The Madison Borough Council recently released a five-year study of employee gross pay. The findings are detailed on the municipal website in two reports, one by department and the other arranged by gross income for all employees. Employees who no longer work for the borough have been excluded from the lists.
Police Sgt. John S. Keymer was Madison's highest-paid employee last year with a total income of $177,804.97. The five-year analysis shows Keymer earned $155,138.09 in 2009 and went from $149,506.45 in 2011 to $186,551.13 in 2012 before earning nearly $9,000 less in 2013.
The data shows gross earnings that include base salary plus any step increases, longevity raises, overtime, standby pay and special duty compensation, according to the municipal website.
Borough Administrator Ray Codey, who ranked third at $159,156.95 in 2013, was the only non-police officer in the top-10. Chief Financial Officer Robert Kalafut was 11th with an income of $136,518 last year.
Darren Dachisen, who was promoted in 2013 to police chief, ranked 17th with a total compensation of $129,904.17. Dachisen, as a lieutenant, earned $147,559.49 in 2012.
Fire Chief Lou De Rosa ranked 18th with an income of $128,605.01 in 2013.
Here are the top-10 highest-paid Madison employees for 2013:
- Police Sgt. John S. Keymer, $177,804.97
- Police Lt. Dennis C. Lam, $176,376.29
- Borough Administrator Raymond M. Cody, $159,156.95
- Police Patrolman Carmine J. De Caro, $156,269.40
- Police Detective Paul J. Kosakowski, $146,610.70
- Police Sgt. James C. Cavezza, $146,053.42
- Police Sgt. John R. Miscia, $145,527.44
- Police Detective Kenneth R. Shannon, $140,779.67
- Police Sgt. Sean T. Plumstead, $136,692.76