Here Are Hunterdon County's Highest-Paid Employees


FLEMINGTON, NJ – The Freeholders approved salaries for the county’s unclassified, non-contractual employees yesterday that are not covered under union agreements.

The salary resolution was approved without debate and covers 66 employees, of which 14 are paid more than $100,000 per year.

Below is a list of some of the county’s highest-paid staffers and their job titles. Note that some county employees, such as Hunterdon County Prosecutor Anthony P. Kearns, III, are covered under a separate resolution.

  • Chief of Staff George Wagner, $153,875
  • County Counsel Shana Taylor, $132,754
  • Engineer James Martin, $128,783
  • CFO Janet Previte, $128,304
  • Architect Frank Bell, $124,618
  • Sheriff Fred Brown, $120,549
  • Surrogate Susan Hoffman, $120,549
  • Clerk Mary Melfi, $120,549.
  • Library Director Mark Titus, $116,849
  • Human Services Administrator Christine Hammerstone, $107,100
  • Economic Development Director Marc Saluk, $107,100
  • Planning Director Gelaine Dziamara, $105,500
  • Road Supervisor Jeffrey Quick, $104,000
  • Superintendent of Bridges Donald Sutton, $104,000

Editor's note: A previous version of this article mistakenly reported that Prosecutor Anthony P. Kearns, III is a state employee.

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