It’s still a man’s world in New York City government when it comes to getting paid the big bucks, a new study of payroll data found.
An analysis by the watchdog group Openthebooks.com reveals that of the top 200 highest-paid city employees last year, only three — 1.5 percent — were women.
The report of compensation includes salaries and overtime.
The top paid female public employee was LaGuardia Community College president Gail Mellow, who made $282,853.
Two other women who landed spots in the top 200 were chief actuary Sherry Chan ($279,135) and Queensboro Community College president Diane Call ($277,953).
In some agencies, where women comprise a significant portion of the workforce, the disparity was glaring.
The Department of Citywide Administrative Services employed 47 of the top 200 top-earning city workers — and all were men.
The New York City Housing Authority employed 34, but none was a woman.
"Women are undervalued in the workforce in every sector — including the public sector," said state Sen. Diane (D-Savino), a former welfare case worker and vice president of Social Service Employees Union Local 371.
She acknowledged many of the top 200 earners are in male dominated agencies — the NYPD, FDNY, and the Corrections Department.
But Savino argued that workers in female-dominated agencies that do important work — such as case workers for welfare, child protection and education — are paid less across-the-board than those from male dominated agencies with similar credentials.
"In occupations were you have similar education credentials, women make less. This is a legitimate problem," Savino said.
"Why are women doing the most difficult tasks — social service case workers — paid less. There’s something inherently wrong with that."
Six employees — all men — cleared $400,000.
Topping the list was warden Victor Vazqeux, who made $445,490.