2009 SALARY

Nassau $174,614

Suffolk $179,881

PERKS

Nassau County: Car and security detail, which includes a part-time driver.

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Suffolk County: Executive Steve Levy has declined a car and driver; aides often drive him.

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BENEFITS

Both executives get the same benefits package as other county employees, including health, dental and vision insurance.

TOTAL BUDGET

Nassau $2.6 billion

Suffolk $2.6 billion

NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES

Nassau 8,500

Suffolk 10,335

NUMBER OF EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENTS

Nassau 39

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Suffolk 20

NUMBER OF EXECUTIVE STAFFERS

Nassau 93

Suffolk 43

OUTSIDE CONTRACTS

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Nassau$148 million

Suffolk$116.5 million

SOCIAL SERVICES CONTRACTS

Nassau $14.9 million

Suffolk $9.5 million

-- Reid J. Epstein and Joseph Mallia