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High Salaries Ring a Bell

A hospital executive pulling down $875,000 a year? How about a water official collecting $600,000? Those are among the salaries contained in a new round of public compensation disclosures by the California state controller in the wake of the pay scandal in Bell. –JCL

Los Angeles Times:

State Controller John Chiang has released a new round of compensation figures for public sector employees, including a Bay Area hospital executive who made about $875,000 in 2009, and a San Gabriel Valley water official who was paid close to $600,000.

Chiang updated his government employee salary database this week, adding data from 539 special districts across the state.

The extensive project has now published compensation figures for over 600,000 city and county employees, and employees of over 1,000 special districts. The project comes during a period of greater scrutiny of government employee compensation following the salary scandal in the city of Bell, where eight officials now face public corruption charges.

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