Government Compensation
in California

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Special Districts 
2,947 special districts reported
149,571 employees
50 average number of
employees per special district
$49,426 average wages
for all employees
$15,341 avg. retirement & health cost
for all employees
$7,392,655,401 total wages
paid by all special districts
$2,294,561,598 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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