Natick's 10 Top-Earning Town Employees

Superintendent of Schools Peter Sanchioni is the town's top-earning employee. The numbers represent fiscal year-to-date (from July 1 to April 24) and do not include the full year's earnings.


The following are the ten top-earning town employees from during the period of July 1 2011 and April 24, 2012. These numbers represent fiscal year-to-date and do not include the full year's earnings.

Name Title Employee Gross Base Overtime Detail Peter Sanchioni Superintendent of Schools $143,637.11* $137,627.32 - - Brian Lauzon Police Lieutenant $134,150.14 $85,456.80 $32,753.21 $12,291.43 James Hicks Police Chief $133,026.31 $133,026.31 - - Robert Graham Facility Service Director $125,506.84 $83,747.34 - - Richard Vieira Police Sergeant $125,213.07 $72,917.17 $14,716.08 $27,300.79 Brian Grassey Police Lieutenant $121,033.95 $85,456.80 $20,981.00 $6,925.24 Martha White Town Administrator $120,630.20 $120,630.20 - - Robert Hoffman Police Sergeant $115,023.23 $75,956.20 $5,869.04 $26,714.89 Paul Thompson Police Sergeant $112,966.40 $70,854.38
$14,882.36 $20,814.69 Vincent Forde Police Sergeant $110,827.61 $72,917.97 $3,821.83 $29,357.81

*This number includes $5,000 for "auto."

David April 24, 2012 at 12:35 PM
Peter Sanchioni, is by far the most valuable employee. We, as residents can now be proud of our school system because it will prepare our children for a competitive world economy.
John Corliss April 24, 2012 at 01:49 PM
Is the system working properly when 6 of the 10 highest paid public employees are police? Also does all the "detail" money count as income towards their pension even though this is actually "side work" and does not benefit the town?
BJ April 24, 2012 at 01:54 PM
Dr. Peter Sanchioni is worth every penny and more. He has been a strong voice and tireless advocate for our kids and our schools. I kind of resent the implication that Patch has made that he is somehow not worthy of the (seriously moderate, really guys) salary. He fought for the high school rebuild despite a lot of resistance, he continuously fights for low teacher/student ratios. Look at the neighboring towns to compare how WELL Natick schools fare. And POLICE risk their lives to protect our community. Also well deserved.
Alissa Letkowski April 24, 2012 at 02:19 PM
Thank you for your comment BJ, but we did not imply that
Rachael P April 24, 2012 at 03:36 PM
Those are some hard working police officers! It's surprising that so many of the top 10 are police.
Alissa Letkowski April 24, 2012 at 04:40 PM
Just to clarify, these numbers represent fiscal year-to-date (from July 1 to April 24) and do not include the full year's earnings.
Joe Q April 26, 2012 at 06:49 PM
Is the system working properly when a person running for senator "knows what the working man" is going through when she is given a part-time job making $100,000? The police officers on the list probably work alot of hours to bring home extra money.
Hilary May 02, 2012 at 01:38 AM
Since Peter Sanchioni has been in charge, the schools have raised their test scores, been named one of the top 50 school districts and transformed the schools to be one of the future. I am sure that his leadership will impact our overall property values, increase the desirability to live in this town and give the "W" towns a run for their money. That is worth all his salary and then some.


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