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.READ MORE: Police: Man Stabbed In Head With Machete After Argument At Walmart In Kearny, N.J.
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.READ MORE: Some Real Estate Agents Report Surge Of New Yorkers Moving From Manhattan To The Bronx
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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