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.


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. LeahyPresident,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 InvestmentManagement 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


  • 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.