Annual Top 150 Metro Nashville Salaries

NES President and CEO Decosta Jenkins once again ranks No. 1 on the list of highest paid Metro employees.

NES employees take up seven of the top 10, while they also hold fifty of the highest salaries out of the top 100. The Metro Police Chief and Water Services Director are thirteenth and fourteenth respectively. In this year’s ranking, Mayor Karl Dean comes in at No. 84.

NAME SALARY TITLE DEPARTMENT
Jenkins,Decosta $388,190.40 President & CEO NES
Aplin,Teresa $287,393.60 Executive Vice President & CFO NES
REGISTER, JESSE B $266,033.92 DIR – SCHOOLS MNPS
Boehms,Dennis $232,021.92 Vice President Operations NES
DeBerry,Herbert $231,936.22 VP HR & Corporate Svcs/Secy CS NES
STARKS, CHARLES L $210,900.00 President/CEO-Convention Ctr Convention Center Authority
Allen,Wesley $195,346.94 Vice President Operations NES
Hill,Donald $190,899.07 Vice President Operations NES
VanHooser,David $190,008.00 VP Chief Information Officer NES
PAUL, WILLIAM S $189,957.25 Chief Medical Dir Health
Corlew,Teresa $180,518.62 VP Chief Customer Care Officer NES
ANDERSON, MICHAEL S $177,500.00 Police Chief Police
POTTER, SCOTT A $170,824.00 Water Svcs Dir Water Services
Leech,Leonard $168,429.24 Engineering Manager NES
Thompson,Nicholas $168,387.10 Engineering Manager NES
BELL, RACHEL L $167,676.00 General Session Judge General Sessions Court
TURNER, PHYLLIS DIANNE $167,676.00 General Session Judge General Sessions Court
EISENSTEIN, DANIEL B $167,676.00 General Session Judge General Sessions Court
CRAWFORD, SOPHIA B $167,676.00 Judge-Juvenile Ct Juvenile Court
HIGGINS, WILLIAM E $167,676.00 General Session Judge General Sessions Court
DALTON, ANGELITA B $167,676.00 General Session Judge General Sessions Court
ROBINSON, GALE B $167,676.00 General Session Judge General Sessions Court
MONDELLI, MICHAEL FLOYD $167,676.00 General Session Judge General Sessions Court
MORELAND, CASEY $167,676.00 General Session Judge General Sessions Court
HOLT, JOHN A $167,676.00 General Session Judge General Sessions Court
EVANS, SUE MCKNIGHT $167,676.00 General Session Judge General Sessions Court
Travis,Frank $167,507.83 Operations Manager NES
Baxter,Jackie $166,036.53 Operations Manager NES
DUMAS, GLORIA $165,204.00 General Session Judge General Sessions Court
Elliott,Sara $163,114.55 Engineering Manager NES
Charles,Vaughan $162,521.16 Engineering Manager NES
Tidwell,Laura $162,198.40 VP General Counsel NES
Weber,Mark $159,993.60 Corporate Controller NES
Jones,Ty $159,898.71 Operations Manager NES
Jernigan,Tammie $158,928.98 Operations Manager NES
Richman,Anthony $157,757.77 Meter Services Manager NES
PUTMAN, ELISA D. $156,644.80 Senior VP-Convention Center Convention Center Authority
BERNHARDT, RICHARD $155,717.35 Planning Exec Dir Planning Commission
SOLOMON, SAUL A $155,295.00 Metropolitan Attorney Law
RIEBELING, RICHARD M $155,295.00 Finance Dir Finance
Mangrum,Darrell $154,971.17 Operations Manager NES
Mackie,Bruce $154,943.85 Engineering Supervisor NES
Mansolino,Robert $154,863.44 Safety & EE Development Mgr NES
Dunning,Henry $153,113.59 Engineering Supervisor NES
Kinkead,Timothy $152,881.21 Facilities & Security Manager NES
OLIPHANT, EDWARD W $152,500.00 Chief Executive Officer- MTA MTA
Cauthen,Joseph $152,443.55 System Supervisor NES
HALL, JAMES D. $151,718.13 Sheriff Sheriff
Cochran,Kent $149,962.11 Utility Compliance Manager NES
Eck,Jeffrey $149,719.70 Compensation & Benefits Mgr NES
Buri,Michael $149,687.93 Engineering Supervisor NES
Lively,Holly $149,253.66 Engineering Supervisor NES
Chapman,Sandra $148,868.10 Controls & Compliance Manager NES
Patel,Ashok $148,776.29 System Supervisor NES
Essex,Michael $148,662.74 Strategic Appl Software Tech NES
Smith,Sylvia $148,615.55 Budget and Rates Manager NES
Pierce,Kenneth $148,534.74 Telecommunications Manager NES
Davidson,Ronald $148,299.17 Engineering Supervisor NES
CARR, FRED D $147,965.49 CHIEF OFFICER – OPERATIONS MNPS
HENSON, CHRISTOPHER M $147,965.49 CHIEF OFFICER – FINANCIAL MNPS
MAJORS, TONY R $147,965.49 CHIEF OFFICER – STUDENT SVCS MNPS
STEELE JR, CECIL H $147,965.49 CHIEF OFFICER – ACADEMIC MNPS
THOMPSON, SUSAN ILENE $147,965.49 CHIEF OFFICER – HUMAN CAPITAL MNPS
Stinson,William $147,317.42 System Supervisor NES
Bushing,Arthur $147,227.63 Engineering Supervisor NES
Price,Dwight $146,537.09 Engineering Supervisor NES
BELL, MICHELLE P $145,837.53 Dental Svcs Dir Health
WILTSHIRE, MATTHEW A $144,942.00 Dir of Economic & Comm Dev Mayor’s Office
HINOTE, R GREGORY $144,942.00 Deputy Mayor Mayor’s Office
Johnston,Gregory $144,784.36 Engineering Supervisor NES
Heck,William $144,468.17 Planner/Coordinator NES
OTT, CRAIG S $141,965.49 EXEC DIR – OPERATIONS HC MNPS
DEANER, CAROL D $141,640.00 Public Defender Public Defender
Craig,Regina $140,405.87 Strategic Appl Software Tech NES
Helbig,Dana $139,085.09 Engineering Supervisor NES
CRITCHLOW, DOROTHY I $138,720.00 EXEC OFCR – INSTRUCTIONAL SUPT MNPS
Douglas,Sheila $138,233.79 Procurement & Services Manager NES
Quirk,Richard $137,532.97 Field Superintendent-OHD NES
SHAW, THOMAS M $137,200.00 DRIVER – BUS TRAINEE MNPS
ROOKER, RICHARD R. $137,198.30 Circuit Court Clerk Circuit Court Satellite
GENTRY JR, HOWARD C $137,198.30 Criminal Ct Clerk Criminal Court Clerk
Billingsby,Natalie $136,764.39 Planner/Coordinator NES
DEAN, KARL F $136,500.00 Mayor Mayor’s Office
ROMINE, STANLEY E $136,170.94 Bureau Director Health
HAGER, G BRENT $136,170.94 Bureau Director Health
Sweeney,Don $135,556.61 Field Superintendent-C&M NES
OLIVER, KENTON L $134,589.00 Library Services Dir Public Library
DURBIN, KEITH R $134,589.00 Chief Info Officer Information Technology Service
SWANN, MARK S $134,589.00 Metropolitan Auditor Internal Audit
Springer,Glenn $134,517.47 Vegetation Manager NES
MACY, MARK D. $134,484.11 Pub Works Asst Dir-Engineering Public Works
LYNCH, THOMAS M $134,239.59 Parks & Recreation Dir Parks
Douglas,Richard $133,686.87 Fleet Manager NES
Johnson,Patrick $133,577.60 System Supervisor NES
NOLAN, EUGENE F $133,372.52 Finance Deputy Dir Finance
Steward,Camille $133,353.40 Attorney NES
HUDSON III, JOHN W $133,141.59 Chief of Administration Sheriff
LOMAX-O’DNEAL, TALIA R $132,980.14 Finance Deputy Dir Finance
WARNER, SUSAN L $131,950.00 Medical Doctor Health
PARRISH, DEIDRA D $131,950.00 Medical Doctor Health
WHITTEMORE, NANCY D $131,824.53 General Svcs Dir General Services
Foster,Raymond $131,230.16 Engineering Supervisor NES
SAFLEY, WILLIAM M $130,998.13 Deputy Metropolitan Attorney Law
CHARLES, JAMES L. $130,998.13 Assoc Metropolitan Attorney Law
MORANTE, KATHY $130,935.00 Exe Administrator Police/Fire Police
PRATT, HELEN RENEE $129,412.50 Social Svcs Dir Social Services
Reasonover,Phillip $129,236.12 Field Superintendent-C&M NES
Lewis,Eric $129,143.08 Planner/Coordinator NES
Johnson,Daniel $129,143.08 Engineering Supervisor NES
Hitchcock,Jeremy $129,143.08 Engineering Supervisor NES
FORD III, JOHN L $128,839.72 Chief Deputy Sheriff
COUR, KATHRYN SERGENT $128,668.12 EXEC DIR – TALENT STRATEGY MNPS
Anderson,P. $128,309.21 Engineering Supervisor NES
Soundara,Phouthavanh $127,924.74 Planner/Coordinator NES
Thomas,John $127,823.33 Field Superintendent-OHD NES
Johnson,Kevin $127,823.33 Field Superintendent-OHD NES
Ellis,Rodney $127,823.33 Field Superintendent-OHD NES
FRAZIER, VERONICA T $127,325.16 Human Resources Dir Human Resources
IVEY, BRIAN $127,046.40 VP Sales and Mkting-Conv Ctr Convention Center Authority
COVERSTONE, ALAN H $126,935.83 EXEC OFCR – INNOVATION MNPS
WHITE, RICHARD T. $126,875.00 Fire Chief Fire
WILLIAMS, JOHN M $126,424.26 EXEC DIR – INFORMATION TECH MNPS
TUCKER, DAVID M $125,806.20 Water Svcs Asst Dir Water Services
ROOKER JR, GEORGE L $125,453.00 Tax Assessor Assessor of Property
SMITH, DAVID A. $125,453.00 Juvenile Ct Clerk Juvenile Court Clerk
CARDWELL, CHARLES E $125,453.00 Trustee Trustee
SCOTT, CRISTI E. $125,453.00 Clerk & Master Clerk and Master
TOWNSEND, TIM $125,296.00 Ct Admin State Trial Courts
PHILLIPS, ZACHERY K $125,200.20 DIR – SCHOOL TRANSPORT MNPS
GARCIA, VANESSA $124,400.00 EXEC OFCR – PRE-K & ELEM SCH MNPS
WILCOX, SERRILL MICHELLE $124,400.00 EXEC OFCR – HIGH SCH MNPS
WILLIAMS, ANTOINETTE TROYEL $124,400.00 EXEC OFCR – MIDDLE SCH MNPS
MARTIN, DRUSILLA L. $123,757.94 Exe Administrator Police/Fire Fire
Fitzgerald,Odie $123,514.10 Field Superintendent-C&M NES
LIBBEY, MEREDITH ANN $123,491.95 ASST TO DIR – COMMUNICATIONS MNPS
LINDSEY, SCOTT B $123,491.95 DIR – EMPLOYEE RELATIONS SR MNPS
SLOAN III, JAMES D $123,322.50 Planning Asst Exec Dir-Ops Planning Commission
KENNEDY, JOHN P. $123,131.37 Water Svcs Asst Dir Water Services
McCandless,Bruce $122,782.40 Engineer III-Operations NES
Dorris,Donald $122,782.40 Engineer III-Operations NES
Christian,Tammy $122,267.61 Accounting Supervisor NES
Bean,Horace $122,257.18 Accounting Supervisor NES
LAW, THOMAS MICHAEL $121,738.45 DIR – SUPPORT SVC IT MNPS
SEGAL, MARTHA W $121,624.81 Water Svcs Asst Dir Water Services
WYNN, BRENDA P $121,624.00 County Ct Clerk County Clerk
Freeland,Albert $120,308.76 Rates Supervisor NES
SKIPPER, MICHAEL J $120,000.00 Special Projects Mgr Planning Commission
COOPER, JONATHAN B $120,000.00 Director and Special Counsel Metropolitan Council
GREGORY, GLENDA M $119,937.42 DIR – BUSINESS SERVICES MNPS
HASSELL, WARNER C. $119,758.03 Ct Admin General Sessions Court
BALTHROP, HAL P $119,623.42 Water Svcs Asst Dir Water Services
PHILLIPS, DUANE A. $119,260.96 Emerg Communications Dir Emergency Communication Center
TOOSI, CYRUS $119,161.12 Water Svcs Asst Dir Water Services
LOVETT, CHARLES R $119,052.25 Pub Works Dir Public Works
DOWNEY, AMY CAROL $118,969.23 PRINCIPAL – EXEC LD MNPS
COBB, TERRY L. $118,315.12 Codes Admin Dir Codes Administration
CROSS, THOMAS G. $118,152.09 Assoc Metropolitan Attorney Law
CHAUNCY, CHARLES STEVE $117,791.31 PRINCIPAL – HS MNPS
KESSLER, SUSAN S $117,791.31 PRINCIPAL – HS MNPS
SHRADER, JAMES TERRY $117,791.31 PRINCIPAL – HS MNPS
MCDONIEL, KIMBERLY N $117,576.95 Finance Asst Dir Finance
COBB, NICOLE ADRIENNE $117,354.18 EXEC DIR – GUIDANCE & COUNSEL MNPS
JONES JR, ALVIN EUGENE $117,300.00 EXEC DIR – STUDENT SVCS MNPS
PUPO-WALKER, VIRGINIA $117,300.00 EXEC DIR – PARENT & COMM PARTN MNPS
WHEELER, JAMES R $117,300.00 EXEC DIR – SCHOOL SAFETY MNPS
WYATT, AIMEE $117,220.25 PRINCIPAL – EXEC LD MNPS
Roeder,Landon $116,875.20 Engineer III-Operations NES
Ellison,Kenneth $116,857.73 Employee Trng/Devlpmnt Supv NES
KECK, MARGARET H $116,552.45 Info Systems Asst Dir Information Technology Service
TAYLOR, RON C. $116,473.06 Special Projects Mgr Water Services
Benton,James $116,141.41 Energy Services Supervisor NES
Jones,Chad $116,062.04 Accounting Supervisor NES
CARR, ANGELA MCSHEPARD $116,059.65 PRINCIPAL – HS MNPS
DAUGHERTY, ASHLEY M $116,024.00 Dpty Dir Health Health
HOLLAND, LANNIE B $115,538.44 Metropolitan Treasurer Finance
WRIGHT, SHARON ANN $115,472.69 PRINCIPAL – EXEC LD MNPS
SNYDER, JAMES G. $115,363.23 Special Projects Mgr Water Services
Felts,Myra $115,232.32 Energy Services Supervisor NES
Draper,Billy $115,193.51 Database Chief Coordinator NES
WAHLSTROM, SHARON K $115,184.67 Pub Works Asst Dir-F & A Public Works
HENDERSON, KELLY $115,000.00 EXEC DIR – INSTRUCTION MNPS
MARSH, TAFFY LYNN $114,769.68 EXEC DIR – TRAN & CENTRAL SVCS MNPS
HINES, DAVID W $114,629.40 DIR – EMPLOYEE BENEFITS MNPS
YOUNG, FRANCIS H $114,629.40 MGR – EMPLOYEE RELATIONS MNPS
Booker,Mark $114,468.43 Quality Control Supervisor NES
JOHNSON, BRIAN P $114,387.26 Police Dpty Chief Police
HUGGINS, J DAMIAN $114,387.26 Police Dpty Chief Police
HENRY, WILLIAM T. $114,387.26 Police Dpty Chief Police
BALL, STEPHEN L $114,329.40 PRINCIPAL – PAIDEIA LD MNPS
HARGIS, KELLIE M $114,329.40 PRINCIPAL – HS MNPS
PELHAM, ANDREW S $114,329.40 PRINCIPAL – HS MNPS
WOODARD, RONALD L $114,329.40 PRINCIPAL – HS MNPS
Greenhalgh,Timothy $113,394.20 Strategic Appl Software Tech NES
PALKO, THOMAS K $113,258.88 Water Svcs Asst Dir Water Services
McLaurine,Terrence $112,756.80 Field Superintendent-OHD NES
STEPHENS, DIANNA $112,604.12 General Services Assistant Dir General Services
MERIWETHER, PIPPA $111,970.36 PRINCIPAL – EXEC LD MNPS
SHEIN, BETTY $111,650.00 Info Systems Asst Dir Information Technology Service
HERBERT IV, WILLIAM B $111,603.27 Metropolitan Zoning Admin Codes Administration