The Nerve’s ‘Top 25’: Who’s Making the Most at DOT?

September 14, 2015

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Who's Making the Most at DOT?PROGRAMMING NOTE: The Nerve’s editor is on vacation. In lieu of the normal story lineup, The Nerve is featuring a series of “Top 25” lists, based on state records. Below is a list of the 25 highest-paid S.C. Department of Transportation employees, as listed in the state employee salary database.

1. Christy Hall, acting DOT secretary:  $139,167

2. Ronald Patton, deputy/division director:  $133,315

3. Brian Keys, deputy/division director:  $131,665

4. Lelan Colvin, director of engineering:  $128,547

5. James Feda, director of engineering:  $123,697

6.  Anthony Fallow, director of engineering:  $114,500

7.  Randall Young, associate engineer IV:  $114,199

8.  Russell Steagall, director of engineering:  $112,359

9.  Arlene Prince, program manager II: $111,635

10. Robert Clark, director of engineering:  $111,312

11. Bryan Jones, director of engineering:  $109,766

12.  John McCarter, director of engineering:  $109,766

13.  Kevin McLaughlin, director of engineering:  $109,595

14.  Jo Woodrum, director of engineering:  $109,595

15.  Stephanie Jackson Amell, director of engineering:  $108,678

16.  Linda McDonald, attorney V:  $108,158

17.  W. Berry, director of engineering:  $107,140

18.  Eric Dillon, associate engineer IV:  $106,012

19.  Kenneth Eargle, program manager II:  $106,012

20.  Wilson Elgin, associate engineer IV:  $106,012

21.  Richard Floyd, associate engineer IV:  $106,012

22.  James Kendall, associate engineer IV:  $106,012

23.  Albert Neighbors, associate engineer IV:  $106,012

24.  Darryl Harrelson, associate engineer IV:  $105,789

25.  John Boozer, associate engineer IV:  $105,785

Reach Brundrett at (803) 254-4411 or rick@thenerve.org. Follow him on Twitter @thenerve_rick. Follow The Nerve on Facebook and Twitter @thenervesc.