The List of Top 100 Highest Paid Municipal Employees

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:

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 DepFChfAdmn-AdvTechnician    $203,136.29

Finn,Joseph E.           Boston Fire Department   Fire Comm./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 Asst Superintendent-Network 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