New Chattanooga library director's salary is city's sixth-highest

photo Corinne Hill, interim executive director of the Dallas Public Library, speaks during a media event at the J. Erik Jonsson Central Library in Dallas in 2011. Hill has accepted a position as executive director of the Public Library in Chattanooga, library officials confirmed.

COMPARABLE CITIES

A list of comparable cities shows Chattanooga's new library director falls within the range of library directors.Nashville Public Library: $137,000Knox County Public Library: $125,000Birmingham, Ala., Public Library: $109,000Greeneville, S.C., Public Library: $116,000Source: Nashville Public Library, Knox County Public Library, Public Library Association

The city's new library director will receive 44 percent more pay than the old director and make more than the city's police chief and fire chief, records show.

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