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Report shows NY's highest paid municipal workers

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 A new report showing pay for New York's county and municipal employees lists one public worker from Long Island getting near $360,000 in Suffolk County followed by a police officer paid $306,000 in neighboring Nassau County.

The report from the Empire Center for Public Policy shows the highest average municipal salaries led by the villages of Sands Point, averaging $91,000 for general employees, and Amityville at nearly $176,000 for police.

The information based on retirement system data excludes New York City.

It covers one year from April 1, 2012, through March 31, 2013.

  • New York State’s highest-paid local government employee in 2012-13 was George Gatta, Jr., executive vice president of Suffolk County Community College, who collected $359,632 before retiring in February. Gatta’s final pay package was nearly $130,000 higher than his reported salary in 2011-12.
  • Sixteen of the state’s 20 highest-paid local employees in 2012-13 were police officers, including a dozen members of the Nassau County department. Two Westchester County corrections officer also cracked the top 20 list.
  • In four out of seven upstate regions, the highest-paid employees were psychiatrists working for county mental health programs; the others were a community college president, a hospital executive and two district attorneys.
  • The highest salary reported for any group of local employees was the $175,818 average collected by 23 Village of Amityville police officers.

The report also detailed employees who were double-dipping by working two municipal jobs.

Two examples that were given:

Thomas Wood, who earned $138,880 as Cortlandt town attorney and $94,425 as East Fishkill town attorney, for total pay of $233,305.

Lyn Murphy, who earned $90,810 as a Saratoga County assistant district attorney and $94,981 as town attorney for the town of Halfmoon, for total pay of $185,791.

Online: http://www.empirecenter.org/

Copyright 2013 MyFoxNY.com/The Associated Press.

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