Government Compensation
in California

California Counties 
54 counties reported  information
355,057 county employees
6,575 average number of
employees per county
696,158 average number of
residents per county
106 average number of
residents per county employee
$63,823 average wages
for all county employees
$25,352 avg. retirement & health cost
for all county employees
$22,660,975,726 total wages
paid by all counties
$9,001,544,833 total retirement & health cost
paid by all counties
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Starting with 2013 information, superior court employees are reported under Superior Courts instead of county governments.
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