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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 Mesa Water District (Orange) Office of the General Manager $338,009 $54,376
2. Assistant General Manager Mesa Water District (Orange) Engineering $277,839 $28,155
3. General Manager Trabuco Canyon Water District Administration $264,900 $48,171
4. General Manager South Coast Water District Office Of GM $263,754 $33,748
5. General Manager East Orange County Water District Management $259,001 $43,153
6. Manager Of Oper & Eng Laguna Beach County Water District Operations $257,747 $48,950
7. Asst General Man Laguna Beach County Water District Administration $254,396 $36,703
8. Chief Ops Officer South Coast Water District Operations $252,221 $49,202
9. Chief Engineer South Coast Water District Engineering $245,766 $45,322
10. Chief Financial Officer South Coast Water District Finance $240,710 $34,463
11. General Manager Yorba Linda Water District Administration $231,094 $25,138
12. Operations Manager East Orange County Water District Public Works $213,216 $38,711
13. Water Operations Manager Mesa Water District (Orange) Water Operations $210,932 $34,217
14. Engineering Manager East Orange County Water District Management $207,640 $40,838
15. IT Manager South Coast Water District Office Of GM $207,270 $29,756
16. Finance Manager Yorba Linda Water District Finance $200,189 $37,882
17. Chief Financial Officer Mesa Water District (Orange) Financial Services $198,985 $17,778
18. HR and Risk Manager Yorba Linda Water District HR/Risk/Records $198,353 $41,954
19. Operations Manager Yorba Linda Water District Operations $196,053 $46,802
20. Assistant General Manager Trabuco Canyon Water District Administration $195,252 $65,550
21. Engineering Manager Yorba Linda Water District Engineering $193,326 $38,539
22. Water Policy Manager Mesa Water District (Orange) External Affairs $191,613 $39,127
23. Director Of Operations South Coast Water District Operations $191,262 $32,436
24. Manager Of Finance Laguna Beach County Water District Finance $190,817 $35,622
25. Director, HR & Risk South Coast Water District Office Of GM $189,170 $29,394
26. Water Resources Manager South Coast Water District Operations $188,717 $41,165
27. Operations Superintendent Laguna Beach County Water District Operations $187,390 $37,332
28. Principal Engineer South Coast Water District Engineering $179,913 $35,971
29. Senior Civil Engineering Mesa Water District (Orange) Engineering $170,091 $10,093
30. Senior Construction Inspector South Coast Water District Engineering $167,277 $37,108
31. Lead Plant Operator South Coast Water District Operations $166,054 $40,315
32. Principal Engineer South Coast Water District Engineering $165,772 $28,582
33. Administrative Services Manager Mesa Water District (Orange) Administrative Services $163,707 $36,780
34. Scada System Auto Programmer South Coast Water District Operations $162,540 $39,585
35. Water Operations Supervisor Mesa Water District (Orange) Water Operations $159,730 $26,948
36. Recycled Wtr/Con Manager South Coast Water District Operations $159,262 $48,887
37. Senior Civil Engineering Mesa Water District (Orange) Engineering $157,065 $34,761
38. Senior Civil Engineer South Coast Water District Engineering $156,153 $38,507
39. Senior Operator Mesa Water District (Orange) Water Operations $155,844 $26,933
40. Production Superintendent Yorba Linda Water District Operations $152,382 $15,054
41. Field Maint Super Laguna Beach County Water District Operations $152,000 $39,578
42. Lead Collection System Op South Coast Water District Operations $151,972 $34,385
43. Distribution Sys Supervisor South Coast Water District Operations $151,201 $36,023
44. Water Operations Supervisor Mesa Water District (Orange) Water Operations $150,553 $15,102
45. Public Information Officer South Coast Water District Office Of GM $149,280 $36,102
46. District Engineer Trabuco Canyon Water District Administration $148,824 $51,529
47. Senior Plant Operator South Coast Water District Operations $148,698 $34,063
48. Clerk Of The Board Of Directors/Executive Assistant To The General Manager South Coast Water District Office Of GM $147,769 $28,766
49. Controller South Coast Water District Finance $147,529 $26,818
50. Senior Operator Mesa Water District (Orange) Water Operations $147,085 $31,406
51. Foreman Laguna Beach County Water District Operations $142,921 $37,642
52. Senior System Engineer South Coast Water District Office Of GM $142,439 $36,671
53. Senior System Engineer South Coast Water District Office Of GM $142,234 $28,071
54. Customer Service Mgr South Coast Water District Finance $142,169 $25,020
55. Maint Worker III Laguna Beach County Water District Operations $142,031 $35,753
56. Senior Transmission Main Op South Coast Water District Operations $141,342 $34,922
57. Transmission Main Manager South Coast Water District Operations $141,018 $38,262
58. Sr. Executive Assistant/Board Secretary Yorba Linda Water District Administration $140,253 $28,186
59. Collection Supervisor East Orange County Water District Public Works $139,821 $32,916
60. Business Administrator Mesa Water District (Orange) Office of the General Manager $139,352 $35,555
61. Senior Plant Operator South Coast Water District Operations $136,682 $30,462
62. Senior Information Systems Administrator Yorba Linda Water District Administration $136,515 $28,228
63. Operations Superintendent South Coast Water District Operations $136,405 $41,413
64. EHS Manager South Coast Water District Office Of GM $135,824 $35,839
65. Scada/Electrical Technician South Coast Water District Operations $135,349 $40,266
66. Senior Management Analyst Yorba Linda Water District Administration $135,339 $32,515
67. Water Superintendent Trabuco Canyon Water District Water $135,029 $44,487
68. Customer Service Manager Mesa Water District (Orange) Customer Service $134,609 $33,726
69. Recycled Wtr/Con Supervisor South Coast Water District Operations $133,886 $42,276
70. Foreman Laguna Beach County Water District Operations $133,155 $37,776
71. Recreation Manager South Coast Water District Office Of GM $133,110 $22,612
72. Senior Maintenance Worker Yorba Linda Water District Operations $132,956 $35,848
73. Human Resources Manager Mesa Water District (Orange) Human Resources $132,835 $18,587
74. Fleet Main Supervisor South Coast Water District Operations $132,040 $41,757
75. Controller Mesa Water District (Orange) Financial Services $131,995 $8,797
76. Lead Distribution Sys Op South Coast Water District Operations $131,718 $44,350
77. Water Operations Coordinator Mesa Water District (Orange) Water Operations $131,472 $13,883
78. Operator II Mesa Water District (Orange) Water Operations $130,693 $21,818
79. Support Services Manager South Coast Water District Operations $130,644 $35,372
80. Maint Worker III Laguna Beach County Water District Operations $130,191 $35,410
81. Senior Accountant Yorba Linda Water District Finance $130,092 $20,128
82. Senior Operator Mesa Water District (Orange) Water Operations $129,392 $11,996
83. Senior System Operator-Wtr South Coast Water District Operations $129,370 $25,208
84. Senior Construction Inspector Yorba Linda Water District Engineering $129,328 $30,824
85. Senior Transmission Main Op South Coast Water District Operations $129,106 $29,832
86. Operations Superintendent Yorba Linda Water District Operations $128,555 $36,331
87. Collection Sys Op III South Coast Water District Operations $128,505 $37,853
88. Wastewater Chief Plant Operator Trabuco Canyon Water District Sanitation $128,470 $44,823
89. Water Operations Supervisor Mesa Water District (Orange) Water Operations $127,804 $22,948
90. Senior Plant Operator Yorba Linda Water District Operations $127,628 $31,660
91. General Manager Yorba Linda Water District Administration $127,257 $15,857
92. Lead Transmission Main Op South Coast Water District Operations $126,852 $33,728
93. Water Quality & Compliance Supervisor Mesa Water District (Orange) Water Operations $126,037 $34,061
94. Collection Sys Supervisor South Coast Water District Operations $125,574 $35,735
95. Cust Serv Supervisor Laguna Beach County Water District Administration $124,817 $32,353
96. Customer Service Billing Administrator Yorba Linda Water District Finance $124,735 $31,162
97. Senior Maintenance Worker Yorba Linda Water District Operations $124,182 $22,954
98. Foreman Laguna Beach County Water District Operations $122,472 $36,911
99. Water Use Efficiency Analyst Mesa Water District (Orange) Customer Service $122,414 $12,324
100. Maintenance Superintendent Yorba Linda Water District Operations $122,099 $37,061