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Westchester Leads NY In Salaries For County Workers, Police

Local government employees in Westchester County are the highest-paid in the state outside New York City.
Local government employees in Westchester County are the highest-paid in the state outside New York City. Photo Credit: File photo

WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- Westchester County general employees and county police are the highest-paid local government employees in the state outside New York City, according to a recent report released by the Empire Center for Public Policy.

The study revealed that general, or nonpolice, employees in Westchester average $76,652 in annual salary while county police in Westchester average $184,865.

The highest-paid employee in Westchester County was police officer Wayne Mullaney, who made $319,628 between April 2013 and March 2014, the report said.

The highest-paid local government employee was Charles E. Ewald, a jail warden who was paid $414,527 by Suffolk County.

In all, 1,803 local government employees cleared more money between than Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who made $179,000, according to the report.

Click here to see the full report.