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Malia M. Cohen
California State Controller
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Report: Highest Paid Employees

  Position Special District Department Total Wages Total Retirement & Health Contribution
1. General Manager Metropolitan Water District of Southern California Executive Managers Team $466,324 $103,206
2. General Counsel Metropolitan Water District of Southern California General Counsel $358,468 $73,849
3. General Manager Water Replenishment District of Southern California General Manager $350,709 $130,529
4. Director Of Facilities & Operations Las Virgenes Municipal Water District Facilities And Operations $350,586 $33,776
5. Assistant General Manager, Strategic Water Initiatives Metropolitan Water District of Southern California Executive Managers Team $341,624 $83,001
6. General Manager West Basin Municipal Water District Executive $329,429 $30,581
7. Assistant General Manager, Chief Operating Officer Metropolitan Water District of Southern California Executive Managers Team $320,108 $82,630
8. Assistant General Manager, Chief External Affairs Officer Metropolitan Water District of Southern California Executive Managers Team $319,255 $90,501
9. Assistant General Manager, Chief Administrative Officer Metropolitan Water District of Southern California Executive Managers Team $318,319 $76,863
10. General Manager Las Virgenes Municipal Water District General Manager $313,571 $96,833
11. Unit Manager -Engineering Services Metropolitan Water District of Southern California Construction Management Unit $297,491 $54,977
12. Group Manager-Water Resource Management Metropolitan Water District of Southern California Office of Water Resource Management Group $293,978 $85,021
13. Assistant General Counsel Metropolitan Water District of Southern California General Counsel $291,547 $75,618
14. Group Manager-Water System Operations Metropolitan Water District of Southern California Office of Water System Operations Group $289,831 $79,325
15. Assistant General Counsel Metropolitan Water District of Southern California General Counsel $284,819 $72,176
16. General Manager Walnut Valley Water District Administration $280,709 $55,577
17. General Manager Santa Clarita Valley Water Agency Management $280,158 $76,505
18. Group Manager-Information Technology Metropolitan Water District of Southern California Office of Information Technology Group $280,006 $82,550
19. Bay-Delta Initiatives Manager Metropolitan Water District of Southern California Bay Delta Initiatives $277,983 $68,965
20. General Manager Upper San Gabriel Valley Municipal Water District Upper San Gabriel Valley Municipal Water District $277,226 $49,445
21. Group Manager-Engineering Services Metropolitan Water District of Southern California Office of Engineering Services Group $275,577 $73,794
22. Group Manager-Human Resources Metropolitan Water District of Southern California Office of Human Resources Group $274,945 $70,297
23. General Auditor Metropolitan Water District of Southern California Office of the General Auditor $272,706 $71,847
24. Group Manager-Real Property Metropolitan Water District of Southern California Office of Water System Operations Group $270,436 $69,882
25. Group Manager-External Affairs Metropolitan Water District of Southern California Office of External Affairs Group $270,296 $73,120
26. Assistant General Counsel Metropolitan Water District of Southern California General Counsel $269,910 $68,080
27. Director Of Water Resources Santa Clarita Valley Water Agency Water Resources $269,475 $67,669
28. General Manager Rowland Area County Water District Administrative $266,611 $76,646
29. Director Of Finance And Administration Las Virgenes Municipal Water District Finance And Administration $256,396 $82,154
30. General Manager/Ceo Palmdale Water District Administration $255,963 $40,087
31. Group Manager-Real Property Metropolitan Water District of Southern California Office of Real Property Group $253,291 $61,837
32. Budget And Treasury Manager Metropolitan Water District of Southern California Budget and Financial Planning Section $253,082 $73,717
33. Program Manager -Dam Safety Initiatives Metropolitan Water District of Southern California Office of Engineering Services Group $252,911 $73,242
34. Special Projects Manager Metropolitan Water District of Southern California Bay Delta Initiatives $251,623 $75,220
35. Section Manager -Water Quality Metropolitan Water District of Southern California Water Quality Section $250,434 $68,018
36. Executive Legislative Representative Metropolitan Water District of Southern California Federal Legislative Services Unit $247,867 $58,015
37. Section Manager -Conveyance And Distribution Metropolitan Water District of Southern California Conveyance And Distributions East And West Regions $246,167 $75,861
38. Assistant Group Manager Metropolitan Water District of Southern California Office of Engineering Services Group $245,018 $65,200
39. Assistant Group Manager Metropolitan Water District of Southern California Office of Water System Operations Group $243,083 $73,703
40. Director Of Engineering & External Affairs Las Virgenes Municipal Water District Engineering And External Affairs $242,624 $82,949
41. Chief Administrative Officer Three Valleys Municipal Water District Administration $242,310 $49,393
42. Director Of Information Technology Services Metropolitan Water District of Southern California Information Technology Section $242,135 $68,518
43. Special Projects Manager Metropolitan Water District of Southern California Bay Delta Initiatives $241,704 $68,578
44. Assistant Group Manager Metropolitan Water District of Southern California Office of Engineering Services Group $240,151 $71,823
45. Section Manager -Engineering Services Metropolitan Water District of Southern California Design Section $239,966 $69,707
46. Section Manager -Engineering Services Metropolitan Water District of Southern California Engineering Planning Section $239,683 $61,041
47. Section Manager -Operations Support Services Metropolitan Water District of Southern California Operations Support Services Section $238,517 $73,631
48. Chief Deputy General Counsel Metropolitan Water District of Southern California General Counsel $237,349 $68,959
49. Assistant General Manager Santa Clarita Valley Water Agency Administration $236,578 $65,750
50. Chief Deputy General Counsel Metropolitan Water District of Southern California General Counsel $236,360 $70,122
51. Executive Director San Gabriel Basin Water Quality Authority Admin $235,962 $28,970
52. Strategic Communication And Policy Advisor Metropolitan Water District of Southern California Office of External Affairs Group $234,440 $75,256
53. Unit Manager -Engineering Services Metropolitan Water District of Southern California Conveyance and Distribution Unit $234,213 $66,312
54. General Manager Central Basin Municipal Water District Administration $233,978 $34,355
55. Human Resources Section Manager Metropolitan Water District of Southern California Human Resources Partners Section $232,364 $54,301
56. Section Manager -Water Treatment Metropolitan Water District of Southern California Water Treatment Section $232,295 $74,238
57. General Manager Crescenta Valley County Water District Office $232,154 $52,921
58. Section Manager -Water Resource Management Metropolitan Water District of Southern California Resource Implementation Section $230,834 $67,399
59. General Manager San Gabriel Valley Municipal Water District Administration $230,513 $76,941
60. Section Manager -Real Property Metropolitan Water District of Southern California Planning and Acquisition Unit $229,441 $63,653
61. Chief Operating Officer Santa Clarita Valley Water Agency Retail Management $229,143 $47,488
62. Manager Of Colorado River Resources Metropolitan Water District of Southern California Executive Managers Team $229,078 $67,126
63. Section Manager -Water Resource Management Metropolitan Water District of Southern California Resource Planning and Development Section $228,958 $54,130
64. Director Of Technology Services Santa Clarita Valley Water Agency Administration $228,951 $52,719
65. Senior Deputy General Counsel Metropolitan Water District of Southern California General Counsel $228,772 $66,177
66. Executive Strategist Metropolitan Water District of Southern California Bay Delta Initiatives $228,737 $68,111
67. General Manager Three Valleys Municipal Water District Administration $228,155 $49,746
68. Team Manager IV Metropolitan Water District of Southern California Riverside Team $227,779 $41,111
69. Chief Engineer Santa Clarita Valley Water Agency Engineering $227,574 $66,719
70. Unit Manager -Engineering Services Metropolitan Water District of Southern California Facility Planning Unit $226,595 $70,620
71. Pump Plant Specialist Metropolitan Water District of Southern California Hinds Team $225,974 $54,744
72. Assistant General Auditor Metropolitan Water District of Southern California Office of the General Auditor $225,067 $45,693
73. Unit Manager -Engineering Services Metropolitan Water District of Southern California Facility Design Unit $224,496 $64,249
74. Special Projects Manager Metropolitan Water District of Southern California Office of External Affairs Group $224,425 $68,995
75. Section Manager -Water Operations And Planning Metropolitan Water District of Southern California Water Operations and Planning Section $224,394 $67,597
76. Team Manager -Pump Plant Metropolitan Water District of Southern California Hinds Team $224,347 $62,827
77. Aqueduct And Power Dispatcher Metropolitan Water District of Southern California Gene And Intake Team $224,178 $49,075
78. Senior Deputy General Counsel Metropolitan Water District of Southern California General Counsel $223,610 $45,518
79. Section Manager -Conveyance And Distribution Metropolitan Water District of Southern California Conveyance And Distributions Desert Region $223,124 $63,346
80. Senior Deputy General Counsel Metropolitan Water District of Southern California General Counsel $222,899 $62,127
81. Team Manager -Pump Plant Metropolitan Water District of Southern California Iron Team $222,898 $56,348
82. Section Manager -Power Operations And Planning Metropolitan Water District of Southern California Power Operating and Planning Section $222,386 $38,331
83. Director Of Operations And Maintenance Santa Clarita Valley Water Agency Administration $222,034 $43,038
84. Assistant General Manager Upper San Gabriel Valley Municipal Water District Upper San Gabriel Valley Municipal Water District $222,004 $61,283
85. Unit Manager -Engineering Services Metropolitan Water District of Southern California Systems Design Unit $221,734 $63,132
86. Unit Manager -Water Treatment Plant Metropolitan Water District of Southern California Weymouth Unit $221,161 $56,894
87. Unit Manager -Water Purification Metropolitan Water District of Southern California Water Quality Section $219,616 $67,213
88. Unit Manager -Water Treatment Plant Metropolitan Water District of Southern California Skinner Unit $218,535 $62,348
89. Senior Deputy General Counsel Metropolitan Water District of Southern California General Counsel $218,371 $60,207
90. Chief Financial & Administrative Officer Santa Clarita Valley Water Agency Management $218,240 $56,661
91. Senior Deputy General Counsel Metropolitan Water District of Southern California General Counsel $218,232 $57,660
92. Unit Manager -Conveyance And Distribution Metropolitan Water District of Southern California Western Region Unit $217,910 $57,573
93. Senior Deputy General Counsel Metropolitan Water District of Southern California General Counsel $217,736 $66,408
94. Section Manager -Engineering Services Metropolitan Water District of Southern California Treatment and Technology Program Management Unit $217,461 $63,918
95. Executive Manager of External Affairs West Basin Municipal Water District Executive $216,660 $37,587
96. Senior Deputy General Counsel Metropolitan Water District of Southern California General Counsel $216,570 $72,733
97. Section Manager -Operations Safety And Regulatory Services Metropolitan Water District of Southern California Operations Safety and Regulatory Services Section $216,102 $68,772
98. Unit Manager -Microbiology Metropolitan Water District of Southern California Microbiology Unit $215,879 $63,168
99. Senior Deputy General Counsel Metropolitan Water District of Southern California General Counsel $215,465 $65,694
100. Unit Manager -Conveyance And Distribution Metropolitan Water District of Southern California Desert Region Unit $215,432 $56,945