Despite budget cuts, the number of County of Sacramento government workers earning more than $100,000 increased significantly last year. The sheriff's department, for instance, employs less than a fifth 0f the county's workforce, but has almost a third of its highest paid workers.
County of Sacramento workers earning more than $100,000, by department, 2009
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About 11 percent of the county's workforce makes more than $100,000; their earnings now comprise about 22 percent of the county's payroll.
Sacramento County pay breakdown, 2009
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Source: County of Sacramento; records obtained by The Bee through a Public Records Act request.