Government Compensation
in California

California Counties 
56 counties reported  information
360,465 county employees
6,436 average number of
employees per county
676,066 average number of
residents per county
105 average number of
residents per county employee
$60,831 average wages
for all county employees
$24,135 avg. retirement & health cost
for all county employees
$21,927,596,423 total wages
paid by all counties
$8,699,795,857 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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