A special agent supervisor at the California Department of Justice made more than $695,000 in total compensation last year for a position with a listed salary range that tops out at $106,000.
The reported total wages for the position reflect a Department of Justice lawsuit payment to the unidentified employee.
The special agent ranked toward the top for highest-paid state employee, but still made significantly less than California Public Employees’ Retirement System Chief Investment Officer Theodore Elipoulos, who was paid more than $762,000.
Data from the State Controller’s Office indicate that California’s 149 state departments paid an average of $67,601, an increase of about 3 percent from last year’s $65,726 average. (Source: The Sacramento Bee, July 27.)