Skip to comments.$159K bus driver no longer tops the list of highest earners in Madison city government
Posted on 06/07/2011 6:19:39 AM PDT by WOBBLY BOB
Madison's highest paid employee no longer drives a bus - not even close.
Only one Metro Transit driver used overtime and other extra earnings to make more than $100,000 in 2010, down from seven six-figure-salary operators the previous year, a Wisconsin State Journal analysis of city records shows.
In fact, after Metro added more drivers and spread overtime work, operators dropped from the city's 25 top earners last year.
"We need to be true to our mission - safety, reliability and cost-effective service," Kamp said. "I think we're on a sustainable course."
Bus driver John E. Nelson made $113,973 to lead Metro employees but fell to 37th place among all city workers, the analysis shows. He was the lone driver in the top 50 earners last year.
By contrast, in 2009, Nelson's $159,258 made him the city's top earner, and three drivers were in the top 25 that year.
The drop comes after the State Journal revealed last year how senior drivers took advantage of generous overtime rules to dramatically increase earnings and pad pensions.
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Not when you pay a busdriver $115K/yr.
Ding! Ding! Ding! Ding! SWAT calls are overtime???
Well, just pay them straight time because the honor and excitement that goes along with SWAT should be more than enough renumeration.
Not to mention the right to shoot anyone who doesn’t open the door in four seconds. That ought to be worth something.
I assume that their base pay must be around $30 per hour. If so, why not cut it in half and see if any Marxist career-students will apply (the ones without trust fund parents)? Something tells me they’ll actually work, rather than lose the ability to wreck the minds and lives of incoming freshmen.
Where do they get the money to pay them?
From the future, of course.