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County Payroll’s 1 Percent

Psychiatrist Is Top-Earning Position In Local Government

July 28, 2013

It’s no secret the county budget is tight. Accounting for roughly 1 percent of the budget is the base salary of the top 25 highest-paid county employees....

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JaketheRealist

Mar-01-14 9:09 AM

Well spoken/written Emelye

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JaketheRealist

Mar-01-14 9:07 AM

Post Journal Sept 15, 2013

Chautauqua County sheriff has a 2013 salary of $83,820.

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Watcher02

Jul-30-13 7:30 PM

All concerned citizens need to have LIZ continue to ask more WHY questions

Why are so many cops on this list Why are so many county home employess on this list

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Emelye

Jul-30-13 1:13 PM

I believe there is a great deal of information about who receives SNAP, ANF and other government benefits. I believe you'll find that the greatest majority of them are elderly, disabled, unable to find full time work that pays well enough for living (many of them because of unfair and harmful discrimination) and others on the fringes of our society. The horror stories about welfare frauds are over publicized and exaggerated by the 1% owned politicians and media in order to invent justification toward reducing the few benefits the poor are actually getting.

The issue of salaries is less important than the overly generous benefits given to retired city, county and state employees, much of then un- or under funded. It's time to tighten the spigot on these well off recipients of public largess, not on the ones who are currently doing the work.

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SammyBrown

Jul-30-13 9:44 AM

The cops income includes tons of overtime

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SammyBrown

Jul-30-13 9:43 AM

Whocares2 please look before you write read the following As of 2001, the president earns a $400,000 annual salary, along with a $50,000 annual expense account, a $100,000 nontaxable travel account, and $19,000 for entertainment

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Watcher02

Jul-30-13 9:31 AM

The list shows a huge number of COPS from the county. Why are so many cops so highly paid. This shows you the little Joe is running a kingdom and always wants more money.

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duckster

Jul-29-13 11:40 AM

You won't find any Physicians making less than a buck and a half to $250,000.00 a year. However, you also won't find any who do not work at least 70 hrs a week .. hmm

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jimcasty

Jul-29-13 8:34 AM

Now we know who works for who.

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Brent1

Jul-29-13 8:14 AM

Just think of the savings just in salaries if the county home had been sold.

If I'm not mistaken, the county psych works at the county home also.

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Whocares2

Jul-29-13 6:50 AM

And you wondered why alot of people are moving out of Chautauqua County to Pa. becaus eof high taxes. President of the U.S.A. only makes over $200,000!

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hot4teachr

Jul-28-13 9:06 PM

wow, advanced degrees and we are surprised they make more money than the average PJ reading schmoe!!

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getyourfacts

Jul-28-13 7:33 PM

And when will an article run about how much the county is paying out in welfare and medicaid to people who do nothing? This list is peanuts compared to what the county pays in welfare benefits. At least these people work for their pay!!

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Harold

Jul-28-13 4:50 PM

The child psychiatrist and district attorney salaries are set by NYS and out of the control of county leaders.

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minuteman

Jul-28-13 9:08 AM

And people whine about the Taxed Enough Already movement??? Some reading this column just love big government, this article must make them feel all warm and fuzzy

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hoser48

Jul-28-13 8:43 AM

a psychiatrist making double the county executive? what's wrong with this picture?

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imfedup

Jul-28-13 8:15 AM

Two 'general' employees making $87K and $82K respectively and the County doesn't respond to a further explanation? Just one question: What is the annual income for the 'average' taxpayer in the County and what's the annual income for the average County Employee. And I'm not even going to bring up perks and benefits. Can anyone come up with some kind of comparison? And we wonder why we are one of the top 5 (or so)most highly taxed county in the nation?

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Coppergoat

Jul-28-13 7:22 AM

Conservatives being divisive and fueling class warfare? What a surprise.

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KJamestown

Jul-28-13 7:01 AM

FOLEY'S GETTING PAID $140,428 TO NOT ANSWER LEGISLATIVE QUESTIONS, TO NOT COOPERATE WITH LEGISLATORS WHEN THINGS DON'T GO HIS WAY AND TO STORM OUT OF MEETINGS THE WAY A 2 YR. OLD RUNS TO HIS MOMMY WHEN HE'S HURT! UNBELIEVABLE!!! If it weren't true - it would be funny.

LIKE A 2 YR. OLD IN NEED OF A DIAPER CHANGE?

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rodrickson

Jul-28-13 6:45 AM

A pair of admin salaries at the county home made the list, totalling $185,000 each year. And that is base salary without including benefits and pension.

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Jhwinnyc

Jul-28-13 6:21 AM

Can anyone explain how these salaries, and those in Cattaraugus and Allegany counties, are justified in a region with one of the lowest costs of living in the country?

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FedUpL8ly

Jul-28-13 5:57 AM

How much time does the psychiatrist spend helping other employees cope with how much more he's being paid than anyone else?

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carlaw

Jul-28-13 3:32 AM

This is a great article Liz! A lot of food for thought. Good reporting!

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