Miami Is Broke, but 737 City Employees Made Six Figures Last Year; Here's a Full List
But there are still 737 city employees who pulled in six figures in salary and overtime last year, according to records obtained by Random Pixels and Riptide. Twenty-one of those lucky souls topped $200,000. City Attorney Julie Bru sits atop the list, but you'll never guess who's second.
Bru earned $297,888 last year, the records show. The top ten earners also includes disastrous police Chief Miguel Exposito, who banked just more than $241,000, and fire Chief Maurice Kemp, who made $260,569.
Yet it was a police captain by the name of Richard Walterman who bumped his way up to the number two slot thanks to a heaping helping of overtime. Walterman made $289,292 in 2010.
Fire officials dominate the upper echelon of $200,000-plus earners. Of the 21 city employees who broke that barrier, 12 are in the fire department; Exposito is the lone police official in that elite pay group.
Worth noting for those who think the city hasn't made any efforts to trim salaries amid the looming double-dip recession: In 2008, the Biscayne Times found that 97 city employees, mostly from the fire department, had topped $200K.
Here's the full list so you can crunch the numbers yourself:
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