Government Compensation
in California

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Special Districts 
3,062 special districts reported
159,759 employees
52 average number of
employees per special district
$53,115 average wages
for all employees
$16,752 avg. retirement & health cost
for all employees
$8,485,656,870 total wages
paid by all special districts
$2,676,360,900 total retirement & health cost
paid by all special districts
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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