Surrounding counties employ more than 7,000 people – from sheriff’s deputies and social workers to paramedics and library clerks.
Most – some 6,000 – work full time.
Incomes range from more than $225,000 for physicians to around $21,000 for a parking lot attendant.
Each year, the Charlotte Observer requests salary data from local counties as part of the newspaper’s goal of providing public information to readers.
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