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This report includes positions at county superior courts, the state Supreme Court and the State Courts of Appeal.

Judiciary employees from state departments and superior courts will appear in this report once their payroll figures are published for the selected calendar year.

Report: Highest Paid Employees

  Position Employer Department / Subdivision Total Wages Total Retirement & Health Contribution
1. Judge, Superior Court Orange County Superior Court Judge's Retire System Member $433,299 $16,459
2. Court Executive Officer, SC Los Angeles County Superior Court Superior Court & County Clerk $342,855 $103,796
3. Federal Court Consultant Judicial Council of California $288,160 $80,295
4. Court Executive Officer San Bernardino County Superior Court CEO-Executive $281,899 $123,671
5. Chief Information Officer, SC Los Angeles County Superior Court Superior Court & County Clerk $273,618 $94,563
6. Sup Court Chief Exec Officer Santa Clara County Superior Court Executive Administration $272,646 $70,158
7. Executive Officer Contra Costa County Superior Court Executive Offices $258,384 $86,434
8. Chief Deputy Of Operations Los Angeles County Superior Court Superior Court & County Clerk $253,799 $95,303
9. Chief Justice Supreme Court of California Judges' Retire System Member $250,075 $19,458
10. Chief Information Officer Santa Clara County Superior Court Information Services Bureau $249,069 $56,669
11. Judge, Superior Court Kern County Superior Court Judge's Retire System Member $245,896 $1,804
12. Administrative Director Judicial Council of California $244,865 $84,865
13. Judge - Superior Court Los Angeles County Superior Court Superior Court & County Clerk $242,968 $32,009
14. Chief Officer II Judicial Council of California $237,307 $69,055
15. Associate Justice Supreme Court of California Judges' Retire System Member $236,260 $2,576
16. Judge - Superior Court Los Angeles County Superior Court Superior Court & County Clerk $235,359 $36,101
17. Judge - Superior Court Los Angeles County Superior Court Superior Court & County Clerk $235,359 $36,101
18. Judge - Superior Court Los Angeles County Superior Court Superior Court & County Clerk $235,359 $36,101
19. Judge - Superior Court Los Angeles County Superior Court Superior Court & County Clerk $235,359 $36,101
20. Judge - Superior Court Los Angeles County Superior Court Superior Court & County Clerk $235,359 $36,101
21. Judge - Superior Court Los Angeles County Superior Court Superior Court & County Clerk $235,359 $36,101
22. Judge - Superior Court Los Angeles County Superior Court Superior Court & County Clerk $235,359 $36,101
23. Judge - Superior Court Los Angeles County Superior Court Superior Court & County Clerk $235,359 $36,101
24. Judge - Superior Court Los Angeles County Superior Court Superior Court & County Clerk $235,359 $36,011
25. Judge - Superior Court Los Angeles County Superior Court Superior Court & County Clerk $235,359 $35,930
26. Judge - Superior Court Los Angeles County Superior Court Superior Court & County Clerk $235,359 $35,901
27. Judge - Superior Court Los Angeles County Superior Court Superior Court & County Clerk $235,359 $35,853
28. Judge - Superior Court Los Angeles County Superior Court Superior Court & County Clerk $235,359 $33,003
29. Judge - Superior Court Los Angeles County Superior Court Superior Court & County Clerk $235,359 $32,878
30. Judge - Superior Court Los Angeles County Superior Court Superior Court & County Clerk $235,359 $32,009
31. Judge - Superior Court Los Angeles County Superior Court Superior Court & County Clerk $235,359 $31,639
32. Judge - Superior Court Los Angeles County Superior Court Superior Court & County Clerk $235,359 $31,639
33. Judge - Superior Court Los Angeles County Superior Court Superior Court & County Clerk $235,359 $31,639
34. Judge - Superior Court Los Angeles County Superior Court Superior Court & County Clerk $235,359 $31,639
35. Judge - Superior Court Los Angeles County Superior Court Superior Court & County Clerk $235,359 $31,639
36. Judge - Superior Court Los Angeles County Superior Court Superior Court & County Clerk $235,359 $31,639
37. Judge - Superior Court Los Angeles County Superior Court Superior Court & County Clerk $235,359 $31,639
38. Judge - Superior Court Los Angeles County Superior Court Superior Court & County Clerk $235,359 $31,639
39. Judge - Superior Court Los Angeles County Superior Court Superior Court & County Clerk $235,359 $31,639
40. Judge - Superior Court Los Angeles County Superior Court Superior Court & County Clerk $235,359 $31,391
41. Judge - Superior Court Los Angeles County Superior Court Superior Court & County Clerk $235,359 $30,219
42. Judge - Superior Court Los Angeles County Superior Court Superior Court & County Clerk $235,359 $29,727
43. Judge - Superior Court Los Angeles County Superior Court Superior Court & County Clerk $235,359 $28,313
44. Judge - Superior Court Los Angeles County Superior Court Superior Court & County Clerk $235,359 $28,312
45. Judge - Superior Court Los Angeles County Superior Court Superior Court & County Clerk $235,359 $25,217
46. Judge - Superior Court Los Angeles County Superior Court Superior Court & County Clerk $235,359 $24,847
47. Judge - Superior Court Los Angeles County Superior Court Superior Court & County Clerk $235,359 $24,396
48. Judge - Superior Court Los Angeles County Superior Court Superior Court & County Clerk $235,359 $23,931
49. Judge - Superior Court Los Angeles County Superior Court Superior Court & County Clerk $235,359 $23,931
50. Judge - Superior Court Los Angeles County Superior Court Superior Court & County Clerk $235,359 $23,873
51. Judge - Superior Court Los Angeles County Superior Court Superior Court & County Clerk $235,359 $23,724
52. Judge - Superior Court Los Angeles County Superior Court Superior Court & County Clerk $235,359 $19,438
53. Judge - Superior Court Los Angeles County Superior Court Superior Court & County Clerk $235,359 $19,438
54. Judge - Superior Court Los Angeles County Superior Court Superior Court & County Clerk $235,359 $19,438
55. Judge - Superior Court Los Angeles County Superior Court Superior Court & County Clerk $235,359 $19,438
56. Judge - Superior Court Los Angeles County Superior Court Superior Court & County Clerk $235,359 $16,463
57. Judge - Superior Court Los Angeles County Superior Court Superior Court & County Clerk $235,359 $14,976
58. Judge - Superior Court Los Angeles County Superior Court Superior Court & County Clerk $235,359 $10,768
59. Judge - Superior Court Los Angeles County Superior Court Superior Court & County Clerk $235,359 $7,733
60. Judge - Superior Court Los Angeles County Superior Court Superior Court & County Clerk $235,344 $25,217
61. Judge - Superior Court Los Angeles County Superior Court Superior Court & County Clerk $235,329 $24,847
62. Judge - Superior Court Los Angeles County Superior Court Superior Court & County Clerk $235,309 $36,101
63. Judge - Superior Court Los Angeles County Superior Court Superior Court & County Clerk $235,305 $24,847
64. Judge - Superior Court Los Angeles County Superior Court Superior Court & County Clerk $235,305 $24,396
65. Judge - Superior Court Los Angeles County Superior Court Superior Court & County Clerk $235,299 $36,101
66. Judge - Superior Court Los Angeles County Superior Court Superior Court & County Clerk $235,299 $36,101
67. Judge - Superior Court Los Angeles County Superior Court Superior Court & County Clerk $235,299 $36,101
68. Associate Justice Supreme Court of California Judges' Retire System Member $235,297 $2,946
69. Judge - Superior Court Los Angeles County Superior Court Superior Court & County Clerk $235,284 $36,101
70. Judge - Superior Court Los Angeles County Superior Court Superior Court & County Clerk $235,284 $34,242
71. Judge - Superior Court Los Angeles County Superior Court Superior Court & County Clerk $235,284 $31,639
72. Judge - Superior Court Los Angeles County Superior Court Superior Court & County Clerk $235,269 $35,897
73. Judge - Superior Court Los Angeles County Superior Court Superior Court & County Clerk $235,259 $34,815
74. Judge - Superior Court Los Angeles County Superior Court Superior Court & County Clerk $235,259 $31,639
75. Judge - Superior Court Los Angeles County Superior Court Superior Court & County Clerk $235,259 $31,402
76. Judge - Superior Court Los Angeles County Superior Court Superior Court & County Clerk $235,254 $36,101
77. Judge - Superior Court Los Angeles County Superior Court Superior Court & County Clerk $235,254 $36,101
78. Judge - Superior Court Los Angeles County Superior Court Superior Court & County Clerk $235,254 $36,101
79. Judge - Superior Court Los Angeles County Superior Court Superior Court & County Clerk $235,254 $35,888
80. Judge - Superior Court Los Angeles County Superior Court Superior Court & County Clerk $235,254 $33,126
81. Judge - Superior Court Los Angeles County Superior Court Superior Court & County Clerk $235,254 $31,639
82. Judge - Superior Court Los Angeles County Superior Court Superior Court & County Clerk $235,254 $31,639
83. Judge - Superior Court Los Angeles County Superior Court Superior Court & County Clerk $235,254 $31,608
84. Judge - Superior Court Los Angeles County Superior Court Superior Court & County Clerk $235,254 $24,030
85. Judge - Superior Court Los Angeles County Superior Court Superior Court & County Clerk $235,254 $23,931
86. Judge - Superior Court Los Angeles County Superior Court Superior Court & County Clerk $235,254 $19,438
87. Judge - Superior Court Los Angeles County Superior Court Superior Court & County Clerk $235,254 $7,677
88. Judge - Superior Court Los Angeles County Superior Court Superior Court & County Clerk $235,237 $68,844
89. Judge - Superior Court Los Angeles County Superior Court Superior Court & County Clerk $235,219 $36,041
90. Judge - Superior Court Los Angeles County Superior Court Superior Court & County Clerk $235,184 $36,101
91. Judge - Superior Court Los Angeles County Superior Court Superior Court & County Clerk $235,159 $25,011
92. Judge - Superior Court Los Angeles County Superior Court Superior Court & County Clerk $235,149 $36,101
93. Judge - Superior Court Los Angeles County Superior Court Superior Court & County Clerk $235,096 $17,232
94. Judge - Superior Court Los Angeles County Superior Court Superior Court & County Clerk $235,079 $23,836
95. Judge - Superior Court Los Angeles County Superior Court Superior Court & County Clerk $235,078 $24,957
96. Judge - Superior Court Los Angeles County Superior Court Superior Court & County Clerk $234,974 $19,438
97. Judge - Superior Court Los Angeles County Superior Court Superior Court & County Clerk $234,920 $31,510
98. Judge - Superior Court Los Angeles County Superior Court Superior Court & County Clerk $234,904 $24,396
99. Judge - Superior Court Los Angeles County Superior Court Superior Court & County Clerk $234,879 $35,078
100. Judge - Superior Court Los Angeles County Superior Court Superior Court & County Clerk $234,799 $28,531