D.C. releases pay records for municipal employees

WASHINGTON — The boss’ paycheck isn’t always the biggest.

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser doesn’t exactly have to overturn couch cushions for loose change, but at $200,000, her salary isn’t close to the highest on District government’s employee list, released Tuesday.

Of course, she did get a handsome raise from her salary as the Ward 4 council member.

Just the same, City Administrator Rashad Young ($295,000), Schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson ($275,000) and Police Chief Cathy Lanier ($230,743) may feel pressure to pick up the dinner tab.

The spreadsheet document runs 773 pages, covering everything from school teachers and firefighters to parking enforcement officers and boiler plant workers.

Former Ward 6 Councilmember Tommy Wells also saw a pay raise of more than 25 percent in the new administration, leaving his seat to become head of the District Department of the Environment.

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