Doctors, financial managers rank as Arizona's highest-paid state employees

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Posted at 8:12 AM, Oct 31, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-31 11:12:54-04

When it comes to the state of Arizona's highest paid employees, politicians rarely make the list.

Instead, the list of the top 25 highest-paid state workers features a healthy dose of physicians and health care professionals as well as those individuals who oversee the state's finances and investments — with a few department heads thrown into the mix.

Among them is Karl Polen, chief investment officer for the Arizona State Retirement System, who brings in more than $250,000 a year.

The 25 state employees in the ranking combined to make $5,750,982 in 2018, an average of $230,039.

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