Detective Waiman Lee had earnings that included $58,600 in overtime, more than $121,900 for police detail work, and a one-time retroactive check for $92,500 that he received last year after an arbitrator ordered the city to give detectives a hefty pay raise over a six-year period. His regular pay was about $92,500.
By contrast, his boss, Police Commissioner William B. Evans, was paid $245,300, the records show. Mayor Martin J. Walsh took home $175,000.
In fact, the data show, nearly all of the city government’s top 100 wage earners were all members of the Boston Police Department, with 22 members, most of them detectives, taking home more than $300,000 last year.