Ann Arbor City employees received $ 63.7 million last 12 months. See who did the most

ANN ARBOR, MI – Ann Arbor city government employees received more than $ 63.7 million in 2020.

This includes all forms of pay, including overtime, for 2,262 full-time, part-time, temporary and seasonal workers, 170 of whom earned six-figure amounts. This is shown by records obtained from The Ann Arbor News / MLive under the Freedom of Information Act.

Former city administrator Howard Lazarus topped the list at $ 321,856 despite being fired by the city council less than two months a year.

Tom Crawford, the city’s chief financial officer, who replaced Lazarus as administrator, was the city’s second largest earner, making $ 206,583. Prosecutor Stephen Postema was right behind him at $ 205,079.

These are the next 15 highest earners:

  • $ 183,386 – Chief of Fire Battalion Craig Sidelinger
  • $ 174,253 – Fire Battalion Chief Mark Edman
  • $ 161,415 – Fire Marshal Kathleen Summersgill
  • $ 160,496 – Police Chief Michael Cox
  • $ 158,375 – Public Services Administrator Craig Hupy
  • $ 155,948 – Cop Bill Stanford
  • $ 153,601 – Deputy City Administrator John Fournier
  • $ 152,654 – Fire Lt. Bradley Tanner
  • $ 149,416 – Police Lt. Mike Scherba
  • $ 148,183 – Police Officer David Monroe
  • $ 146,068 – Police Lt. Colleen McCarthy
  • $ 142,976 – Fire Battalion Chief Derek Wiseley
  • $ 142,377 – Fire Chief Mike Kennedy
  • $ 142,044 – Police Lt. George Fox
  • $ 142,003 – Deputy Police Commissioner Aimee Metzer

The police had 69 employees with wages over $ 100,000, while the fire department had 39.

Overall, the city had 50 more six-figure workers in 2020 than three years earlier (up from 120), and the city’s top 400 paid employees had an average wage of $ 100,520.

The database below contains a list of city employees, 2020 total wages, and 2021 base salaries. Use the search window to find specific employees or click the column headings to sort by category.

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