2 neurosurgeons at same hospital rank in California's top 10 highest county earners

Written by Alan Condon | June 26, 2019 | Print  |

A wage report from the California State Controller's Office indicated that French Camp, Calif.-based San Joaquin County General Hospital features eight of the state's top 10 earning county employees, including two neurosurgeons, reports The Sacramento Bee.

Five quick insights:

1. The eight employees are all physicians or physician managers for SJCGH, three of which — two neurosurgeons and a trauma surgeon — earned over $1 million in 2018.

2. The report broke wages down into a total of regular pay, overtime pay, lump-sum pay and other pay.

3. One neurosurgeon earned a total of $1,242,655, while the other earned $1,119,215. The SJCGH trauma surgeon earned $1,088,317.

4. The three physicians were also California's highest-paid county employees in 2017.

5. The top 27 positions statewide were all physicians or other health services staff.

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