County employees in Southern Maryland who make over $100,000

Salaries in county governments, public school systems and local sheriff’s offices steadily increase year to year thanks to various contracts and officials’ desires to offer competitive pay.

Southern Maryland News submitted public information requests to nine county agencies for lists of everyone who makes $100,000 or more in Charles, St. Mary’s and Calvert counties. All told, there were 1,390 publicly paid employees who topped that salary amount — 603 in Charles, 502 in Calvert and 285 in St. Mary’s.