City Manager Sheryl Sculley once again topped the list of highest-paid city of San Antonio employees in fiscal year 2016, according to data obtained by the San Antonio Express-News through an open records request.
Sculley, hired by the city in 2005, pulled in nearly $590,000 in total compensation from Oct. 1, 2015 to Sept. 30, 2016. Total compensation refers to the employee’s base salary and any other benefits or financial incentives, such as car allowances, additional money for new certifications or even clothing allowances.
Sculley’s base salary in FY 2016 was more than $400,000.
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Both Sculley’s total compensation and base salary were the highest of any city employee.
Click through the slideshow above to see how much the highest-paid city employees were paid in 2016, including bonuses and other financial extras like car and clothing allowances.
Six of the 20 employees with the largest compensation packages in FY 2016 worked in the city manager’s office, and five of them were in the top 10.
Six members of the police and fire department – including Fire Chief Charles Hood and Police Chief Willam McManus – also made the top 20 list.
Hood raked in slightly more than McManus in terms of total compensation – around $266,000 versus around $258,000 – although the police chief’s base salary is higher.
In terms of race and ethnicity, 11 of the top 20 most highly compensated employees were white, seven were Hispanic or Latino and two were black.
Only five of the 20 most compensated employees were women.
The city of San Antonio paid more than $972 million in total compensation to employees in FY 2016. Included in that figure is more than $49 million in overtime. The 100 employees who made the most overtime were either in the police or fire departments.
Total city employee compensation figures for fiscal year 2017 – which started Oct. 1, 2016 and ends Sept. 30 – won’t be tallied until the end of the year.
To learn who else made the list of highest-paid employees in FY 2016, check out the slideshow.
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