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Wash.: One deputy made $90,000 overtime in one year

Sharon Pian Chan, Seattle Times staff reporter
Copyright 2005 The Seattle Times Company

Over the past five years, Mike Miner has made a six-figure income, earning between $123,213 and $187,787 a year. He's not a doctor, lawyer or software engineer. He's a patrol deputy with the King County Sheriff's Office.

Last year, Miner more than doubled his base salary of about $61,000 by working 1,755 hours of overtime, an average of 34 hours a week. The approximately $90,000 in overtime brought his total gross earnings to $151,174.

Over the past five years, Miner has made about $735,000 but only about $300,000 of it was his base salary.

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