The $100K Club

Karen S. Kim

BURBANK -- Among Burbank's more than 1,300 city employees, 219 are

making more than $100,000 a year in total compensation, which includes

base salary, overtime pay and benefits, city records show.

City Manager Bud Ovrom is the highest paid employee, making $194,619 a

year in total compensation. Burbank Water and Power General Manager Ron

Davis, Burbank Police Chief Tom Hoefel and City Atty. Dennis Barlow rank

as the second-, third- and fourth-highest paid employees.

"I know it's a lot of money," Ovrom said. "But we don't pay our people

any more than is the average in their positions. Our salaries are set on

the basis of a comparison survey of other comparable cities."

Burbank's 2000 salary comparison survey showed that its executive

staff -- including Ovrom, Barlow and Hoefel -- all have comparable

salaries to their counterparts in other cities.

Total compensation in Burbank includes a base salary, overtime pay,

retirement, health care, life insurance, a car allowance, professional

development, a uniform allowance, vacation and sick leave.

Of the 219 highest paid employees, more than 50 are employees of the

Burbank Fire Department.

"We're probably within the top five in compensation in Southern

California, but we want to attract the best young firefighters, and I

think the city recognizes that," said Lew Stone, Burbank Fire Fighters

president. "When I look around and see the hundreds of thousands of

dollars that are made in other occupations, I don't feel guilty at all."

The top salaries revealed in public records show only the highest

attainable salary for each employee. The actual salary of city employees

is confidential, Management Services Director John Nicoll said.

Employee salary ranges are adjusted using cost of living numbers

reflected in the state and federal Consumer Price Index and Burbank's

budget, while actual salaries are based on merit.

Only 87 employees made the $100,000 cut five years ago. Nicoll

attributed the increase in employees this year partly to the fact that

41% of the employees listed made the cut based on overtime pay earned in

2000-01. Paying employees for overtime, which is usually earned by police

and fire employees, is cheaper than hiring new employees with benefits,

Nicoll said.

And with a new class of 13 recruits being inducted into the fire

department by December, overtime pay should be less necessary next year,

Stone said.

CITY OF BURBANK

Salary Information for 2001

Job Title*Top Salary, July 2001*Non-Reimbursed Overtime, Fiscal Year

2000-01*Maximum Employer Benefits*Total Compensation

1 City Manager*$170,280*N/A*$24,339*$194,619

2 General Manager--PSD*$155,640*N/A*$24,306*$179,946

3 Police Chief*$141,540*N/A*$37,774*$179,314

4 City Attorney*$150,072*N/A*$23,879*$173,951

5 Assistant City Manager*$147,204*N/A*$23,660*$170,864

6 Community Development Director*$141,540*N/A*$23,040*$164,580

7 Chief Assistant City Attorney*$141,648*N/A*$18,168*$159,816

8 Fire Chief*$134,460*N/A*$22,798*$157,258

9 Public Works Director*$127,584*N/A*$22,159*$149,743

10 Information Technology Director*$123,900*N/A*$21,503*$145,403

11 Fire Battalion Chief*$110,316*$15,513*$18,482*$144,311

12 Police Captain*$110,568*$6,053*$27,424*$144,045

13 Fire Marshal*$110,316*$14,828*$18,482*$143,626

14 Parks & Rec. Community Services

Dir.*$121,200*N/A*$21,670*$142,870

15 Financial Services Director*$119,424*N/A*$21,535*$140,959

16 Senior Assistant City Attorney*$123,120*N/A*$16,750*$139,870

17 Senior Assistant City Attorney*$123,120*N/A*$16,750*$139,870

18 Senior Assistant City Attorney*$123,120*N/A*$16,750*$139,870

19 Police Lieutenant*$90,048*$25,553*$23,351*$138,952

20 Fire Battalion Chief*$110,316*$9,940*$18,482*$138,738

21 Police Captain*$110,568*N/A*$27,424*$137,992

22 Police Captain*$110,568*N/A*$27,424*$137,992

23 Police Captain*$110,568*N/A*$27,424*$137,992

24 Police Sergeant*$77,052*$39,773*$21,135*$137,960

25 Management Services Director*$116,076*N/A*$21,262*$137,338

26 Fire Captain*$87,444*$33,650*$15,184*$136,278

27 Asst. Gen. Manager--Finance &

Admin.*$119,088*N/A*$17,146*$136,234

28 Assistant General Manager*$119,088*N/A*$17,116*$136,204

29 Assistant General Manager*$119,088*N/A*$17,116*$136,204

30 Assistant General Manager*$119,088*N/A*$17,020*$136,108

31 Fire Battalion Chief*$98,496*$18,363*$17,337*$134,196

32 Police Lieutenant*$90,048*$19,371*$23,351*$132,770

33 Network Systems Specialist*$77,340*$41,679*$12,755*$131,774

34 Chief Asst. PWD Dir.--City

Engineer*$115,308*N/A*$16,153*$131,461

35 Fire Captain*$87,444*$28,811*$15,184*$131,439

36 Fire Battalion Chief*$98,496*N/A*$14,598*$17,337*$130,431

37 Police Sergeant*$77,052*$31,022*$21,135*$129,209

38 Fire Battalion Chief*$98,496*$13,136*$17,337*$128,969

39 Police Lieutenant*$90,048*$15,078*$23,351*$128,477

40 Enterprise Database Administrator

II*$84,684*$30,182*$13,269*$128,135

41 Fire Captain*$87,996*$24,838*$15,238*$128,072

42 Senior Power Dispatcher*$92,988*$20,919*$13,950*$127,857

43 Principal Load Dispatcher*$89,436*$22,750*$13,602*$125,788

44 Police Sergeant*$77,052*$27,262*$21,135*$125,449

45 Library Services Director*$104,760*N/A*$20,412*$125,172

46 Principal Load Dispatcher*$89,436*$21,660*$13,602*$124,698

47 Fire Captain*$87,444*$21,699*$15,184*$124,327

48 Police Sergeant*$77,052*$26,050*$21,135*$124,237

49 Fire Captain*$87,444*$21,459*$15,184*$124,087

50 Fire Captain*$87,444*$21,353*$15,184*$123,981

51 Police Lieutenant*$90,048*$10,546*$23,351*$123,945

52 Police Lieutenant*$90,048*$10,479*$23,351*$123,878

53 Assistant CD Dir.--City Planner*$107,412*N/A*$15,548*$122,960

54 Police Lieutenant*$90,048*$9,276*$23,351*$122,675

55 Fire Captain*$87,444*$19,555*$15,184*$122,183

56 Fire Captain*$87,444*$19,005*$15,184*$121,633

57 Assistant City Attorney*$106,080*N/A*$15,447*$121,527

58 Assistant City Attorney*$106,080*N/A*$15,447*$121,527

59 Assistant City Attorney*$106,080*N/A*$15,447*$121,527

60 Assistant City Attorney*$106,080*N/A*$15,447*$121,527

61 Fire Captain*$87,996*$17,530*$15,238*$120,764

62 Principal Load Dispatcher*$89,436*$17,276*$13,602*$120,314

63 Fire Captain*$87,444*$17,502*$15,184*$120,130

64 Fire Captain*$87,444*$17,498*$15,184*$120,126

65 Senior Power Dispatcher*$92,988*$13,107*$13,950*$120,045

66 Fire Battalion Chief*$98,496*$4,072*$17,337*$119,905

67 Senior Power Dispatcher*$92,988*$12,559*$13,950*$119,497

68 Fire Captain*$86,904*$17,355*$15,132*$119,391

69 Fire Captain*$89,196*$14,841*$15,354*$119,391

70 Fire Captain*$87,996*$16,041*$15,238*$119,275

71 Principal Load Dispatcher*$89,436*$15,534*$14,262*$119,232

72 Police Lieutenant*$90,048*$4,226*$23,351*$117,625

73 Fire Captain*$87,996*$13,952*$15,238*$117,186

74 Principal Load Dispatcher*$89,436*$14,125*$13,602*$117,163

75 Fire Captain*$86,904*$14,854*$15,132*$116,890

76 Fire Captain*$87,444*$14,213*$15,184*$116,841

77 Fire Captain*$89,196*$12,195*$15,354*$116,745

78 Assistant Financial Services

Director*$101,508*N/A*$15,097*$116,605

79 Assistant Financial Services

Director*$101,508*N/A*$15,097*$116,605

80 Senior Power Dispatcher*$92,988*$9,288*$13,950*$116,226

81 Police Sergeant*$77,052*$18,021*$21,135*$116,208

82 Police Sergeant*$68,616*$27,808*$19,696*$116,120

83 Power Plant Shift Supervisor*$85,536*$16,829*$13,381*$115,746

84 Police Lieutenant*$90,048*$2,289*$23,351*$115,688

85 Police Lieutenant*$90,048*$1,887*$23,351*$115,286

86 Fire Captain*$86,904*$13,143*$15,132*$115,179

87 Police Sergeant*$77,052*$16,560*$21,135*$114,747

88 Power Production Superintendent*$100,356*N/A*$14,366*$114,722

89 Police Officer*$68,616*$26,339*$19,696*$114,651

90 Senior Power Dispatcher*$92,988*$7,709*$13,950*$114,647

91 Principal Electrical Engineer*$99,636*$603*$14,316*$114,555

92 Police Sergeant*$77,052*$16,256*$21,135*$114,443

93 Senior Power Dispatcher*$92,988*$7,350*$13,950*$114,288

94 Police Sergeant*$77,052*$15,890*$21,135*$114,077

95 Principal Electrical Engineer*$99,636*N/A$14,316*$113,952

96 Utility Telecommunication Manager*$99,636*N/A*$14,316*$113,952

97 Principal Electrical Engineer*$99,636*N/A*$14,316*$113,952

98 Principal Electrical Engineer*$99,636*N/A*$14,316*$113,952

99 Police Sergeant*$77,052*$15,732*$21,135*$113,919

100 Asst. CD Dir.--Building Officer*$98,232*N/A*$15,445*$113,677

101 Fire Captain*$86,904*$11,605*$15,132*$113,641

102 Oracle Systems Manager*$98,724*N/A*$14,884*$113,608

103 Power Systems Superintendent*$99,252*N/A*$14,289*$113,541

104 Principal Load Dispatcher*$89,436*$10,144*$13,602*$113,182

105 Fire Captain*$87,996*$9,940*$15,238*$113,174

106 Asst. CD Dir.--Housing &

Redevelopment*$98,232*N/A*$14,845*$113,077

107 Fire Captain*$86,904*$10,999*$15,132*$113,035

108 Police Sergeant*$77,052*$14,608*$21,135*$112,795

109 Police Sergeant*$77,052*$14,193*$21,135*$112,380

110 Police Officer*$68,616*$23,944*$19,696*$112,256

111 Fire Captain*$87,996*$8,488*$15,238*$111,722

112 Asst. PWD Dir.--Traffic Engineer*$96,948*N/A*$14,747*$111,695

113 Police Sergeant*$77,052*$13,436*$21,135*$111,623

114 Fire Captain*$87,444*$8,843*$15,184*$111,471

115 Senior Power Dispatcher*$92,988*$4,454*$13,950*$111,392

116 Police Sergeant*$77,052*$13,023*$21,135*$111,210

117 Police Officer*$60,192*$32,707*$18,259*$111,158

118 Police Sergeant*$77,052*$12,744*$21,135*$110,931

119 Fire Engineer*$73,368*$23,693*$13,821*$110,882

120 Fire Engineer*$74,628*$22,300*$13,944*$110,872

121 Police Officer*$68,616*$22,482*$19,696*$110,794

122 Fire Captain*$87,444*$8,045*$15,184*$110,673

123 Power Plant Shift Supervisor*$85,536*$11,595*$13,381*$110,512

124 Police Officer*$60,192*$31,987*$18,259*$110,438

125 Fire Captain*$86,904*$8,151*$15,132*$110,187

126 Test Technician Supervisor*$78,576*$17,960*$13,147*$109,683

127 Network Operating Manager*$92,976*$2,254*$14,443*$109,673

128 Principal Civil Engineer/PSD*$95,508*N/A*$14,027*$109,535

129 Principal Civil Engineer/PSD*$95,508*N/A*$14,027*$109,535

130 Police Officer*$68,616*$21,098*$19,696*$109,410

131 Fire Captain*$87,444*$6,765*$15,184*$109,393

132 Police Officer*$68,616*$21,049*$19,696*$109,361

133 Customer Service Manager*$94,764*N/A*$14,580*$109,344

134 Police Officer*$60,192*$30,778*$18,259*$109,229

135 Police Sergeant*$77,052*$10,861*$21,135*$109,048

136 Enterprise Database

Administrator*$82,608*$13,142*$13,124*$108,874

137 Asst. PWD Dir.--Streets &

Sanitation*$94,092*N/A*$14,528*$108,620

138 Asst. PWD Dir.--Fleet & Building*$94,092*N/A*$14,528*$108,620

139 Police Sergeant*$77,052*$10,351*$21,135*$108,538

140 Police Sergeant*$77,052*$10,328*$21,135*$108,515

141 Power Plant Shift Supervisor*$85,536*$9,241*$13,381*$108,158

142 Traffic Signal Manager*$81,588*$12,853*$13,661*$108,102

143 Senior Electrical Engineer*$87,504*$6,929*$13,466*$107,899

144 Police Officer*$60,192*$29,390*$18,259*$107,841

145 Police Officer*$68,616*$19,498*$19,696*$107,810

146 Energy Trader/Scheduler*$93,504*N/A*$13,886*$107,390

147 Energy Trader/Scheduler*$93,504*N/A*$13,886*$107,390

148 Police Officer*$60,192*$28,678*$18,259*$107,129

149 Fire Engineer*$74,628*$18,439*$13,944*$107,011

150 Power Plant Shift Supervisor*$85,536*$7,936*$13,381*$106,853

151 Police Officer*$68,616*$18,449*$19,696*$106,761

152 Power Plant Shift Supervisor*$85,536*$7,385*$13,381*$106,302

153 Power Plant Shift Supervisor*$85,536*$7,346*$13,381*$106,263

154 Field Services Manager*$92,220*N/A*$13,796*$106,016

155 Fire Engineer*$74,628*$17,298*$13,944*$105,870

156 Test Technician Supervisor*$78,576*$14,011*$13,147*$105,734

157 Fire Engineer*$74,628*$17,069*$13,944*$105,641

158 Line Mechanic Supervisor*$82,764*$9,398*$13,168*$105,330

159 Fire Engineer*$75,180*$16,013*$13,997*$105,190

160 Fire Engineer*$75,180*$15,869*$13,997*$105,046

161 Fire Engineer*$74,628*$16,007*$13,944*$104,579

162 Police Officer*$68,616*$16,263*$19,696*$104,575

163 Police Officer*$68,616*$16,125*$19,696*$104,437

164 Power Plant Shift Supervisor*$85,536*$5,363*$13,381*$104,280

165 Police Officer*$68,616*$15,861*$19,696*$104,173

166 Electrical Equipment

Superintendent*$88,584*$1,216*$14,100*$103,900

167 Fire Engineer*$74,628*$15,250*$13,944*$103,823

168 Police Officer*$60,192*$25,360*$18,259*$103,811

169 Senior Control Operator*$71,592*$19,706*$12,313*$103,611

170 Asst. CD Dir.--Transportation*$89,424*N/A*$14,172*$103,596

171 Power Plant Maintenance

Supervisor*$84,204*$6,072*$13,235*$103,511

172 Police Detective*$68,616*$15,115*$19,696*$103,427

173 Electrical Distribution

Superintendent*$88,572*$752*$14,099*$103,423

174 Principal Civil Engineer*$89,688*N/A*$13,619*$103,307

175 Police Sergeant*$77,052*$4,962*$21,135*$103,149

176 Fire Engineer*$74,628*$14,544*$13,944*$103,116

177 Police Officer*$60,192*$24,657*$18,259*$103,108

178 Police Detective*$68,616*$14,757*$19,696*$103,069

179 Marketing Manager*$89,340*N/A*$13,595*$102,935

180 Housing Administrator*$89,340*N/A*$13,595*$102,935

181 Finance Manager/PSD*$89,292*N/A*$13,591*$102,883

182 Police Sergeant*$77,052*$4,214*$21,135*$102,401

183 Police Detective*$68,616*$14,025*$19,696*$102,337

184 Police Officer*$60,192*$23,875*$18,259*$102,326

185 Fire Engineer*$73,368*$15,076*$13,821*$102,265

186 Fire Fighter*$63,060*$26,348*$12,823*$102,231

187 Electrical Test Superintendent*$88,572*N/A*$13,541*$102,113

188 Senior Buyer*$70,464*$19,292*$12,273*$102,029

189 Police Officer*$68,616*$13,390*$19,696*$101,702

190 Fire Engineer*$74,628*$13,125*$13,944*$101,697

191 Police Officer*$60,192*$23,230*$18,259*$101,681

192 Police Sergeant*$77,052*$3,377*$21,135*$101,564

193 Senior Civil Engineer

Associate*$74,172*$14,721*$12,533*$101,426

194 Deputy City Planner*$87,792*N/A*$13,486*$101,278

195 Dep. Dir. P&R;/Park Services*$87,180*N/A*$14,000*$101,180

196 Dep. Dir. P&R;/Senior & Human

Services*$87,180*N/A*$14,000*$101,180

197 Dep. Dir. P&R;/Rec. Services*$87,180*N/A*$14,000*$101,180

198 Dep. Dir. P&R;/Rec. Services*$87,180*N/A*$14,000*$101,180

199 Police Officer*$68,616*$12,827*$19,696*$101,139

200 Senior Electrical Engineering

Assoc.*$81,036*$7,042*$13,014*$101,092

201 City Clerk*$84,000*N/A*$17,081*$101,081

202 Fire Fighter*$63,600*$24,570*$12,876*$101,046

203 Police Officer*$60,192*$22,538*$18,259*$100,989

204 Senior Electrical Engineer*$87,504*N/A*$13,466*$100,970

205 Fire Engineer*$75,180*$11,752*$13,997*$100,929

206 Police Officer*$60,192*$22,399*$18,259*$100,850

207 Fire Fighter*$63,060*$24,957*$12,823*$100,840

208 Fire Engineer*$74,628*$12,153*$13,944*$100,725

209 Electrical Supervisor*$78,576*$9,245*$12,847*$100,668

210 Police Officer*$68,616*$12,290*$19,696*$100,602

211 Fire Engineer*$75,180*$11,351*$13,997*$100,528

212 Police Sergeant*$77,052*$2,340*$21,135*$100,527

213 City Treasurer*$84,000*N/A*$16,518*$100,518

214 Fire Engineer*$74,628*$11,832*$13,944*$100,404

215 Fire Engineer*$74,088*$12,395*$13,891*$100,374

216 Police Officer*$60,192*$21,882*$18,259*$100,333

217 Disaster Preparedness

Coordinator*$67,800*$19,726*$12,612*$100,138

218 Police Officer*$60,192*$21,687*$18,259*$100,138

219 Police Detective*$68,616*$11,776*$19,696*$100,088

* Top Salary represents the maximum salary.

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