Meet Cleveland's 10 Highest Paid Public Employees

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The list is out! The salaries of Cleveland's public employees have been released in the form of a searchable list. We combed through that list, which can be found here, to find the top ten earners on Cleveland's payroll for 2013. 

Mayor Frank G. Jackson comes in as the fourth highest paid employee. Many of the slots are held by the mayor and his cabinet.

Another trend is that nine of the ten slots are held by men, and the only woman comes in at number ten. 

Is there anyone on this list who should be paid more? How about less? 

10. Name: Barbara A. Langhenry  
Position: Director Of Law
Salary: $125,914.26
Fun Fact: Langhenry's zodic sign is Leo

9. Name: Patrick J. Kelly 
Position: Chief Of Fire
Salary: $126,121.80
Fun Fact: You can follow the Cleveland Fire Department on Twitter at @Cleveland Fire

8. Name: Darnell Brown 
Position: Chief Operating Officer
Salary: $126,932.83
Fun Fact: Brown's wife, Terri Hamilton Brown, ran against Ed FitzGerald for County Executive in 2010 

7. Name: Kenneth G. Silliman 
Position: Chief of Staff 
Salary: $126,932.83
Fun Fact: Siliman is a Northeast Ohio native and received his undergraduate degree from Case Western Reserve University 

6. Name: Christopher P. Warren 
Position: Chief of Regional Development
Salary: $133,937.65
Fun Fact: In addition to his duties in the Mayor's office, Warren serves on the boards of Community Housing Solutions, New Village Corporation, Cleveland Development Advisors, and Entrepreneurs for Sustainability.

5. Name: David R. Reines 
Position: Executive Director of the Cleveland/Cuyahoga County Work-force Investment Board
Salary: $135,962.53
Fun Fact:  Reines served as the interim Cuyahoga County Auditor when Frank Russo stepped down in 2010. 

4. Name: Frank G. Jackson  
Position: Mayor
Salary: $136,758.46
Fun Fact: Jackson is the 56th Mayor of Cleveland

3. Name: Ivan L. Henderson 
Position: Commissioner Of Light & Power
Salary: $165,028.24
Fun Fact: Henderson and Cleveland's Public Utilities Director Paul Bender do not get along, according to Henderson has been the top administrator of Cleveland Public Power since 2006. 

2. Name: Paul L. Bender  
Position: Director Of Public Utilities
Salary: $200,000.11
Fun Fact: Bender spent three years in Africa helping to implement government accounting and strategic planning standards for their utilities systems.

1. Name: Ricky D. Smith  
Position: Director Of Port Control
Salary: $222,895.30
Fun Fact: Smith supports Olympian Gabrielle Douglas and actress Jada Pinkett Smith by liking their Facebook pages.

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Cecily Rus

Cecily Rus joined Scene as a blogging intern in September 2013. She is a recent graduate of Colgate University, where she majored in English/Creative Writing. She has previously interned at Scene Magazine in Boston. Her interests include traveling, cheeseburgers and Game of Thrones. Cecily is a Lakewood native...
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