The usual mix of education, police and fire personnel again topped Westport's public payroll in 2014, according to information supplied by town and school district finance departments.

Unlike 2013, when school district administrators held the top four positions on the list, last year the top four included two Police Department employees.

Heading the list is Superintendent of Schools Elliot Landon, the highest paid by a significant margin once again, with a salary of $292,937. That amount doesn't include other benefits provided in his annual contract. Landon has served as superintendent of Westport's schools since 1999.

In the second spot is police Cpl. Howard Simpson, who was paid $201,201 -- $171,385 was paid by the town (including a base salary of $81,067, plus overtime) and $29,817 from outside jobs that was compensated to the town.

Elio Longo, the school district's director of school business operations, was third with a salary of $192,692.

Police Officer Anthony Falbo was fourth on the list with a compensation of $186,910 -- $95,693 were town wages (including a base salary of $78,114 and overtime), plus $91,218 from outside jobs.

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TOPS ON WESTPORT '14 PAYROLL
Westport's highest-paid municipal employees for 2014. Officials say compensation for outside jobs is paid by the entity requiring police presense.
1. Superintendent of Schools Elliot Landon, $292,937
2. Police Col. Howard Simpson, $201,202: $171,385 town wages, plus $29,817 from outside jobs
3. Director of School Business Operations Elio Longo, $192,692
4. Police Officer Anthony Falbo, $186,910: $95,693 town wages, plus $91,218 from outside jobs
5. Staples High School Principal John Dodig, $183,394
6. Police Officer Michael Gudzik, $174,722: $95,472 town wages, plus $79,250 from outside jobs
7. Coleytown Middle School Principal Kris Szabo, $165,861
8. Director of Elementary Education Julie Droller, $165,698
9. Police Detective Sereniti Dobson, $164,545: $135,343 town wages, plus $29,202 from outside jobs
10. Director of Seconday Education James D'Amico, $164,214
11. Finance Director Gary Conrad, $163,089
12, Kings Highway Elementary School Principal Susie DaSilva, $162,435
13. Director of Pupil Services Michael Rizzo, $162,174
14. Greens Farms Elementary School Principal John Bayers, $161,435
15. Schools' Director of Technology Natalie Carrignan, $161,435
16. Long Lots Elementary School Principal Michael Jones, $161,435
18. Coleytown Elementary School Principal Janna Sirowich, $161,435
18. Bedford Middle School Principal Adam Rosen, $160,734
19. Police Cpl. David Librandi, $156,100: $136,885 town wages, plus $19,215 from outside jobs
20. Police Lt. Ryan Paulsson, $156,003: $134,831 town wages, plus $21,173 from outside jobs
21. Fire Lt. Matthew Cohen, $155,963: $155,719 town wages, plus $245 from outside jobs
22. Fire Chief Andrew Kingsbury: $153,395
23. Police Lt. David Farrell, $153,098: $128,569 town wages, plus $24,534 from outside jobs
24. Schools' Director of Human Resources Marjorie Cion, $152,962
25. Staples High School Assistant Principal James Farnen, $152,317

Staples Highs School Principal John Dodig rounds out the top five with a salary of $183,394. Dodig plans to retire at the end of this school year.

The next five highest wage earners were: Police Officer Michael Gudzik who was paid $174,722, which includes $95,472 in town wages (including a base salary of $78,414), plus $79,250 from outside jobs; Coleytown Middle School Principal Kris Szabo, $165,861; Julie Droller, the school system's director of elementary education, $165,698; Police Detective Sereniti Dobson, $164,545, with $135,343 in town wages (including a base salary of $84,972) and $29,202 from outside jobs; and James D'Amico, the school system's director of secondary education, whose compensation was $164,214.

With one exception, all of the top 25 wage earners on the municipal side were either police or fire employees. The exception was Gary Conrad, the town's finance director, who was paid $163,089. Conrad was number five on among municipal employees and 11th overall.

Fire Chief Andrew Kingsbury, with a salary of $153,395 was 22nd among the overall top 25 wage earners 5 list and ninth on the municipal list.

Top town officials who didn't make the top 25 combined list include Police Chief Dale Call, who with a salary of $151,901 was ranked 11th on the municipal list, and Stephen Edwards, director of public works, who was paid $139,867 and was 23rd on the town-side list.

"Westport has high expectations for its employees," said First Selectman Jim Marpe. "Our compensation is structured to attract and retain top employees."

Marpe, serving the second year of his first term in office, was paid an annual salary of $101,475.

TOPS ON WESTPORT '14 PAYROLL

Westport's highest-paid municipal employees for 2014. Officials say compensation for outside jobs is paid by the entity requiring police presense.

1. Superintendent of Schools Elliot Landon, $292,937

2. Police Col. Howard Simpson, $201,202: $171,385 town wages, plus $29,817 from outside jobs

3. Director of School Business Operations Elio Longo, $192,692

4. Police Officer Anthony Falbo, $186,910: $95,693 town wages, plus $91,218 from outside jobs

5. Staples High School Principal John Dodig, $183,394

6. Police Officer Michael Gudzik, $174,722: $95,472 town wages, plus $79,250 from outside jobs

7. Coleytown Middle School Principal Kris Szabo, $165,861

8. Director of Elementary Education Julie Droller, $165,698

9. Police Detective Sereniti Dobson, $164,545: $135,343 town wages, plus $29,202 from outside jobs

10. Director of Seconday Education James D'Amico, $164,214

11. Finance Director Gary Conrad, $163,089

12, Kings Highway Elementary School Principal Susie DaSilva, $162,435

13. Director of Pupil Services Michael Rizzo, $162,174

14. Greens Farms Elementary School Principal John Bayers, $161,435

15. Schools' Director of Technology Natalie Carrignan, $161,435

16. Long Lots Elementary School Principal Michael Jones, $161,435

18. Coleytown Elementary School Principal Janna Sirowich, $161,435

18. Bedford Middle School Principal Adam Rosen, $160,734

19. Police Cpl. David Librandi, $156,100: $136,885 town wages, plus $19,215 from outside jobs

20. Police Lt. Ryan Paulsson, $156,003: $134,831 town wages, plus $21,173 from outside jobs

21. Fire Lt. Matthew Cohen, $155,963: $155,719 town wages, plus $245 from outside jobs

22. Fire Chief Andrew Kingsbury: $153,395

23. Police Lt. David Farrell, $153,098: $128,569 town wages, plus $24,534 from outside jobs

24. Schools' Director of Human Resources Marjorie Cion, $152,962

25. Staples High School Assistant Principal James Farnen, $152,317