Oregon State Hospital psychiatrists again top Oregon’s highest paid employees list

From the Salem Stateman Journal, May 11, 2014

Eds. Note. This is an embarrassingly badly written article from which we cut extraneous narrative. Key is that ALL TEN top paid persons in the list below are psychiatrists at the Oregon State Hospital. Find the rest of the article yourself at the link above. Further note: Steven Fritz is the husband of Portland City Commissioner Amanda Fritz.

1. “State employees” do not include the Oregon University System, judges, temporary employees and a few other categories. The data provided here applies to executive branch employees who work for the State of Oregon. (OUS, for example, is considered its own government, the way Marion County would be. It’s not a state agency.)

2. The Department of Administrative Services provides two salary lists. One lists base pay for employees, and one lists actual pay. There can be a significant difference between the two. For example, if you make $20 per hour, your base pay would be $41,600 per year. However, if you work 500 hours of overtime, that would be an additional $15,000, which means you would actually be paid $56,600.

The list of base pay is more comprehensive as far as which positions are listed, so that’s the one we used as the primary source. For the highest paid positions, we’ve provided a second list of the highest paid people in terms of actual dollars.

10 highest paid full-time positions

1. Chief investment officer, Oregon Treasury, $390,456
2. Chief medical officer, Oregon State Hospital, $263,485
3. Clinical director, Department of Corrections, $239,688
4. Superintendent, Oregon State Hospital, $235,988
5. Physician, Oregon Health Authority, $235,531
6. Supervising physician, Oregon Health Authority, $232,667
7. Physician, Oregon Health Authority, $229,806
8. Senior real estate investment officer, Oregon Treasury, $247,325
9. Supervising physician, Oregon Health Authority, $227,034
10. Physician, Oregon Health Authority, $227,034

10 highest paid people (actual pay)

1.) Steven Fritz, physician, Oregon Health Authority, psychiatrist, Oregon State Hospital, $418,973
2.) Simrat Sethi, supervising physician, Oregon Health Authority, psychiatrist, Oregon State Hospital, $296,091
3.) Patricia Zurflieh, physician, Oregon Health Authority, psychiatrist, Oregon State Hospital, $285,756
4.) Les Christianson, physician, Oregon Health Authority, psychiatrist, Oregon State Hospital, $279,028
5.) Sara Walker, supervising physician, Oregon Health Authority, psychiatrist, Oregon State Hospital, $271,544
6.) Poornima Ranganathan, physician, Oregon Health Authority, psychiatrist, Oregon State Hospital, $269,726
7.) Mukesh Mittal, physician, Oregon Health Authority, psychiatrist, Oregon State Hospital, $269,070
8.) Solomon Wolf, physician, Oregon Health Authority, psychiatrist, Oregon State Hospital, $260,454
9.) Rupert Goetz, chief medical officer = psychiatrist, Oregon State Hospital, $259,999.
10.) Vitaly Chikrizov, physician, Oregon Health Authority, psychiatrist, Oregon State Hospital, [salary left off original article.]