Nice work if you can get it- Two of the health professionals at the forefront of creating policy during the coronavirus pandemic- Dr. Anthony Fauci and Barbara Ferrer
are both highly paid- in fact Fauci is, according to Forbes, the highest paid federal employee in the entire USA. But how about this- Ferrer is paid SUBSTANTIALLY more than Fauci- about $50,000 more- of your tax dollars, and unlike Fauci, Ferrer is not a medical doctor. Read below and decide for yourself if the expenditures are worthwhile.
Dr. Anthony Fauci made $417,608 in 2019, the latest year for which federal salaries are available. That made him not only the highest paid doctor in the federal government, but the highest paid out of all four million federal employees.
As Director Of Public Health at Los Angeles County Barbara Ferrer (who is not a medical doctor) made $454,913 in total compensation. Of this total $330,847 was received as a salary, $65,705 was received as benefits and $58,361 came from other types of compensation . This information is according to Los Angeles County payrolls for the 2017 fiscal year.
Barbara Ferrer total compensation is 75 % higher than average director of public health salary, and 314 % higher than average Los Angeles County salary.