Top salaries at Covered California
Senior-level staff salary rates at Covered California, the state-run health exchange, as of Feb. 3, according to records complied by state Controller John Chiang. The agency lists 861 employees, including about 480 hourly-wage workers who mostly assist with sign-ups at call centers. Nineteen employees have salary rates equal to at least $100,000 annually, although two attorneys are hourly workers and might not tally 40-hour work weeks.
--Peter V. Lee, executive director: $257,496.
--Yolanda R. Richardson, chief deputy executive director: $210,000.
--Garrison Rios, director of communications and marketing: $165,000.
--Juli A. Baker, chief technology officer: $164,796.
--David R. Panush, director, government relations: $164,796.
--Oscar Hidalgo, director, communications and public relations: $159,996.
--Kathleen M. Keeshen, general counsel: $159,996.
--John E. Hiber, chief financial officer: $148,992.
--Karen V. Ruiz, project director, information technology: $144,000.
--Lavonne E. Coen, deputy chief operations officer: $140,004.