Editor’s note: The Dayton Daily News I-Team is gathering payroll data for local governments across our region, as well as state government and higher education, as part of our Payroll Project. You can search Payroll Project data here. We are gathering payroll data for 2017 and will add it to the database as it is collected. If you have a suggestion for our Payroll Project, email I-Team reporter Josh Sweigart at Josh.Sweigart@coxinc.com.
Butler County paid 30 employees more than $100,000 last year, two fewer than in in 2016, according to the I-Team Payroll Project searchable database of public employees.
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Local governments make payroll with your money, which is why the I-Team has assembled and made available a searchable database of pay for public employees.
An I-Team investigation last year found the ability to cash out unused sick and vacation leave is a rare perk in the private sector, though local governments are on the hook for tens of millions of dollars worth of these payments.
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Butler County’s 10 highest-paid employees last year were:
1. Charlie Young, county administrator: $162,110
2. Robert Leventry, water and sewer director: $138,618
3. Scott Rasmus, Mental Health and Addiction Recovery Services Board executive director: $137,216
4. Anthony Dwyer, chief deputy: $136,654
5. Gregory Wilkens, county engineer: $130,526
6. Roger Gates, chief assistant prosecutor: $128,446
7. Lisa Mannix, county coroner: $128,123
8. Michael Gmoser, county prosecutor: $127,563
9. Lisa Guliano, developmental disabilities superintendent: $121,418
10. Gary Craft, sheriff’s office major: $120,488