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Here Are the Twenty Highest Paid Employees of the City of Raleigh

Posted by on Thu, Mar 31, 2016 at 12:35 PM


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Yesterday, the INDY requested the salaries of the City of Raleigh's highest paid employees.  

Here they are:

1. Tom McCormick, city attorney: $259,000
2. Ruffin Hall, city manager: $231,426
3. James Green, Jr., assistant city manager: $180,285
4. Marchell Adams David, assistant city manager: $167,500
5. Perry James III, chief financial officer: $164,625
6. Tansy Hayward, assistant city manager: $161,600
7. Cassandra Deck-Brown, police chief: $160,000
8. D. Darnell Smith, chief information officer: $157,500
9.  John T. McGrath, transportation field services manager: $156,786
10. Diane Sauer, parks, recreation and cultural resources director: $149,767
11. Robert Massengill, public utilities director: $147,335
12. Thomas Hosey, development services director: $146,000
13. Stephen Jones, human resources director: $135,915
14. Kenneth Bowers, planning director: $134,336
15. Gail Smith, city clerk: $133,750
16. Ira Botvinick, city attorney: $129,864
17. Hunt Choi, city attorney: $129,864
18. Dorothy Leapley, city attorney: $129,864
19. Daniel McLawhorn, city attorney: $125,748
20. Michael Basham, chief technology officer: $123,680

A total of 86 city employees make $100,000 or more a year.

Additionally, it appears that several city employees have gotten some pretty big raises, along with a few changes in titles, since the Raleigh Public Record published city employees' salaries back in August of last year.

Here is RPR's list, plus how much more city employees are making now: 

1. Tom McCormick, city attorney: $232,405 (+$26,595)
2. Ruffin Hall, city manager: $223,600 (+$7,826)
3. James Greene, Jr. assistant city manager: $170,000 (+$10,285)
4. Perry James III, chief financial officer: $164,624 (+$1)
5. Roger Krupa, RCCC director (now retired): $164,624 (N/A)
6. Tansy Hayward, assistant city manager: $160,000 (+$1,600)
7. Marchell Adams David, assistant city manager: $157,500 (+$10,000)
8. John T. McGrath, fire chief: $156,786 (+$0)
9. Diane Sauer, park, recreation and cultural resources director: $146,114 (+$3,653)
10. Cassandra Deck-Brown, police chief: $143,818 (+$16,682)
11. Robert Massengill, public utilities director: $143,742 (+$3,593)
12. Ken Bowers, planning director: $134,336 (+$0)
13. Stephen Jones, human resources director: $132,600 (+$3,315)
14. Ira Botvinick, city attorney: $129,864 (+0)
15. Dorothy Leapley, city attorney, $129,864 (+0)
16. Hunt Choi, city attorney: $129,855 (+$9)
17. Micahel Basham, chief technology officer: $123,680 (+$0)
18. Theodore Lynch, assistant public utilities director: $123,680 (+0)
19. William Wheeler, assistant public utilities director: $123,680 (+0)
20. Daniel McLawhorn, city attorney: $122,681 (+$0)

The City of Raleigh employs 3,809 people, according to the record, and employees make a combined total of $198,052,429. The average salary for a city employee is therefore $51,996 a year.

The record indicates that 236 city of Raleigh employees make $30,000 a year or less. 

Other public records show that 16 city of Raleigh employees making more than $100,000 a year have either retired or taken positions elsewhere since November, 2013. 

Check the blog for updates to this story. 

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