- Associated Press - Thursday, July 24, 2014

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - The Empire Center for Public Policy reports 1,803 local government employees outside of New York City have been paid more than Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s $179,000 salary in the past year.

The report from the fiscally conservative group for the year ending March 31 shows 47 of the 50 highest-paid municipal employees working for police departments or sheriff’s offices and each taking home more than $250,000.

According to the report, topping them all is Charles Ewald, a jail warden paid $414,527 by Suffolk County.

The 22 police officers of the village of Kings Point are the highest-paid group of local government employees in the state, with average pay of $196,143.

Westchester County employees show the highest pay on average, with $184,865 for police and $76,652 for other workers.

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