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June 4, 2014
This is a selective archive of public salary information compiled by The Baltimore Sun over the years. Please choose a data set from the lists below.      City of Baltimore data Baltimore public-funded salaries from 2007, 2008, 2009: Searchable database Baltimore public school salaries from 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011: Searchable database Baltimore County data Baltimore County public-funded salaries from...
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By Pamela Wood and The Baltimore Sun | September 15, 2014
The next county executive for Anne Arundel will make more money than County Executive Laura Neuman. Members of the Anne Arundel County Council voted 5-2 Monday to raise the executive's annual salary by $3,000 per year over the next four years, bringing the salary from $130,000 to $142,000. The two men vying for the job - Republican Steve Schuh and Democrat George F. Johnson IV - have said they're not in support of the raise. The current salary was set by the council in 2009.
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NEWS
December 28, 2013
Regarding your recent editorial about state lawmakers' salaries, as far back as the late 1960s an independent group from Rutgers University evaluated Maryland General Assembly members' pay and concluded that the then salary of $2,400 a year should be increased to $11,000 and the length of sessions be increased from 70 days to 90 days ( "Raising legislative pay," Dec. 18). In 1975, salaries were raised to $12,500, but unfortunately no provisions were put in place for future salary adjustments.
NEWS
By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | September 2, 2014
After taking a beating from a handful of critical constituents, members of the Anne Arundel County Council voted Tuesday night not to give a pay raise to the next set of councilmen. The measure to gradually increase the annual salary for the part-time, elected position from $36,000 to $40,518 failed on a 2-5 vote. The votes in favor came from Councilmen Jamie Benoit, a Crownsville Democrat who sponsored the bill, and Dick Ladd, a Broadneck Republican. Neither will return to the council after the election, after Ladd lost his primary and Benoit hit term limits.
NEWS
June 25, 2013
Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony Batts is concerned that once his team is trained, a certain number of police officers leave Baltimore City for other Maryland jurisdictions paying higher salaries ("A smaller, smarter force," June 21). Commissioner Batts should establish a study group to compare the police officers' jobs titles, salaries and job descriptions to those of the surrounding counties with the goal of establishing a regional pay scale for each position. Jake Mohorovic, Dundalk
EXPLORE
July 7, 2011
Baltimore County has just implemented a very basic transparency measure that Howard County ought to copy. It has put the salary of each of its employees, from the county executive to part-time secretaries, online. Find the human resources page of the Baltimore County government website and you can download a PDF document that lists all 7,700, by name, in alphabetical order and includes their job titles. This is all information that the local government has stored digitally already, so compiling it for public use requires little in the way of additional time, expense or resources.
NEWS
May 26, 2011
I am writing in regards to the article you posted on salaries of state workers ("Coaches, doctors get top state pay" May 24). The problem with this is I am a state employee who puts my life on the line each and every day that I go to work, and I do not feel as though my full name and date of hire should be posted. I work short staffed everyday and in some very rough conditions that no one else would want to do. I am a correctional officer of 16 years in Jessup, and my job is to protect the public, the detainees, the employees and offenders housed behind the fences and walls that the average person has no knowledge of. My salary of $50,000 is hardly enough when you look at the type of work I do and the risk I take to do it. I am at risk of contracting AIDS, TB, head lice, MERSA, other childhood diseases as well, meningitis, hepatitis, tuberculosis, and melanoma and cancer.
EXPLORE
By Staff reports | June 30, 2011
Baltimore County government will begin posting the salaries of every county employee online beginning Friday, July 1. The salaries will be listed on the county's website at http://www.baltimorecountymd.gov , on the Human Resources page of the site. In a statement about the decision to post the salaries, County Executive Kevin Kamenetz said, "I am very pleased that our budget officials and staff members in the Office of Information Technology were able to complete this latest task as part of our ongoing effort to make government innovative, efficient and responsible.
NEWS
September 29, 2011
Since 55 million retirees have received no cost of living increases for the last two years it only seems fair to freeze all government and elected officials' salaries until jobs in the private sector grow and tax revenues increase. Moreover, there should be no bonuses for government employees until the economy becomes healthy enough to increase tax revenues. These are ominous times and really tough decisions are needed. Printing and borrowing more money is not the answer. Bill Huppert
NEWS
February 17, 1992
In the recession, high salaries and other compensation for corporate executives have become controversial. Last week, the Securities and Exchange Commission ordered publicly owned companies to give shareholders the right to voice an opinion how much their executives are paid. Two Maryland companies, Bell Atlantic and Baltimore Gas and Electric Co., were among 10 major U.S. companies affected by the ruling.The Evening Sun would like to know if you think investors should have a say in the salaries for executives.
SPORTS
By Aaron Wilson and The Baltimore Sun | August 30, 2014
The NFL has upheld Washington Redskins safety Brandon Meriweather's two-game suspension for an illegal hit on Ravens wide receiver Torrey Smith during the teams' preseason matchup. Meriweather was penalized for hitting a defenseless receiver in the head-and-neck area when he struck Smith in the second quarter during the Ravens' 23-17 victory. Smith was unhurt on the play. Meriweather also legally hit Ravens running back Bernard Pierce in the head, causing a concussion and forcing him out of the game.
SPORTS
By Childs Walker and The Baltimore Sun | June 26, 2014
College athletic coaches continue to dominate the upper ranks of Maryland's public salary structure, with University of Maryland men's basketball coach Mark Turgeon, football coach Randy Edsall and women's basketball coach Brenda Frese ranking as the state's three highest-paid employees. The Baltimore Sun updated its salary database with 2013 data on Wednesday. Beyond those big three, football and basketball coaches rank among the highest-paid employees at other state universities such as Towson, Morgan State and Coppin State.
NEWS
Patrick Maynard and The Baltimore Sun | June 25, 2014
Today, the Sun newsroom is rolling out the most recent update to a data set we have been posting for years: Maryland public worker compensations . Readers can use the interface here to learn about the state payroll. Use a popular-search link at the top or explore on your own. Clicking an underlined column heading will sort by that column, and clicking a row of results will provide details. Detailed analysis from Sun reporters is coming in the days ahead, but to start, here are a few pull-outs we found interesting: -- The largest three compensations are University of Maryland coaches, as in past years*.
NEWS
June 4, 2014
This is a selective archive of public salary information compiled by The Baltimore Sun over the years. Please choose a data set from the lists below.      City of Baltimore data Baltimore public-funded salaries from 2007, 2008, 2009: Searchable database Baltimore public school salaries from 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011: Searchable database Baltimore County data Baltimore County public-funded salaries from...
NEWS
By Justin Fenton and Colin Campbell, The Baltimore Sun | May 20, 2014
Baltimore's police union Tuesday night approved a contract that increases officer pay by 13 percent and reorganizes the department to add 300 officers available for emergencies, its president said. Of the nearly two-thirds of officers who voted, 86.4 percent approved the new agreement, Fraternal Order of Police Lodge No. 3 President Robert F. Cherry said. The deal will cut vacant positions from the department while raising officer pay. The pay raises, some of which are retroactive, will go into effect across the board by mid-2015, in response to officers' top complaint in a recent in-house survey.
NEWS
April 11, 2014
The gender pay gap has been in the news recently, yet those who advocate closing it fail to address the salaries of city, state and federal employees ("Obama signs actions aimed at equalizing pay for women," April 9). These employees are paid in line with their grade levels. Gender is not a consideration. Promotional testing is open to all and salaries are pre-determined for each level. Inequality exists, but the claims about it are grossly exaggerated. Bill Hennick - To respond to this letter, send an email to talkback@baltimoresun.com . Please include your name and contact information.
NEWS
October 12, 2011
Interesting that The Sun posts all Baltimore County Public Schools salaries. I feel you have every right to dig into our monetary lives for all to view, yet as quid pro quo, why don't you feel the pain of posting all of your employees' salaries? I'm sure you'd gain serious media attention, especially due to the growing lack of support for newspapers. Thanks again for reminding me why I do not spend my hard-earned money to read your newspaper. Talk about a teachable moment, yes?
NEWS
January 9, 2014
I find it hard to believe that we are still debating the need for an increase in the federal minimum wage ("Time to raise stagnant minimum wage," Jan. 6). How much more evidence do we need that minimum wage workers are barely able to support themselves, much less a family? I've heard it all - like how small business owners will suffer. Small business owners are not necessarily poor business owners. I think we should be discussing the maximum wage. The Sun recently reported the salaries of the CEOs of Maryland hospitals, and they were truly outrageous.
NEWS
By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | April 10, 2014
As contract negotiations between county schools and the teachers union continue to focus on salary adjustments, union officials have encouraged teachers to take part in two school-day activities they believe will drum up community support for the union. But Howard County Superintendent Renee Foose has questioned teachers' involvement in such actions, saying she's concerned such displays could leave "a bad taste in the mouth of public opinion. " The union has orchestrated teacher activities it said were designed to take its message to the community.
NEWS
April 2, 2014
How easy it is to rail against the salaries of elected officials. Embedded deeply in the human psyche is the near-certainty that somewhere, somehow the people who hold public office are getting away with unarmed robbery. It's a suspicion that's easy to play on, while proving the reverse — that a taxpayer-financed pay raise might actually be overdue and a worthy investment — is a tough sell under the best of circumstances. And while we can't argue that everyone who holds such positions deserves their pay, what we do know is that the General Assembly Compensation Commission makes a good case for why Maryland's elected leaders ought to be paid more beginning next year.
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