NORWALK, Conn. — Departing Superintendent of Schools Manny Rivera was the highest-paid Norwalk employee in 2014, according to a list released this week by the city comptroller, Frederic Gilden.
Rivera was paid $250,069.31. That was a bit more than $35,000 more than the second highest, Cranbury Elementary School Principal Elisa Nelson, who took in $214, 884.83.
Checking in at No. 3 on the list was Norwalk Police officer Russell Ouellette, with $213,076.63.
The salary figures include overtime and special duty payments.
Rounding out the Top 10: Deputy Superintendent Tony Daddona, $202, 873.52; police Lt. Ashley Gonzalez, $197,924.44; police officer Paul Larsen, $191,863.62; Ralph Valenzisi, Chief of technology, innovation and partnerships, $182,187.50; police officer George Daley, $179.213.20; Brien McMahon Principal Suzanne Koroshetz, $176,477.01; and police officer David Nieves, $175,778.96.
Overall, the top 100 earners includes 48 school employees and 37 police department employees.
Mayor Harry Rilling is the 224th-highest paid Norwalk employee, at $114,085.14. Rilling turned down an approved $24,502 raise when he took office last year.
The highest-paid person outside the schools and police department, and 39th overall, is Planning and Zoning Director Mike Green, who made $156,927.23 last year. Deputy Corporation Counsel Jeffry Spahr is next at $149,512.11, 58th overall.
Attached below is the entire 2014 Norwalk salary list.