A new report showing pay for New York's county and municipal employees lists one public worker from Long Island getting near $360,000 in Suffolk County followed by a police officer paid $306,000 in neighboring Nassau County.
The report from the Empire Center for Public Policy shows the highest average municipal salaries led by the villages of Sands Point, averaging $91,000 for general employees, and Amityville at nearly $176,000 for police.
The information based on retirement system data excludes New York City.
It covers one year from April 1, 2012, through March 31, 2013.
The highest salary reported for any group of local employees was the $175,818 average collected by 23 Village of Amityville police officers.
The report also detailed employees who were double-dipping by working two municipal jobs.
Two examples that were given:
Thomas Wood, who earned $138,880 as Cortlandt town attorney and $94,425 as East Fishkill town attorney, for total pay of $233,305.
Lyn Murphy, who earned $90,810 as a Saratoga County assistant district attorney and $94,981 as town attorney for the town of Halfmoon, for total pay of $185,791.
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