nd you thought your job perks were cushy.
The New York Post reports Sgt. Edwin Rivera of the Port Authority Police Department is on track to earn more overtime pay this year than any one of the bi-state public agency’s more than 7,300 full-time employees.
According to SeeThroughNY, a government transparency site, Rivera, a 16-year veteran who supervises police that patrol the PATH trains, earned $166,035 in overtime last year. That amount that eclipsed his base salary of $107,000 by almost $60,000.
This year, he’s set to take home even more money. “He’s on track to earn more than $280,000 in 2012,” a Port Authority official told the New York Post. That means he’s working about 40 hours of overtime per week.
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has been criticized for paying out huge amounts of overtime. Last year, NJ.com reported that the agency’s employees claimed more than $90.5 million in overtime pay, with $41.4 million of that amount going to the Port Authority Police Department.