Payroll Project: See how much Warren County’s highest paid employees earn

Editor’s note: The Dayton Daily News is gathering payroll data for local governments across our region, as well as state government and public colleges, as part of our Payroll Project. You can search Payroll Project data here. We are gathering payroll data for 2018 and will add it to the database as it is collected. If you have a suggestion for our Payroll Project, email reporter Max Filby at


Warren County spent more than $66.2 million to pay its employees in 2018, new data recently added to the Dayton Daily News Payroll Project shows.

Warren County paid 510 employees more than $50,000 last year, according to the Payroll Project. One employee was paid more than $200,000 and 38 earned more than $100,000.

Local governments make payroll with your tax money, which is why the Dayton Daily News has assembled and made available a searchable database of pay for public employees who made $50,000 or more last year.

Five highest paid Warren County employees

1. Scott Swope, general health: $219,091

2. James Lawyer, administration-mental health: $138,062

3. David Fornshell, prosecutor: $133,941

4. Megan Manuel, department of developmental disabilities: $132,140

5. Russell Uptegrove, coroner, $127,563

To see how much the rest of Warren County's employees earned in 2018, check out the Dayton Daily News Payroll Project.

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