Clayton City Manager Richard Rose

Clayton’s highest-paid employees in 2017: I-Team Payroll Project

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 


The city of Clayton paid four employees more than $100,000 last year, one more 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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Clayton’s 10 highest-paid employees last year were: 

1. Richard Rose, city manager: $128,227 

2. Matthew Hamlin, chief of police: $105,626

3. Kevin Schweitzer, finance director: $104,815

4. Brian Garver, fire chief: $104,744

5. John Kuntz, director of development: $94,356

6. Darrell Sanders, public service director: $94,334

7. Scott Wagner, firefighter/paramedic: $90,585

8. Michael Seagraves, firefighter/paramedic: $87,702

9. Paula Creech, firefighter/paramedic: $86,813

10. Daniel Hamlin, police sergeant: $86,164


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