The List of Top 100 Highest Paid Municipal Employees

July 14, 2017
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The Top 100 highest paid employees in the City of Boston show that six are now earning more than $200,000 per year in regular pay and that Supt. of Schools Tommy Chang continues to be the highest paid employee in the City.

The numbers reflect base pay from the calendar year 2016 and do not include Police Details. Still, most of the highest paid employees in the City are from the Police Department and Fire Department. With details and retro pay – which was higher in 2016 significantly because of back pay due at the settling of union contracts – the top earner in the City was Police Officer Waiman Lee of Allston, who made $403,408 and nearly $122,000 in detail pay. The second highest paid with details was Officer Windell Josey of Brockton, who made $396,348 in total, with $83,122 in details.

Detail pay does not come from the City coffers typically, but is paid by private companies to the officers, with 10 percent going to the City. The only time that isn’t the case if when an officer is performing a detail for City work.

Supt. Chang made $259,484 in 2016, and second on the list was Police Commissioner William Evans, who made $221,323 in base pay. Chang did not wish to comment on the story.

The Boston Police Patrolmen’s Association (BPPA) did not return an e-mail for comment.

Within Massachusetts, The Springfield Supt. Daniel Warwick makes a little less than Chang, at $229,935 in 2015 numbers. The Springfield Police Commissioner John Barbieri made $172,516 in 2015. In Brockton in 2015 numbers, Supt. Kathleen Smith made $220,000 and Police Chief John Crowley made $183,094.

In Baltimore, the Police Commissioner Anthony Batts made $211,785 in 2015 numbers.

The following list does not reflect overtime and detail pay:

Top 100 Paid City of Boston Employees

NAME                                 DEPARTMENT NAME                          TITLE                           EARNINGS

Chang,Tommy                      Superintendent                      Superintendent                  $259,484.43

Evans,William B             Boston Police Department            Commissioner (Bpd)              $221,323.02

Walsh,John Francis         Boston Fire Department          Chief of Support Services           $207,578.28

Fontana,Gerard T.            Boston Fire Department            Chief of Field Services             $206,823.45

Granara,David Richard      Boston Fire Department    DepFireChiefAdmn-AdvTechnician     $203,136.29

Finn,Joseph E.                Boston Fire Department      FCommissioner/Chief of theDept       $201,307.77

Dempsey,John                Boston Fire Department        Dep Fire Chief Administration         $199,726.24

McMahon,Joseph G         Boston Fire Department        Dep Fire Chief Administration         $199,726.24

Gross,William G.            Boston Police Department                Supn-In Chief                   $190,034.95

Hocking,Michael E     Boston Fire Department      Dep Fire Chief Administration         $185,745.06

NAME                               DEPARTMENT NAME                          TITLE                         EARNINGS

Walsh,David John            Boston Fire Department        Dep Fire Chief Administration         $185,725.91

Calobrisi,Robert J.            Boston Fire Department                 Dep Fire Chief                  $183,928.73

Doherty,Michael J.            Boston Fire Department                 Dep Fire Chief                  $183,928.73

Fleming,Joseph Michael    Boston Fire Department                 Dep Fire Chief                  $183,928.73

McNeil,Stephen D             Boston Fire Department                 Dep Fire Chief                  $183,928.73

Tully,Bernard J.               Boston Fire Department                 Dep Fire Chief                  $183,928.73

Stallworth,Andre R            Boston Fire Department                 Dep Fire Chief                  $183,717.17

Clifford,Peter J.                Boston Fire Department                 Supn (Bfd/Fad)                  $180,560.32

Shea,Bartholomew J         Boston Fire Department                 Dep Fire Chief                  $178,635.52

Costin,Dennis B               Boston Fire Department      District FireChiefAdmn-AdvTech       $177,393.76

Blake,Thomas J               Boston Fire Department           District Fire Chief Admin            $176,851.68

Dillon,Michael P.              Boston Fire Department                  Dist Fire Chief                  $176,478.82

Joseph,David W              Boston Fire Department           District Fire Chief Admin            $176,233.46

Fitzgerald,Paul A             Boston Police Department                   Supn Bpd                     $175,357.83

Halstead,Randall J          Boston Police Department                   Supn Bpd                     $175,357.83

Holmes,Lisa R.               Boston Police Department                   Supn Bpd                     $175,357.83

Mancini,Frank A             Boston Police Department                   Supn Bpd                     $175,357.83

Walsh,Martin J.                      Mayor’s Office                             Mayor                        $175,000.02

McNulty,Joseph G.           Boston Fire Department       Dist Fire Chief-Adm Asst Dvmtr        $174,984.32

Buckley,Kevin J              Boston Police Department                   Supn Bpd                     $174,574.77

O’Rourke,Bernard P         Boston Police Department                   Supn Bpd                     $174,574.77

Maughn,Reynold             Boston Fire Department        Dep Fire Chief Administration         $173,452.20

Brienza,Horacio D.            Boston Fire Department        District Fire Chief-Technician         $172,645.97

Estrada,Karla                   BPS Special Education            Deputy Superintendent             $172,471.08

Muncey,Donna E.               Strategy Department        Deputy Superintendent-(non-ac)       $172,471.08

Long,Gregory P             Boston Police Department                   Supn Bpd                     $172,129.28

Leonard,David J                Boston Public Library                      President                     $171,384.58

Mullane Jr.,Neal A             Boston Fire Department           District Fire Chief Admin            $169,593.71

Shaffer,Steven E               Boston Fire Department        District Fire Chief-Technician         $167,441.41

Cuddahy,Don F.              Boston Fire Department           F Captain Admin Dvmstr            $165,751.97

Byrne,Edward F               Boston Fire Department              Asst Supn (Bfd/Fad)               $165,446.14

McCreary,Makeeba                Communications                       Chief of Staff                   $165,422.99

Tully,Brian P                   Boston Fire Department         District Fire Chief-Adv Tech          $164,108.91

Keeley,Dennis L               Boston Fire Department        District Fire Chief-Technician         $164,078.26

Dowling,Robert L.             Boston Fire Department        District Fire Chief-Technician         $163,847.17

Papineau,Charles J           Boston Fire Department         District Fire Chief-Adv Tech          $163,652.00

Price,Donald J                 Boston Fire Department        District Fire Chief-Technician         $163,251.51

Daley,John J                 Boston Police Department               Dep Supn (Bpd)                 $163,247.94

Paschal,Stephen P           Boston Fire Department           District Fire Chief Admin            $163,011.00

Murphy,Joseph W.           Boston Fire Department                     Chemist                      $162,844.24

Keeley,Paul P                  Boston Fire Department        Distric F Chief Liaison/Ret Bd         $162,659.18

Harrison,David C             Boston Fire Department        District Fire Chief-Technician         $162,587.72

Casper,Joseph                Boston Fire Department         Dist Fire Chief (Scuba Diver)         $161,733.83

Lonergan,James J            Boston Fire Department        District Fire Chief-Technician         $160,896.18

Celona,Michael O.            Boston Fire Department                  Dist Fire Chief                  $160,698.86

McCormack,Martin P         Boston Fire Department                  Dist Fire Chief                  $160,698.86

Felton,Richard F.             Boston Fire Department                  Dist Fire Chief                  $160,555.76

Pettaway,Erik C                Boston Fire Department                  Dist Fire Chief                  $160,453.54

Raymond,Mark J.             Boston Fire Department                  Dist Fire Chief                  $160,453.54

Anderson,Edward A          Boston Fire Department     Fire Captain Admn-Advance Tech      $160,378.87

Wahlen,Scott D                Boston Fire Department        District Fire Chief-Technician         $160,315.86

Shea,Joseph D.               Boston Fire Department                  Dist Fire Chief                  $160,238.12

Sloane,Christopher          Boston Fire Department                  Dist Fire Chief                  $160,030.39

Edouard-Vincent,Marice M Asst Superintendent-Network A Instructional Superintendent         $159,736.51

Greene,James P               Boston Fire Department                  Dist Fire Chief                  $159,429.25

McGovern,Ryan J.            Boston Fire Department       FCaptAdminScubaDivAdvTech        $159,393.00

Whelan,Michael J             Boston Fire Department                  Dist Fire Chief                  $158,668.75

Smith,Douglas W             Boston Fire Department                  Dist Fire Chief                  $158,183.46

Walker Gregory,Caren S Kennedy, EM Health Academy               Headmaster                    $157,477.36

Rodriguez,Jonathan         Boston Fire Department                  Dist Fire Chief                  $157,306.68

 

 

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