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Report: Highest Paid Employees

  Position Employer Department Total Wages Total Retirement & Health Contribution
1. President, Range 0 State University, Chico $344,343 $66,080
2. Chief Administrative Officer Butte County Administration $229,620 $45,914
3. County Counsel Butte County County Counsel $214,261 $64,788
4. Fire Captain Chico Fire Department $210,838 $63,889
5. General Manager South Feather Water and Power Agency Administration $209,557 $54,340
6. Psychiatrist Butte County Behavioral Health $209,482 $41,013
7. Administrator IV, Range 1 State University, Chico $208,806 $49,232
8. M-Management-Academic Butte-Glenn Community College District Butte-Presidents Office $197,904 $32,072
9. District Attorney Butte County District Attorney $196,711 $49,669
10. Administrator IV, Range 1 State University, Chico $185,566 $49,538
11. Health Officer Butte County Public Health $184,548 $42,239
12. City Attorney Chico City Attorney $183,878 $66,361
13. Administrator IV, Range 1 State University, Chico $183,657 $53,726
14. Sheriff-Coroner Butte County Sheriff-Coroner $183,460 $69,034
15. City Manager Chico City Manager $179,387 $48,604
16. Administrator IV, Range 1 State University, Chico $178,156 $41,425
17. Fire Captain Chico Fire Department $177,750 $62,100
18. Administrator IV, Range 1
Other Positions Held: Administrator IV, Range 1
State University, Chico $176,413 $40,579
19. Fire Apparatus Engineer Chico Fire Department $175,783 $57,539
20. Administrator III, Range 1 State University, Chico $173,283 $40,042
21. L-Management-Classified Butte-Glenn Community College District Butte-Administration $172,752 $28,531
22. Assistant County Counsel Butte County County Counsel $172,417 $41,026
23. M-Management-Academic Butte-Glenn Community College District Butte-Plan, Research, Org Dev $171,861 $29,503
24. M-Management-Academic Butte-Glenn Community College District Butte-Student Services $171,801 $24,743
25. Instructional Faculty - Academic Year, Range 5
Other Positions Held: Special Consultant, Range 0
State University, Chico $171,528 $40,998
26. Director-Development Services Butte County Development Services $169,213 $36,388
27. Director-Employment and Social Services Butte County Employment And Social Services $167,894 $30,669
28. Chief Deputy District Attorney Butte County District Attorney $167,158 $37,129
29. Fire Captain Chico Fire Department $166,115 $63,791
30. Director-Public Works Butte County Public Works $164,200 $30,095
31. Psychiatrist Butte County Behavioral Health $164,119 $34,953
32. Fire Captain Chico Fire Department $164,104 $63,810
33. Fire Captain Chico Fire Department $161,948 $63,816
34. Assistant City Manager Chico City Manager $161,408 $51,503
35. Police Sergeant Chico Police General $160,074 $62,374
36. Fire Chief Chico Fire Department $157,047 $82,568
37. Fire Apparatus Engineer Chico Fire Department $156,879 $57,206
38. Fire Lieutenant Chico Fire Department $156,318 $60,759
39. City Administrator Gridley Administration $155,932 $36,778
40. Building/Development Services Director Chico Building & Development Service $153,932 $61,521
41. Director-Public Health Butte County Public Health $153,878 $28,467
42. Executive Director Butte County Association of Governments Administration $153,694 $59,297
43. M-Management-Academic Butte-Glenn Community College District Butte-Office of Instruction $152,581 $24,808
44. Fire Lieutenant Chico Fire Department $152,502 $60,765
45. Director-Child Support Services Butte County Child Support Services $152,101 $33,695
46. Auditor-Controller Butte County Auditor/Controller $151,480 $33,722
47. Administrator IV, Range 1 State University, Chico $151,340 $48,028
48. Captain Paradise Fire Suppression $150,969 $35,718
49. Division Chief Chico Fire Department $150,847 $77,644
50. Administrator IV, Range 1 State University, Chico $150,768 $47,635
51. Administrator IV, Range 1 State University, Chico $150,437 $35,914
52. Power Div Mgr. South Feather Water and Power Agency Power $149,596 $39,905
53. Fire Captain Chico Fire Department $149,330 $66,083
54. Department Chair - 12 Month, Range 5
Other Positions Held: Instructional Faculty, Summer Session - Extension, Range 1, Instructional Faculty - Academic Year, Range 5
State University, Chico $149,007 $45,563
55. Chief Gridley Police $146,798 $76,702
56. Fire Apparatus Engineer Chico Fire Department $146,157 $57,612
57. Director-Information Systems Butte County Information Systems $145,976 $26,811
58. Chief Financial Officer Butte County Administration $145,658 $36,806
59. Administrator IV, Range 1 State University, Chico $145,183 $34,779
60. Hydro Maintenance Foreman South Feather Water and Power Agency Power $144,993 $35,196
61. Captain Paradise Fire Suppression $144,975 $36,421
62. Administrator IV, Range 1 State University, Chico $144,451 $41,446
63. District Manager Paradise Irrigation District Administration $143,998 $40,916
64. Water Div Manager South Feather Water and Power Agency Water $143,973 $40,211
65. County Clerk-Recorder/Registrar of Voters Butte County Clerk-Recorder $143,546 $32,180
66. Director - Behavioral Health Butte County Behavioral Health $142,810 $31,566
67. N-Student Dev Faculty Butte-Glenn Community College District Butte-Transfer Center $142,788 $22,599
68. Battalion Chief Paradise Fire Suppression $141,206 $39,658
69. Administrator IV, Range 1 State University, Chico $140,835 $33,904
70. Undersheriff Butte County Sheriff-Coroner $140,826 $52,225
71. Administrator III, Range 1
Other Positions Held: Administrator IV, Range 1
State University, Chico $140,481 $43,627
72. Electrical Technician South Feather Water and Power Agency Power $140,037 $34,528
73. Administrator IV, Range 1 State University, Chico $139,875 $28,911
74. Instructional Faculty - Academic Year, Range 5 State University, Chico $139,541 $38,399
75. Assessor Butte County Assessor $139,365 $24,847
76. Deputy Administrative Officer Butte County Administration $138,824 $35,728
77. Fire Lieutenant Chico Fire Department $138,697 $60,719
78. Administrator III, Range 1 State University, Chico $138,652 $33,688
79. Division Chief Chico Fire Department $138,614 $66,077
80. Police Sergeant Chico Police General $138,576 $50,938
81. Administrator III, Range 1 State University, Chico $138,551 $44,008
82. General Services Director Chico Building & Development Service $138,395 $53,475
83. Fire Captain Chico Fire Department $138,256 $59,329
84. Deputy Administrative Officer Butte County Administration $137,984 $35,728
85. Communication Tech South Feather Water and Power Agency Power $137,429 $40,133
86. C-Classified Butte-Glenn Community College District Butte-Information Systems $137,335 $21,652
87. Department Chair - 12 Month, Range 5
Other Positions Held: Instructional Faculty - Academic Year, Range 5, Instructional Faculty - 12 Month, Range 5
State University, Chico $137,202 $40,137
88. Chief Of Police Chico Police General $136,884 $73,053
89. Asst. Chief Gridley Police $136,675 $26,708
90. Fire Apparatus Engineer Chico Fire Department $135,970 $55,733
91. Administrator IV, Range 1 State University, Chico $135,884 $45,444
92. Assistant Director, Employment and Social Services Butte County Employment And Social Services $135,532 $35,209
93. M-Management-Academic Butte-Glenn Community College District Butte-Student Learning Office $135,495 $22,210
94. Director-Human Resources Butte County Human Resources $135,191 $33,714
95. Assistant Director, Development Services Butte County Development Services $134,984 $35,728
96. Fire Lieutenant Chico Fire Department $134,868 $56,774
97. M-Management-Academic Butte-Glenn Community College District Butte-Student Learning Office $134,844 $25,981
98. Fire Apparatus Engineer Chico Fire Department $134,762 $57,389
99. Agricultural Commissioner/Director of Weights and Measures Butte County Agriculture $134,147 $30,587
100. L-Management-Classified Butte-Glenn Community College District Butte-Economic Workforce Development $134,036 $23,649