Phil Matier: New Report Shows High Salaries For State Employees

SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS)— California’s State Controller John Chiang has released another report showing the high salaries of some state employees.

KCBS and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier has looked at the numbers and noticed a lot of the workers earning these high salaries are the doctors, nurses, and psychiatrists employed by the state prison system.

KCBS and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier Comments:

“Many of them make over $400,000 sometimes $500,000 when they cash in at the end of their career,” said Matier.

He added that often times these are one-time deals, with vacation time cash ins and sick time accruals for the 500 state employees that are earning over $240,000 annually.

Matier noted that a lot of the money is earned in overtime; because often times doctors and other medical personnel in prison systems don’t get days off because no one would be there to treat them.

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