ALBANY, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo is not the highest-paid public employee outside of New York City — in fact, he’s not even close.
According to a report by the Empire Center for Public Policy, 1,803 local government employees have been paid more than Cuomo’s $179,000 salary in the past year.
The report from the fiscally conservative group for the year ending March 31 shows 47 of the 50 highest-paid municipal employees working for police departments or sheriff’s offices and each taking home more than $250,000.
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Topping them all is Charles Ewald, a jail warden paid $414,527 by Suffolk County, according to the report.
The 22 police officers of the village of Kings Point are the highest-paid group of local government employees in the state, with average pay of $196,143.
Westchester County employees show the highest pay on average, with $184,865 for police and $76,652 for other workers.
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