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Top 50 Earners in North Reading in 2012

NRFD Deputy Barry Galvin and NRPD Patrol Lieutenant Mark Zimmerman top the list.

Curious about who makes what? Here is a list of the top 50 earners from last year.

North Reading Fire Department Deputy Barry Galvin tops the chart with a gross income of $171,255. However, he worked 1,124 hours of overtime to push his gross salary up, which is the case with most firefighters and police officers.

North Reading Police Department Patrol Lieutenant Mark Zimmerman and Superintendent Kathleen Willis are next on the chart with gross salaries of $168,030 and $159,290, respectively.

Other top earners include Sergeant Larry Tremblay and Chief Michael Murphy from the police department and Town Administrator Greg Balukonis.

Name Dept. Regular Pay  Annual Hours & Ovetime (OT) Overtime pay  Paid by Town  Special Details   Employee Gross  Barry Galvin Fire  $102,832 2184/OT 1124  $67,933  $170,765  $490  $171,255 Mark Zimmerman Police  $93,129 2080/OT 838  $53,861  $146,990  $21,039  $168,030 Kathleen Willis School  $159,290 2080    $159,290    $159,290 Lawrence Tremblay Police  $96,695 2080/OT 328  $24,422  $121,117  $32,400  $153,517 Joseph Marotta Fire  $83,145 2184/OT 1194  $62,844  $145,989  $2,760  $148,749 Michael Murphy Police  $147,220 2080/OT 20  $1,511  $148,731    $148,731 Eric Pepper Fire  $84,781 2184/OT 1088  $59,329  $144,110  $612  $144,722 Kevin Brennan Police  $102,273 2080/OT 619  $41,183  $143,456    $143,456 Donald Stats Fire  $83,124 2184/OT 917  $48,419  $131,543  $8,202  $139,746 Thomas Romeo Police  $85,155 2080/OT 586  $35,193  $120,348  $18,734  $139,082 William Warnock Fire  $136,375 1820    $136,375    $136,375 Edward Nolan Police  $133,422 2080    $133,422    $133,422 Greg Balukonis Admin.  $132,261 1820    $132,261    $132,261 Carl Nelson School  $131,118 2080    $131,118    $131,118 Keith Lamont Police  $77,033 2080/OT 692  $37,781  $114,814  $14,489  $129,303 Jon Bernard School  $127,755 2080    $127,755    $127,755 Michael Tannian Fire  $73,998 2184/OT 1159  $52,541  $126,539  $417  $126,955 Richard Nash Fire  $84,908 2184/OT 685  $37,345  $122,254  $882  $123,135 Thomas Encarnacao Police  $81,285 2080/OT 709  $39,846  $121,131  $1,824  $122,955 Thomas Harris Fire  $69,819 2184/OT 986  $50,947  $120,766  $198  $120,964 Paul Dorsey Police  $77,519 2080/OT 708  $39,036  $116,556  $925  $117,480 Anthony Morlani Police  $83,390 2080/OT 483  $28,090  $111,481  $3,125  $114,606 Sean Killeen School  $112,784 2080    $112,784    $112,784 Jonathan Burt Fire  $65,873 2184/OT 832  $34,928  $100,802  $10,804  $111,606 Christopher Hadley Fire  $55,625 2184/OT 1502  $52,616  $108,241  $2,756  $110,998 Michael LeBlanc Police  $73,268 2080/OT 571  $29,708  $102,976  $8,004  $110,980 David Lee Fire  $68,437 2184/OT 968  $41,903  $110,340    $110,340 Michael McAuliffe Police  $79,842 2080/OT 415  $23,068  $102,909  $7,236  $110,145 Glen McKay School  $109,672 2080    $109,672    $109,672 James McCormack Police  $64,181 2080/OT 685  $30,770  $94,951  $13,678  $108,629 Richard Carnevale Public Works  $108,381 1820    $108,381    $108,381 Scott Tilton Police  $63,216 2080/OT 622  $27,223  $90,439  $17,447  $107,886 Kevin Donle Police  $69,843 2080/OT 469  $23,421  $93,264  $13,828  $107,092 Patrick Daly School  $106,817 2080    $106,817    $106,817 Patricia Bullard School  $106,250 2080    $106,250    $106,250 Cathy O'Connell School  $106,023 2080    $106,023    $106,023 Sean O'Leary Police  $73,314 2080/OT 565  $29,689  $103,003  $1,732  $104,735 Herbert Batchelder Fire  $69,112 2184/OT 770  $34,192  $103,304  $777  $104,081 Martin Fair Health  $102,328 1820    $102,328    $102,328 Wayne Hardacker School  $100,766 2080    $100,766    $100,766 Joseph Thibodeau Police  $84,768 2080/OT 256  $15,432  $100,200  $488  $100,688 Vincent Zarella Fire  $61,321 2184/OT 974  $39,296  $100,617    $100,617 Christine Molle School  $100,515 2080    $100,515    $100,515 Jason Connolly Police  $71,985 2080/OT 507  $25,806  $97,791  $1,369  $99,159 Derek Howe Police  $80,071 2080/OT 311  $17,069  $97,141  $1,694  $98,834 David DiFraia Police  $67,015 2080/OT 588  $28,038  $95,054  $2,888  $97,942 Joseph Encarnacao Police  $77,187 2080/OT 256  $14,267  $91,455  $6,408  $97,863 Matthew Carroll Fire  $63,153 2184/OT 750  $30,688  $93,841  $1,363  $95,204 Stephen Beninati Public Works  $65,695 2080/OT 675  $29,099  $94,795    $94,795 Mark Clark Water  $94,750 1820    $94,750    $94,750

*Special details are paid by non-town funds. Regular Pay includes base pay, education incentives, longevity, night differential, specialty incentives, EMT incentive and buy backs.

JJF April 15, 2013 at 01:46 PM
I have never understood the need for this annual public flogging of our town employees. Make no mistake, it is a flogging. I realize that the salary earned is paid for with money collected in local taxes. (Some will no doubt argue that this gives residents the right to know the personal business of these men and women). Negotiated contracts and long hours account for the amounts. Not to mention the sacrifices and dangers. There is nothing excessive or improper going on here. Yet the implication is always there, in the fact that the list is publicly displayed. It's shameful and unnecessary. I'm not saying it should be a secret, but it doesn't need to be printed in the paper or online. It's intrusive to the employees and their families. Furthermore, what is the reason for printing the amounts earned through outside contractors on details? That money does not come from taxes! I think it's time to end this practice and stop furthering the current belief that if someone is making more money than you, then they must be doing something shady. Let the men and women who serve our town and its residents have the same level of privacy that we enjoy.
melee April 15, 2013 at 02:50 PM
I agree, I think that the position and salary should be available upon request from the town office but the name of the person holding the title need not be attached to the salary.
Leo Z April 15, 2013 at 03:47 PM
If you subtract the “Regular Pay” from "Paid by Town column", you get $1,207,501 "extra" cash the town spent. I'm not saying it's all unnecessary, but you know some of it is. Question is: If you were running this budget for your own business, would you allow it to spend this much on "extras", or would you hire 10 addition employees with the $1.2M?? Say 4 addition Firefighters, 4 Policeman, and 2 other Muni workers!! The point is that the town is spending money like "The Big Dig", this is just one example. Where is the outrage?
Jim April 15, 2013 at 05:26 PM
If you hire 10 aditional employees they would be entitled to vacation days, sick days, etc. which in turn would be shifts that would need to be filled by other employees on overtime. One must remember that Police/Fire are a 24/7 365 day operation. In short, those shifts MUST be filled otherwise who would show up when YOU called for help???
Laurie Eldredge April 15, 2013 at 06:10 PM
Why does the superintendent make so much money? I can much more easily understand the firefighters and police officers making that kind of money. And what about that Admin guy who only works 1,820 hours a year and makes $132k...admin where?!?!
Ashley Troutman April 15, 2013 at 08:06 PM
Laurie, Greg Balukonis is the Town Administrator.
Frank April 15, 2013 at 10:10 PM
I know many of these public safety employees. The hours worked on overtime does not tell the whole story. I know for a fact these public safety employees are ordered in for various situations such as storms, fires, crimes, lost children,accidents etc. Many of these overtime hours these employess are ordered in or held after their shifts are over due to man power issues, These employees should be commneded for protecting us and putting their familes second and the community first. They should not have their names displayed as if they did something wrong. Shame on you patch.
Ashley Troutman April 16, 2013 at 02:38 PM
This list is public information. Printing the names of the people in no way denigrates them or calls into question the integrity or value of their work. It falls under the public's right to know how taxpayer dollars are being spent, which is why many media outlets print similar lists each year.
eric April 17, 2013 at 01:39 AM
If we post this, could we please post the names people who approve awful spending on the school project? I bet those numbers are even higher.
JJF April 19, 2013 at 08:33 PM
Nice try Ashley...that argument doesn't give comfort to the family members who have to endure the public scrutiny that always follows this posting every year. So if it comforts you, congrats. But if it were your family I suspect you would feel a lot less sure of your excuse.

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