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Report: Highest Paid Employees

  Position City Department Total Wages Total Retirement & Health Contribution
1. Fire Division Chief Santa Cruz Fd - Fire/Ems Operations $274,527 $72,806
2. Fire Battalion Chief Santa Cruz Fd - Fire/Ems Operations $253,200 $76,112
3. City Manager Santa Cruz Cm - City Manager $249,258 $12,092
4. Fire Battalion Chief Santa Cruz Fd - Fire/Ems Operations $248,393 $70,256
5. Fire Battalion Chief-40 Hr Santa Cruz Fd - Fire/Ems Operations $244,068 $68,459
6. Fire Battalion Chief Santa Cruz Fd - Fire/Ems Operations $237,237 $74,738
7. Chief Of Fire Department Santa Cruz Fd - Fire Administration $236,511 $67,929
8. Fire Engineer Santa Cruz Fd - Fire/Ems Operations $232,304 $60,004
9. Police Sergeant Santa Cruz Pd - Police Traffic $227,067 $59,583
10. Fire Captain Santa Cruz Fd - Fire/Ems Operations $224,101 $57,973
11. City Manager Watsonville City Manager $217,454 $31,899
12. Chief Of Police Santa Cruz Pd - Police Administration $216,493 $32,862
13. Deputy Police Chief Santa Cruz Pd - Police Administration $213,847 $70,082
14. Director Of Public Works Santa Cruz Pw - Public Works Administrati $213,668 $17,645
15. City Manager Capitola City Manager $213,557 $65,390
16. Fire Captain Santa Cruz Fd - Fire/Ems Operations $212,281 $63,581
17. Deputy Police Chief Santa Cruz Pd - Police Patrol $210,037 $63,071
18. Director Of Water Department Santa Cruz Wt - Water Administration $205,343 $16,494
19. Police Sergeant Santa Cruz Pd - Police Administration $204,486 $57,745
20. Director Of It Santa Cruz It - Information Technology $204,221 $34,031
21. Redevelopment Director Santa Cruz Ed - Economic Development Admin $203,771 $33,160
22. Fire Captain Santa Cruz Fd - Fire/Ems Operations $203,288 $64,937
23. Fire Captain Santa Cruz Fd - Fire/Ems Operations $197,485 $61,578
24. Dir Of Planning/Comm Development Santa Cruz Pl - Planning Administration $197,121 $35,025
25. Police Chief Watsonville Police $196,816 $48,593
26. Fire Division Chief Santa Cruz Fd - Fire Prevention $195,817 $67,199
27. Fire Captain Santa Cruz Fd - Fire/Ems Operations $195,728 $62,623
28. Director Of Human Resources Santa Cruz Hr - Human Resources $195,706 $35,025
29. Police Captain Watsonville Police $195,192 $52,263
30. Director Of Libraries Santa Cruz Lb-Administrative Services $194,866 $27,779
31. Director Of Parks & Recreation Santa Cruz Pr - Parks And Recreation Admin $192,464 $33,337
32. Fire Captain Santa Cruz Fd - Fire/Ems Operations $191,573 $59,722
33. Fire Captain Santa Cruz Fd - Fire/Ems Operations $191,087 $62,522
34. Fire Captain Santa Cruz Fd - Fire/Ems Operations $190,678 $63,682
35. Police Lieutenant Santa Cruz Pd - Police Administration $189,437 $61,303
36. Police Lieutenant Santa Cruz Pd - Police Patrol $189,025 $66,429
37. Police Lieutenant Santa Cruz Pd - Police Investigations $189,011 $66,436
38. Police Sergeant Santa Cruz Pd - Police Investigations $188,615 $39,229
39. Fire Captain Santa Cruz Fd - Fire/Ems Operations $186,674 $62,788
40. Fire Captain Santa Cruz Fd - Fire/Ems Operations $186,143 $55,886
41. Fire Engineer Santa Cruz Fd - Fire/Ems Operations $185,098 $59,679
42. Fire Captain Santa Cruz Fd - Fire/Ems Operations $183,902 $30,219
43. Pw & U Director Watsonville Public Works Administration $183,055 $26,889
44. Police Lieutenant Santa Cruz Pd - Police Investigations $182,197 $65,757
45. Police Officer Watsonville Police $182,110 $37,723
46. Police Captain Watsonville Police $180,430 $50,069
47. Assistant Chief Pd Watsonville Police $179,506 $46,042
48. Fire Engineer Santa Cruz Fd - Fire/Ems Operations $179,280 $58,892
49. Police Sergeant Santa Cruz Pd - Police Patrol $178,253 $58,536
50. Fire Engineer Santa Cruz Fd - Fire/Ems Operations $176,554 $58,064
51. Police Sergeant Santa Cruz Pd - Police Patrol $176,436 $55,077
52. Police Sergeant Watsonville Police $175,175 $42,165
53. Police Captain Watsonville Police $173,870 $48,765
54. Assistant Director Pw/City Engineer Santa Cruz Pw - Engineering $172,681 $37,906
55. Assist Dir Of Pw & U Watsonville Public Works Administration $172,284 $25,995
56. Comm Dev Director Watsonville Community Development $172,275 $26,037
57. Police Sergeant Santa Cruz Pd - Police Patrol $171,778 $58,234
58. Airport Director Watsonville Airport $171,728 $25,855
59. Police Sergeant Santa Cruz Pd - Police Community Services $171,516 $53,092
60. Fire Engineer Santa Cruz Fd - Fire/Ems Operations $171,493 $54,175
61. Police Sergeant Santa Cruz Pd - Police Investigations $171,223 $60,276
62. Fire Captain Santa Cruz Fd - Fire/Ems Operations $171,178 $59,626
63. Police Captain Watsonville Police $170,730 $47,962
64. Fire Engineer Santa Cruz Fd - Fire/Ems Operations $170,209 $59,160
65. Deputy City Manager Watsonville City Manager $169,902 $26,037
66. Chief Of Police Scotts Valley Police $169,580 $73,576
67. Public Works Director/City Engineer Scotts Valley Engineering $169,082 $40,441
68. Administrative Services Director Scotts Valley Finance $168,690 $26,386
69. Police Sergeant Santa Cruz Pd - Police Patrol $167,641 $56,971
70. Fire Chief Watsonville Fire $166,810 $47,978
71. Public Works Director Capitola Pw-Streets $166,774 $32,268
72. Traffic Engineer Santa Cruz Pw - Traffic Engineering $166,724 $31,153
73. Admin Services Director Watsonville Finance $166,594 $22,911
74. Deputy Water Dir/Engineer Manager Santa Cruz Wt - Water Engineering $166,587 $10,359
75. Deputy City Manager Watsonville City Manager $165,816 $25,476
76. Fire Engineer Santa Cruz Fd - Fire/Ems Operations $165,556 $58,098
77. Enterprise Architect Watsonville Information Services $165,407 $25,389
78. Fire Captain Watsonville Fire $165,052 $39,830
79. Firefighter Santa Cruz Fd - Fire/Ems Operations $165,041 $49,731
80. Fire Engineer Santa Cruz Fd - Fire/Ems Operations $164,818 $59,309
81. Assistant Director Of Finance Santa Cruz Fn - Finance $164,629 $18,390
82. Police Officer Watsonville Police $164,410 $36,230
83. Pcs Director Watsonville Parks And Community Services $164,198 $25,336
84. Fire Captain Santa Cruz Fd - Marine Rescue Program $163,801 $58,364
85. Deputy Fire Marshal Santa Cruz Fd - Fire Prevention $163,756 $55,961
86. Police Officer Santa Cruz Pd - Police Patrol $163,682 $54,135
87. Chief Of Police Capitola Pd-Law Enforcement $163,629 $48,873
88. Battalion Fire Chief Watsonville Fire $163,565 $41,445
89. Police Sergeant Watsonville Police $163,445 $40,247
90. Director Of Finance Santa Cruz Fn - Finance $163,103 $24,095
91. Police Officer Watsonville Police $162,759 $34,406
92. Police Sergeant Watsonville Police $162,532 $41,333
93. Police Sergeant Watsonville Police $162,368 $40,838
94. Police Lieutenant Santa Cruz Xx - Retired Employees $162,235 $48,892
95. Chief Building Official Santa Cruz Pl - Inspection Services $161,887 $37,178
96. Police Officer Watsonville Police $161,500 $36,230
97. Police Sergeant Santa Cruz Pd - Police Community Services $161,377 $50,672
98. Firefighter Santa Cruz Fd - Fire/Ems Operations $160,790 $57,903
99. Community Development Director Scotts Valley Planning $159,797 $54,851
100. Firefighter Santa Cruz Fd - Fire/Ems Operations $159,662 $50,595