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Employee information from cities, counties, special districts, superior courts, the University of California, California State University, community college districts, K-12 education providers, First 5 commissions, and fairs and expos will appear in this report once their payroll figures are published for the selected calendar year.

Report: Highest Paid Employees

  Position Employer Department Total Wages Total Retirement & Health Contribution
1. Orthopedic Surgeon-Contract Kern County Kern Medical Center $1,040,651 $33,724
2. Faculty Physician-Contract Kern County Kern Medical Center $828,287 $23,220
3. Chairman, Department Of Surgery Kern County Kern Medical Center $753,465 $23,220
4. Core Physician-Contract Kern County Kern Medical Center $574,530 $33,724
5. Core Physician-Contract Kern County Kern Medical Center $545,198 $28,524
6. Core Physician-Contract Kern County Kern Medical Center $542,656 $28,524
7. Core Physician-Contract Kern County Kern Medical Center $542,066 $16,224
8. Core Physician-Contract Kern County Kern Medical Center $529,012 $33,724
9. Core Physician-Contract Kern County Kern Medical Center $486,533 $33,724
10. Radiologist-Contract Kern County Kern Medical Center $423,550 $33,724
11. Radiologist-Contract Kern County Kern Medical Center $420,516 $33,724
12. Chief Of Cardiology-Contract Kern County Kern Medical Center $419,962 $28,524
13. Core Physician-Contract Kern County Kern Medical Center $413,152 $37,780
14. Core Physician-Radiologist-Contract Kern County Kern Medical Center $398,635 $28,524
15. Associate/Emergency Medicine Kern County Kern Medical Center $398,217 $37,780
16. Core Physician-Radiologist-Contract Kern County Kern Medical Center $397,926 $23,116
17. Core Physician-Contract Kern County Kern Medical Center $391,632 $28,524
18. Faculty Physician-Contract Kern County Kern Medical Center $389,345 $28,524
19. Neurosurgeon-Contract Kern County Kern Medical Center $384,386 $24,260
20. Associate/Emergency Medicine Kern County Kern Medical Center $367,824 $33,724
21. Chief Executive Officer Kern County Kern Medical Center $357,583 $171,707
22. Core Physician-Contract Kern County Kern Medical Center $354,291 $27,900
23. President, Range 0 State University, Bakersfield $349,843 $68,597
24. Emergency Medicine Physician-Contract Kern County Kern Medical Center $349,429 $33,724
25. Physician/Surgery-Contract Kern County Kern Medical Center $347,077 $24,988
26. Core Physician Pathologist-Contract Kern County Kern Medical Center $346,771 $33,412
27. Chairman/Psychiatry Kern County Kern Medical Center $335,850 $28,524
28. Core Physician-Contract Kern County Kern Medical Center $328,874 $23,220
29. Associate/Surgery-Urologist Kern County Kern Medical Center $305,422 $28,524
30. Faculty Physician-Contract Kern County Kern Medical Center $302,341 $31,228
31. Chief Medical Officer Kern County Kern Medical Center $298,976 $31,280
32. Core Physician-Contract Kern County Kern Medical Center $295,368 $23,220
33. Faculty Physician-Contract Kern County Kern Medical Center $285,524 $33,724
34. Core Physician Contract Kern County Kern Medical Center $285,213 $33,724
35. Obstetrics And Gynecology-Contract Kern County Kern Medical Center $283,534 $33,412
36. Chancellor Kern Community College District 00 - Chancellor's - Office $282,450 $65,118
37. Physician/Surgery-Contract Kern County Kern Medical Center $277,337 $17,500
38. Chief Executive Officer Mojave Air and Space Port Administration $275,562 $112,885
39. Fire Battalion Chief-C Kern County Fire $274,703 $86,703
40. Faculty Physician-Contract Kern County Kern Medical Center $272,760 $23,116
41. Faculty Physician-Contract Kern County Kern Medical Center $269,606 $24,780
42. Public Defender Kern County Public Defender $267,726 $84,085
43. Chief/Pediatrics Kern County Kern Medical Center $267,457 $31,020
44. Physician's Assistant Kern County Kern Medical Center $264,116 $61,623
45. Physician's Assistant Kern County Kern Medical Center $263,533 $73,159
46. General Manager Kern County Water Agency Senior Management $262,862 $118,096
47. Faculty Physician-Contract Kern County Kern Medical Center $261,627 $29,980
48. Chief Davison Of Colorectal Surgery & ONC Kern County Kern Medical Center $260,604 $26,404
49. City Manager Bakersfield Executive $256,445 $88,981
50. Associate/Obstetrics And Gynecology Kern County Kern Medical Center $253,732 $37,780
51. General Manager Bear Valley Community Services District Administration $251,473 $38,538
52. Mental Health Medical Director Kern County Mental Health Services $250,355 $141,983
53. Associate/Medicine Kern County Kern Medical Center $249,554 $37,780
54. Associate/Pediatrics Kern County Kern Medical Center $245,194 $31,020
55. Deputy District Attorney V Kern County District Attorney $244,596 $85,079
56. Fire Captain-C-A Kern County Fire $239,466 $63,669
57. Staff Psychiatrist-Contract Kern County Kern Medical Center $239,044 $33,724
58. Core Physician-Contract Kern County Kern Medical Center $238,269 $23,220
59. Family Practice Physician (Contract) Kern County Kern Medical Center $235,757 $37,390
60. General Counsel Kern County Water Agency Senior Management $235,391 $108,130
61. Emergency Physician-Contract Kern County Kern Medical Center $231,908 $3,264
62. Psychiatrist III, Mental Health Kern County Mental Health Services $231,516 $129,822
63. Chairman/Family Practice Kern County Kern Medical Center $230,489 $31,020
64. Fire Battalion Chief-C Kern County Fire $229,332 $108,222
65. Psychiatrist-Contract Kern County Kern Medical Center $228,487 $5,720
66. Administrator IV, Range 1 State University, Bakersfield $226,354 $57,276
67. Core Physician Psychiatrist-Contract Kern County Kern Medical Center $224,873 $33,724
68. Chief Executive Officer Kern Valley Hospital District Administration $223,934 $13,586
69. Associate/Pediatrics Kern County Kern Medical Center $222,353 $37,390
70. Sheriff's Sergeant-C-A Kern County Sheriff $222,164 $86,542
71. Core Physician-Contract Kern County Kern Medical Center $221,217 $33,724
72. Fire Captain-C Kern County Fire $220,787 $71,379
73. General Manager Semitropic Water Storage District Administration $220,676 $73,434
74. Faculty Physician-Contract Kern County Kern Medical Center $219,534 $27,900
75. Core Physician-Psychiatrist Kern County Kern Medical Center $218,529 $23,220
76. County Counsel Kern County County Counsel $218,447 $111,209
77. Fire Captain-C-A Kern County Fire $217,383 $75,845
78. General Manager Rosedale-Rio Bravo Water Storage District Administration $217,120 $43,287
79. Core Physician-Contract Kern County Kern Medical Center $214,506 $23,220
80. Core Physician-Contract Kern County Kern Medical Center $214,353 $33,412
81. Clinical Pharmacist Kern County Kern Medical Center $213,150 $99,719
82. District Attorney Kern County District Attorney $213,087 $127,130
83. County Administrative Officer Kern County County Administrative Office $210,651 $129,604
84. Chief Operating Officer-Contract Kern County Kern Medical Center $209,651 $101,560
85. Psychiatrist III, Mental Health Kern County Mental Health Services $209,429 $113,406
86. Family Practice Physician - Contract Kern County Kern Medical Center $208,144 $37,390
87. Manager North Kern Water Storage District Administration $206,273 $24,210
88. City Attorney Bakersfield Legal Services $205,657 $78,957
89. City Manager Wasco City Manager $205,530 $34,961
90. Psychiatrist III, Mental Health Kern County Mental Health Services $205,323 $125,691
91. Engineer/Manager Arvin-Edison Water Storage District Manager $204,819 $47,998
92. Chief Executive Officer Golden Empire Transit District Admin Mgrs/Supervisors/Staff $203,552 $38,014
93. Associate/Medicine Kern County Kern Medical Center $201,156 $37,780
94. Faculty Physician-Contract Kern County Kern Medical Center $197,609 $24,650
95. General Manager Kern-Tulare Water District Water District $196,694 $45,349
96. Fire Battalion Chief-C-A Kern County Fire $193,622 $88,706
97. Deputy General Manager Semitropic Water Storage District Administration $192,774 $35,910
98. Fire Battalion Chief-C Kern County Fire $191,576 $81,342
99. Board Member
Other Positions Held: General Manager
Southern San Joaquin Municipal Utility District Board of Directors $191,412 $78,155
100. Fire Captain-C-A Kern County Fire $190,139 $79,893