On Tuesday, two dozen court employees stood outside the Main Street Courthouse picketing to raise awareness of their impending pay cuts. The group marched around the courthouse, one employee yelling," What do we want?" with a response from the rest of "Chop at the top." Meanwhile, the El Dorado County District attorney enjoys generous pay offered to top elected officials. DA Vern Pierson earns wages of $174,920 to manage 61.2 employees while the California Attorney General gets only $147,189 to manage 4,783 employees. However, this is only 4.6% above his maximum salary. Other EDC Elected officials earn much more.