Kettering’s Mark Schwieterman.

Kettering’s highest paid employees: I-Team Payroll Project

The city of Kettering paid 122 employees more than $100,000 last year — a number higher than the much-larger city of Dayton — 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.

This year’s I-Team analysis comes amid resident complaints about the city’s payroll and the city’s concerns about a newly required mailer listing top, median and bottom employee salaries.

Of Kettering’s 20 highest-paid employees last year, 11 came from the city’s fire department, the I-Team found. Those 11 Kettering fire department employees made more than Dayton Fire Chief Jeffrey Payne’s gross pay of $132,630.

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The five highest paid Kettering employees last year were:

1. Mark Schwieterman, city manager: $191,342

2. Neil Frederick, fire captain: $161,783

3. David Roth, fire captain: $151,016

4. James McGrath, firefighter/paramedic: $143,343

5. Ethan Klussman, fire captain: $143,259

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