Government Compensation
in California

California Counties 
57 counties reported  information
353,140 county employees
6,195 average number of
employees per county
651,602 average number of
residents per county
105 average number of
residents per county employee
$59,913 average wages
for all county employees
$21,749 avg. retirement & health cost
for all county employees
$21,157,574,919 total wages
paid by all counties
$7,680,531,268 total retirement & health cost
paid by all counties
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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Starting with 2013 information, superior court employees are reported under Superior Courts instead of county governments.
The State Controller's Office is not responsible for the accuracy of this information. Learn more.
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