Finch, mayor of biggest city, doesn’t earn biggest salary

You may have read today that dozens of non-union city employees, including Bridgeport’s Democratic Mayor Bill Finch, received 2 percent pay hikes in July to coincide with a pay increase for unionized supervisors.

Currently Finch is paid $132,459 for running Connecticut’s largest city.

Here’s what his counterparts in the state’s 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th largest cities earn:

2. New Haven Mayor John DeStefano – $127,070

3. Hartford Mayor Pedro Segarra – $146,779

4. Stamford Mayor Mike Pavia – $150,000

5. Waterbury Mayor Neil O’Leary – $119,306

According to The Hartford Courant, Segarra, when criticized for the salary hike he received earlier this year, promised to donate the extra cash to city organizations.

Brian Lockhart