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Who were the top paid workers at Pierce Transit last year?

Post by John Henrikson / The News Tribune on April 26, 2011 at 8:25 am | 55 Comments »
April 26, 2011 11:01 am

I’ve just posted updated public employee salary information for Pierce Transit, covering 2010. Click here to see the database. (Other recently updated databases include state school employees, City of Tacoma employees and Pierce County employees.)

A few items of interest from the database:

• The top paid employee at Pierce Transit was CEO Lynne Griffith at $174,496 – down from $205,853 in 2009. She was followed by vice presidents Wayne Fanshier and Alberto Lara, who pulled in $160,766 and $158,366 respectively.

• There were 25 employees – all managers – out of 1,100 total making six figures.

• The most common job description, transit operator (488 employees), made an average of $57,320. But several drivers made more than $80,000 and one made $96,798 with overtime (drivers top out at $27 an hour).

Earlier this year, the TNT’s Kris Sherman analyzed Pierce Transit’s pay and benefits trends in this report.

Read on for a list of the top paid Pierce Transit employees.

NameTitle2010 Earnings
Linda GriffithChief Executive Officer$174,496
Wayne FanshierVp-Finance, Audit & Administration$160,766
Alberto LaraVp-Human Resources & Technology$158,366
Fred NelsonSafety & Training Manager - Bus$126,080
Kristine DupilleDirector Of Labor & Employee Relations$123,274
William SpiesDirector Of Maintenance$123,274
Gisela RatajskiDirector Of Procurement Warehousing & Admin. Svcs.$123,274
Keith MessnerDirector Of Information Technology$123,274
Scott MorrisDirector Of Public Affairs$123,274
Kathy SullivantDirector Of Finance$123,274
Rodney BakerChief Of Public Safety/Transit Police$122,032
Kelly HaydenDirector Of Scheduling & Planning$120,339
Daphne TackettBusiness Partnerships Manager$116,116
Lars EricksonPublic Relations Officer$111,323
Samuel DesueVp-Transportation Services$111,039
Kelly JohnstonOrganizational Learning Manager$110,465
Carlos DavisFleet Manager-Bus$110,136
Daniel DzyackyDirector Of Operations$109,335
Dolores CooperEmployment Manager$107,680
Cathleen ReidBudget Manager$107,630
Kathryn WoldBenefits & Compensation Mgr.$107,078

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