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.

The Salary Survey


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


Health & Medicine

Elaine Ullian, president and CEO, Boston Medical Center: $1.5 million

Registered nurse, Massachusetts Department of Public Health: $64,795

James Mandell,CEO, Children’s Hospital: $1.4 million

Paul Levy, president, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center: $946,535

Sales rep, biotech company: $120,000–$140,000

Gary Gottlieb, president, Brighamand Women’s Hospital: $1.2 million

Physical therapist, Core Medical Group: $60,000–$100,000

Edward Benz, president and CEO, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute: $848,802

Ellen Zane, president and CEO, Tufts Medical Center: $1.9 million

Anthony Whittemore, chief medical officer, Brigham and Women’s Hospital: $721,095

Russell Phillips, chief, division of general internal medicine and primary care, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center: $288,423

David DeMaso, chief, department of psychiatry, Children’s Hospital: $317,746

Richard Meelia, chairman, president, and CEO, Covidien: $1.1 million

Gregory Antoine, chief, department of plastic and reconstructive surgery, Boston Medical Center: $471,078

Lab tech, Cambridge biotechcompany: $47,000


Arts & Culture

James Levine, music director, Boston Symphony Orchestra: $1.7 million

Sound engineer, music club: $16/hour

Keith Lockhart, conductor,Boston Pops: $752,036

Timothy Genis, timpanist, Boston Symphony Orchestra: $225,303

Booking agent, music club: $32,000–$35,000

Mikko P. Nissinen, artistic director, Boston Ballet: $321,623

Gisele Bündchen, model: $25 million

Malcolm A. Rogers, director, Museum of Fine Arts: $591,592

Jill Medvedow, director, Institute of Contemporary Art: $350,000

John Dayton, director of animalhusbandry, New England Aquarium: $104,647

Ioannis N. Miaoulis, president and director, Museum of Science: $377,744

Doris Drummond, CFO, Kennedy Library Foundation: $141,047

Steve Anderson, director of operations, Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway Conservancy: $96,000

Reporter, Boston Herald (five years’ experience): $58,248

Reporter, Boston Globe (five years’ experience): $64,912



Drew Gilpin Faust, president, Harvard University: $775,043

Susan Hockfield, president, Massachusetts Institute of Technology: $808,698

Margaret Bledsoe, headmaster, Charlestown High School: $122,261

Lawrence S. Bacow, president, Tufts University: $572,571

William P. Leahy, president, Boston College: $0

Hassan Tehranian, chairman of the Carroll School Finance Department, Boston College: $351,172

Robert Brown, president, Boston University: $901,692

Joseph Aoun, president, Northeastern University: $589,663

Seth Alexander, president, MIT Investment Management Company: $795,960

Jack Wilson, president, University of Massachusetts: $425,000

Janitor, University of Massachusetts: $31,262

Patricia Meservey, president, Salem State: $200,000

Kerry Brennan, headmaster, Roxbury Latin: $201,000

Swimming instructor, Marshall Elementary: $79,873

Donald Lessard, professor of management, MIT: $597,154

Teacher, Boston Latin: $77,063

Cafeteria manager, Brighton High School: $41,636

Librarian, English High School: $80,846


Sports & Recreation

J. D. Drew, right fielder, Boston Red Sox: $14 million

High school baseball umpire: $75/game

Paul Pierce, forward, Boston Celtics: $20 million

Derek Kellogg, head basketball coach, University of Massachusetts: $215,000

Zdeno Chara, defenseman, Boston Bruins: $7.5 million

Tom Brady, quarterback,New England Patriots: $8 million

Ticket broker, Ace Ticket: $55,000

Shalrie Joseph, midfielder, New EnglandRevolution: $450,000

Jeff Larentowicz, midfielder, New England Revolution: $34,650

Guy Morse, executive director, Boston Athletic Association: $220,844

Walter Sullivan, chairman, Massachusetts Racing Commission: $120,000

Golf starter, Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation: $16,763

Game biologist, Massachusetts Department of Fish and Game: $54,554



Margaret Marshall, chief justice, Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court: $151,239

Daniel Ryan, chief probation officer, Massachusetts Trial Court: $102,947

Law clerk, Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court: $55,446

Trial attorney, Massachusetts Committee for Public Counsel: $98,957

Daniel Conley, district attorney, Suffolk County: $148,843

First-year associate, Ropes & Gray: $160,000

Paralegal downtown Boston firm: $50,000–$65,000

Professor, Harvard Law School: $252,450 (average salary)

Professor, Northeastern Law School: $162,775 (average salary)

Peter St. Amand, superintendent, MCI Cedar Junction: $107,707

James DiPaola, sheriff, Middlesex County: $123,209


Public Service

John Kerry, U.S. senator: $174,000

Michael Capuano, U.S. Congressman: $174,000

Deval Patrick, governor: $140,535

Timothy P. Cahill, state treasurer: $130,916

Robert DeLeo, MassachusettsSpeaker of the House: $61,440

Toll collector, Massachusetts Turnpike: $64,060

Thomas Menino, mayor of Boston: $175,000

Michael Kineavy, chief of policy and planning, mayor’s office: $147,903

Edward Davis, commissioner,Boston PoliceDepartment: $179,096

Roderick Fraser, commissioner,Boston Fire Department: $179,096

John C. Lewis, chief operating officer, MBTA: $111,000

State trooper, Massachusetts Turnpike: $149,666

Police lieutenant, Boston Police Department: $148,293

Gravedigger, City of Boston: $39,545


  • 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.