ALBANY, NY — Two New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) plumbers and an electrician each collected over $200,000 in overtime during New York City’s 2021 fiscal year that ended June 30, according to newly-released payroll data added today to, the Empire Center’s government transparency website.

Robert Procida, a Bronx-based NYCHA supervisory plumber, collected $248,750 in overtime and total pay of $356,592. Jakub Markowski, a plumber in Queens, received $223,777 in overtime and total pay of $325,754. Garfield Daley, a supervisory electrician in the Bronx, received $200,039 in overtime and total pay of $347,825.

Overtime at NYCHA increased 45 percent from 2019 to 2020, rising from $96 million to $138 million, before climbing again to $144 million last year. City overtime pay spiked most last year at the Department of Sanitation, where it jumped to $283 million, from $152 million in 2020. The agency that paid the most overtime last year was the Police Department, whose $496 million payout was 28 percent of the city-wide total of $1.8 billion.

Procida, Markowski, and Daley were three of 38 City employees whose total pay exceeded $300,000. A total of 3,332 City employees were paid more than $200,000. The city’s highest-paid employee, NYCHA Executive Director Vito Mustaciuolo, received total pay of $515,260, including $258,000 in “other pay,” a catch-all category that includes large, lump-sum payouts such as those resulting from legal settlements.

The City’s payroll, searchable here, totaled nearly $30 billion.

The Empire Center, based in Albany, is an independent, not-for-profit, non-partisan think tank dedicated to promoting policies that can make New York a better place to live, work and raise a family.

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