The data, from the city’s Open Baltimore website, continues a long-running trend in which overtime boosts law enforcement salaries considerably and some employees are able to more than double their compensation.
The Baltimore Police Department did not respond to a request for comment.
The data did not include two top earners who are members of Mayor Catherine Pugh’s cabinet because they run organizations that are independent from the municipal government. City schools CEO Sonja Santelises makes $298,000. Al Hutchinson, the head of the quasi-public tourism agency Visit Baltimore, earns $333,000.
Pugh herself was paid $178,000 last year — making her the 55th highest-earner in city government.
The compensation of even the highest-paid city workers falls well short of the top state salaries — which go to sports coaches and college presidents.
University of Maryland men’s basketball coach Mark Turgeon was paid $2.7 million last year, followed by Maryland football coach DJ Durkin, who received $2.5 million. Maryland women’s basketball coach Brenda Frese was the third highest-paid state employee with $1.2 million in earnings.