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.
The city of Englewood paid eight employees more than $100,000 last year, compared to five 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.
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Englewood’s 10 highest-paid employees last year were:
1. Eric Smith, city manager: $162,010
2. Elmer Bergman, director of fire and rescue: $116,542
3. Janine Cooper, director of finance: $112,743
4. William Singer, director of economic development: $108,948
5. Mark Brownfield, director of police and public service: $105,560
6. Eric Votel, police sergeant: $105,188
7. Corey Follick, police sergeant: $101,095
8. Michael Lang, police sergeant: $100,449
9. Stephen Tharp, police officer: $95,395
10. Travis Shoemaker, police officer: $94,136
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