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The 50 highest-paid Philadelphia government employees

…and other fun facts from newly-released salary data for city employees.

Thanks to Open Data Philly, the Kenney administration today released a full dataset of the salaries and year-to-date overtime costs of city employees. There’s a lot to sort through, and we’re on that now — but in the meantime, here’s a few things to consider:

  • Most people assume the mayor has the highest salary in the city. Not so — the data shows Mayor Jim Kenney clocks in at No. 4, behind two medical examiners and the police commissioner.
  • 700 city employees earn six figures per year.
  • 11 employees earn more than $200,000 per year.
  • Police and firefighters rack up a lot of overtime. Overtime costs calculated for just the first three months of 2016 shows 21 people have racked up more than $20,000 in just overtime since the beginning of the year. Of that, 16 are in the police or fire departments.
  • In the first quarter of 2016, the city of Philadelphia spent more than $49 million on overtime costs alone.

These are the top 50 earners in Philadelphia city government, according to the data released today:

1. Sam Gulino

Title: Medical examiner

Department: Dept. of Public Health

Salary: $260,730

2. Richard Ross Jr.

Title: Police commissioner

Department: Police

Salary: $240,000

3. Albert Chu

Title: Deputy medical examiner

Department: Dept. of Public Health

Salary: $231,505

4. Jim Kenney

Title: Mayor

Department: Mayor’s office

Salary: $217,820

5. Rochelle Cameron

Title: CEO, Division of Aviation

Department: Airport / Commerce

Salary: $215,000

6. Khalil Wardak

Title: Asst. medical examiner

Department: Dept. of Public Health

Salary: $210,459

7. Victoria Sorokin

Title: Asst. medical examiner

Department: Dept. of Public Health

Salary: $210,459

8. Michael Di Berardinis

Title: Managing Director

Department: Managing Director’s Office

Salary: $205,000

9. Francis Bielli

Title: Executive Director

Department: Board of Pensions

Salary: $204,740

10. Siobhan Reardon

Title: President and director

Department: Free Library of Philadelphia

Salary: $204,219

11. Nola Joyce

Title: Dep. Managing Director

Department: Managing Director’s Office

Salary: $201,721

12. Kieran Sheridan

Title: COO

Department: Airport / Commerce

Salary: $195,000

13. George Hayes

Title: Medical Services Director

Department: Personnel Dept.

Salary: $191,921

14. Caroline Johnson

Title: Medical Services Director

Department: Dept. of Public Health

Salary: $190,496

15. Kevin Bethel

Title: Deputy Police Commissioner

Department: Police

Salary: $190,282

16. Christine Coulter

Title: Deputy Police Commissioner

Department: Police

Salary: $190,282

17. Myron Patterson

Title: Deputy Police Commissioner

Department: Police

Salary: $190,282

18. Denise Turpin

Title: Deputy Police Commissioner

Department: Police

Salary: $190,282

19. Lindsay Simon

Title: Pathologist

Department: Dept. of Public Health

Salary: $185,849

20. Daniel Brown

Title: Pathologist

Department: Dept. of Public Health

Salary: $185,849

21. Rita Eburuoh

Title: Medical Care Clinical Director

Department: Dept. of Public Health

Salary: $180,709

22. Helena Kwakwa

Title: Medical Care Clinical Director

Department: Dept. of Public Health

Salary: $179,884

23. Rufus (Seth) Williams

Title: District Attorney

Department: District Attorney’s Office

Salary: $175,572

24. George Mosee

Title: Dep. District Attorney

Department: District Attorney’s Office

Salary: $175,571

25. Brad Woolworth

Title: Chief Investment Officer

Department: Board of Pensions

Salary: $175,000

26. Sozi Tulante

Title: City Solicitor

Department: Law Department

Salary: $175,000

27. Rebecca Rhynhart

Title: Deputy Mayor

Department: Managing Director’s Office

Salary: $175,000

28. Brian Abernathy

Title: Dep. Managing Director

Department: Managing Director’s Office

Salary: $170,000

29. Harold Epps

Title: Director of Commerce

Department: Airport / Commerce

Salary: $170,000

30. Folasade Olanipekun-Lewis

Title: Dep. Managing Director

Department: Managing Director’s Office

Salary: $170,000

31. Anne Fadullon

Title: Deputy Mayor

Department: Managing Director’s Office

Salary: $170,000

32. Ann Ponterio

Title: Dep. District Attorney

Department: District Attorney’s Office

Salary: $167,576

33. Ronald Eisenberg

Title: Dep. District Attorney

Department: District Attorney’s Office

Salary: $167,576

34. Jodi Lobel

Title: Dep. District Attorney

Department: District Attorney’s Office

Salary: $167,576

35. Curtis Douglas

Title: Dep. District Attorney

Department: District Attorney’s Office

Salary: $167,576

36. John Delaney Jr.

Title: Dep. District Attorney

Department: District Attorney’s Office

Salary: $167,576

37. Robert Dubow

Title: Finance Director

Department: Dept. of Finance

Salary: $165,741

38. Eileen Farnon

Title: Medical Specialist

Department: Dept. of Public Health

Salary: $165,717

39. Donna Mouzayck

Title: First Dep. City Solicitor

Department: Law Department

Salary: $165,000

40. Charles Brennan

Title: Chief Information Officer

Department: Office of Innovation and Technology

Salary: $165,000

41. Sheila Hess

Title: City Representative

Department: City Representative’s Office

Salary: $165,000

42. Thomas Farley

Title: Dep. Managing Director

Department: Managing Director’s Office

Salary: $165,000

43. Michael Garvey

Title: Dep. Managing Director

Department: Managing Director’s Office

Salary: $164,436

44. Darrell Clarke

Title: President of City Council

Department: City Council

Salary: $162,374

45. Alvin Powell

Title: Medical director, laboratory services

Department: Dept. of Public Health

Salary: $161,024

46. Clarena Tolson

Title: Dep. Managing Director

Department: Managing Director’s Office

Salary: $160,000

47. Keith Brune

Title: Dep. Director of Aviation

Department: Airport/ Commerce

Salary: $160,000

48. James Tyrrell

Title: Dep. Director of Avia-ADM

Department: Airport/ Commerce

Salary: $160,000

49. Eva Gladstein

Title: Dep. Managing Director

Department: Managing Director’s Office

Salary: $160,000

50. Tracy Borda

Title: Dep. Director of Aviation

Department: Airport/ Commerce

Salary: $160,000

50 (tied). David Wilson

Title: Dep. Managing Director

Department: Managing Director’s Office

Salary: $160,000

50 (tied). Diego Rincon

Title: Dep. Managing Director

Department: Managing Director’s Office

Salary: $160,000

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