We spent time digging through online resources and came up with a wealth of information on pay in Kern County.
We found that some Kern County government employees earn substantial salaries. The top-five salaries go to surgeons at Kern Medical Center, according to data provided by Transparent California.
The site, which lists total pay for every county position, includes benefits and other pay, such as car and uniform allowances.
We also sat down with government officials to get their views on the salaries. Watch the full report above.