Beaver County Courthouse / photo by John Paul

Several Beaver County detectives and sheriff’s deputies were among the highest paid employees in county government again last year, a payroll analysis by BeaverCountian.com has revealed.

The findings for 2017 are similar to those for 2016 that were published by the Beaver Countian last year.

BeaverCountian.com formatted and analyzed county payroll records obtained from the county. The figures analyzed are not annual base salaries for the employees’ positions, but instead show actual gross earnings paid by the county to each employee for 2017, including overtime compensation and other payments. Employees who started working in their positions after the first of last year may show wages below their annual salaries. Payments for some employees’ wages may include monies paid from sources other than the county’s General Fund, such as from state subsidies, forfeiture funds, and grants.

The wage figures do not include the cost of any fringe benefits, such as healthcare, provided to the employees.

The county’s top earning employee in 2017 was District Attorney David Lozier who made $176,299.96. The salary for the county district attorney is mandated by state law based on salaries earned by Common Pleas Judges, who are employees of the state. Following Lozier was former Financial Administrator Ricardo Luckow at $120,002.95.

County Detective Robert Chamberlain ($117,357.72) was the third highest paid county employee. Commissioners are currently considering whether to eliminate or reduce the Detectives Bureau and have Pennsylvania State Police handle major investigations in the county as part of a cost-savings measure proposed by outside analysts. Four of the top 10 highest paid employees in 2017 were county detectives.

Steven Montani was the highest paid sheriff’s deputy at $95,130.43, making him number 9 on the top 10 list.

A searchable database of all county employees is being made available by BeaverCountian.com below:

wdt_IDDepartmentNameWages
1CommissionersAMADIO, ANTHONY H69,403.33
2CommissionersCALTURY, ANTHONY48,001.01
3CommissionersCAMP, DANIEL III69,403.33
4CommissionersCook, Cynthia L32,364.81
5CommissionersEGLEY, SANDIE72,430.55
6CommissionersLong, Nicole M30,093.05
7CommissionersLUCKOW, RICARDO120,002.95
8CommissionersRICHARDS, JULIE L27,502.98
9CommissionersSTEWART, KARIN L18,355.42
10ControllerCALHOON, WILLIAM M64,262.30
John Paul
John Paul is the founder of the Beaver Countian. He reports full-time for the site, specializing in investigative journalism with an emphasis on public corruption.

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just wondering
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just wondering

why is Linda David still receiving a paycheck when she resigned in 2012 and died in a year ago????

Disgusted
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Disgusted

Well how bout the detectives step it up and try earning some of it and actually solve the Deltondo case. Over paid and worthless

Fly High #12
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Fly High #12

there is more important cases then the deltondo.. how bout the Gilliam

Amateur Hour
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Amateur Hour

FLY HIGH #12 have to agree. Had she been a male teacher caught with a female student, he would have been vilified and people would have been lined up at his home with pitch forks in hand. Because she was a stunningly beautiful woman, she received a pass. It’s pretty clear that she continued to have a relationship with this kid and then moved on to his brother. It’s a shame that a young life was lost however her complete lack of moral behavior combined with the people she associated with, more than likely contributed to her untimely demise. Placing her on a pedestal and believing that her case is the most important unsolved homicide in the county is a disservice to other homicide victims.

equalizer13
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equalizer13

He was black, a combat veteran and none cares about solving his murder. That’s bullshit. No life or murder is more important than another. If we had decent PSP coverage then the crimes may get solved. Instead, we3 have Stonewall and his band of Super Dick’s f-cking everything up but stealing taxpayers dollars hand over fist. Corrupt and useless piece’s of shit.

Mac
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Mac

Beaver County Defectives!! What a joke and a waste of taxpayer money!! They couldn’t solve a crossword puzzle!!👎🙄

equalizer13
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equalizer13

15 pages of employees making %0K or more! Are you f-cking kidding me? the commissioners better squeeze those assholes good for no pay raise and pay more for benefits and track the OT. The employees think it is supplemental income just like free shit. Only the taxpayers suffer the burden.

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ricimer

The homeless mentally ill crackheads that are on the streets come cheap. Dirty is not a strong enough word for the Beave County Sheriffs Dept. And there cuz in Aliquippa.

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weezulgoespop

Annual Income $176,299.96 That’s before perks as the Omni Bedford Springs Resort …. etc.