City employee salaries

State Controller John Chiang’s office recently released 2012 pay and retirement (pension and health) cost data for California’s city and county employees, offering a detailed breakdown of costs by both employee and department. Here are some of the key details Chiang offered up on Alameda’s municipal workforce.

This week, city officials released 2011 salary data for hundreds of city employees. Some 50 city employees earned salaries and benefits totaling $200,000 or more. Police and fire managers held nine of the top 10 spots on the earnings chart, taking home more in pay and benefits than the directors of any other city department.