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Research institute publishes Nevada public-employee salaries for 2011

Research institute publishes Nevada public-employee salaries for 2011

By Joyce Lupiani. CREATED Apr 4, 2012

Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- The Nevada Policy Research Institute has just released salary data for more than 121,000 government employees statewide for 2011.

The 2011 data -- which can be found on -- covers 45 government jurisdictions throughout Nevada, including state, county and city levels. Several new jurisdictions have been added this year.

According to NPRI President Andy Matthews, more than 900 government employees in the state received more than $200,000 last year in total compensation. That includes a Clark County fire captain who made more than $525,000, a Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department lieutenant who took home more than $507,000, and a professor at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas who earned $326,000.

Matthews also noted that several categories had dozens of employees who earned more than $200,000.

In the LVMPD, that included 32 sergeants. It also included 23 firefighters and 55 police and corrections officers in North Las Vegas.

The number of firefighters earning more than $200,000 in Clark County dropped to 142 from 199 the previous year.

Also, according to the information collected, the base pay for the North Las Vegas city clerk and the general manager of the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada was higher than the governor's base salary in 2011.

Not all government jurisdictions complied fully with requests for public-employee data, Matthews said.

Those who did not comply fully include the Clark County and Washoe school districts, the state of Nevada and the cities of Henderson and Reno.

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