Payroll Project: Here’s how much Dayton’s highest paid public employees make

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


The City of Dayton paid 118 employees more than $100,000 last year, compared to 90 in 2017, according to the Dayton Daily News Payroll Project, a searchable database of public employees.

Local governments make payroll with your money, which is why the Dayton Daily News has assembled and made available a searchable database of pay for public employees.

City Manager Shelley Dickstein was again the city’s highest-paid worker last year with compensation totaling $207,464. This is up from her $196,116 gross compensation in 2017.

Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley’s gross compensation was $55,189 last year, according to the database. The searchable database only includes the 1,591 city employees paid more than $50,000 last year.

The five highest paid Dayton employees in 2018 were:

1. Shelley Dickstein, city manager: $207,464.

2. Tammi Clements, deputy city manager: $204,078.

3. Barbara LaBrier, director of management and budget: $160,781.

4. Richard Biehl, police director: $159,705.

5. Terrence Slaybaugh, aviation director: $156,258.

For the rest of the top 10 highest paid employees, check out the Dayton Daily News Payroll Project.

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