105k Club in Union County

Thanks to raises doled out to mostly highly-compensated employees we now have 142 Union County public servants making over $105,000 in base salary.  Some interesting spreadsheets:

Those 105k club members sorted by salary and comparing their 2013 to 2012 salaries

Those 105k club members who got raises sorted by the percentage increase

Corrections employees got the biggest raises though department head Brian Riordan only got his 2% and he’s not the highest paid overall there.

Only 3 club members got the 2% raises in the Sheriff’s dept: Joseph Cryan, Grald Green, and Vincent Detrolio

All four club members in the Finance Department got the 2% raises

Selected prosecutors got nominal raises but most didn’t get any raises

Some of the other notables getting raises:
Richmond Lapolla from $121,858 to $124,295
Niel Palmieri from $109,612 to $111,805
Sebastian D’Elia from $111,420 to $113,649

7 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Tough Love on February 4, 2013 at 6:41 pm

    Mostly, it’s not the base pay that’s the problem ….. it’s the incredibly generous pensions, many of which cost a level annual 50% of pay to fully fund (using appropriate assumptions) over the working career of the employee.

    That 50% should be compared to the Private employer’s SS contribution (of 6.4% of pay) and perhaps another 2-5% of pay 401K contribution. It’s ridiculous !

    And of course who but public Sector workers get subsidized (of free) retiree healthcare today ?


  2. Posted by Javagold on February 4, 2013 at 7:42 pm

    PROPERTY TAX REVOLT !!! and stop sending the criminals your money

    Until everyone starts doing that, i cant feel sorry for any of you


  3. Posted by Ed Vant, Jr. on February 4, 2013 at 10:06 pm

    John, What is going on in the Correction Dept?


    • Ed,

      It looks like it might be a contractual raise but I’ve got to get a spreadsheet together comparing salaries by department.

      As to the future, Corrections is one department (Watchung Stables, Runnells being the others) that the freeholders are looking to privatize.


      • Posted by Tough Love on February 4, 2013 at 11:50 pm

        Privatize correction? That’s the best suggestion I’ve heard in a LONG time in NJ … as long as all current workers are let go w/o finding unnecessary/make-work positions elsewhere.


        • Posted by My Ignorant Opinion on February 5, 2013 at 12:32 pm

          Privatize correction? The huge growth in corrections is due largely to the loss of the ‘war on drugs’ and the chaos is created in society at large. I think it is time to reduce the set of activities defined arbitrarily as crimes.


          • Posted by Tough Love on February 5, 2013 at 3:06 pm

            I agree, and as we reduce the prison population, we MUST reduce the employed correction officer population in proportion…. and NOT with early retirement packages, but with contractually agreed-upon severance pay, a thank you for their service … and no more.

            That’s what happens in Private Industry and there is no reason taxpayers should expect less from the gov’t that operates with THEIR tax money.

            Taxpayers must demand an end to our Gov’t functioning as a an employment service for the well connected and marginally employable.

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