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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. President, Range 0 State University, Chico $344,032 $73,427
2. Medical Director Butte County Behavioral Health $269,465 $43,502
3. Chief Administrative Officer Butte County Administration $229,620 $40,335
4. City Manager Chico City Manager $224,775 $82,547
5. County Counsel Butte County County Counsel $220,663 $60,146
6. Psychiatrist Butte County Behavioral Health $219,697 $30,716
7. Administrator IV, Range 1 State University, Chico $217,096 $60,270
8. General Manager South Feather Water and Power Agency Administration $212,737 $54,061
9. Administrator IV, Range 1 State University, Chico $209,875 $51,523
10. Superintendent/President Butte-Glenn Community College District Butte-Presidents Office $199,747 $33,238
11. Fire Captain Chico Fire $199,066 $65,771
12. District Attorney Butte County District Attorney $196,711 $50,566
13. Administrator IV, Range 1 State University, Chico $186,446 $54,088
14. Health Officer Butte County Public Health $184,548 $37,807
15. City Attorney Chico City Attorney $183,851 $68,453
16. Administrator IV, Range 1 State University, Chico $183,635 $58,483
17. Sheriff-Coroner Butte County Sheriff-Coroner $183,538 $69,990
18. Psychiatrist Butte County Behavioral Health $183,250 $21,024
19. Judge, Superior Court Butte County Superior Court Judges' Retirement System Member $182,195 $12,261
20. Assistant County Counsel Butte County County Counsel $180,846 $36,789
21. Administrator IV, Range 1 State University, Chico $179,165 $45,216
22. Judge, Superior Court Butte County Superior Court Judges' Retirement System Member $178,308 $16,017
23. Judge, Superior Court Butte County Superior Court Judges' Retirement System Member $177,244 $6,945
24. Judge, Superior Court Butte County Superior Court Judges' Retirement System Member $176,985 $6,945
25. Judge, Superior Court Butte County Superior Court Judges' Retirement System Member $176,818 $6,945
26. Administrator IV, Range 1
Other Positions Held: Administrator IV, Range 1
State University, Chico $176,105 $44,739
27. Fire Captain Chico Fire $174,745 $64,660
28. Vice President for Administration/CBO Butte-Glenn Community College District Butte-Administration $174,491 $29,514
29. Judge, Superior Court Butte County Superior Court Judges' Retirement System Member $174,353 $17,396
30. Administrator III, Range 1 State University, Chico $173,889 $43,974
31. Vice President for Planning, Research & Organizational Dev. Butte-Glenn Community College District Butte-Plan, Research, Org Dev $173,500 $30,588
32. City Administrator Gridley Administration $173,479 $44,988
33. Vice President for Student Services Butte-Glenn Community College District Butte-Student Services $173,433 $25,365
34. Judge, Superior Court Butte County Superior Court Judges' Retirement System Member $173,216 $17,396
35. Judge, Superior Court Butte County Superior Court Judges' Retirement System Member $173,209 $17,396
36. Judge, Superior Court Butte County Superior Court Judges' Retirement System Member $171,755 $17,396
37. Division Chief Chico Fire $171,396 $80,013
38. Fire Captain Chico Fire $171,100 $65,507
39. Director-Employment and Social Services Butte County Employment And Social Services $171,060 $26,661
40. Director-Development Services Butte County Development Services $169,213 $32,344
41. Administrator IV, Range 1 State University, Chico $167,745 $37,708
42. Chief Deputy District Attorney Butte County District Attorney $166,605 $32,961
43. Electrical Technician South Feather Water and Power Agency Power $165,668 $37,844
44. Hydro Maintenance Foreman South Feather Water and Power Agency Power $165,098 $37,732
45. Superintendent Paradise Unified Paradise Unified School District $165,000 $24,721
46. Fire Captain Chico Fire $164,691 $67,018
47. Director-Public Works Butte County Public Works $164,200 $26,180
48. Fire Apparatus Engineer Chico Fire $162,456 $58,915
49. Administrator IV, Range 1 State University, Chico $161,715 $41,460
50. Judge, Superior Court Butte County Superior Court Judges' Retirement System Member $161,159 $17,188
51. Vice President for Learning Butte-Glenn Community College District Butte-Office of Instruction $160,504 $25,136
52. Director - Behavioral Health Butte County Behavioral Health $157,768 $26,502
53. Power Div Mgr. South Feather Water and Power Agency Power $156,855 $43,436
54. Director-Child Support Services Butte County Child Support Services $156,740 $30,695
55. Communication Tech South Feather Water and Power Agency Power $156,559 $39,460
56. Finance Director Gridley Finance $156,387 $40,060
57. Chief Of Police Chico Police General $156,380 $81,908
58. Fire Lieutenant Chico Fire $155,510 $62,147
59. Executive Director Butte County Association of Governments Administration $155,210 $63,203
60. Police Lieutenant Chico Police General $154,906 $58,030
61. Undersheriff Butte County Sheriff-Coroner $154,165 $50,305
62. Police Lieutenant Chico Police General $153,284 $65,393
63. Director-Information Systems Butte County Information Systems $152,731 $23,425
64. Administrator IV, Range 1 State University, Chico $152,116 $52,259
65. Fire Captain Chico Fire $151,923 $65,565
66. Auditor-Controller Butte County Auditor/Controller $151,566 $33,914
67. Administrator IV, Range 1 State University, Chico $151,175 $39,465
68. Chief Financial Officer Butte County Administration $151,113 $33,249
69. Public Works Director Chico Building & Development Service $150,892 $58,208
70. Administrator IV, Range 1 State University, Chico $150,586 $51,831
71. Transfer Center Coord Butte-Glenn Community College District Butte-Transfer Center $150,512 $21,924
72. Chief Gridley Police $149,826 $87,717
73. Fire Captain Chico Fire $149,707 $65,731
74. Commissioner Butte County Superior Court Judicial $149,606 $39,380
75. Department Chair - 12 Month, Range 5
Other Positions Held: Instructional Faculty, Summer Session - Extension, Range 1, Instructional Faculty - Academic Year, Range 5, Instructional Faculty - 12 Month, Range 5
State University, Chico $149,354 $49,378
76. Superintendent Oroville City Elementary Oroville City Elementary School District $149,292 $13,458
77. Water Div Manager South Feather Water and Power Agency Water $149,184 $44,475
78. Division Chief Chico Fire $148,574 $75,110
79. Fire Lieutenant Chico Fire $148,203 $63,112
80. Police Sergeant Chico Police General $148,021 $63,610
81. Director- Water and Resource Conservation Butte County Water Services $146,955 $23,435
82. Director- Water and Resource Conservation Butte County Water Services $146,955 $23,435
83. Fire Fighter Chico Fire $145,687 $52,355
84. Administrator IV, Range 1 State University, Chico $144,421 $45,250
85. Community Development Director Chico Planning Services $144,303 $48,760
86. County Clerk-Recorder/Registrar of Voters Butte County Clerk-Recorder $143,536 $32,799
87. Electrical Machinist South Feather Water and Power Agency Power $143,483 $35,746
88. Asst. Chief Gridley Police $143,418 $78,944
89. Asst Director, Employment and Social Services Butte County Employment And Social Services $143,130 $29,214
90. Deputy Administrative Officer Butte County Administration $141,420 $32,346
91. Police Sergeant Chico Police General $141,154 $64,134
92. Administrator III, Range 1
Other Positions Held: Administrator IV, Range 1
State University, Chico $140,872 $48,033
93. Electrician South Feather Water and Power Agency Power $140,847 $37,839
94. Fire Apparatus Engineer Chico Fire $140,569 $56,643
95. Fire Lieutenant Chico Fire $140,538 $61,381
96. Fire Lieutenant Chico Fire $140,460 $59,329
97. Superintendent Gridley Unified Gridley Unified School District $140,232 $12,499
98. Fire Apparatus Engineer Chico Fire $139,181 $59,482
99. District General Manager Paradise Irrigation District Administration $138,911 $23,841
100. Assessor Butte County Assessor $138,840 $25,425