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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. Faculty Physician-Contract Kern County Kern Medical Center $1,360,744 $23,740
2. Faculty Physician-Contract Kern County Kern Medical Center $1,295,929 $23,948
3. Orthopedic Surgeon-Contract Kern County Kern Medical Center $1,092,651 $35,596
4. Chairman, Department of Surgery Kern County Kern Medical Center $851,665 $23,948
5. Core Physician-Contract Kern County Kern Medical Center $577,766 $35,596
6. Core Physician-Contract Kern County Kern Medical Center $571,412 $35,596
7. Faculty Physician-Contract Kern County Kern Medical Center $547,437 $35,596
8. Core Physician-Contract Kern County Kern Medical Center $508,585 $29,772
9. Core Physician-Contract Kern County Kern Medical Center $499,258 $29,772
10. Core Physician Contract Kern County Kern Medical Center $463,719 $35,596
11. Faculty Physician-Contract Kern County Kern Medical Center $462,079 $35,596
12. Associate/Emergency Medicine Kern County Kern Medical Center $448,344 $40,120
13. Chairman Department of Radiology-C Kern County Kern Medical Center $423,550 $29,772
14. Radiologist-Contract Kern County Kern Medical Center $423,550 $35,596
15. Chief of Cardiology-Contract Kern County Kern Medical Center $419,962 $29,772
16. Core Physician-Contract Kern County Kern Medical Center $418,844 $40,120
17. Faculty Physician-Contract Kern County Kern Medical Center $412,595 $29,772
18. Obstetrics and Gynecology-Contract Kern County Kern Medical Center $402,283 $35,284
19. Core Physician-Radiologist-Contract Kern County Kern Medical Center $398,635 $29,772
20. Emergency Medicine Physician-Contract Kern County Kern Medical Center $393,851 $35,596
21. Core Physician-Contract Kern County Kern Medical Center $393,304 $27,796
22. Chief Executive Officer Mojave Air and Space Port Administration $375,339 $104,821
23. Associate/Emergency Medicine Kern County Kern Medical Center $374,508 $35,596
24. Core Physician Pathologist-Contract Kern County Kern Medical Center $352,519 $35,284
25. President, Range 0 State University, Bakersfield $351,115 $79,859
26. Faculty Physician-Contract Kern County Kern Medical Center $342,194 $25,560
27. Core Physician-Contract Kern County Kern Medical Center $338,506 $23,948
28. Chairman/Psychiatry Kern County Kern Medical Center $329,748 $29,772
29. Chancellor Kern Community College District Chancellor'S - Office $328,442 $78,099
30. Core Physician-Contract Kern County Kern Medical Center $326,632 $29,772
31. Faculty Physician-Contract Kern County Kern Medical Center $310,663 $24,780
32. Faculty Physician-Contract Kern County Kern Medical Center $306,752 $35,596
33. General Manager Kern County Water Agency Senior Management $302,335 $191,012
34. Fire Battalion Chief-C Kern County Fire $295,760 $110,607
35. Deputy Fire Chief-C Kern County Fire $291,004 $147,760
36. Sup Court Comm Kern County Superior Court Judges and Courtroom Support $284,918 $0
37. Associate/Obstetrics and Gynecology Kern County Kern Medical Center $283,732 $40,120
38. City Manager Bakersfield Executive $280,994 $94,208
39. Physician/Surgery-Contract Kern County Kern Medical Center $277,337 $17,500
40. Faculty Physician-Contract Kern County Kern Medical Center $274,282 $23,948
41. Chief/Pediatrics Kern County Kern Medical Center $272,306 $32,580
42. Core Physician-Contract Kern County Kern Medical Center $272,160 $35,596
43. General Manager Rosedale-Rio Bravo Water Storage District Administration $271,951 $66,049
44. Fire Captain-C-A Kern County Fire $259,467 $74,614
45. Medical Clinic Physician-Contract Kern County Kern Medical Center $257,813 $35,596
46. Manager Buena Vista Water Storage District Administrative $252,451 $29,263
47. General Counsel Kern County Water Agency Senior Management $247,625 $131,531
48. General Manager Semitropic Water Storage District Administration $245,550 $40,361
49. Associate/Pediatrics Kern County Kern Medical Center $245,194 $32,580
50. Associate/Medicine Kern County Kern Medical Center $245,120 $32,840
51. County Administrative Officer Kern County County Administrative Office $244,937 $147,862
52. Physician's Assistant Kern County Kern Medical Center $243,422 $68,499
53. Deputy Fire Chief-C Kern County Fire $243,265 $130,799
54. Chief Financial Officer-Contract Kern County Kern Medical Center $243,029 $82,385
55. Undersheriff Kern County Sheriff $240,304 $42,575
56. Superintendent Bakersfield City Superintendent $239,005 $39,342
57. Judge, Superior Court Kern County Superior Court Judges' Retirement System Member $237,717 $1,804
58. Psychiatrist-Contract Kern County Kern Medical Center $237,303 $29,772
59. Associate/Medicine Kern County Kern Medical Center $235,656 $40,120
60. Faculty Physician-Contract Kern County Kern Medical Center $235,309 $17,500
61. Staff Psychiatrist-Contract Kern County Kern Medical Center $234,799 $35,596
62. County Counsel
Other Positions Held: County Counsel
Kern County County Counsel $231,230 $125,202
63. Fire Captain-C-A Kern County Fire $231,148 $92,710
64. Chief Executive Officer Kern Valley Hospital District Administration $230,102 $18,204
65. Superintendent Kern County Office of Education Administration $229,061 $34,254
66. City Attorney Bakersfield Legal Services $225,570 $93,521
67. Chief Deputy Sheriff-C-M Kern County Sheriff $225,380 $120,663
68. Faculty Physician-Contract Kern County Kern Medical Center $224,187 $30,220
69. Chief Executive Officer Golden Empire Transit District Admin Managers/Supervisors/Staff $224,139 $38,992
70. Chief Deputy-Legis Svs/Gov.Rel Kern County Office of Education California School Information Systems $223,413 $33,927
71. Assistant General Manager Kern County Water Agency Senior Management $222,433 $110,256
72. Associate/Pediatrics Kern County Kern Medical Center $222,353 $32,580
73. Fire Captain-C Kern County Fire $222,254 $95,526
74. Psychiatrist-Contract Kern County Mental Health Services $221,840 $109,407
75. Fire Battalion Chief-C-A Kern County Fire $221,765 $95,199
76. Core Physician-Contract Kern County Kern Medical Center $221,733 $35,284
77. Fire Aircraft Pilot Kern County Fire $220,505 $82,830
78. Engineer/Manager Arvin-Edison Water Storage District Manager $219,429 $51,863
79. Public Defender Kern County Public Defender $218,582 $134,403
80. General Manager North Kern Water Storage District Administration $217,839 $36,956
81. Family Practice Physician -Contract Kern County Kern Medical Center $217,076 $39,730
82. Superintendent Panama-Buena Vista Union Board/Superintendent $217,062 $31,644
83. District Attorney Kern County District Attorney $216,544 $138,492
84. Physician's Assistant Kern County Kern Medical Center $214,824 $69,066
85. Director - Secretary
Other Positions Held: General Manager
Southern San Joaquin Municipal Utility District Board of Directors $214,693 $87,026
86. General Manager Kern-Tulare Water District Water District $214,328 $36,886
87. Superintendent Greenfield Union District Office $214,224 $17,210
88. Supervising Fire Heavy Equipment Specialist Kern County Fire $213,960 $104,750
89. Psychiatrist III, Mental Health Kern County Mental Health Services $213,649 $130,933
90. Psychiatrist III, Mental Health Kern County Mental Health Services $213,649 $117,867
91. Psychiatrist III, Mental Health Kern County Mental Health Services $213,649 $132,608
92. Faculty Physician-Contract Kern County Kern Medical Center $213,568 $35,596
93. Fire Battalion Chief-C Kern County Fire $213,318 $104,213
94. Chairman/Family Practice Kern County Kern Medical Center $213,202 $32,580
95. Fire Battalion Chief-C Kern County Fire $212,859 $103,057
96. Faculty Physician-Contract Kern County Kern Medical Center $212,568 $29,148
97. Fire Aircraft Pilot Kern County Fire $210,643 $92,710
98. Fire Chief & Director of Emergency Services Kern County Fire $210,242 $184,271
99. Faculty Physician-Contract Kern County Kern Medical Center $209,982 $35,596
100. General Manager Kern Delta Water District Management $209,311 $41,284