Both earn far more than Mayor Kirk Caldwell, who will take home $129,600.
Honolulu provided the salary data for 9,100 employees at Civil Beat‘s request. That’s almost 640 more employees than the city shared information on last year.
But the workforce didn’t necessarily grow by that many people. Instead, the difference is due in large part to the city providing salary ranges for 2,589 people who work for the Honolulu Police Department. In 2012, the city only gave us the data for the HPD employees whose names could be disclosed, which limited it to 587 people — mostly dispatchers, clerks and technicians.
This time around the city included all the cops too — but by job title only. HPD officials continue to take the position that names of officers can’t be disclosed because it could compromise undercover work, whether the officer is assigned to undercover duty or not.
For HPD, Chief Louis Kealoha earns the most in the department at $151,632 for 2013. His two deputy chiefs, Dave Kajihiro and Marie McCauley are set to make $144,624.
Metro detectives will earn between $62,376 and $87,144 in 2013, a healthy bump above an average officer’s annual salary of $53,268 to $76,704.
HPD salaries comprise a significant chunk of the city’s budget. In fiscal 2013, Honolulu is set to pay HPD workers a combined $137.75 million to $196.49 million.
The 2013 budget for all city workers’ wages is $441.5 million to $583.5 million. They are set to earn an average of $48,495 to $64,090.
City officials in December reported a $28 million deficit in the current fiscal year. Budget Director Nelson Koyanagi said projections show minimal growth and escalating costs for debt service, pension and health benefits and collective bargaining increases.
Here’s a look at the top 5 highest paid city employees:
Chief Medical Examiner
Director of Rapid Transportation
Board Of Water Supply
Dist Cool Plt Mgr and Oper
Deputy Director of Rapid Transportation
Board of Water Supply
Manager and Chief Engineer
Here’s the salary database for 2013. You can search by first and last name, department, job title, salary range and year. To compare how this year stacks up to previous years, check out the salary database that covers 2011 and 2012 here.