What people earn: Salaries for 5,400 public employees from area cities and towns

Matthews town hall
Matthews town hall JOHN D. SIMMONS

What towns surrounding Charlotte pay their employees the most? And who brings home the biggest check?

What towns have the biggest police force, fire department or utilities crew?

Surrounding cities and towns employee more than 5,400 workers, data show. They range from attorneys and city managers to those who work in human resources, law enforcement, maintenance and parks and recreation.

Each year, the Charlotte Observer requests salary data from local municipalities as part of the newspaper’s goal of providing public information to readers.

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