The Empire Center's annual report on who makes what was just released. Jim Franco has a quick summary over at the Talk1300 Report. The actual report can be found here.
In terms of average salary for the region's city employees, general employees in Troy average $40,885, second only to Saratoga Springs. For police and fire, we rank 7th out of ten cities, with an average salary of $71,660.
As noted in the Franco article, two Rensselaer County employs made the list of the highest paid in the Capital Region: Timothy Landis and Joel Fatato (some say Fah-tot-o, some say Fah-tay-toe). However, Landis is a medical doctor and practicing psychiatrist. Fatato is the Vice President of Finance as Hudson Valley Community College.
The report is an interesting read. From page 2 of the report:
"The latest county and municipal payroll database includes 2014-15 fiscal year payroll
information for full-time and part-time workers actively enrolled in the pension system
as of August 2015. The figures used to compute the averages include regular pay,
overtime and pay for unused sick and vacation time. It is important to note that the
figures do not include pension contributions, health insurance, and other fringe
benefits, elements of total compensation that can add 35 percent or more to salary costs."