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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 Polytech University, San Luis Obispo $359,291 $93,045
2. City Attorney Morro Bay Legal $302,415 $48,970
3. Mental Health Medical Director San Luis Obispo County Behavioral Health $301,726 $76,961
4. Administrator IV, Range 1 State Polytech University, San Luis Obispo $249,562 $65,170
5. City Manager Atascadero City Manager $241,983 $50,767
6. Administrator IV, Range 1 State Polytech University, San Luis Obispo $237,818 $62,224
7. Administrator IV, Range 1 State Polytech University, San Luis Obispo $229,680 $56,679
8. City Manager San Luis Obispo Administration $225,780 $70,962
9. Police Officer Grover Beach Police $219,841 $29,003
10. Administrator IV, Range 1 State Polytech University, San Luis Obispo $218,201 $66,012
11. County Administrative Officer San Luis Obispo County Administrative Office $210,620 $72,757
12. Administrator IV, Range 1
Other Positions Held: Instructional Faculty, Extension Non-Credit, Range 2
State Polytech University, San Luis Obispo $204,915 $61,335
13. Fire Capt. (Suppression) San Luis Obispo Fire $202,487 $58,080
14. City Manager Morro Bay Administration $202,388 $49,488
15. Ceo - City Manager El Paso De Robles City Manager $201,458 $78,418
16. Administrator IV, Range 1 State Polytech University, San Luis Obispo $201,046 $60,978
17. Administrator IV, Range 1 State Polytech University, San Luis Obispo $200,556 $61,352
18. President San Luis Obispo County Community College District Cuesta-President's Office $199,399 $23,331
19. Public Health Administrator/Health Officer San Luis Obispo County Public Health Department $198,962 $70,415
20. District Attorney San Luis Obispo County District Attorney $197,535 $81,774
21. Administrator IV, Range 1 State Polytech University, San Luis Obispo $194,076 $40,406
22. County Counsel San Luis Obispo County County Counsel $193,552 $64,992
23. Judge, Superior Court San Luis Obispo County Superior Court Judges' Retirement System Member $193,448 $14,817
24. Judge, Superior Court San Luis Obispo County Superior Court Judges' Retirement System Member $190,688 $9,676
25. Fire Battalion Chief San Luis Obispo Fire $190,549 $67,240
26. General Manager Cambria Community Services District Administration $190,263 $77,240
27. Judge, Superior Court San Luis Obispo County Superior Court Judges' Retirement System Member $189,853 $14,308
28. Judge, Superior Court San Luis Obispo County Superior Court Judges' Retirement System Member $189,060 $17,516
29. Judge, Superior Court San Luis Obispo County Superior Court Judges' Retirement System Member $188,938 $21,294
30. Administrator IV, Range 1 State Polytech University, San Luis Obispo $188,769 $60,772
31. Administrator IV, Range 1 State Polytech University, San Luis Obispo $188,028 $59,403
32. Administrator IV, Range 1 State Polytech University, San Luis Obispo $187,873 $54,634
33. Administrator III, Range 1 State Polytech University, San Luis Obispo $186,749 $46,044
34. Judge, Superior Court San Luis Obispo County Superior Court Judges' Retirement System Member $186,481 $21,294
35. Judge, Superior Court San Luis Obispo County Superior Court Judges' Retirement System Member $185,940 $25,268
36. Fire Capt. (Suppression) San Luis Obispo Fire $185,605 $53,382
37. Judge, Superior Court San Luis Obispo County Superior Court Judges' Retirement System Member $185,210 $23,824
38. Judge, Superior Court San Luis Obispo County Superior Court Judges' Retirement System Member $184,853 $21,094
39. Administrator IV, Range 1 State Polytech University, San Luis Obispo $184,186 $54,603
40. Instructional Faculty - Academic Year, Range 5
Other Positions Held: Instructional Faculty, Summer Session - Extension, Range 2, Instructional Faculty, Special Programs -For Credit, Range 5
State Polytech University, San Luis Obispo $183,563 $37,380
41. Police Sergeant San Luis Obispo Police $182,916 $55,823
42. Sheriff-Coroner San Luis Obispo County Sheriff-Coroner $182,844 $88,032
43. Instructional Faculty - Academic Year, Range 5
Other Positions Held: Instructional Faculty, Special Programs -For Credit, Range 5, Instructional Faculty, Special Programs -For Credit, Range 5, Special Consultant, Range 0, Special Consultant, Range 0
State Polytech University, San Luis Obispo $181,860 $44,303
44. Auditor-Controller-Treasurer-Tax Collector-Public Administrator San Luis Obispo County Auditor-Controller $181,688 $61,194
45. General Services Agency Director San Luis Obispo County General Services Agency $181,528 $63,587
46. Health Agency Director San Luis Obispo County Public Health Department $180,481 $59,949
47. Judge, Superior Court San Luis Obispo County Superior Court Judges' Retirement System Member $180,428 $17,198
48. Fire Capt. (Suppression) San Luis Obispo Fire $180,329 $56,765
49. Judge, Superior Court San Luis Obispo County Superior Court Judges' Retirement System Member $180,276 $25,268
50. Police Chief Pismo Beach Police $177,979 $72,216
51. Executive Officer San Luis Obispo County Superior Court Administration $177,600 $75,581
52. Deputy County Counsel IV San Luis Obispo County County Counsel $177,218 $49,284
53. Director of Public Works/Transportation San Luis Obispo County Public Works $176,631 $63,587
54. Deputy Fire Chief San Luis Obispo Fire $176,567 $62,622
55. Administrator III, Range 1 State Polytech University, San Luis Obispo $176,525 $52,282
56. City Manager Atascadero City Manager $176,214 $54,775
57. Director of Child Support Services San Luis Obispo County Child Support Services $175,855 $50,869
58. Administrator IV, Range 1 State Polytech University, San Luis Obispo $175,180 $29,768
59. Fire Engineer San Luis Obispo Fire $174,765 $47,783
60. Administrator III, Range 1 State Polytech University, San Luis Obispo $173,993 $56,814
61. Fire Capt. (Suppression) San Luis Obispo Fire $173,508 $57,245
62. Judge, Superior Court San Luis Obispo County Superior Court Judges' Retirement System Member $173,025 $25,257
63. City Attorney San Luis Obispo Attorney $171,915 $59,795
64. Police Sergeant San Luis Obispo Police $171,834 $57,291
65. Pol Officer -Ed Inc Full San Luis Obispo Police $171,681 $59,817
66. Administrator IV, Range 1 State Polytech University, San Luis Obispo $171,528 $56,341
67. Reserve Deputy Sheriff San Luis Obispo County Sheriff-Coroner $170,523 $8,708
68. Administrator III, Range 1 State Polytech University, San Luis Obispo $169,993 $55,929
69. Administrator IV, Range 1 State Polytech University, San Luis Obispo $169,764 $54,252
70. Assistant County Administrative Officer San Luis Obispo County Administrative Office $168,841 $34,305
71. County Social Services Director San Luis Obispo County Department Of Social Services $168,384 $61,220
72. Fire Capt. (Suppression) San Luis Obispo Fire $168,094 $56,097
73. Fire Chief El Paso De Robles Emergency Services $167,886 $61,233
74. Police Captain San Luis Obispo Police $167,601 $73,668
75. Fire Fighter San Luis Obispo Fire $165,583 $48,197
76. Executive Manager III El Paso De Robles Public Works $165,576 $70,741
77. Chief Probation Officer San Luis Obispo County Probation Department $164,202 $42,123
78. Police Chief San Luis Obispo Police $163,563 $73,902
79. Administrator IV, Range 1 State Polytech University, San Luis Obispo $163,372 $55,196
80. Assessor San Luis Obispo County Assessor $162,612 $69,044
81. Police Sergeant San Luis Obispo Police $162,494 $63,873
82. Assistant District Attorney San Luis Obispo County District Attorney $162,078 $58,166
83. Executive Manager III El Paso De Robles Community Development $161,473 $64,528
84. Air Pollution Control Officer San Luis Obispo County Air Pollution Control District $161,308 $64,671
85. Fire Capt. (Suppression) San Luis Obispo Fire $161,194 $53,951
86. Sheriff's Chief Deputy San Luis Obispo County Sheriff-Coroner $161,119 $8,011
87. Executive Manager III El Paso De Robles Administrative Services $160,959 $70,741
88. Pol Officer -Ed Inc Full San Luis Obispo Police $160,365 $58,655
89. Police Captain San Luis Obispo Police $160,227 $79,307
90. Fire Capt. (Suppression) San Luis Obispo Fire $160,224 $56,887
91. Fire Capt. (Suppression) San Luis Obispo Fire $159,948 $58,164
92. Administrator IV, Range 1 State Polytech University, San Luis Obispo $159,804 $48,243
93. Vice President - Student Lrn. San Luis Obispo County Community College District Cuesta-Vp - Academic Affairs $159,632 $20,069
94. Executive Manager III El Paso De Robles City Manager $159,599 $68,909
95. Assistant County Counsel San Luis Obispo County County Counsel $159,245 $58,652
96. Director Of Public Works San Luis Obispo Public Works $158,495 $50,556
97. Chief Of Police El Paso De Robles Police $158,191 $78,368
98. Director Of Community Dev San Luis Obispo Community Development $157,672 $52,475
99. Executive Director San Luis Obispo Council of Governments Administration $157,377 $42,958
100. Director Of Utilities San Luis Obispo Utilities $157,376 $50,556