BeaverCountian.com has analyzed and formatted payroll records obtained from the county for 2018 and is making them available to the public in a searchable index published below.

The figures analyzed are not annual base salaries for the employees’ positions, but instead show actual gross payments paid by the county to each employee in 2018, 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 figures do not include the cost of any fringe benefits, such as healthcare, provided to the employees.

As in years past, among the highest earners in the county for 2018 included detectives and sheriff’s deputies.

The county’s top earning employee in 2018 was District Attorney David Lozier who made $179,299.12. 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 were two of his county detectives, Robert Chamberlain at $122,615.46 and Timmie Patrick at $112,160.62. Other county detectives topping the $100k mark included Robert Heberle at $106,137.35 and Bonnie Sedlacek at $100,394.98. Chief County Detective Andy Gall made $96,667.15.

Six out of the top ten highest paid employees for the county were in the District Attorney’s Office in 2018, although not one of those employees was a prosecuting attorney. The highest paid prosecutor was First Assistant District Attorney Jennifer Popovich, who made $84,975.45, which was $37,640 less than the top paid detective.

The fourth highest paid county employee in 2018 was Sherry Erwin, a court stenographer. Figures show Erwin’s earnings have increased from $84,135.00 in 2016, $104,048.96 in 2017, and then $112,000.08 in 2018.

Sheriff’s Deputy Charles Hurst was among the top-ten county earners at $101,839.99. Deputy James Whitehead was the second highest paid employee in the Sheriff’s Office at $96,550.62. Deputies Kevin Lupo and David Yasick were both close behind, at $93,305.88 and $91,690.13 respectively.

It is interesting to note that county employee pensions are based on their three highest years of earnings.

See Also: County payroll records for 2017, County payroll records for 2016

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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Concerned Citizen

All this in wages and salaries while murder cases go unsolved. Detectives and DA not doing a good job.

Truthful
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Truthful

Do the math……Dan Camp makes $73,000, and built a $500,000 house.

Smells bad.

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Shameless

You have to be kidding me. So “Detective” Sedlacek makes double what most of the prosecutors in the District Attorneys Office make?! That may be the most egregious crime in the county!! Come on now. I get all of the illusory titles in that office and the trumped up overtime but how do you never bring in a case and get paid more than the highest paid ADA?! She’s a glorified witness escort for Chrissake!! There isn’t another investigative agency on the planet that would even hire her let alone pay her six figures! Why not recruit a Wal-Mart greeter and save the county about $80,000 a year! Of course using Lozier’s salary as a barometer of competence and professional accomplishment I suppose it’s not too far out of line. What a scam. Enjoy it while it lasts (i.e. one more year).

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Vote to replace Lozier.

John Q Taxpayer
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John Q Taxpayer

These tyrants have been siphoning and skimming county funds long enough. They been riding the gravy train for decades. We need new blood in elected positions that can do something about this run away train payroll. Election time is coming and it is our chance to at least toss out the elected bums and give some regular citizens a shot at it. As for the others that work in the row offices, they are so fucking lazy that when you go into one of those offices, they won’t even get out of their chair and come to the counter to help you. It should be mandatory that they attend classes in charm school. This is our year people get registered and get out there on election day and let our voices be heard. We aren’t gonna lay down and take it anymore. YOU ARE ALL OUT!!! Go get a job on the turnpike.

John Q Taxpayer
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John Q Taxpayer

To all you people that are voting this year, never forget how these elected officials kept the details of Friendship Ridge a secret. The granted big tax abatements to the new owners of Friendship Ridge and Shell while at the same time raised our taxes. They all have complete disregard for their office, oath of office, duties of the office and most of all us, who put them in that office and pay these insane salaries only to have them do what they want, waste taxpayer dollars and grandstand and showboat while sending out a big “FUCK YOU!” to the taxpayers and voters. Now it’s our turn, I urge all voters to vote all of these good for nothing predators out of office no matter who you have to vote for.

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thanks, JP. now please do one of those “family tree ”
type diagrams , showing who is related to who,and who has a brother/son/daughter/ uncle/ girlfriend/family dog in the employ of the county. thanks!