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Wages Funded By Taxpayers

The State Controller’s Office has released a comprehensive list of wages paid to city, county and community service district employees across the Mother Lode.


The dollar figure listed is not the yearly salary, but rather the total wages paid during 2009. The state did not release the names of the people that received the wages, but only the title of the position. Here is a rundown of the top earners. Districts in the Mother Lode not mentioned are expected to report numbers in the coming months.


City of Sonora
1. City Administrator – $154,306
2. Police Chief – $116,526
3. Police Sergeant – $115,488
4. Community Development Director – $107,784
5. Fire Chief – $102,419


City of Angels Camp


1. Police Sergeant – $121,356
2. City Administrator – $120,887
3. Police Chief – $105,778
4. Finance Officer – $96,341
5. Police Sergeant – $92,381


Tuolumne County
1. Behavioral Health Psychiatrist – $213,942
2. Public Health Officer – $161,348
3. County Administrator – $151,890
4. County Counsel – $147,098
5. Director of Community Development – $143,459


Calaveras County
1. Behavioral Health Psychiatrist – $187,284
2. County Administrator – $150,219
3. District Attorney – $133,492
4. County Counsel – $129,899
5. Director of CAL Works – $127,803

Tuolumne Utilities District
1. General Manager – $142,730
2. District Engineer – $126,139
3. Operations Manager – $119,145
4. Finance Director – $117,483
5. Communications Technician – $108,509


Groveland Community Services District
1. General Manager – $146,445
2. District Engineer – $139,372
3. Dist/Coll Systems Sup. – $111,530
4. Fire Chief – $109,502
5. Admin/Finance Manager – $85,280


Calaveras County Water District
1. Assistant To GM – $137,976
2. General Manager – $125,914
3. Director of Utilities and Eng. – $120,743
4. District Engineer – $115,599
5. Director of Financial Planning – $103,996


Wallace Community Services District
1. General Manager – $45,360
2. Account Clerk – $5,563
3. Office Clerk – $5,523
4. File Clerk – $3,213
5. Office Clerk – $198


Saddle Creek Community Services District
1. Maintenance Manager – $79,762
2. General Manager – $57,766
3. Landscape Maintenance – $32,516
4. Landscape Maintenance – $27,192
5. Landscape Maintenance – $22,224


Jamestown Sanitary District
1. Operations Manager – $93,994
2. Supervisor/Operator- $62,328
3. Secretary/Finance Officer – $50,902
4. Plant Operator #1 – $49,597
5. Plant Operator #2 – $49,597


Tuolumne Sanitary District
1. Chief Plant Operator – $62,722
2. Grade II Operator – $43,513
3. Grade II Operator – $26,484
4. Grade I Operator – $16,181
5. District Secretary – $2,574


San Andreas Sanitary District
1. General Manager – $119,296
2. Plant Operator – $50,681
3. Plant Operator – $49,375
4. Executive Secretary – $45,647
5. Plant Operator – $39,179


Murphys Sanitary District
1. Operations Manager – $81,576
2. Grade I Operator – $51,918
3. Grade I Operator – $51,432
4. Administrative Assistant – $48,200
5. Administrative Assistant – $11,720


Valley Springs Public Utility District
1. Plant Opr/Foreman – $52,597
2. Admin. Secretary – $34,427
3. General Manager – $30,000
4. Plant Opr/Maintenance – $20,861


Leland Meadows Water District
1. Mechanic – $16,080
2. Secretary/Treasurer – $7,073
3. Laborer – $1,043
4. Laborer – $195