Meet The 5,355 California State Workers Who Earn More Than $200,000

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Although California is slashing services again this year to fill a huge deficit, many state workers manage to take home massive paychecks.

There are 5,355 California state workers who earned more than $200,000 last year and some of the biggest money makers come from unexpected professions, according to The Sacramento Bee.

Prison Nurse Cleopatra Suniga

2009 pay: $200,158.87

State rank: #5337

Source: Sacramento Bee

Librarian Brian Schottlaender

2009 pay: $202,083.68

State rank: #5130

Source: Sacramento Bee

Highway Officer Tony Martin

2009 Pay: $211,486.62

State rank: #4506

Source: Sacramento Bee

UCSB Professor Barbara Prêzelin

2009 pay: $213,114.00

State rank: #4398

Source: Sacramento Bee

(Former) Assistant UCLA Basketball Coach Donny Daniels

2009 pay: $215,618.20

State rank: #4257

Source: Sacramento Bee

Senior Assistant to the Governor Louis Mauro

2009 pay: $218,031.49

State rank: #4103

Source: Sacramento Bee

Dean of UCLA School of Arts & Architecture Christopher Waterman

2009 pay: $237,278.28

State rank: #2922

Source: Sacramento Bee

Secretary of the Regents Diane Marie Griffiths

2009 pay: $295,035.81

State rank: #1301

Source: Sacramento Bee

Highway Patrol Sergeant Michael Teixeira

2009 pay: $304,477.03

State rank: #1104

Source: Sacramento Bee

Douglas Stewart, Chief Risk Officer of the State Compensation Insurance Fund

2009 pay: $385,011.60

State rank: #390

Source: Sacramento Bee

Eric Baggensen, Environmental Planner for the Public Employees' Retirement Fund

2009 pay: $401,550.00

State rank: #314

Source: Sacramento Bee

John Ehnes, CEO of the California State Teachers' Retirement Fund System

2009 pay: $423,254.16

State rank: #259

Source: Sacramento Bee

UCB Chancellor Robert Birgeneau

2009 pay: $428,712.84

State rank: #246

Source: Sacramento Bee

UC Berkeley Professor of Marketing, Teck Hua Ho

2009 pay: $556,764.38

State rank: #96

Source: Sacramento Bee

Prison Dentist Timothy Malan

2009 pay: $621,970.69

State rank: #56

Source: Sacramento Bee

Treasurer of the Regents, Marie Berggren

2009 pay: $637,823.93

State rank: #51

Source: Sacramento Bee

Janet Frank, (former) president and CEO of the State Compensation Insurance Fund

2009 pay: $771,142.86

State rank: #20

Source: Sacramento Bee

UCLA Football Coach Rick Neuheiser

2009 pay: $1,311,776.30

State rank: #8

Source: Sacramento Bee

UCLA Basketball Coach Ben Howland

2009 pay: $2,338,409.39

State rank: #2

Source: Sacramento Bee

UC Berkeley Football Coach Jeff Tedford

2009 pay: $2,338,409.39

State rank: #1

Source: Sacramento Bee

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