Government Compensation
in California

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California Cities 
479 cities reported
317,532 city employees
662 average number of
employees per city
68,088 average number of
residents per city
103 average number of
residents per city employee
$63,855 average wages
for all city employees
$19,059 avg. retirement & health cost
for all city employees
$20,275,958,034 total wages
paid by all cities
$6,051,928,638 total retirement & health cost
paid by all cities
The total retirement and health cost sometimes includes payments toward the net pension liabilities of the retirement plan(s).
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Posted figures include all reported full- and part-time positions. Contracted positions are not included. Read more in the FAQ.
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