August 28, 2013
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A new report showing pay for New York's county and municipal employees lists one public worker from Long Island getting near $360,000 in Suffolk County followed by a police officer paid $306,000 in neighboring Nassau County.
The report from the Empire Center for Public Policy of the fiscally conservative Manhattan Institute shows the highest average municipal salaries led by the villages of Sands Point, averaging $91,000 for general employees, and Amityville at nearly $176,000 for police.
The information based on retirement system data excludes New York City.
It covers one year from April 1, 2012, through March 31, 2013.
Sixteen of the 20 highest paid were police.
The report says George Gatta Jr., executive vice president of Suffolk County Community College, collected $359,632 before retiring in February.
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