Government Compensation
in California

California Counties 
55 counties reported  information
356,190 county employees
6,476 average number of
employees per county
685,269 average number of
residents per county
106 average number of
residents per county employee
$63,775 average wages
for all county employees
$25,336 avg. retirement & health cost
for all county employees
$22,715,882,863 total wages
paid by all counties
$9,024,353,181 total retirement & health cost
paid by all counties
The total retirement and health cost sometimes includes payments toward the net pension liabilities of the retirement plan(s).
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Starting with 2013 information, superior court employees are reported under Superior Courts instead of county governments.
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