By Seth Daniel
The Top 100 highest paid employees from 2015 in the City of Revere were unveiled recently by the City Finance Department – with former Supt. Paul Dakin breaking all barriers in his last year with a total of $366,497 in compensation.
No one aside from former Police Chief Terence Reardon has made more than $300,000, and that situation a few years ago had to do with a contract buyout and was also buoyed by extensive police detail pay.
“That salary is built on a number of components this time,” said Dakin, who is now retired from the schools and no longer on the payroll. “I was actually on the payroll as superintendent emeritus to help with the transition of the new leadership team and to mentor Dianne Kelly. A chunk of my pay from July, August, September, October, November and December is from that. It was similar work and a transition…It wouldn’t have been such a large salary if we hadn’t gone forward with that mentoring piece. It would have been eye-popping still, but not this much…It costs money to do that, but the transition is a lot smoother…I think it is worth it to make sure the district doesn’t take one step back in the transition before moving forward.”
Other pieces of his final Revere salary included sick day buyback, longevity and other similar pieces related to his final year in the district.
Dakin retired officially and was removed form the payroll on Dec. 23, 2015.
Beyond Dakin, Chief Joe Cafarelli came in at second with $213,664 in pay, which includes no police details. Most every police officer salary does include detail work that is hours worked over and above the normal shifts. That money is largely paid by private companies and not by the City.
Cafarelli’s salary this year was just slightly less than his 2014 pay, which was $218,431. Since his first year on the job, though, Cafarelli’s pay is up by nearly $50,000.
He said he is the face of the department and strives every day to make sure he earns that pay and represents the department and the City well.
“It’s humbling to look at that salary and to think, ‘Am I worth it?’” he said. “I am the face of the department and strive to represent well the men and women on the department. It is a high salary and it makes me really want to make sure I am representing the men and women on the department to the best of my ability and keeping the residents safe every day.”
Third on the list was former Chief Terence Reardon, now a captain. Reardon made $200,297 in 2015, with $67,704 in details.
The top five was rounded out by more police, including Executive Officer James Guido ($197,276) and Lt. David Callahan ($185,771).
In fact, of the Top 100 highest paid employees, some 43 were police officers.
There were 34 people in the Top 100 list from the schools, the second highest group – which meant the list of highest paid City employees was once again dominated by police and school employees.
Other highlights include:
- Former Mayor Dan Rizzo came in at #32 with $135,307.
- Current Supt. Dianne Kelly was at #8 with $171,963.
- The king of details once again was Officer Louis LaRosa, who made $96,570 in details within his $170,729 total salary.
- The highest paid City Hall employee was Director of Finance George Anzuoni, who came in at #14 with $152,853.
- There were 170 employees that made more than $100,000 in the year. Last year there were 168 making more than $100,000. The first person to earn more than $200,000 came in 2011, while the first person to earn more than $100,000 came in 2001.
Top 100 Highest Paid Employees Gross Wages 2015
Name Position Total Pay Detail
- Dakin, Paul Supt. $366,497.64
- Cafarelli, Joseph Police Chief $213,663.75
- Reardon, Terence Police Captain $200,296.50 67,704.00
- Guido, James Police Exec. $197,275.60 50,530.20
- Callahan, David Police Lt. $185,770.54 43,451.50
- Malley, Glen Police Lt. $183,237,02 58,842.00
- Doherty, Eugene Fire Chief $181,299.99
- Kelly, Dianne Superintendent $171,963.47
- Larosa, Louis Police Officer $170,729.46 96,569.60
10.Internicola, Jos. Police Officer $164,070.60 70,233.20
11.Callahan, Charles Police Officer $160,114.77 49,943.22
12.Goodwin, Jeremiah Police Sgt. $154,145.70 31,800.20
13.Randall, Sean Police Lt. $153,127.20 32,386.20
14.Anzuoni, George Treas/Chief $152,853.09
15.Ruggiero, Carl Police Exec. $152,553.50 24,324,20
16.Malone, Chris Asst. Supt. $152,393.97
17.Collyer, Dennis Police Capt. $151,982.05 13,876.80
18.Nelson, John Police Sgt. $151,834.90 57,099.00
19.Argenzio, Paul Gen. Foreman $151,026.31
20.Covino, Joseph Police Sgt. $150,685.15 23,551.90
21.Maglione, Jos. Gen. Foreman $150,383.98
22.Bright, Chris Fire Sr. Chief $148,386.64 5,524.00
23.Colannino, Kevin Police Sgt. $147,367.59 33,200.00
24.Garcia, Lourenco Principal $144,092.25
25.Mokaba-Bernardo D. Asst. Supt. $142,744.51
26.Misci, Thomas Principal $141,191.32
27.Kruse, Matthew School Bus. Ad. $139,375.70
28.Rosenthal, Daniel Police Officer $138,584.84 57,963.30
29.Willett, Joanne Principal $138,190.16
30.Kelly, Barbara Principal $136,708.89
31.Tammaro, Gregory Police Officer $136,205.28 45,596.40
32.Rizzo, Daniel Mayor $135,307.17
33.Macaskill, Leo Police Officer $134,354.99 57,083.60
34.Meier, Samantha Principal $134,006.44
35.Carey, Patricia Police Sgt. $133,992.76 13,410.60
36.Vadala, Joshua Asst. Principal $133,322.91
37.Jesoraldo,Vincent Fire Captain $132,900.10 10,649.50
38.Moccia, Edward Principal $132,337.06
39.Rich, Glen Fire Dep. Chief $132,108.94 8,879.50
40.Malone, Thomas Police Sgt. $131,497.55 24,701.80
41.Mitchell,Jonathan Asst. Principal $129,930.64
42.Flynn, Jamie Principal $129,930.64
43.Gennodie, Jodi Principal $129,161.64
44.Gallucci, Richard Principal $128,356.57
45.Nancy Martel Asst. Principal $127,299.03
46.Viviano, Michael Fire Dep. Chief $125,969.41
47.Porter, Christina Director $125,292.54
48.Cafarelli, John Police Officer $124,962.31 19,887.00
49.Herrera, Chase Police Officer $124,862.73 64,292.30
Name Position Total Pay Detail
50.Impemba, Robert Police Sgt. $124,792.28 168.00
51.Lauria, Andrew Police Officer $124,662.93 36,220.80
52.Ferrara, Jonathan Bldg. Technolgy $124,050.61
53.Giampietro,Anthony Fire Dep. Chief $123,567.52
54.Svendsen, Carl Dir.Plant/Main. $123,522.44
55.Sicuso, James Year Round Dir. $123,110.67
56.Halcovich, Angela Police Officer $122,870.80 46,432.10
57.Goodwin, John Police Lt. $122,778.26
58.Cullen, James Fire Dep. Chief $122,741.96 3,548.25
59.Bruzzese, Stacey Police Sgt. $122,646.22 13,456.00
60.McLaughlin,Michael Police Lt. $122,615.83
61.Fortuna, Robert Fire Captain $122,141.92 10,522.25
62.Zingali, Douglas Police Officer $121,610.44 33,033.00
63.Malfitano, Marc Asst. Principal $121,545.40
64.Morrissey, Robert Fire Dep. Chief $121,375.16
65.Costa, Matthew Director $121,024.14
66.Bruker, Kenneth Police Officer $120,906.44 27,514.20
67.Cella, Pamela Asst. Principal $118,923.71
68.Lessner, Keith Police Officer $118,868.14 45,726.20
69.Parsons, Steven Fire Captain $118,808.69 8,739.25
70.Napier, Percy Principal $118,361.60
71.Prizio, Thomas Fire Captain $118,260.43 5,869.75
72.Ford, Steven Police Lt. $118,066.66 2,368.80
73.Mogavero, Albert Director $117,908.97
74.Rose, James Police Sgt. $117,761.76 13,188.00
75.Lasala, Domenic Fire Captain $117,590.99
76.Trifkovic, Vedran Police Officer $117,441.77 44,584.20
77.Goodwin, Donald Public Work Supt $116,885.12
78.Mason, Michael Police Sgt. $115,704,90 6,022.80
79.Mannara, Franco Police Officer $115,462.27 23,209.10
80.Matthews, Sean Police Officer $114,561.12 38,907.50
81.Todisco, Thomas Fire Captain $114,394.91 1,232.00
82.Ferrante, Steven Fire Captain $114,389.30 164.00
83.Festa, John Econ. Dev. Dir. $113,420.43
84.Picardi, James Police Sgt. $113,278.54 2,037.00
85.Placeet, Joseph Fire Lt. $113,120.35 12,531.50
86.Crevoiserat, Paul Police Officer $113,029.29 22,209.60
87.Livote, Stacey Dept. Head $112,897.62
88.O’Hara, Amy Police Lt. $112,397.43 1,911.00
89.Millerick, Kevin Police Lt. $112,026.71
90.Magno, Steven Dept. Head $112,026.71
91.Caponigro, Lisa Teacher $111,964.62
92.Rockwood, Lena Asst. Principal $111,458.94
93.Pisano, Steven Detective Coor. $111,433.35
94.Theriault, Jessica Director $111,399.56 5,460.00
95.Mangino, Michelle Police Lt. $110,625.49
96.Fleming, John Fire Captain $110,581.06 1,232.00
97.Joaquim, Chris Social Worker $110,093.89
98.Ash, William Deputy Director $109,722.02
99.Delaney, Beth Teacher $109,643.90
100.Picariello,Gerald Fire Captain $109,617.58