In 2014, the 81 Long Island villages that supplied payroll data to Newsday paid nearly $278.3 million to 7,108 full-time, part-time or seasonal workers. Here are the details on who they were and what they were paid. The difference between base pay and total pay can be accounted for by many factors besides overtime, including shift differential, or payouts for unused vacation or sick time. Retiring workers may have received substantial payouts. Not all municipalities reported retirement or termination dates for all employees. Some villages could not provide a base pay for hourly workers. In some of those cases, an hourly pay rate is listed instead.
In some cases, a worker’s total pay may be less than the base pay because the worker did not work the whole year, taking an unpaid leave, for example. Some municipalities had names repeated. Unless the worker had the same exact title in the same department, those repetitions are listed here.
Some villages did not provide all the requested information. Where possible, we have published those that were nearly complete, with the word “withheld” in columns in which information was not provided. Additionally, these 16 villages provided no payroll or a payroll that was substantially incomplete: Bayville, Bellport, Dering Harbor, East Rockaway, Island Park, Manorhaven, Mineola, Munsey Park, New Hyde Park, North Hills, Ocean Beach, Port Jefferson, Sag Harbor, Sands Point, Southampton and Valley Stream.
Payroll information was gathered under the state’s Freedom of Information Law by Newsday staffers Sarah Armaghan, John Ashbury, Valerie Bauman, Denise Bonilla, Sid Cassese, Sophia Chang, Edward Colby, Tara Conry-Berghorn, Scott Eidler, Deon Hampton, Lauren Harrison, Tim Healy, Amanda Hofmockel, Lisa Irizarry, Will James, Deborah Morris, Amy Onorato, Ted Phillips, Nicholas Spangler and Edward Starkey. In addition Hofstra students Christopher Buckley, Sydney Colbert, Cortney Cordero, Lauren del Valle, Emi Feldman, Nathaniel King, Myron Mathis, Rob Mogollon, Rpiyanka Singh and Brandon Zachman gathered payrolls, along with Alanna Bayarin from New York University. Newsday’s Ann Choi assisted with data analysis.