 1. She says that increase resulted in a pay bump for Prosecutor Bill Nash, as well as Sheriff Myers. Hackman says this state-mandated increase will bring the sheriff’s annual salary to $117,731.20.