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Kern County
Year:
Population
905,801

This county includes payments toward the unfunded liability of the employer sponsored retirement plan.

Last Updated: 6/26/2018

Report: Highest Paid Employees

Total Wages: Total wages reported by the employer from Box 5 of the W-2. Amounts listed may include regular pay, overtime, cash payments for vacation and sick leave, and bonus payments. Position listings on this site do not distinguish between full-time and part-time employees.
  Position County Department Total Wages
1. Chief Deputy County Counsel Kern County County Counsel $314,679
2. Fire Captain-C Kern County Fire $276,030
3. Fire Battalion Chief-C-A Kern County Fire $255,014
4. Mental Health Medical Director Kern County Mental Health Services $254,832
5. Fire Captain-C-A Kern County Fire $245,091
6. Fire Battalion Chief-C-A Kern County Fire $243,043
7. Fire Battalion Chief-C Kern County Fire $241,315
8. Fire Chief & Director of Emergency Services Kern County Fire $234,306
9. Fire Battalion Chief-C Kern County Fire $231,614
10. Executive Director Kern County KCERA $230,529
11. County Administrative Officer Kern County County Administrative Officer $229,437
12. Chief Deputy Sheriff-C-M Kern County Sheriff $226,169
13. Fire Captain-C Kern County Fire $224,352
14. Fire Battalion Chief-C Kern County Fire $222,470
15. Public Defender Kern County Public Defender $222,309
16. Psychiatrist-Contract Kern County Mental Health Services $221,840
17. Fire Captain-C Kern County Fire $220,900
18. County Counsel Kern County County Counsel $219,549
19. Fire Captain-C Kern County Fire $218,598
20. Fire Captain-C Kern County Fire $218,038
21. Psychiatrist III, Mental Health Kern County Mental Health Services $217,838
22. Psychiatrist III, Mental Health Kern County Mental Health Services $217,838
23. District Attorney Kern County District Attorney $216,860
24. Fire Captain-C Kern County Fire $213,847
25. Fire Battalion Chief-C Kern County Fire $213,702
26. Fire Captain-C Kern County Fire $208,984
27. Fire Captain-C-A Kern County Fire $206,876
28. Fire Battalion Chief-C Kern County Fire $206,114
29. Firefighter-C Kern County Fire $203,849
30. Fire Captain-C Kern County Fire $203,835
31. Fire Battalion Chief-C Kern County Fire $201,385
32. Supervising Fire Helicopter Pilot-C Kern County Fire $198,028
33. Fire Heavy Equipment Specialist II-C Kern County Fire $197,530
34. Fire Captain-C Kern County Fire $197,522
35. Director Of Public Works Kern County Public Works-Public Ways $197,518
36. Senior Deputy Sheriff-C-A Kern County Sheriff $196,085
37. Chief Assistant Public Defender Kern County Public Defender $195,319
38. Assistant District Attorney Kern County District Attorney $194,695
39. Director of Public Health Services Kern County Public Health $194,201
40. Fire Captain-C Kern County Fire $193,961
41. Fire Battalion Chief-C Kern County Fire $193,375
42. Fire Captain-C Kern County Fire $192,315
43. Fire Captain-C Kern County Fire $191,962
44. Supervising Fire Heavy Equipment Specialist Kern County Fire $190,475
45. Fire Captain-C Kern County Fire $190,406
46. Deputy Sheriff II-C-A Kern County Sheriff $189,827
47. Fire Captain-C Kern County Fire $189,682
48. Fire Captain-C Kern County Fire $187,189
49. Fire Captain-C Kern County Fire $186,905
50. Fire Captain-C Kern County Fire $186,529
51. Fire Captain-C Kern County Fire $185,636
52. Fire Captain-C Kern County Fire $185,605
53. Chief Deputy County Counsel Kern County County Counsel $185,445
54. Chief Child Support Attorney Kern County Child Support Services $184,821
55. Fire Captain-C Kern County Fire $184,356
56. Fire Captain-C Kern County Fire $184,321
57. Fire Battalion Chief-C Kern County Fire $184,014
58. Sheriff Kern County Sheriff $183,860
59. Fire Helicopter Pilot Kern County Fire $183,590
60. Fire Captain-C Kern County Fire $183,100
61. Fire Captain-C-A Kern County Fire $182,278
62. Fire Captain-C Kern County Fire $182,205
63. Senior Deputy Sheriff-C-A Kern County Sheriff $181,261
64. Fire Engineer-C Kern County Fire $180,516
65. Fire Helicopter Pilot Kern County Fire $180,132
66. Fire Captain-C Kern County Fire $180,011
67. Deputy Fire Chief-C Kern County Fire $179,818
68. Fire Engineer-C Kern County Fire $178,415
69. Fire Captain-C Kern County Fire $178,032
70. Confidential Assistant Undersheriff Kern County Sheriff $177,898
71. Fire Captain-C Kern County Fire $177,386
72. Fire Battalion Chief-C Kern County Fire $176,952
73. Fire Battalion Chief-C Kern County Fire $176,715
74. Fire Battalion Chief-C-A Kern County Fire $176,609
75. Fire Captain-C Kern County Fire $176,572
76. Wildland Fire Defense Planner - C-A Kern County Fire $176,522
77. Sheriff's Sergeant-C-A Kern County Sheriff $176,417
78. Assistant County Administrative Officer Kern County General Services $176,415
79. Fire Captain-C Kern County Fire $176,279
80. Fire Captain-C-A Kern County Fire $175,542
81. Chief Deputy County Counsel Kern County County Counsel $175,388
82. Fire Captain-C Kern County Fire $175,342
83. Deputy District Attorney V Kern County District Attorney $175,338
84. Chief Deputy District Attorney Kern County District Attorney $175,220
85. Chief Deputy Public Defender Kern County Public Defender $175,220
86. Director of Planning and Community Development Kern County Planning & Community Development $175,055
87. Fire Captain-C Kern County Fire $174,312
88. Fire Captain-C Kern County Fire $173,831
89. Fire Battalion Chief-C Kern County Fire $173,771
90. Chief Investment Officer Kern County KCERA $173,681
91. Fire Captain-C Kern County Fire $173,609
92. Deputy County Counsel V Kern County County Counsel $173,590
93. Firefighter-C Kern County Fire $173,310
94. Fire Captain-C Kern County Fire $173,243
95. Fire Captain-C Kern County Fire $172,786
96. Fire Battalion Chief-C Kern County Fire $172,741
97. Fire Captain-C Kern County Fire $172,631
98. Fire Captain-C Kern County Fire $172,626
99. Firefighter-C-A Kern County Fire $172,611
100. Fire Captain-C Kern County Fire $171,610