Government Compensation
in California

California Cities 
473 cities reported
323,842 city employees
684 average number of
employees per city
69,298 average number of
residents per city
101 average number of
residents per city employee
$65,139 average wages
for all city employees
$19,281 avg. retirement & health cost
for all city employees
$21,094,705,979 total wages
paid by all cities
$6,244,096,364 total retirement & health cost
paid by all cities
The total retirement and health cost sometimes includes payments toward the unfunded liability of the employer sponsored retirement plan(s). To view financial and statistical information for public employee retirement systems, please visit the State Controller's Government Financial Reports website.
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