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

Norbert Klopsch.

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Norbert Klopsch.

The city of Oakwood paid 20 employees more than $100,000 last year — mostly in the city’s public safety department, which combines fire and police services — 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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Oakwood’s highest-paid employee last year was City Manager Norbert Klopsch, whose gross pay rose from $157,353 in 2015 to $160,341 in 2016. Other than public safety officers and city managers, the other six-figure earners last year were the law director, finance director and leisure activities director.

The five highest paid Oakwood employees last year were:

1. Norbert Klopsch, city manager: $160,341

2. Jay Weiskircher, assistant city manager: $122,596

3. Keith Benson, public safety lieutenant: $120,429

4. Charles Balaj, public safety lieutenant: $113,534

5. Alexander Bebris, public safety director: $113,492

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