What Philly Makes

Talk to anyone in this city long enough, and they’ll open up about sex, family secrets, lust, love, longing. But money? For even the loosest-lipped Philadelphians, it’s still taboo to let a conversation turn to paychecks—never mind revealing anything about yours or anyone else’s. But now that our food/culture/business booms are reaching peak hype-age, we had to ask: Are Philadelphians reaping the benefits of this … renaissance? Are the waiters at our charming restaurants raking in the dough? Are our Philadelphia Lawyers getting royal paychecks to match their super-charged brains? And how do our world-renowned hospitals, hipster boutiques and suburban schools compensate the employees who keep them up and running?

It was a bitch to find out. But by digging through SEC reports, Form 990s, press accounts and public records, collaborating with subjects themselves, and guesstimating with in-the-know insiders, we just might have earned ourselves a raise.

Ed Rendell
Governor of Pennsylvania: $161,173

Jon Corzine
Governor of New Jersey: $1

Chaka Fattah
U.S. Congressman: $162,100

Renee Chenault-Fattah
Anchor, NBC 10: About $950,000

Anna Verna
President, City Council: $128,387

Robert Esche
Goalie, Flyers: $1 million

Simon Gagne
Left wing, Flyers: $2 million

Antero Niittymaki
Goalie, Flyers: $450,000

Zamboni driver
Wachovia Center: Estimated $12-$15/hour on game night

Ice supervisor
Wachovia Center: Estimated $50,000

SEPTA bus driver $46,000

SEPTA ticket-taker Trains: $64,000

Richard Stengel President/CEO, Constitution Center: Estimated $281,868

Constitution Center “interpreter”

Richard Hayne
President, Urban Outfitters, Inc.:

Urban Outfitters: $9.25/hour

Safety and security manager
Philadelphia International Airport: $55,919

Police officer Philadelphia,
starting range: $38,416-$49,891

Police officer
Conshohocken: $56,961

Jim Gardner Anchor, 6 ABC: Estimated $2 million-plus

Preston & Steve Morning DJs, 93.3 FM WMMR: $300,000-plus each

Atrios Blogger, Atrios.Blogspot.com: $65,000

Staff blogger Phillyist.com: $2/posting

Intern Philadelphia Inquirer: $0 plus college credit

Christy Santoro Certified midwife: $4,100/birth

Semen donor $150/specimen

Jewish egg donor $8,000

Stylist Richard Nicholas Salon: $72,000

Cecily Tynan Meteorologist, 6 ABC: Estimated $625,000

Ronald Rubin CEO, PA Real Estate Investment Trust: $800,000

Steven Altschuler President and CEO, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia: $905,450

Louis Bucky Plastic surgeon, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: $1.4 million

Larry Kaiser Thoracic surgeon, HUP: $1.1 million

Paul Marcotte Neurosurgeon, HUP: $1.1 million

Dennis Coloski Nurse, Presbyterian Hospital: $155,308

Doorman Rittenhouse Square: $10.72/hour

Christoph Eschenbach Conductor, Philadelphia Orchestra: $1.4 million

Concertmaster Philadelphia Orchestra: $291,000

Principal flute Philadelphia Orchestra: $202,000

Principal oboe Philadelphia Orchestra: $213,000
Principal trumpet Philadelphia Orchestra: $214,000

Pots-and-pans street drummer Center City: $25,000

Local folk-rock musician $6,900

Freelance theater pit musician $35,000

Marketing manager Global consulting company: $78,000

Lawrence N. Stevenson CEO, Pep Boys: $1.2 million

Mechanic Pep Boys: $35,000

Jack Parker CEO, A.C. Moore Arts & Crafts, Inc.: $380,000

Vernon W. Hill II President, Commerce Bancorp, Inc.: $3.5 million

Dan W. Matthias CEO, Mothers Work Inc.: $491,727

Ashley Augello Nanny, Havertown: $450/week

Babysitter Suburbs: $5-$10/hour

St. Joe’s Hawk Mascot, St. Joseph’s University: $27,320 scholarship

Chris Webber Forward, 76ers: $19.1 million/year

Samuel Dalembert Center, 76ers: $8 million

Pat Burrell Left fielder, Phillies: $7.2 million

Jerry Blavat “The Geator”: $5,000-$10,000/gig

Architect Large firm; 10 years’ experience: $60,000

Software architect Large firm; 5-10 years’ experience: $94,000

Jay S. Sidhu CEO, Sovereign Bancorp Inc.: $2.4 million

Deputy prisons commissioner City of Philadelphia, starting: $69,439

General manager Wawa: $62,680

Steeplejack $34,532

David Adamany Outgoing president, Temple University:

Constantine Papadakis President, Drexel University: $798,000

Paul Vallas CEO, Philadelphia School District: $200,000

Tutor Villanova University Writing Center: $7.40/hour

Steve Odabashian Andy Reid impersonator: $300/home game plus free game tickets

Construction worker $76,000

Taxi driver $30,340

Librarian Free Library, starting: $36,867

Horseshoer $32,943

Valet Radisson Plaza-Warwick Hotel: $7/hour

Cheesesteak maker Tony Luke’s: $10/hour

Barista Starbucks: $7-$9/hour

Food runner Mid-tier Stephen Starr restaurant: $5.15/hour plus $60-$120/night

Waiter Top-tier Stephen Starr restaurant: $40,000-$60,000

Waiter Rouge: $40,000

Waiter Marathon Grill: $20,000

Host Continental Midtown: $9/hour

Line cook The Fountain at Four Seasons: About $30,000

Salesperson American Apparel: $9/hour

Salesperson Banana Republic: $8.25/hour

Building superintendent 1616 Walnut: $68,000

Bike courier $22,000

Toll collector PA Turnpike: $34,652-$41,163

Michael Roth Child welfare worker, Bethanna Foster Care Agency: $27,000

Post office clerk Average: $25,780

Corrections officer Bucks County Correctional Facility: $32,762

Pilot Major airline: $108,716

Dog walker Full-time, Center City: $28,000

Garbage collection supervisor City of Philadelphia: $41,108

Topless model GirlsOfPhilly.com: $75-$125/hour

Liquor model $20/hour

Borgata Babe $25,000

Parking attendant 18th & Arch: $20,000

Fingerprint ID technician City of Philadelphia, starting: $30,332

Party promoter $50,000

DJ Cosmo Baker $1,000/3-hour set

Mystery shopper $20/hour

Jeremy Hugo Drum salesman, Guitar Center: $6.15/hour plus commission

John G. Drosdick CEO, Sunoco:
$3.23 million

Raj L. Gupta CEO, Rohm & Haas Co.: $2.3 million

Frank Baldino Jr. CEO, Cephalon: $2.4 million

Dorrit J. Bern CEO, Charming Shoppes: $32 million

Electric voting machine technician $30,332-$33,055

Radio host WWDB: $25-$50/hour

Film extra Union: $125/day

Dancer Hip-hop videos: Up to $150/hour

Water meter reader $29,402
Figure model Allens Lane Art Center: $15/hour

Promotions specialist Paper-Street.com: $10/hour

Lithuanian language voice-over artist $25/hour

Inmate teacher $32,263

Police sketch artist $52,513

Armed security guard $16/hour

Police department dispatcher City of Philadelphia: $32,101

Police detective City of Philadelphia: $52,600

Radio Disney Party coordinator $10/hour

Voter registration representative $8/hour

Show guide Lights of Liberty: $8/hour

Apprentice Arden Theatre Company: $335/week

Prison dietician $39,367

Costumed waver Liberty Tax Service: From $7.50/hour

Stadium director City of Philadelphia: $69,439

Deputy director Minority Business Enterprise Council: $59,677

Police tow truck driver City of Philadelphia: $32,101

Gardener City of Philadelphia: $29,402

Graphic designer Apparel company: $52,000

English teacher First year, Moorestown High: $40,200

In-store demonstrator $60-$70/event

Cocktail waitress Atlantic City casino: $6.12/hour

Junior publicist Local book publisher: $38,000

Part-time stripper $49,000

Overhead electrical line worker $32,943

Special-event violinist $150/wedding

Drawbridge operator City of Philadelphia: $29,402

Robert I. Toll CEO, Toll Bros. Inc.: $26.6 million

H. Edward Hanway CEO, Cigna Corp.: $4 million

Peter Boneparth CEO, Jones Apparel Group Inc.: $4.5 million

Joseph Neubauer CEO, Aramark: $2.6 million

Douglas R. Conant CEO, Campbell Soup Co.: $2.8 million

Charles P. Pizzi CEO, Tasty Baking Co.:$425,400

And last but
not least …

Tax collector City of Philadelphia, starting: $32,101