The heads of public health agencies are once again atop the list of California’s highest-paid special district workers.
Transparent California now has 2018 pay data for over 125,000 special district workers statewide, which includes agencies like fire and water districts, sanitation districts, transit agencies and public hospitals.
The top special district earners all came from public health systems, as shown below:
Washington Hospital Healthcare System CEO Nancy Farber: $1,194,702.
BETA Healthcare Group CEO Thomas Wander: $1,141,450.
Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital District CEO Pedro Delgado Jr: $960,054.
Tri-City Medical Center CEO Steven Dietlin: $837,494.
Alameda Health System CEO Delvecchio Finley: $824,859.
The one outlier is Wander of the BETA Healthcare Group, which is a special district that provides liability and workers’ compensation coverage to public health systems.