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Many cities in the US play host to a sizable number of employees who earn at least six figures a year. In Seattle alone, the number of high-earning city workers has steadily grown over the last decade, with one in five workers earning at least $100,000 in 2011.
Statistics indicate that bureaucrats behind desks are not the only ones who occupy the six-figure salary bracket. Of the more than 2000 high-earning Seattle city employees, 79 percent were rank-and-file union employees, including policemen, firefighters, and power line workers.
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Emile Haddad is one of Seattle’s most trusted business coaches. He started his professional career in the field of architecture, where he honed his ability to transform concepts into reality.
Despite the general drop of payroll in the previous year due to the ongoing economic downturn, Washington’s largest city still pays its employees with a rate based upon the agreements established before the recession—salaries that keep Seattle more competitive than other jurisdictions in the US. Overtime pays have also served as a decisive factor on the inflated salaries of the city’s employees, particularly police officers.
Seattle’s city union members are currently working on trimming down their cost-of-living raises. The city is also restructuring some workers’ schedules to reduce overtime.
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