The top salaries for city employees in 2010 were released Friday, and recently retired police chief Rob Davis topped the list at $534,576 in total cash compensation.
Of the top 15 on the list of 9,354 full- and part-time City of San Jose workers, nine are members of the police department and five are part of the fire department. Only two of the top 15—SJFD Battalion Chief Juan Diaz ($289,263) and City Manager Debra Figone ($269,662)—are active employees; the rest are now retired.
Former fire chief Darryl Von Raesfeld is second on the list at $430,108.a
Harry Mavrogenes, the executive director of the San Jose Redevelopment Agency, is listed at 19th with a compensation totaling $259,674, while Mayor Chuck Reed comes in on the lower half of the scale at $111,845.
Nicole Blade, a part-time office specialist in the human resources department, received the least amount of compensation in 2010, earning a whopping $1.
Note: The original version of this posting contained an error in the number of full- and part-time workers employed by the city in 2010. There were 5,900 full-time employees in 2010.