Government Compensation
in California

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About the Data

The public employee salary data collected and published by the Controller's Office is based on unaudited information as received from the local and state government offices.

This report is considered a supplement to the State Controller's Annual Financial Transactions Report. The authority to collect this information is granted under Government Code sections 12463 and 53892 for Cities, Counties, and Special Districts, and under Public Utilities Code sections 99406 and 99243 for Transportation Planning Agencies and Transit Operators.

The information presented is posted as submitted by the reporting entity. The State Controller’s Office is not responsible for the accuracy of this information. If you have any questions regarding the content of the report, please contact that entity.

What's Included?

The Controller's database contains information on the salary and other compensation of public employee positions in cities, counties, and special districts.

The database also includes compensation information for employee positions in state government that are paid by the Controller, including: state employees; the California State University; legislators, and state-wide elected officials.

New to the database is compensation information voluntarily submitted by California Community Colleges regarding their employees, who are not paid by the Controller.

Not included at this time are the following state positions not paid by the Controller: staff of legislators and staff of the Lieutenant Governor; the Department of Food and Agriculture's agriculture associations and Division of Fairs and Expositions; and the University of California.

Non-Compliant and Failed-to-File Entities

The following counties, cities and special districts submitted non-compliant reports or failed to file reports on time:
http://www.sco.ca.gov/noncompliant_reports.html

Instructions for Reporting Entities

Report instructions and templates for cities, counties, and special districts can be found here:
http://www.sco.ca.gov/ard_locinstr_lgcomp_forms_main.html

Report instructions and templates for community college districts can be found here:
http://www.sco.ca.gov/ard_locinstr_govcomp_edu.html