Stamford's Top Earners In 2013 Include 80 Police, Fire Employees

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Mayor David Martin released the 2013 Employee Earnings Report as part of his plan to promote a more open city government.
Mayor David Martin released the 2013 Employee Earnings Report as part of his plan to promote a more open city government. Photo Credit: File Photo

STAMFORD, Conn. -- The City of Stamford has released its report of employee earnings from 2013.

Of the top 100 city earners, 80 were public safety employees, the report said. Also, 17 percent of the total earnings for the top 100 city earners came from extra duty pay, which is not paid directly by city taxpayers, the report said.

Mayor David Martin released the report as part of his plan to promote a more open city government.

“The public has a right to know how their tax dollars are being allocated, and we know that year after year residents have an interest in how much the city spends on employee salaries," Martin said. "Providing access to that information is not only a matter of transparency, but of customer service as well." 

Also, 711 employees earned more than $100,000 in 2013, the Stamford Advocate reported.

The city of Stamford's top two earners were police Lt. Diedrich Hohn, who made in $265,995 in wages and overtime in 2013 (but not including extra duty pay). The only other person to make more than $200,000 was school Superintendent Winifred Hamilton, who earned $271,018.

Read more about the report on the Stamford Advocate website.

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