One out of four full-time Boston municipal employees made more than $100,000 last year, a figure more than double the city’s median income.
More than 4,300 employees were paid in excess of $100,000 in 2013, according to payroll records released Friday. The records show that 81 people made more than $200,000.
In the Police Department, 1,604 staffers—more than half the payroll—made more than $100,000. The Fire Department had an even larger share of employees paid above that level. According to the records, 68 percent of the Fire Department’s workforce—1,146 people out of 1,690—made more than $100,000.
Boston’s estimated median income in 2011 was $49,081, according to the US Census Bureau. The payroll records released by the city included 22,469 full- and part-time employees. Boston had the equivalent of roughly 16,000 full-time employees as of Jan. 1, according to the city.
The largest payout went to police Officer Baltazar Darosa, who made $293,892.24, records show. Police department employees accounted for 29 of the city’s top 30 earners. The one exception was former schools superintendent Carol R. Johnson, who was paid $264,000.