Highest-paid municipal officials in Naples in 2021
Former interim city manager Dana Souza was the highest-paid public servant in the city of Naples in 2021 with 36 other employees earning $ 100,000 or more, according to city data.
The city of Naples had 455 non-temporary employees on the payroll, costing it more than $ 28 million per year as of November 15, according to data provided by the city. Forty-six additional employees were seasonal such as lifeguards and park staff.
Souza was making $ 206,000 a year before stepping down to become general manager of Sanibel Island. Fire Chief Pete DiMaria and Police Chief Tom Weschler were the next highest paid public servants at $ 165,467 each.
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DiMaria became interim city manager effective November 6 following Souza’s resignation. DiMaria’s new salary is $ 206,000.
Employees earning $ 100,000 or more per year represented 8% of all non-temporary staff and they represented less than half a percent of all the money the city spends to pay employees who work year round.
The highest paid municipal officials in Naples as of November 15 were:
- Dana Souza, interim municipal director: $ 206,000
- Peter DiMaria, Fire Chief: $ 165,467
- Thomas Weschler, Chief of Police: $ 165,467
- Robert Middleton, Director of Utilities: $ 159,120
- Gary Young, Director of Finance: $ 159,120
- Gregg Strakaluse, Director of Streets and Stormwater: $ 151,060
- Craig Mole, Director of Building Services: $ 151,060
- Charlotte O’Bryon, Director of Human Resources: $ 145,600
- Erica Martin, Director of Planning: $ 145,600
- Matthew Fletcher, Deputy Chief of Police: $ 141,487
- Robert Montagano, Deputy Chief of Police: $ 141,487
- Philip Pennington, Deputy Fire Chief: $ 141,487
Source: City of Naples
Gregg Strakaluse, director of streets and stormwater, resigned on December 10, said Monique Barnhart, the city’s spokeswoman.