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Cities Reported
482
304,077
$18,725,932,107
Last Updated: 9/2/2016

Report: Highest Paid Employees

Total Wages: Total wages reported by the employer from Box 5 of the W-2. Amounts listed may include regular pay, overtime, cash payments for vacation and sick leave, and bonus payments. Position listings on this site do not distinguish between full-time and part-time employees.
  Position City Department Total Wages
1. Police Officer III Los Angeles Police $500,930
2. Chief Port Pilot II Los Angeles Harbor $447,691
3. City Attorney Moreno Valley City Attorney $446,786
4. City Manager Moreno Valley City Manager $439,976
5. Chief Port Pilot II Los Angeles Harbor $435,232
6. Fire Captain Richmond Fire $426,303
7. Port Pilot II Los Angeles Harbor $411,409
8. Fire Chief Beverly Hills Fire Department $409,410
9. City Attorney Escondido City Attorney $398,652
10. Police Chief Banning Police $396,648
11. City Law Enforcement Liaison (Em) Santa Ana Police Department $396,600
12. Port Pilot II Los Angeles Harbor $395,515
13. Port Pilot II Los Angeles Harbor $394,725
14. Port Pilot II Los Angeles Harbor $386,111
15. Port Pilot II Los Angeles Harbor $383,495
16. Port Pilot II Los Angeles Harbor $381,150
17. City Manager Escondido City Manager $377,419
18. Police Officer (Pers) Oakland Police Services Agency $371,909
19. Fire Captain I Los Angeles Fire $367,291
20. Fire Captain Richmond Fire $367,157
21. City Manager Santa Monica City Manager - Administration $366,684
22. City Attorney Oxnard City Attorney $364,336
23. Port Pilot II Los Angeles Harbor $363,703
24. Port Pilot II Los Angeles Harbor $363,367
25. General Manager & Chief Engineer Water & Power Los Angeles Department of Water and Power $359,460
26. Port Pilot II Los Angeles Harbor $355,934
27. Firefighter III Los Angeles Fire $354,257
28. General Manager Airports Los Angeles Airports $353,346
29. Fire Captain I Los Angeles Fire $351,640
30. Police Corporal Vallejo Police $349,068
31. Port Pilot II Los Angeles Harbor $348,246
32. Battalion Chief, Fire Suppression San Francisco Fire Department $347,102
33. Port Pilot II Los Angeles Harbor $345,030
34. City Manager San Mateo City Manager $342,999
35. Chief Of Police San Francisco Police $340,298
36. Fire Deputy Chief Los Angeles Fire $338,948
37. City Manager South San Francisco City Manager $336,965
38. Chief Of Department, (Fire Department) San Francisco Fire Department $336,922
39. Fire Captain I Los Angeles Fire $336,606
40. Comm And Economic Dev Director Moreno Valley City Manager $335,988
41. Assistant Medical Examiner San Francisco General Services Agency - City Admin $335,539
42. Assistant Chief Of Department, (Fire Department) San Francisco Fire Department $333,888
43. Utility General Mgr. Riverside Public Utilities $333,700
44. Fire Captain I Los Angeles Fire $333,578
45. Police Captain Hayward Police Department $333,070
46. Chief Of Police Los Angeles Police $332,462
47. City Manager Beverly Hills City Manager $330,977
48. City Manager Sunnyvale Office of City Manager $330,310
49. City Manager Fontana City Manager $327,885
50. First Deputy General Manager Harbor Los Angeles Harbor $327,122
51. Advisor To The City Manager Temecula City Manager $326,654
52. Assistant Deputy Chief II San Francisco Fire Department $326,377
53. City Administrator Oakland City Administrator $325,785
54. Electrical Service Manager Los Angeles Department of Water and Power $325,341
55. City Attorney Santa Monica City Attorney $324,884
56. Police Sergeant Santa Monica Police - Operations $324,871
57. Assistant Chief Of Department, (Fire Department) San Francisco Fire Department $324,821
58. Fire Captain Richmond Fire $323,910
59. Senior Physician Specialist San Francisco Public Health $322,887
60. Senior Load Dispatcher Los Angeles Department of Water and Power $322,497
61. Executive Contract Employee with FBP San Francisco Public Utilities Commission $321,939
62. Lieutenant, Fire Suppression San Francisco Fire Department $320,376
63. Port Pilot II Los Angeles Harbor $319,296
64. Fire Captain Richmond Fire $319,027
65. Port Pilot II Los Angeles Harbor $318,560
66. Deputy Director for Investments, Retirement System San Francisco Retirement System $317,817
67. Fire Captain I Los Angeles Fire $317,331
68. City Manager Vallejo City Manager $314,629
69. Department Head V San Francisco Airport Commission $314,080
70. Chief Of Police Vacaville Police $313,925
71. Battalion Chief, Fire Suppression San Francisco Fire Department $313,142
72. Battalion Chief, Fire Suppression San Francisco Fire Department $312,616
73. Battalion Chief, Fire Suppression San Francisco Fire Department $311,698
74. Manager, City Torrance City Manager $311,290
75. Battalion Chief, Fire Suppression San Francisco Fire Department $311,000
76. Department Head V San Francisco General Services Agency - City Admin $310,789
77. Asst City Attorney Santa Monica City Attorney $310,718
78. Senior Load Dispatcher Los Angeles Department of Water and Power $310,556
79. Deputy Sheriff San Francisco Sheriff $308,435
80. City Manager
Other Positions Held: Ontario Housing Authority Board Executive Director
Ontario City Manager $308,218
81. City Manager Montclair City Manager $306,563
82. Fire Chief Los Angeles Fire $306,181
83. General Manager, Public Transportation Dept. San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency $305,308
84. Nursing Supervisor
Other Positions Held: Nursing Supervisor
San Francisco Public Health $305,028
85. Fire Captain I Los Angeles Fire $304,940
86. Attorney, City Torrance City Attorney $304,263
87. Firefighter Medic
Other Positions Held: Fire Engineer
Colton Fire-General $303,989
88. Electrical Engineering Associate Los Angeles Department of Water and Power $303,639
89. Fire Assistant Chief Los Angeles Fire $302,793
90. City Attorney Morro Bay Legal $302,415
91. City Attorney Santa Barbara City Attorney $302,257
92. City Manager Pleasanton City Manager $302,042
93. Battalion Chief, Fire Suppression San Francisco Fire Department $301,698
94. Electric Distribution Mechanic Los Angeles Department of Water and Power $300,067
95. City Manager Anaheim City Administration $299,853
96. Deputy Chief Of Department, (Fire Department) San Francisco Fire Department $299,717
97. Battalion Chief, Fire Suppression San Francisco Fire Department $299,533
98. Nursing Supervisor
Other Positions Held: Nursing Supervisor
San Francisco Public Health $299,467
99. Deputy Fire Chief Beverly Hills Fire Department $299,237
100. Police Lieutenant Beverly Hills Police Department $299,044