New York City’s average compensation cost per municipal employee is $106,743, and has grown 63 percent since fiscal year 2000, according to a Citizens Budget Commission (CBC) report released yesterday.    While base pay has grown faster than inflation during the last eight years, the CBC analysis indicates that fringe benefits account for most of the increase.

Thanks to their expensive early-retirement pensions, cops and firefighters are the highest-priced city employees, as shown in this table from the report:

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A searchable database of the names, titles and salaries of all individuals who worked for the city in fiscal year 2008 can be found at www.seethroughny.net.

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E.J. McMahon

Edmund J. McMahon is Empire Center's founder and a senior fellow.

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