April 24, 2014

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Avon Lake employee earnings

AVON LAKE — Many people might assume the mayor of a community automatically sits atop the list of best-paid city workers, but that wasn’t the case in this lakefront city.

Mayor Greg Zilka ranked 23rd among city workers for salaries paid in 2012 at $90,100.03.

Avon Lake’s top-paid personnel came from the Fire, Police and Utilities departments.

Topping the list last year was Todd Danielson, Utilities Department chief executive, who earned $141,140.72, according to the city. Danielson ranked second in 2011 behind Richard Kasten, the city’s superintendent of distribution and collection for the Utilities Department.

Top earners

The city’s top 10 highest-earning employees in 2012 were:

  1. Todd Danielson, Utilities Department chief executive, $141,140.72
  2. John C. Nakel, firefighter-paramedic, $107,737.81
  3. Rick R. Eberle, Utilities Department chief of utility operations, $106,965.32
  4. Lt. Angelo Tetorakis, firefighter-paramedic, $104,178.37
  5. Glen R. Eisenhardt, fire chief, $102,014.64
  6. Laddie Lid, firefighter-paramedic, $100,311.95
  7. David Owad, police chief, $99,816.61
  8. Jack Gaydar, Utilities Department engineering services manager, $99,679.89
  9. William Simon, Utilities Department, $97,487.06
  10. Sean Bockelman, police lieutenant, $97,443.06

Complete list of employee earnings