Our newspaper group published a 2009 public employee salary roundup today. Once again Washington Hospital CEO Nancy Farber topped the list. She made more than $800,000 again last year.
Regarding last week’s discussion about whether Fremont should contract out its fire services to the Alameda County Fire Department, the story notes that county fire department employees (both sworn and non-sworn) had the highest salaries in the survey.
The Alameda County Fire Department, which is a special district governed by the board of supervisors that maintains its own payroll system, had the highest average salary of the 109 entities: Its 311 full-time employees averaged $144,345.23 in 2009.
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