Paycheck Peeking

Asking how much someone makes is almost as gauche as asking how much they weigh. But that didn’t stop us. We pried and poked to find out who makes how much dough in Dallas. From energy CEO to stripper, here are the figures. How does your salary stack up?

Stacey English
First-grade teacher, Richardson ISD
$38,600

Admit it. You want to know what your friends and colleagues make. You’ve noticed your neighbor’s nifty new Mercedes SLK55 AMG Roadster. And just how many Trina Turk suits does your friend own? Is she really making that much more than you? We won’t judge if you tried to sneak a peek through the little cellophane window on her pay stub envelope when she left it sitting unsupervised on her desk. Hey, that was her mistake, not yours.

Why do you care? Maybe you seek market research. Maybe you want to know how your own salary stacks up and whether you should ask for a raise. Or maybe you’re just plain nosy. Because when it comes down to it, the allure of knowing what your friends and colleagues make is the simple fact that you’re not supposed to know what your friends and colleagues make. And you certainly can’t ask what they make.

So we did it for you. We researched, polled, called, begged, and e-mailed our way through town to bring you the salary report of 294 jobs. Getting the numbers wasn’t easy. Some people didn’t want their salaries splashed on the pages of a magazine for the IRS to see. Others were embarrassed to tell us where they fell on the social pyramid. (“I just don’t make enough to tell you” was one common reply.) A small number of people didn’t even have the courtesy to entertain our query. After all, Dallas is a city where image reigns. Perhaps people aren’t making as much as their cars, mansions, and designer wardrobes might lead us to believe. According to a survey by RealtyTrac, the Dallas-Fort Worth area has the highest foreclosure rate in the nation. And when Experian recently ranked 20 major metro areas for credit scores, Dallas ranked last, more than 50 points behind No. 1.

So if you make a little less than some of your peers on this list, take heart. They probably spend beyond their means anyway. Except for T. Boone Pickens. Because, like, how could you ever spend that much?
 

T. Boone Pickens
CEO, BP Capital
$1.5 billion

TECHIES

Rich Templeton
President & CEO, Texas Instruments
$2,948,523

Michael Jordan
Chairman & CEO, Electronic Data Systems
$2,848,236
 
Sam Gilliland
Chairman & CEO, Sabre Holdings
$2,220,476

Peter Altabef
President & CEO, Perot Systems
$1,083,335

T. Curtis Holmes Jr.
President & CEO, MetaSolv
$419,725

ENERGY, OIL & GAS

Rex Tillerson
Entering CEO, ExxonMobil
$12,950,000

Lee Raymond
Exiting CEO, ExxonMobil
$51,100,000 in 2005*
*Does not include $400 million
retirement package

C. John Wilder
President & CEO, TXU
$4,868,004

Robert Best
Chairman, president & CEO, Atmos Energy
$1,231,605

COPS & FIREFIGHTERS

Fireman
First year, Dallas Fire-Rescue
$38,640

Eddie Burns
Fire Chief, Dallas Fire-Rescue
$147,000

David Kunkle
Chief, Dallas Police Department
$152,832

Lupe Valdez
Dallas County Sheriff
$137,055

Police officer
First year, DART
$36,001

Police dispatcher
City of Dallas
$31,077

LEGAL EAGLES

Summer associate
Godwin Gruber
$12,600

Associate
First year, Baker Botts
$150,000

Associate
Third year, Vinson & Elkins
$170,000

Associate
Eighth year, Baker Botts
$240,000

Thomas P. Ricciardelli
Vice president, general counsel, Visiting Nurse Association of Texas
$124,662

Charles Boes
General counsel, Texas Health Resources
$405,438

Bill Hill
Dallas County District Attorney
$154,262

Tom Perkins
City of Dallas Attorney
$199,000

Legal secretary
Entry level
$39,524

Legal secretary
Seventh year
$54,624

Marketing manager
Large firm
$48,000

PARTY PEOPLE & ENTERTAINMENT

Richard McClure
CEO, A Very Special Day DJ’s and Videography
$80,000

John Antioco
Chairman & CEO, Blockbuster
$1,633,333

Gary Donihoo
Photographer, f8 studio
$127,000

Shari Johns
Wedding planner, As You Wish…
$45,000

Angie King and Kristin Shepelwich
Event planners, AK Event Design
$52,000

Lynlee Allen
Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader
$12,000

Exotic dancer
Top earner, The Lodge
$230,700

Jessica Simpson
$35 million
Columbia Record deal

Jamie Foxx
Up to
$20 million
for Miami Vice

Owen Wilson
$10 million

For Wedding Crashers

Dixie Chicks
Worth $39.8 million

Kelly Clarkson
Worth $3 million

Nina Salhab
Dietician
$48,000

POLS & PUBLIC SERVANTS

Ron Harris
Collin County Judge
$128,723

Margaret Keliher
Dallas County Judge
$150,674

Joe Jaynes
Collin County Commissioner
$96,471

Maurine Dickey
Dallas County Commissioner
$125,664

Gary Griffith
Dallas City Councilman
$37,500

Jean Callison
Plano City Councilman
$6,000 stipend

Laura Miller
Dallas Mayor
$60,000

Frank Librio
Mayor’s chief of staff
$79,500

Pat Evans
Plano Mayor
$8,400 stipend

Mary Suhm
Dallas City Manager
$255,000

Jim Holgersson
Arlington City Manager
$190,000

HOSPITALITY

Alex Baum
Co-founder & VP marketing and sales, Journey House Travel
$60,000

David Chaplin
Doorman, Magnolia Hotel
$55,000

Valet parker
Pappas Bros. Steakhouse
$31,200

DOCTORS & SCIENTISTS

Ronald Jones
Chief of surgery, Baylor University Medical Center
$424,696

Michael Emmett
Chief of internal medicine, Baylor University Medical Center
$375,002

Michael Ramsay
Chief of anesthesia, Baylor University Medical Center
$229,991

Anna Palucka
Investigator, Baylor Research Institute
$144,498

Betsy Stein
Director of clinical research, Baylor Research Institute
$96,592

J. Anthony Herring
Chief of staff, Texas Scottish Rite Hospital
$485,941

Laurence Eason
Internal medicine, Baylor Medical Center of Garland
$349,398

Karen Meador
Pediatrician, Children’s Medical Center
$151,612

Staff hospital pharmacist
$87,060

Dental hygienist
$67,290

Dentist
First year
$95,000

Optometrist
$106,000

Psychiatrist
$177,830

Physical therapist
$76,460

Radiology technician
$45,660

Orthopedic surgeon
$315,032

Plastic reconstructive surgeon
$293,009

Heart transplant surgeon
$407,979

MEDICAL BUSINESS & ADMINISTRATION

Joel Allison
President & CEO, Baylor Health Care System
$1,077,910

Jennifer Coleman
Senior VP marketing/public affairs, Baylor Health Care System
$271,076

Robert P. Carpenter
President & CEO, Visiting Nurse Association of Texas
$200,515

Kern Wildenthal
President, The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas
$569,000

Alfred Gilman
Dean, The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas
$460,000

Carlos Amezcua
Instructor of biochemistry, The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas
$55,000

Michael Bolesta
Associate professor of orthopedic surgery, The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas
$293,800

J.C. Montgomery
President, Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children
$403,666

James Shelton
Chairman & CEO, Triad Hospitals Inc.
$3,027,817

Trevor Fetter
CEO & president, Tenet Healthcare
$2,565,116

Leo McCarter
Medical director, St. Paul University Hospital
$279,999

Oscar Amparan
Executive vice president, Texas Health Resources
$440,990

Christian Pedigo
Assistant vice president of strategic marketing, Cook Children’s Health Care System
$130,618

Zahena
Belly dancer
$1,500

NONPROFITS

Sharon Obregon
Executive program director, The Family Place
$79,127

Jan Pruitt
CEO, North Texas Food Bank
$132,043

Wanda Smith
Chief executive director, Head Start of Greater Dallas
$109,866

Gary Godsey
CEO, United Way of Metropolitan Dallas
$321,864

Harriet Boorhem
President & executive director, Promise House
$89,505

Jan Mitura
Executive director, Family Gateway
$108,958

V. Joseph Brogdon
Associate director, Catholic Charities of Dallas
$80,624

Gordon Echtenkamp
President & CEO, YMCA
$216,571

Pamela Kurtzman
CFO, Jewish Federation of Greater Dallas
$105,662


 

Richard Hamburger
Artistic director, Dallas Theater Center
$136,214

THEATER & ARTS
 
Timothy F. Potts
Director, Kimbell Art Museum
$573,259

Malcolm Warner
Senior curator, Kimbell Art Museum
$172,532

Ben Stevenson
Artistic director, Texas Ballet Theater
$120,000

Li Anlin
Principal and instructor, Texas Ballet Theater
$52,440

Fred Bronstein
President & CEO, Dallas Symphony Orchestra
$226,008

Tiffany Bennett
Pet sitter and dog walker, Park Cities Pet Sitter
$37,000

Principal oboe
Dallas Symphony Orchestra
$84,136

John R. Lane
Executive director, Dallas Museum of Art
$364,000

Judy Conner
Director of marketing, Dallas Museum of Art
$113,633

Dana Mullins
Store manager, Nasher Sculpture Center
$72,328

Jane Myers
Curator, Amon Carter Museum of Western Art
$103,846

Michael Jenkins
President, Dallas Summer Musicals
$289,868

ANIMAL LOVERS

Debbie Coffman
Owner and pet sitter, Debbies TLC Quality Home and Pet Care
$41,000

Erin O’Toole-Pullen
Veterinarian, SPCA
$61,200

Zookeeper
Fort Worth Zoo
$25,000

EDUCATION

Teacher
First year, Dallas ISD
$39,150

Teacher
First year, Highland Park ISD
$38,500

Teacher
First year, McKinney ISD
$38,200

Teacher
First year, Plano ISD
$38,000

Teacher
First year, Frisco ISD
$38,000

Teacher
First year, Carroll ISD
$38,000

Greg Smith
Principal, Hyer Elementary Highland Park ISD
$86,057

Lana Lloyd
Counselor, Bradfield Elementary, Highland Park ISD
$49,041

Laura Veal
Latin teacher, Highland Park High School
$41,315

High school principal
Dallas ISD
$68,845

Elementary school principal
Dallas ISD
From $62,315

School cafeteria supervisor
Dallas ISD
From $20,279

Counselor
First year, Plano ISD
$46,517

Bilingual aide
McKinney ISD
From $13,748
 
MEDIA & CREATIVES

Staff photographer
Entry level, Dallas Morning News
$40,000

Reporter
Five years’ experience, Dallas Morning News
$57,000

James Moroney III
Publisher & CEO, Dallas Morning News
$568,000

Robert W. Decherd
President, CEO & chairman of the board, Belo Corporation
$1,355,000

Sharon King
President & CEO, Dallas Community Television
$77,250

Kurt Rongey
Program director/Going Home Show host, WRR Classical 101.1 FM
$61,000

Jeff Hemstreet
Production coordinator, WRR Classical 101.1 FM
$45,037

Raul Enriquez
Evening concert announcer, WRR Classical 101.1 FM
$44,456

Sylvia Komatsu
Senior vice president of content, KERA
$113,183

Bill Young
Vice president of programming, KERA 13
$85,600

Reporter
Entry level, Dallas Observer
$30,000

TV traffic reporter
$85,000

TV morning weekday anchor
Entry level
$125,000

TV evening weekday anchor
Top earner in market
$1 million

TV evening news line producer
Entry level
$45,000

TV news reporter
Entry level
$50,000

Graphic designer
Entry level
$28,000

Production crew
Camera operator
$30,000

Jennifer Cervantez
Waitress, full time, Bob’s Steak & Chop House
$57,000

FOODIES & NIGHTLIFE

James W. Corley
CEO & COO, Dave & Buster’s
$760,000

Gregg Engles
Chairman & CEO, Dean Foods
$3,805,826

Executive chef
Upscale restaurant
$70,000

Pastry chef
Upscale restaurant
$45,000

Doorman
Private upscale lounge
$52,000

Manager
Sonny Bryan’s Smokehouse
$35,000

Waitress
Full time, Flying Saucer
$60,000

Jolene Puccio
Waitress, Part time, III Forks
$40,000

Kaki Garrett
Weekend cocktail waitress, Tribeca
$22,000

BEAUTY

Hair stylist
First year, Salon Pompeo
$32,000

Master hair stylist
10th year, Salon Pompeo
$100,000

Color specialist
Salon Pompeo
$47,500

Facialist
Salon Pompeo
$37,500

Masseuse
Aqua Spa
$50,000

Spa director
Spa at the Hotel Crescent Court
$75,000

Fitness trainer
$40,360

Sarah Briggs
Jewelry designer
$120,000

FASHION & RETAIL

Terri Ives
Designer and national consultant, Terri Ives Studio
$62,000

Myron E. Ullman III
Chairman & CEO, JCPenney Co.
$4,755,438

Hubert Mullins
CEO & President, Harold’s Stores
$588,400

Kosta Kartsotis
CEO & President, Fossil
$0

Burton M. Tansky
President & CEO, Neiman Marcus
$2,824,219

Tiffany Kimbrough
Retail associate, Tootsies
$50,000

Model
Campbell Agency
$100,000

Stylist
Campbell Agency
$62,000

TRANSPORTATION

Captain
Fifth year, American Airlines
$155,448

Gerard Arpey
Chairman, president & CEO, American Airlines
$518,837

Gary Kelly
CEO & vice chairman, Southwest Airlines
$679,719

Bus mechanic
DART
$39,270

Toll booth collector
North Texas Tollway Authority
$22,609

Ramp agent
Southwest Airlines
$18,200

Limo driver
Wynne Sedan, Limousine Group
$46,500

Taxi driver
$40,000

FINANCE & CONSULTING

Credit analyst
First year, Wells Fargo
$50,000

Sales/relationship manager
Fourth year, Wells Fargo
$80,000

Phone banker
Wells Fargo
$22,900

CPA
First year, Grant Thornton
$50,000

CPA
10th year, Deloitte & Touche
$137,000

Consultant
First year, PricewaterhouseCoopers
$52,000

Analyst
Houlihan Lokey Howard & Zukin
$120,000

Associate
First year, Boston Consulting Group
$68,000

Project leader
Sixth year, Boston Consulting Group
$200,000

Manager
Eighth year, Boston Consulting Group
$350,000

REAL ESTATE

Realtor
Virginia Cook Realtors
$110,000

Robert Sulentic
Chairman, CEO & president, Trammell Crow Company
$1,400,000

Michael Brown
Vice president of asset and liability management & treasurer, Capstead Mortgage Corporation
$246,807

BUILDERS & HOMEMAKERS

Matthew Dunbar
Intern architect, Beck
From $35,000

Timothy Eller
Chairman & CEO, Centex Corp.
$5,900,151

Stanley Rabin
Chairman, president & CEO, Commercial Metals Co.
$2.6 million

Donald Horton
Chairman & director, D.R. Horton, Inc.
$16,824,804

Mark Sims
Sales manager, Dallas area, Mosquitonix
$60,000

Brickmason
$37,760

Carpenter
$30,790

Drywall installer
$27,700

Residential appraiser
Dallas Central, Appraisal District
$34,000

STRAGGLERS

Steven L. Watson
President & CEO, Valhi Inc.
$1,778,120

Thomas Falk
Chairman & CEO, Kimberly-Clark
$2,488,191

Kathleen Mason
President & CEO, Tuesday Morning
$572,500

JOCKS ROCK
We wanted to know what benchwarmers were pocketing compared to the stars. Here are the top three and bottom three earners for each team.*

Texas Rangers

Phil Nevin
Designated hitter
$10 million

Mike Modano

Mark Teixeira
First base
$6.4 million

Kevin Millwood
Pitcher
$6 million

Ian Kinsler
Second base
$327,000

Scott Feldman
Pitcher
$328,000

John Koronka
Pitcher
$329,000

Dallas Cowboys

Flozell Adams
Offensive tackle
$7 million

Terrell Owens
Wide receiver
$6.6 million

Anthony Henry
Cornerback
$4.8 million

Keylon Kincade
Running back
$275,000

Jamaica Rector
Wide receiver
$275,000

Tom Crowder
Wide receiver
$275,000

Dallas Mavericks

Keith Van Horn
Forward
$15,694,250

Dirk Nowitzki
Forward
$13,843,157

Erick Dampier
Center
$7,662,500

Josh Howard
Forward
$873,880

Adrian Griffin
Guard
$768,718

Josh Powell
Forward
$398,762

Dallas Stars

Bill Guerin
Right wing
$6,738,498

Mike Modano
Center
$4,250,000

Sergei Zubov
Defense
$4 million

Nathan Perrott
Right wing
$450,000

Antti Miettinen
Right wing
$450,000

Niko Kapanen
Center
$450,000

* Where more than one player earned the bottom-most salary, we just picked our faves.

 

TEED OFF
Dallas breeds great golfers. Here are the 2005 PGA and LPGA money winners who have roots in Dallas.



Justin Leonard
$2,665,132

Scott Verplank
$2,580,213


 

Ben Crane
$2,457,329

Chad Campbell
$2,391,431

Harrison Frazar
$999,083

Tommy Armour III
$636,643

Tom Byrum
$323,954

Mark Brooks
$273,668

David Frost
$111,258

Kelli Kuehne
$30,419

Brian Watts
$18,520

Sources: Lpga.com and Sportsnetwork.com

 

 

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