The Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) has a long history of accountability, openness and transparency, which is fundamental to the success of any public agency.
As an agency funded with taxpayer dollars, we have an absolute obligation to ensure that those dollars are spent in a way that is fiscally responsible.
OCTA has a clearly defined mission to develop and deliver transportation solutions to enhance the quality of life and keep Orange County moving. Accomplishing this requires a collaborative effort of all of our employees, our partner cities and agencies, our business community, and each resident of Orange County.
We operate under the guiding principles of five core values:
Living up to our core value of communication means that we operate with complete transparency. We strive to always provide timely, accurate, and useful information to our customers, stakeholders, our partners, and you, our taxpayers.
Because of this, we believe it’s important to post the salaries and benefits of our Board Members and employees. As a public employee, I understand the scrutiny of my salary and the compensation for the rest of our employees and as a taxpayer, I welcome it.
The executive compensation information below is inclusive, representing not only salaries but deferred compensation, auto allowance and other benefits such as health, retirement, and life insurance benefits. All other administrative employees' salary information by position can be accessed with the Personnel and Salary Resolution. This document also provides an overview of employee benefits.
Annual Compensation for all OCTA employees. In compliance with AB 2040, please click on the following link to access the Government Compensation in California website that lists annual salary information for all OCTA employees.
As OCTA's Chief Executive Officer (CEO), my annual salary is $310,440 with an additional $37,418 annually for deferred compensation, $9,180 for a car allowance and $108,089 in benefits, making my total compensation $465,127. The OCTA Deputy Chief Executive Officer’s annual salary is $252,200 with an additional $30,110 annually for deferred compensation, $9,180 for a car allowance and $90,231 in benefits, making the total compensation $381,721. Information for the remainder of the executive team is shown in the executive compensation chart below.
Per the California Public Utilities Code, the OCTA allows members of the Board necessary traveling and personal expenses incurred in the performance of duties authorized by the Board and may allow members per diem compensation at the maximum rate of $100 per day, not to exceed $500 in any calendar month, for attending board meetings and for performance of any other services for OCTA as authorized by the Board. Compensation for mileage will be paid at the IRS rate to any member who does not have a city-owned or county-owned vehicle.
Medical, dental, vision, and term life insurance also are available to Board Members, and amounts vary depending on when a member began serving on the Board and whether the member receives insurance from another public agency. The detailed description of what Board Members receive for insurance is available in the Personnel and Salary Resolution on page 19.
Total Compensation Costs
Chief Executive Officer
Deputy Executive Officer
Finance & Administration
Human Resources & Organizational Development
Contracts Admin & Mtls Mgmt
Highway Project Delivery
Assistant General Manager - Transit
* Other Pay includes Deferred Compensation, Auto Allowance and Cell Phone Allowance
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