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Joyce joined The Tampa Tribune as senior editor for metro in 2005 and later helped launch TBO.com’s continuous news desk. He has worked as an editor and reporter in Arizona, Kentucky, Virginia, Idaho and Stuart, Fla. Email


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Scullin has worked for The Tampa Tribune since 2005, directing news coverage in Pasco County and serving as the paper’s Sunday editor. He has worked as an editor and reporter in Lakeland, Sarasota, North Carolina and California. Email


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Top 10 city of Tampa salaries, updated

Posted Oct 19, 2009 by Dennis Joyce

Updated Oct 19, 2009 at 11:41 AM

Top 10 Tampa salaries

The Top 10 city of Tampa salaries have remained largely the same from the start of the calendar year until now, with a couple exceptions.

The city attorney, Charles Fletcher, is making $4,617 more and there’s a new police chief, Jane Castor, making $5,554 more than she did as assistant chief.

The retired police chief, Stephen Hogue, remains on the payroll for now, pushing Castor down to No. 11 on the highest-paid employees list.

Find the complete list above and search our database, “Who’s On Your Payroll?” to see which among some 300,000 government employees is making what you’re making.

The database is updated on a staggered basis, with each of more than 20 government agencies refreshed each six months or so.