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District attorney tops Saratoga County pay list

District attorney tops Saratoga County pay list

Top earners in Saratoga County include the district attorney and county administrator
District attorney tops Saratoga County pay list
Karen Heggen speaks to the media after being sworn in as the new Saratoga County District Attorney in 2014.
Photographer: Gazette file photo

SARATOGA COUNTY — Four legal professionals in Saratoga County were among the county's top earners in 2017. 

Saratoga County District Attorney Karen Heggen topped the list with $183,000 in total compensation. County Attorney Stephen Dorsey came in third place with $141,329, followed by Public Defender Oscar Schreiber in fourth with $136,650. Dorsey's first assistant, Hugh Burke, was in ninth place with $114,336. 

County Administrator Spencer Hellwig was second with $157,019, and Hellwig's deputy county administrator, Chad Cooke, was in sixth with $127,286. 

Keith Manz, commissioner of public works, was in seventh place with $124,790, and Manz's deputy commissioner was in 10th place with $114,336.

Top 10 earners among county employees in 2017:

  • Karen Heggen, district attorney, $183,000
  • Spencer Hellwig, county administrator, $157,019
  • Stephen Dorsey, county attorney, $141,329
  • Oscar Schreiber, public defender, $136,650
  • Michael Zurlo, county sheriff, $131,549
  • Chad Cooke, deputy county administrator, $127,286
  • Keith Manz, commissioner of public works, $124, 790
  • Tina Potter, commissioner of social services, $124,167
  • Jason Kemper, director of planning, $115,220
  • Hugh Burke, first assistant to county attorney, $114,336
  • Thomas Speziale, deputy commissioner of public works, $114,336
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