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Officers are Hub’s top wage earners

Superintendent is highest paid

Eight of the top 10 wage earners employed by the city of Boston last year were police officers, many of whom more than doubled their six-figure base salaries with extra pay for overtime and detail work at roadside construction sites, according to payroll records released yesterday by the city.

The eight highest-paid police officers all took home more than $230,000, while their boss, Commissioner Edward F. Davis, made $177,549.85, and his boss, Mayor Thomas M. Menino, earned $175,000. The top-paid police officer was Lieutenant Haseeb Hosein, whose 2011 paychecks totaled $259,914, which included $39,028 in overtime and $88,405 in police detail work.

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