From left: Jim Kenney, Allison Vulgamore, Brian Roberts, Jeremy Hellickson and Sharon Pinkenson | Photo credit from left: Jeff Fusco, David Yellen, Adam Jones, Matt Rourke/Associated Press, Michael Spain-Smith
Brian Roberts, CEO, Comcast, $36.2 million
Bill Marrazzo, CEO, WHYY, $703,718
Marrazzo is among the highest-paid public broadcasting CEOs in the entire country.
Jeremy Hellickson, Phillies pitcher, $17.2 million
Thanks to Major League Baseball’s lack of a salary cap, he’s the best-paid athlete in Philly.
Timothy Rub, CEO, Philadelphia Museum of Art, $556,796
David L. Cohen, Senior executive vice president, Comcast, $17.9 million
Victor Abreu, Attorney, Defender Association of Philadelphia, $179,113
Thomas Spray, Chief of the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, $8,376,430
A helluva lot of money, but he performs heart surgery on babies and saves their lives on a regular basis.
Martin Hamann, Executive chef, the Union League, $450,050
We’re pretty sure this makes him the best-paid chef in Philly.
Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Music director, the Philadelphia Orchestra $1,100,000
Major perk: The Orchestra pays his taxes on his behalf.
Sharon Pinkenson, Executive director, Greater Philadelphia Film Office, $228,273
Jason Peters, Eagles left tackle, $11 million
Though Peters was recently asked to take a pay cut, this is what he earned last year. Meanwhile, quarterback Carson Wentz took home about $5 million for his first season.
Amanda Schoonover, actress, $28,477
The popular local actress and playwright is a two-time Barrymore Award winner.
Sister Mary Scullion, Executive director, Project HOME, $97,205
Her CFO earns more than twice that.
Police Officer, New Recruit, Philadelphia Police Department, $49,477
The entry-level salary. Well-known homicide captain James Clark pulls in about $110,000.
John Dougherty, Business manager, Local 98, $406,532
Anthony Clark, City commissioner chairman, City of Philadelphia, $138,889
Not bad for a guy who seems to have trouble showing up for work.
Meryl Levitz, CEO, Visit Philly
Michael Weaver, Neurosurgeon, Temple University Hospital, $1,052,918
Bus Driver, Highest-Paid, Philadelphia School District, $44,351
Richard Ross Jr., Police commissioner, City of Philadelphia, $240,000
Terry Gross, Host, WHYY’s Fresh Air, $320,451
Radio Times host Marty Moss-Coane clocks in at $158,061, though we expect she’ll be earning less going forward thanks to her recently announced reduced schedule.
Bernard Havard, President, Walnut Street Theatre, $687,323
William Hite, Superintendent, Philadelphia School District, $300,000
The female superintendent of Abington School District—the highest-paid public-school head in Pennsylvania—makes $4,000 more.
Allison Vulgamore, CEO, the Philadelphia Orchestra, $776,143
Steven Collis, CEO, AmerisourceBergen, $9,978,176
Seth Williams, District attorney, City of Philadelphia, $175,572
Of course, that doesn’t count the free $45,000 roof repairs he got.
Jim Kenney, Mayor, City of Philadelphia, $218,000
One of the nation’s five highest-paid mayors.
Assistant District Attorney, City of Philadelphia, $51,956
The entry-level salary for ADAs.
Correctional Officer, Highest-Paid, City of Philadelphia, $139,201
Base salary is $47,196; the difference is overtime.
Teacher, Highest-Paid, Meredith School, Philadelphia School District, $90,051
Compared to $41,691 for the lowest-paid.
*Many salaries are based on the most recent SEC filings, form 990s and published reports available at press time; some CEO salaries include forms of compensation other than salary, such as stock awards and bonuses.
First published as “Bold Names, Big Bucks” in the April 2017 issue of Philadelphia magazine.