PublicSource wants you to know how your tax dollars are being spent. We believe it’s important to make the salaries of city, county and state employees easy for you to find because there are taxpayer dollars at stake.

PublicSource received 2014 and 2015 salary data from Allegheny County through a Right-to-Know Law request, the state’s open records law. You can download the full salary data using the link at the bottom of the page.

Karen Hacker, director of the Allegheny County Health Department, was the county’s highest-paid employee in 2014 and was on pace to be the highest-paid employee in 2015. In 2014, Hacker was the only woman among the county’s 35 highest-paid employees. Two correctional officers at the county jail made more overtime in the first 11 months of 2015 than any other county employee.

The data presented below is for the first 11 months of 2015.

Explore the county data and let us know if you find something we should report on.

Contact reporter Eric Holmberg at 412-315-0266 or at Follow him on Twitter @holmberges.

Total salaries by department***

Salary ranges

Gender diversity in county jobs

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