The Highest-paid Employees Of The State



Paul Matson and Ryan Parham are working hard to see that their fellow State of Arizona employees have enough gold when they reach their golden years.

Matson, the director of the Arizona State Retirement System, took home $285,230 for his work in 2016. Parham, the chief investment officer for the state’s Public Safety Personnel Retirement System, pulled in $268,000 for the same time period. They were the two most-highly paid state employees for 2016, according to the Arizona Department of Administration.

In making a public records request with the state, the Phoenix Business Journalasked for total compensation for the year, not including health or retirement benefits.



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