Every year the UNC School of Government publishes a list of each county and how much their county commission, the chair of the commission and the county manager are paid.  Here are just a few of the counties, click here to see a list of all 100 counties.

County Chair of Board Commissioner
Alamance $23,400 $21,000
Catawba $14,400 $12,000
Rowan $19,034 $16,461
Wake $24,598 $20,974
Yancy $9,350 $8,077