Government Compensation
in California

California Cities 
477 cities reported
317,060 city employees
664 average number of
employees per city
68,249 average number of
residents per city
103 average number of
residents per city employee
$63,889 average wages
for all city employees
$19,070 avg. retirement & health cost
for all city employees
$20,256,639,402 total wages
paid by all cities
$6,046,304,328 total retirement & health cost
paid by all cities
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