Government Compensation
in California

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California Cities 
463 cities reported
314,565 city employees
679 average number of
employees per city
69,436 average number of
residents per city
102 average number of
residents per city employee
$64,009 average wages
for all city employees
$19,095 avg. retirement & health cost
for all city employees
$20,134,905,664 total wages
paid by all cities
$6,006,506,975 total retirement & health cost
paid by all cities
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