Money 2010

In this era of economic anxiety, the question of how your paycheck stacks up looms larger than ever. A shameless accounting of who’s making what — and how they’re spending it.


William H. Swanson, chairman and CEO, Raytheon: $23.2 million

First-year associate, management consulting firm: $60,000

Carol Meyrowitz, president and CEO, TJX: $6.6 million

Executive assistant, downtown firm: $55,000–$65,000

Ronald L. Sargent, chairman and CEO, Staples: $19.2 million

Joseph M. Tucci, chairman, president, and CEO, EMC: $6.3 million

Colin Angle, chairman and CEO, iRobot: $642,757

Paul Sagan, president and CEO, Akamai: $4.6 million

Richard M. Feldt, chairman, president,and CEO, Evergreen Solar: $1.9 million

Paul Gaynor,CEO, First Wind Energy: $1.5 million

David Vieau, president and CEO, A123 Systems: $710,312

Ronald Logue, chairman and CEO,State Street Corporation: $7.7 million

James Koch, chairman, Boston Beer Company: $409,475

Accounting manager, financial services firm: $75,000–$95,000

Trudy F. Sullivan, president and CEO, Talbots: $5.7 million

Bartender,Sunset Grill: $45,000

Server,Toro: $60,000

Driver, American Taxi: $25,000–$30,000

Bike messenger, City Express: $32,000

Mechanic,Hogan Tire & Auto Service Center: $45,000–$55,000

Store manager,7-Eleven: $35,000–$40,000

Bouncer: $12/hour

Dog walker: $24,000

Counter worker, Dunkin’ Donuts: $8.25/hour

Barista, Starbucks: $8.25/hour

Ice cream scooper, J. P. Licks: $8/hour

Assistant store manager, Modell’s Sporting Goods: $35,000–$40,000

General manager, Finagle a Bagel: $35,000–$45,000

Personal trainer, FitCorp: $40,000

Masseuse: $48,000

Manicurist: $40,000

Hairdresser: $65,000–$85,000

Billy Starr, executive director, Pan-Mass Challenge: $543,592

Ophelia Dahl,president and executive director, Partners in Health: $74,127

Catherine D’Amato, president and CEO, Greater Boston Food Bank: $298,259

Joseph Raviele, director of warehouse operations, Greater Boston Food Bank: $82,355

Barry Shrage, president, Combined Jewish Philanthropies: $408,413

Michael Brown,CEO, City Year: $245,000

Paul Grogan, president and CEO, the Boston Foundation: $401,454

Joseph P. Kennedy II,chairman and president, Citizens Energy Corporation: $596,988


  • Joseph

    I’m trying to figure out where the $150,000 figure for ‘Boston Police Officer’ came from in your recent Salary Survey. I’ve been with the BPD for over 4 years now and haven’t even come close to that figure. Sure, a Boston Police Officer does have an opportunity to work details or overtime shifts but there are times when those shifts are ordered on Officers’ days off (e.g. Holidays, festivals, sports championship parades, etc.) when the Officer would much rather be spending time with their family. Nonetheless, the starting base salary for an Officer is in the mid-fifties and an Officer with three years will earn just under 70K a year… For that same officer to earn the 150K you report, he/she would have to work the equivalent of over 300 eight-hour road details over the course of a year which would further equate to over 40 additional hours per week. Our salary is public knowledge, so don’t get me wrong, there are Officers who have earned additional income to provide for their famili

  • Joseph

    Our salary is public
    knowledge, so don’t get me wrong, there are Officers who have earned additional income to provide for their families, but to report it as if its
    commonplace perpetuates the animosity the media and public have for the
    hard working men and women of our fine city.