Tucson's 200 Highest Paid

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Below is a list of the Top 200 Highest Paid Employees for the City of Tucson for 2009. The information is public record and provided by the city to Fox 11 News under a Public Records Act Request. The table below shows the name, job title, base pay that employee received, any extra pay they received in 2009 and the total amount paid to them by the city in 2009. If you have any thoughts about this list you’d like to share with Fox 11 News, send an email to news@fox11az.com.

You can find the details of what makes up 'OTHER PAY' for each individual here.

NAME
  
JOB TITLE
  
BASE PAY
  
OTHER PAY
  
TOTAL PAY
Michael Hein   City Manager (UC)  
$242,763.38
 
$1,646.16
 
$244,409.54
Michael Letcher   City Manager (UC)  
$200,456.75
 
$5,246.16
 
$205,702.91
Richard Miranda   Deputy City Manager: (UC)  
$162,754.08
 
$5,246.16
 
$168,000.24
Roberto Villasenor   Police Chief  
$151,373.51
 
$16,382.42
 
$167,755.93
Patrick Kelly   Fire Chief  
$154,731.20
 
$923.00
 
$155,654.20
John Leavitt   Police Lt Asgn: Asst Pol Chief  
$136,884.80
 
$17,688.58
 
$154,573.38
Kathleen Robinson   Police Lt Asgn: Asst Pol Chief  
$136,884.80
 
$16,635.58
 
$153,520.38
Sharon Allen   Police Lt Asgn:Depty Pol Chief  
$137,513.68
 
$15,858.48
 
$153,372.16
Kevin Mayhew   Police Lt Asgn:Police Captain  
$122,532.80
 
$28,806.66
 
$151,339.46
Michael Rankin   City Attorney (UC)  
$147,056.00
 
$2,576.83
 
$149,632.83
Brett Klein   Police Lt Asgn: Asst Pol Chief  
$121,753.04
 
$21,623.70
 
$143,376.74
Terry Rozema   Police Lt Asgn: Asst Pol Chief  
$126,308.80
 
$17,031.46
 
$143,340.26
William Richards   Police Lt Asgn:Police Captain  
$122,532.80
 
$20,785.12
 
$143,317.92
James Glock   Director Of Transportation  
$137,176.00
 
$5,246.16
 
$142,422.16
Francis Hand   Police Sergeant: Assignments  
$81,744.00
 
$60,270.81
 
$142,014.81
Clayton Kidd   Police Lt Asgn:Police Captain  
$122,532.80
 
$18,524.66
 
$141,057.46
Albert Elias   Director Of Community Services  
$134,721.60
 
$5,246.16
 
$139,967.76
Robert Shoun   Police Lt Asgn:Police Captain  
$122,532.80
 
$17,024.66
 
$139,557.46
David Neri   Police Lt Asgn:Police Captain  
$122,532.80
 
$15,855.18
 
$138,387.98
Michael Gillooly   Police Lt Asgn:Police Captain  
$121,305.60
 
$16,897.22
 
$138,202.82
John Ogden   Fire Bat Chief:Asst Fire Chief  
$121,849.60
 
$16,220.10
 
$138,069.70
George Stoner   Police Lt Asgn:Police Captain  
$122,532.80
 
$15,310.78
 
$137,843.58
Richard Singer   Director Of Convention Center  
$132,246.40
 
$5,200.00
 
$137,446.40
Ernest Duarte   Director Of Development Srvcs  
$130,457.60
 
$6,026.16
 
$136,483.76
Robert Saunders   Police Sergeant: Assignments  
$81,744.00
 
$54,317.89
 
$136,061.89
Carla Johnson   Police Lt Asgn:Police Captain  
$121,305.60
 
$14,414.54
 
$135,720.14
David Azuelo   Police Lieutenant  
$83,234.40
 
$52,002.47
 
$135,236.87
David Ridings   Fire Bat Chief:Asst Fire Chief  
$117,728.00
 
$15,772.90
 
$133,500.90
Ronald Lewis   Director Of General Services  
$126,921.60
 
$6,159.92
 
$133,081.52
Perry Tarrant   Police Lt Asgn:Police Captain  
$115,544.00
 
$17,429.50
 
$132,973.50
Mark Neihart   Director Of Procurement:(UC)  
$127,670.40
 
$5,246.16
 
$132,916.56
Ann Strine   Director Of I T/Chief Info Off  
$127,004.80
 
$5,246.16
 
$132,250.96
Fredrick Gray   Director Of Parks & Rec (UC)  
$126,921.60
 
$5,200.00
 
$132,121.60
Edward Schlitz   Police Lieutenant  
$104,790.40
 
$26,075.41
 
$130,865.81
Michael Owen   Principal Assistant City Attor  
$130,124.80
 
$300.04
 
$130,424.84
Jeff Biggs   Director Of Water  
$124,009.60
 
$5,246.16
 
$129,255.76
Blake Ashley   Principal Assistant City Attor  
$128,341.84
 
$300.04
 
$128,641.88
Andrew Quigley   Director Of Environmental Serv  
$123,281.60
 
$5,200.00
 
$128,481.60
Laura Brynwood   Principal Asst City Atty-Depty  
$127,233.60
 
$300.04
 
$127,533.64
Donald Bertsch   Police Sergeant: Assignments  
$81,744.00
 
$45,665.38
 
$127,409.38
Cindy Bezaury   Director Of Human Resources  
$121,992.00
 
$5,246.16
 
$127,238.16
Everardo Nunez   Police Lt Asgn:Police Captain  
$110,032.00
 
$16,506.50
 
$126,538.50
Daniel Uthe   Fire Bat Chief Asgn: Dep Chief  
$111,138.05
 
$15,265.38
 
$126,403.43
Kelly Lane   Police Lieutenant  
$104,790.40
 
$21,454.56
 
$126,244.96
Benjamin Jimenez   Detective  
$67,288.00
 
$58,904.83
 
$126,192.83
George Rodriguez   Police Lt Asgn:Police Captain  
$110,032.00
 
$15,426.50
 
$125,458.50
Michael Mckendrick   Fire Bat Chief:Asst Fire Chief  
$110,350.32
 
$14,870.18
 
$125,220.50
Maria Reza   Police Lt Asgn:Police Captain  
$109,108.00
 
$15,048.60
 
$124,156.60
Martha Durkin   Prin Asst City Atty-Chief Dpty  
$123,489.60
 
$300.04
 
$123,789.64
Steven Wheeler   Police Sergeant: Assignments  
$81,744.00
 
$41,970.77
 
$123,714.77
John Stamatopoulos   Police Lt Asgn:Police Captain  
$110,032.00
 
$13,365.82
 
$123,397.82
Robert Allen   Police Sergeant: Assignments  
$81,744.00
 
$41,452.66
 
$123,196.66
Joan Harphant   Deputy Director Of City Court  
$117,811.20
 
$5,246.16
 
$123,057.36
James Mcshea   Police Lt Asgn:Police Captain  
$107,411.20
 
$15,461.42
 
$122,872.62
Mark Timpf   Police Lt Asgn:Police Captain  
$110,032.00
 
$12,779.14
 
$122,811.14
Roger Randolph   City Clerk (UC)  
$117,499.98
 
$5,246.16
 
$122,746.14
Michael Pryor   Police Lieutenant  
$104,790.40
 
$17,474.94
 
$122,265.34
James Critchley   Fire Bat Chief:Asst Fire Chief  
$109,656.00
 
$12,048.09
 
$121,704.09
Vincent Rizzi   Police Lieutenant  
$104,790.40
 
$16,494.34
 
$121,284.74
Danny Denogean   Police Sergeant: Assignments  
$81,744.00
 
$39,536.50
 
$121,280.50
Tony Sabori   Police Sergeant: Assignments  
$81,744.00
 
$39,438.34
 
$121,182.34
Tricia Tracy   Fire Captain Assignment:8 Hour  
$78,582.40
 
$42,375.01
 
$120,957.41
Antonio Riojas   Presidng Magistrate (UC)  
$115,489.40
 
$5,246.16
 
$120,735.56
Michael Lara   Police Lieutenant  
$104,790.40
 
$15,785.22
 
$120,575.62
Stephanie Meade   Chief Public Defender: (UC)  
$114,954.00
 
$5,288.50
 
$120,242.50
Steve Mesich   Police Lieutenant  
$104,790.40
 
$14,882.18
 
$119,672.58
Sanford Levy   Police Lieutenant  
$104,790.40
 
$14,882.18
 
$119,672.58
Richard Putz   Finance Administrator  
$108,160.00
 
$11,116.04
 
$119,276.04
Mark Cassel   Detective  
$67,288.00
 
$51,921.79
 
$119,209.79
Mary Weber   P & R Administrator  
$108,160.00
 
$10,816.00
 
$118,976.00
Andrew Singelakis   Deputy/Asst Dir Transportation  
$118,643.20
 
$300.04
 
$118,943.24
Richard Wilson   Police Lt Asgn:Police Captain  
$106,028.00
 
$12,021.49
 
$118,049.49
M Raciti   Prncpl Asst Prosctng Cty Atty  
$117,457.60
 
$300.04
 
$117,757.64
Liana Perez   Eq Op & Ind Pol Rv Prg Dir(UC)  
$112,278.40
 
$5,246.16
 
$117,524.56
Peter Gavin   Zoning Examiner (UC)  
$112,195.20
 
$5,246.16
 
$117,441.36
James Shultz   Detective: Assignments  
$70,616.00
 
$46,703.65
 
$117,319.65
Richard Hyatt Iii   Fire Bat Chief Asgn: Dep Chief  
$100,479.44
 
$16,739.46
 
$117,218.90
Frank Solis   Police Sergeant  
$76,738.18
 
$40,411.83
 
$117,150.01
Ivey Schmitz   Deputy/Asst Director Of Water  
$116,542.40
 
$300.04
 
$116,842.44
Ricky Hovden   Police Lieutenant  
$104,790.40
 
$11,859.38
 
$116,649.78
Bradley Olson   Fire Battalion Chief  
$96,300.39
 
$19,966.38
 
$116,266.77
Claudette Gross   Police Lieutenant  
$102,024.00
 
$13,819.60
 
$115,843.60
William Kaderly   Police Sergeant: Assignments  
$81,744.00
 
$33,824.89
 
$115,568.89
Lonnie Bynum   Detective  
$67,288.00
 
$48,059.87
 
$115,347.87
Sue Earley   Detective: Assignments  
$70,616.00
 
$44,631.96
 
$115,247.96
Joseph Gulotta   Fire Bat Chief Asgn: Dep Chief  
$101,171.20
 
$13,782.42
 
$114,953.62
Robert Rodriguez   Fire Battalion Chief  
$95,309.76
 
$19,639.46
 
$114,949.22
Dennis Mclaughlin   Principal Assistant City Attor  
$114,566.40
 
$300.04
 
$114,866.44
Mark Nisbet   Police Sergeant: Assignments  
$81,744.00
 
$33,000.69
 
$114,744.69
Michael Mccrory   Principal Assistant City Attor  
$114,400.00
 
$300.04
 
$114,700.04
Chinwe Okoye   Intrgvrnmntl Rltns Prg Dr:(UC)  
$114,296.00
 
$300.04
 
$114,596.04
Ronald Stiso   Police Lieutenant  
$102,044.80
 
$12,345.94
 
$114,390.74
Todd Pearson   Fire Battalion Chief  
$97,468.00
 
$16,879.22
 
$114,347.22
Michael Ryan   Police Officer: Assignments  
$64,064.00
 
$50,073.86
 
$114,137.86
James Murray   Police Sergeant: Assignments  
$77,854.40
 
$36,279.37
 
$114,133.77
Christopher Avery   Principal Assistant City Attor  
$113,828.80
 
$300.04
 
$114,128.84
Michael Smith   Fire Battalion Chief  
$95,309.76
 
$18,056.41
 
$113,366.17
James Bentley   Police Lieutenant  
$97,136.00
 
$15,887.82
 
$113,023.82
Paul Baxter   Fire Battalion Chief  
$82,060.16
 
$30,506.55
 
$112,566.71
Kevin Hall   Police Sergeant: Assignments  
$81,744.00
 
$30,359.02
 
$112,103.02
Jerry Skeenes   Police Sergeant: Assignments  
$81,744.00
 
$30,295.63
 
$112,039.63
Bobby Nielsen   Police Officer: Assignments  
$64,064.00
 
$47,889.17
 
$111,953.17
John Gehm   Police Sergeant: Assignments  
$81,744.00
 
$30,173.30
 
$111,917.30
Jeannine Souter   Police Lieutenant  
$97,136.00
 
$14,778.67
 
$111,914.67
David Leotaud   Police Sergeant: Assignments  
$81,744.00
 
$29,995.86
 
$111,739.86
Chad Kasmar   Police Sergeant: Assignments  
$81,744.00
 
$29,763.41
 
$111,507.41
Alexander Elder   Deputy/Asst Director Of Water  
$111,190.40
 
$300.04
 
$111,490.44
Carl Drescher   Information Technology Admin  
$110,801.60
 
$300.04
 
$111,101.64
David Andrews   Deputy Director Of Info Tech  
$110,593.60
 
$300.04
 
$110,893.64
Thomas Earley   Police Lieutenant  
$97,136.00
 
$13,713.70
 
$110,849.70
James Caccavale   Police Officer: Assignments  
$64,064.00
 
$46,728.77
 
$110,792.77
Ramon Batista   Police Lieutenant  
$92,518.40
 
$18,128.90
 
$110,647.30
Robert Wilson   Police Lieutenant  
$92,518.40
 
$18,098.21
 
$110,616.61
Christopher Duenas   Police Officer: Assignments  
$64,064.00
 
$46,272.72
 
$110,336.72
Mitchell Vipond   Police Sergeant: Assignments  
$81,744.00
 
$28,521.88
 
$110,265.88
Fabian Pacheco   Police Sergeant: Assignments  
$81,744.00
 
$28,459.35
 
$110,203.35
Marie Nemerguth   Bdgt & Intrnl Audit Prog Dir  
$107,277.36
 
$2,750.02
 
$110,027.38
Baird Greene   Principal Assistant City Attor  
$109,241.60
 
$520.00
 
$109,761.60
Ronald Lopez   Fire Battalion Chief  
$88,408.32
 
$21,179.80
 
$109,588.12
Wes Dison   Police Lieutenant  
$92,518.40
 
$16,934.60
 
$109,453.00
George Garman   Police Officer: Assignments  
$62,524.80
 
$46,864.58
 
$109,389.38
Steven Riddell   Police Officer: Assignments  
$64,064.00
 
$45,323.50
 
$109,387.50
James Wysocki   Information Technology Admin  
$109,220.80
 
$150.02
 
$109,370.82
Eric Kazmierczak   Police Sergeant: Assignments  
$81,744.00
 
$27,528.08
 
$109,272.08
Hector Martinez   Planning Administrator  
$108,160.00
 
$1,080.04
 
$109,240.04
Terry O'Hara   Police Officer: Assignments  
$64,064.00
 
$45,116.53
 
$109,180.53
Richard Anemone   Police Lieutenant  
$97,136.00
 
$12,032.50
 
$109,168.50
Paul Hawks   Police Sergeant: Assignments  
$81,744.00
 
$27,373.67
 
$109,117.67
Marco Borboa   Police Sergeant: Assignments  
$81,744.00
 
$27,340.12
 
$109,084.12
Jesus Alegria   Research Asst Special Projects  
$108,160.00
 
$780.00
 
$108,940.00
Tammie Penta   Police Sergeant: Assignments  
$81,744.00
 
$27,021.96
 
$108,765.96
Steven Culbertson   Police Sergeant: Assignments  
$81,744.00
 
$26,926.62
 
$108,670.62
John Thomas   Management Coordinator  
$97,635.20
 
$10,949.64
 
$108,584.84
Patricia Eisenberg   Water Administrator  
$108,160.00
 
$300.04
 
$108,460.04
Thomas Paul   Fire Battalion Chief  
$85,176.00
 
$23,182.74
 
$108,358.74
Mark Christensen   Principal Assistant City Attor  
$107,931.20
 
$300.04
 
$108,231.24
Cecil Newcomb   Golf Administrator  
$108,160.00
 
$0.00
 
$108,160.00
Chris Leverenz   Environmntl Serv Administrator  
$108,160.00
 
$0.00
 
$108,160.00
Robert Brandt   Police Sergeant: Assignments  
$81,744.00
 
$26,348.15
 
$108,092.15
Christopher Andreacola   Police Sergeant: Assignments  
$81,744.00
 
$26,164.21
 
$107,908.21
Michael Dietsch   Police Sergeant  
$69,097.60
 
$38,780.91
 
$107,878.51
Karen Dotson   Water Program Supervisor  
$97,635.20
 
$10,016.62
 
$107,651.82
Vincent Hunt   General Services Administrator  
$107,598.40
 
$0.00
 
$107,598.40
Ralph Carrillo   Police Sergeant: Assignments  
$81,744.00
 
$25,680.10
 
$107,424.10
Mark Crum   Management Coordinator  
$97,635.20
 
$9,763.52
 
$107,398.72
Patrick Quinn   Fire Bat Chief Asgn: Dep Chief  
$96,345.60
 
$10,855.39
 
$107,200.99
Mikeal Allen   Police Sergeant: Assignments  
$81,744.00
 
$25,451.38
 
$107,195.38
Thomas Obermaier   Director Of Convention Center  
$101,829.02
 
$5,200.00
 
$107,029.02
Julianne Hughes   Principal Assistant City Attor  
$106,558.40
 
$300.04
 
$106,858.44
Elke Marcheta Gillespie   Deputy Director Of Procurement  
$106,288.00
 
$525.04
 
$106,813.04
George Eppley   Police Officer: Assignments  
$64,064.00
 
$42,550.61
 
$106,614.61
Joseph Poulos   Detective: Assignments  
$70,616.00
 
$35,927.65
 
$106,543.65
Luis Hernandez   Police Officer: Assignments  
$64,064.00
 
$42,447.37
 
$106,511.37
David Mann   Fire Code Administrator  
$106,454.40
 
$0.00
 
$106,454.40
Brett Barber   Detective: Assignments  
$70,616.00
 
$35,716.46
 
$106,332.46
George Caria   Transportation Administrator  
$105,934.40
 
$300.04
 
$106,234.44
Jessie Sanders   Transportation Progrm Coordntr  
$105,788.80
 
$300.04
 
$106,088.84
Joe Plasentilla   Transportation Superintendent  
$96,408.00
 
$9,640.80
 
$106,048.80
Ronald Thompson   Police Sergeant: Assignments  
$81,744.00
 
$24,300.43
 
$106,044.43
Mario Portillo   Police Officer: Assignments  
$62,643.20
 
$43,262.48
 
$105,905.68
Judith Allen   Police Sergeant: Assignments  
$81,744.00
 
$24,104.84
 
$105,848.84
William Mills   Prncpl Asst Prosctng Cty Atty  
$105,399.20
 
$300.04
 
$105,699.24
Nikki Chayet   City Magistrate (UC)  
$104,990.34
 
$300.04
 
$105,290.38
Mitchell Eisenberg   City Magistrate (UC)  
$104,990.34
 
$300.04
 
$105,290.38
Michael Lex   City Magistrate (UC)  
$104,990.34
 
$300.04
 
$105,290.38
Michael Pollard   City Magistrate (UC)  
$104,990.34
 
$300.04
 
$105,290.38
Timothy Cranshaw   City Magistrate (UC)  
$104,990.34
 
$300.04
 
$105,290.38
Theodore Abrams   City Magistrate (UC)  
$104,990.34
 
$300.04
 
$105,290.38
Jeffrey Klotz   City Magistrate (UC)  
$104,990.34
 
$300.04
 
$105,290.38
Wendy Million   City Magistrate (UC)  
$104,990.34
 
$300.04
 
$105,290.38
Margarita Bernal   City Magistrate (UC)  
$104,990.34
 
$300.04
 
$105,290.38
Susan Shetter   City Magistrate (UC)  
$104,990.34
 
$46.16
 
$105,036.50
Thomas Berning   City Magistrate (UC)  
$104,990.34
 
$46.16
 
$105,036.50
Similati Vanisi   Police Officer: Assignments  
$62,643.20
 
$42,331.49
 
$104,974.69
James Scott   Police Sergeant: Assignments  
$81,744.00
 
$23,215.73
 
$104,959.73
Mark Huntzinger   Forensics Administrator  
$104,728.00
 
$0.00
 
$104,728.00
Andrew Dinauer   Transportation Administrator  
$104,020.80
 
$300.04
 
$104,320.84
Robert Kucsmas   Police Officer: Assignments  
$64,064.00
 
$40,251.14
 
$104,315.14
Timothy Reese   Police Sergeant: Assignments  
$81,744.00
 
$22,550.41
 
$104,294.41
Maxie Ridgeway   Detective  
$67,288.00
 
$36,876.65
 
$104,164.65
Christopher Kaselemis   Planning Administrator  
$103,916.80
 
$150.02
 
$104,066.82
Edward Nied   Fire Bat Chief Asgn: Dep Chief  
$92,851.20
 
$11,142.56
 
$103,993.76
Ardan Devine   Police Sergeant: Assignments  
$81,744.00
 
$22,156.02
 
$103,900.02
Bruce Smith   Police Lieutenant  
$92,518.40
 
$11,294.82
 
$103,813.22
Gregory Roberts   Police Lieutenant  
$92,518.40
 
$11,163.34
 
$103,681.74
Timothy Cornely   Fire Battalion Chief  
$85,176.00
 
$18,183.20
 
$103,359.20
Martin Espinoza   Police Sergeant: Assignments  
$80,397.60
 
$22,911.40
 
$103,309.00
James Graves   Police Lieutenant  
$83,896.80
 
$19,159.68
 
$103,056.48
Thomas Quesnel   Fire Prevntn Inspctr-Hrly Rate  
$60,507.20
 
$42,485.25
 
$102,992.45
Timothy Milbourn   Police Sergeant: Assignments  
$81,744.00
 
$21,235.71
 
$102,979.71
Michael Humphries   Police Sergeant: Assignments  
$81,744.00
 
$21,210.25
 
$102,954.25
Jose Galvan   Police Officer: Assignments  
$64,064.00
 
$38,760.86
 
$102,824.86
Michael Fischback   Fire Battalion Chief  
$82,060.16
 
$20,712.24
 
$102,772.40
Paul Sayre   Police Lieutenant  
$86,049.60
 
$16,610.61
 
$102,660.21
James Webb   Police Lieutenant  
$90,355.20
 
$12,253.70
 
$102,608.90
Irma Price   Detective  
$67,288.00
 
$35,152.15
 
$102,440.15
Jamie Turner   Police Lieutenant  
$90,355.20
 
$12,060.79
 
$102,415.99
Michael Jennings   Police Sergeant  
$77,854.40
 
$24,507.78
 
$102,362.18
Stephen Harn   Detective: Assignments  
$70,616.00
 
$31,667.96
 
$102,283.96
Timothy Nofs   Fire Battalion Chief  
$85,176.00
 
$16,789.29
 
$101,965.29