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The salaries listed in our explorer are taken directly from records submitted by various public entities in response to our public information requests.

Tribune journalists publish this data because they believe that disclosing how tax dollars are spent is in the public interest. These figures include a snapshot of each worker's annual base full-time or part-time salary — not overtime, incentive pay or other compensation.

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Top compensations in Code Compliance

Name Hire date Compensation
Brandon Bennett 2/23/2004 $174,256
Timothy Morton 10/6/2014 $146,032
Robert Smouse 12/14/2015 $141,509
Elmer Depaula 11/2/1992 $136,895
Shannon Elder 7/7/1997 $135,200

Top Animal Control Officer compensations at Code Compliance

Name Hire Date Compensation
Miguel Ortiz 7/15/2013 $46,507
Fernando Molinar 2/12/2007 $46,051
Jose Flores 7/24/2006 $42,767
Carlos Garcia 10/27/2008 $41,732
Crystal Pecina 5/19/2014 $40,272


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