The 100 Highest-Paid City of Philadelphia Employees

Did you get a raise this year?

Last year around this time, we compiled a list of some of the highest-paid employees of the City of Philadelphia. So we decided to take a look at the 2013 numbers. Perhaps unsurprisingly, pretty much everyone on the list is making more this year than they were last year, and their combined salaries cost Philadelphia taxpayers more than $15.1 million. (That’s per year.)

For those of you who keep track of such things, 34 of the top 100 City of Philadelphia salaries belong to women, with Philadelphia Free Library head Siobhan Reardon leading the way at $197,313. That’s a lot of overdue fees.

The lowest salary on the top 100 list belongs to Councilman Mark Squilla’s Chief of Staff, Anne Kelly, whose salary is $128,919. Strangely, she makes more than her boss, who doesn’t even make the list. (Like most Council members, he gets $123,600 annually, the same amount earned by Sheriff Jewell Williams, Register of Wills Ronald Donatucci, and City Commissioners Al Schmidt and Stephanie Singer.)

But all of them still make a heck of a lot more than the average Philadelphian: the per capita income in Philadelphia is a paltry $21,671 and the median household income stands at $36,957, both significantly lower than the statewide averages.

Below, the 100 Highest-Paid City of Philadelphia employees based on current payroll data.

1. Charles Ramsey, Police Commissioner, $261,375
2. Sam Gulino, Medical Examiner, $245,805
3. Michael Nutter, Mayor, $208,101
4. Mark Gale, Airport CEO, $205,000
5. Siobhan Reardon, Free Library Director, $197,313
6. Gary Collins, Deputy Medical Examiner, $181,375
7. Shelley Smith, City Solicitor, $178,825
8. Everett Gillison, Mayor’s Chief of Staff, $178,650
9. Adel Ebeid, Chief Innovation Officer, $174,250
10. Seth Williams, District Attorney, $172,271
11. Richard Negrin, Managing Director, $171,000
12. Gary Steuer, Chief Cultural Officer, $169,125
13. Edward McCann, Deputy DA, $167,692
14. Rob Dubow, Finance Director, $165,741
15. Nola Joyce, Deputy Managing Director, $164,697
16. Michael DiBerardinis, Spec. Adv. to Mayor/Parks & Rec, $164,000
17. Suzanne Biemeiller, First Deputy Chief of Staff, $164,000
18. Francis Bielli, Executive Director Pensions Board, $164,000
19. Alan Greenberger, Commerce Director, $164,000
20. Donald Schwarz, Health Commissioner, $164,000
21. Rina Cutler, Deputy Mayor for Transportation/Utilities, $164,000
22. David Wilson, 1st Dep. Managing Dir. of Admin., $164,000
23. Jodi Lobel, Deputy DA, $161,909
24. Ann Ponterio, Deputy DA, $161,909
25. Curtis Douglas, Deputy DA, $161,909
26. Ronald Eisenberg, Deputy DA, $161,909
27. John Delaney, Deputy DA, $161,909
28. George Mosee, Deputy DA, $161,909
29. Richard Ross, Deputy Police Commissioner, $160,519
30. Thomas Knudsen, Deputy Director of Finance, $160,000
31. Teresa Gillen, Sen. Adv. to Mayor/Economic Development, $158,875
32. Michael Garvey, Deputy Managing Director, $158,875
33. Donna Mouzayck, First Deputy City Solicitor, $157,486
34. Darrell Clarke, City Council President, $155,129
35. William Blackburn, Deputy Police Commissioner $154,347
36. Kevin Bethel, Deputy Police Commissioner, $154,347
37. Thomas Wright, Deputy Police Commissioner, $154,347
38. Amy Kurland, Inspector General, $153,750
39. Catherine Paster, First Deputy Finance Director, $153,750
40. Arthur Evans, Director of Office of Behavioral Health, $153,750
41. Rebecca Rhynhart, Deputy Director of Finance, $153,750
42. Rochelle Cameron, Deputy Airport Director, $153,750
43. Anne Marie Ambrose, DHS Commissioner, $153,750
44. Joan Markman, Chief Integrity Officer, $153,750
45. Sumit Handa, Chief Investment Officer, $153,750
46. Lori Shorr, Chief Education Advisor to the Mayor, $153,750
47. Lloyd Ayers, Fire Commissioner, $153,717
48. George Hayes, Medical Services Director, $152,620
49. Alvin Powell, Medical Director-Laboratory Services, $151,820
50. Desiree Peterkin Bell, Communications Director, $150,000
51. Clarena Tolson, Deputy Finance Director, $150,000
52. Edwin Lieberman, Pathologist, $148,532
53. Richie McKeithen, Chief Assessment Officer, $147,446
54. Judith Cassel, Deputy Finance Director, $146,063
55. Hugh Burns, Deputy DA, $145,550
56. Folasade Olanipekun-Lewis, Chief Financial Officer, $145,000
57. Howard Neukrug, Water Commissioner, $144,892
58. Denise Turpin, Deputy Police Commissioner, $144,790
59. Nancy Winkler, Deputy Finance Director, $143,500
60. Patrick Blessington, Assistant Unit Chief/DA Office, $140,425
61. Hal Fichandler, Senior Legislative Advisor, $140,000
62. Jacquelyn Linton, Deputy Managing Director, $140,000
63. David Perri, Streets Commissioner, $140,000
64. Angela Dowd Burton, Exec. Dir.-Ofc. of Econ. Opportunity, $138,375
65. Giridhar Mallya, Policy & Planning Director, $138,375
66. James White, Deputy Chief Information Officer, $138,000
67. Steven Robertson, Deputy Chief Information Officer, $138,000
68. Mark Headd, Deputy Chief Information Officer, $138,000
69. Raymond Hayling, Deputy Chief Information Officer, $138,000
70. Barry Scott, Deputy Finance Director-Risk Management, $137,248
71. Laurie Malone, Deputy DA, $135,300
72. Eva Gladstein, Exec. Dir. Ofc. Community Empowerment, $135,000
73. Brian Abernathy, Deputy Managing Director, $135,000
74. Michael Covone, Deputy Commissioner Behavioral Health, $134,434
75. Vanessa Harley, Deputy Commissioner DHS, $133,773
76. Edward Cameron, Assistant DA, $133,660
77. Deborah McColloch, Director Ofc. of Housing, $133,250
78. Lewis Rosman, Legislative Affairs Director, $133,250
79. Jeremiah Connors, Deputy Director Finance, $133,250
80. Rita Eburuoh, Medical Care Clinical Director, $133,234
81. William Carter IV, Chief Operating Officer, $132,500
82. Albert D’Attilio, Human Resources Director, $132,463
83. Curtis Jones, City Council Majority Leader, $132,428
84. Anthony Clark, City Commissioner, $132,428
85. Thomas Dolgenos, Asst. Unit Chief/DA Office, $132,225
86. Duane Bumb, Deputy Commerce Director, $131,758
87. Daniel Cantu-Hertzler, Chair of Corporate & Tax Group, $131,758
88. Elizabeth Mattioni, Chair of Litigation Group, $131,758
89. Louis Giorla, Acting Prisons Commissioner, $131,758
90. Carlos Vega, Assistant Unit Chief/DA Ofc., $131,231
91. Robin Beth Godfrey, Assistant Unit Chief/DA Ofc., $131,231
92. Mark Gilson, Assistant DA, $131,200
93. Robert Buchsbaum, Pathologist, $131,117
94. Willis Ennis, Pathologist, $131,117
95. Ronald Stewart, Infrastructure Service Director, $130,000
96. Bridget Greenwald, Commissioner of Public Property, $130,000
97. Brian O’Neill, City Council Minority Leader, $129,904
98. Blondell Reynolds Brown, City Council Majority Whip, $129,904
99. Gary Jastrzab, Zoning Commission Director, $129,566
100. Anne Kelly, Councilman Squilla’s Chief of Staff, $128,919

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  • J.Oz

    Nice…”pretty much everyone on the list is making more this year than they were last year.”

    That is nothing but UNETHICAL.

  • Bianca Santos

    The Police department overall has a high gross income, would you like to send them to North Philly? Kay, thanks. On another note, how’s our education system coming along?

  • the muffin man

    I bet there is a lot of “theft of services” going on . Just ask any of the police listed and then watch them scatter. Disgraceful !

  • Jen

    How do you obtain this info? There are some other city employees I’d like to know the salary of.