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Here’s a list of the 10 highest-paid city employees in Hampton and Newport News

Here are the highest-paid city employees in Hampton and Newport News.

The information came from both cities.

Newport News city employees eligible for a raise received an average of 2 percent increase.

Hampton city employees received a pay raise of 2 percent.

The current salaries are before taxes and does not include bonuses based on performance.

City of Newport News

  • Cynthia Rohlf, city manager: $240,500
  • Collins Owens, city attorney: $226,072
  • Howard Gwynn, commonwealth attorney: $185,790.62
  • Alan Archer, assistant city manager: $185,000
  • Florence Kingston, director of development: $177,106.06
  • Steve Drew, chief of police: $177,000
  • Darlene Bradberry, senior deputy city attorney: $174,340.94
  • Everett Skipper, director of engineering: $167,753.79
  • Michael Poplawski, director of parks, recreation and tourism: $167,465.10
  • Gabriel Morgan, sheriff: $165,099.13

Their combined salaries are $1,866,127.96.

*Alan Archer, Florence Kingston and Everett Skipper did not receive pay raises this year.

City of Hampton

  • Mary Bunting, city manager: $216,647
  • Anton Bell, commonwealth’s attorney: $177,614
  • Cheran Ivery, city attorney: $175,000
  • Terry O’Neill, director of community development: $166,742
  • Terry Sult, police chief: $163,957
  • Ross Mugler, commissioner of revenue: $163,249
  • Molly Ward, city treasurer: $162,557
  • Bruce Sturk, director of federal facilities: $152,507
  • Billy Roberts, city sheriff: $152,209
  • Linda Smith, clerk of courts: $145,173

Their combined salaries are $1,675,655

Julia Marsigliano
Julia Marsigliano
Julia Marsigliano is a multimedia reporter for WYDaily. She covers everything on the Peninsula from local government and law enforcement agencies to family-run businesses and weather updates. Before WYDaily, she covered Hampton and Newport News for WYDaily’s sister publication, HNNDaily before both publications merged in December 2018. Julia was born in Tokyo, Japan and moved to Long Island, New York in 2001. A true New Yorker, she loves pizza, bagels and good Chinese food. Send comments, tips and other tidbits to You can follow her on Twitter at @jmarsigliano

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