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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. Administrator IV, Range 1 State University, Sonoma $485,627 $111,330
2. Deputy Sheriff II Sonoma County Sheriff $381,678 $27,903
3. President, Range 0 State University, Sonoma $363,472 $81,249
4. Chief Executive Officer Sonoma Valley Healthcare District Administration $349,245 $45,860
5. Deputy Sheriff II Sonoma County Sheriff $284,245 $34,902
6. President/Superintendent Sonoma County Junior College District President's Office $266,464 $46,280
7. County Administrator Sonoma County County Administrator's Office $262,898 $51,175
8. Deputy Sheriff II Sonoma County Sheriff $241,856 $34,354
9. District Attorney Sonoma County District Attorneys Office $235,531 $54,606
10. Administrator IV, Range 1 State University, Sonoma $231,708 $68,187
11. Chief Medical Officer Sonoma Valley Healthcare District Administration $229,645 $2,594
12. City Manager Cotati Cm-301-City Manager/Clerk $228,826 $76,976
13. Director Of Health Services Sonoma County Department Of Health Services $223,667 $37,868
14. Sheriff-Coroner Sonoma County Sheriff $222,628 $71,674
15. Mental Health Medical Director Sonoma County Department Of Health Services $222,179 $46,147
16. Battalion Chief Santa Rosa Fire Department $220,010 $70,568
17. Senior Network Analyst Sonoma County Information Systems Department $218,748 $26,867
18. Water Agency General Manager Sonoma County Water Agency $216,080 $47,152
19. City Manager Petaluma City Manager $209,301 $69,562
20. City Manager Healdsburg City Manager's Office $208,756 $70,611
21. Retirement Administrator Sonoma County Retirement $208,470 $44,961
22. Administrator IV, Range 1 State University, Sonoma $208,155 $62,718
23. Auditor Controller/Treasurer/Tax Collector Sonoma County Auditor-Controller $208,129 $56,110
24. Battalion Chief Santa Rosa Fire Department $208,004 $68,344
25. City Manager Healdsburg City Manager's Office $207,776 $51,463
26. Chief Human Resources Officer Sonoma Valley Healthcare District Human Resources $206,014 $16,027
27. Battalion Chief W / Stipend Santa Rosa Fire Department $204,743 $71,263
28. Deputy Sheriff II Sonoma County Sheriff $204,182 $33,278
29. Fire Captain Petaluma Fire $200,631 $67,905
30. City Manager Rohnert Park City Manager $200,222 $74,315
31. County Counsel Sonoma County County Counsel $199,833 $46,001
32. City Attorney Petaluma City Attorney $199,770 $33,791
33. Director Human Resources Sonoma County Human Resources Department $198,608 $38,447
34. Public Defender Sonoma County Public Defender's Office $196,319 $40,987
35. Deputy Public Health Officer Sonoma County Department Of Health Services $194,816 $42,475
36. City Attorney Santa Rosa City Attorney $194,067 $53,323
37. Retired City Employees Petaluma Retired Employees $193,938 $59,385
38. Administrator IV, Range 1 State University, Sonoma $193,566 $45,036
39. Court Executive Officer Sonoma County Superior Court Executive Office $192,756 $92,991
40. Sheriffs Sergeant Sonoma County Sheriff $192,428 $39,326
41. Chief Executive Officer Petaluma Health Care District Admin $192,240 $53,194
42. City Manager Santa Rosa City Manager $192,049 $38,883
43. Director Of Transportation & Public Works Sonoma County Transportation And Public Works $192,018 $40,481
44. Deputy Sheriff II Sonoma County Sheriff $191,938 $33,095
45. Police Captain Santa Rosa Police Department $191,643 $86,604
46. Town Manager Windsor Town Managers Office $191,510 $49,768
47. Fire Captain Santa Rosa Fire Department $190,769 $76,714
48. Fire Captain Santa Rosa Fire Department $190,602 $66,982
49. Director Of Nursing Sonoma Valley Healthcare District Nursing Administration $190,414 $24,962
50. Fire Captain Santa Rosa Fire Department $189,998 $78,587
51. Police Captain Santa Rosa Police Department $187,839 $86,404
52. Vice President of Student Services/Assistant Superintendent Sonoma County Junior College District Student Services $187,750 $27,798
53. Fire Battalion Chief Petaluma Fire $187,515 $84,472
54. Deputy Sheriff II Sonoma County Sheriff $187,423 $34,902
55. Assistant County Administrator Sonoma County County Administrator's Office $186,535 $43,108
56. Sheriffs Sergeant Sonoma County Sheriff $186,436 $38,521
57. City Manager Sonoma Administration $185,861 $39,662
58. Police Chief Petaluma Police $185,707 $95,584
59. Deputy Sheriff II Sonoma County Sheriff $185,346 $34,354
60. General Services Director Sonoma County General Services Department $185,192 $38,158
61. Fire Captain Santa Rosa Fire Department $184,887 $70,170
62. Battalion Chief 40Hr W / Stip Santa Rosa Fire Department $184,856 $81,212
63. Fire Engineer Santa Rosa Fire Department $184,623 $63,999
64. Administrator IV, Range 1 State University, Sonoma $184,013 $49,833
65. Fire Engineer Santa Rosa Fire Department $183,761 $70,129
66. Sheriffs Sergeant Sonoma County Sheriff $183,181 $38,692
67. Sheriffs Sergeant Sonoma County Sheriff $182,658 $38,773
68. Staff Psychiatrist Sonoma County Department Of Health Services $182,535 $37,477
69. Battalion Chief Valley of the Moon Fire Protection District Fire $182,141 $79,436
70. Director Of Public Safety Rohnert Park Public Safety $182,132 $65,205
71. Water Agency Chief Engineer/Dir Of Groundwater Management Sonoma County Water Agency $182,027 $32,783
72. Superintendent Santa Rosa City Schools Admin3 $182,014 $16,007
73. Sheriffs Sergeant Sonoma County Sheriff $181,785 $37,404
74. Fire Captain Santa Rosa Fire Department $181,724 $74,432
75. Deputy Sheriff II Sonoma County Sheriff $181,270 $34,838
76. Utilities Director Healdsburg Utilities $181,253 $48,708
77. Director Of Human Services Sonoma County Human Services Department $181,223 $40,861
78. Vice President of Human Resources Sonoma County Junior College District Human Resources Department $181,045 $38,875
79. Police Lieutenant Santa Rosa Police Department $180,900 $79,723
80. Information System Director Sonoma County Information Systems Department $180,728 $40,565
81. Water Agency Assistant General Manager Sonoma County Water Agency $180,229 $32,959
82. Deputy Sheriff II Sonoma County Sheriff $180,103 $31,142
83. Water Agency Assistant General Manager Sonoma County Water Agency $179,112 $38,645
84. Battalion Chief 40Hr W / Stip Santa Rosa Fire Department $178,283 $64,728
85. Battalion Chief Valley of the Moon Fire Protection District Fire $177,941 $78,248
86. Public Safety Sergeant Rohnert Park Public Safety $177,723 $77,653
87. Retired City Employees Petaluma Retired Employees $176,934 $53,004
88. Judge, Superior Court Sonoma County Superior Court Judges' Retirement System Member $176,770 $17,620
89. Scta Executive Director Sonoma County Transportation Authority Sonoma County Transportation Authority $176,747 $47,643
90. Instructional Faculty - 12 Month, Range 5
Other Positions Held: Special Consultant, Range 0, Instructional Faculty - 12 Month, Range 5, Instructional Faculty - Academic Year, Range 5, Instructional Faculty - Academic Year, Range 5, Department Chair - Academic Year, Range 5
State University, Sonoma $175,664 $40,301
91. Superintendent Sonoma Valley Unified Cert Management $175,599 $35,103
92. Fire Captain Santa Rosa Fire Department $175,584 $69,292
93. Police Sergeant Santa Rosa Police Department $175,259 $69,371
94. Director Of Public Works Santa Rosa Public Works $174,485 $46,978
95. Director Of Perioperative Services Sonoma Valley Healthcare District Surgery $174,465 $3,242
96. Police Lieutenant Santa Rosa Police Department $174,313 $74,912
97. Police Chief Healdsburg Police $174,273 $54,218
98. Fire Chief Valley of the Moon Fire Protection District Fire $174,270 $86,494
99. Fire Captain Santa Rosa Fire Department $173,854 $72,519
100. Captain Valley of the Moon Fire Protection District Fire $173,473 $65,385