Government Compensation
in California

State of California 
39,255,883 resident population
246,497 state employees
149 state departments reported
1,654 average number of
employees per state dept.
159 residents per state employee
$413 amount spent on state employee
total wages per resident
$164 amount spent on state employee
total ret. & health cost per res.
$65,726 average wages
for all state employees
$26,078 avg. retirement & health cost
for all state employees
$16,201,268,443 total wages
paid by all state departments
$6,428,096,298 total retirement & health cost
paid by all state departments
The total retirement and health cost sometimes includes payments toward the net pension liabilities of the retirement plan(s).
Chart for Data at a Glance 14811270 14683380 14971699 14696077 14702534 14741157 14933031 14978410 14727426 14962037
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Chart for Historical Data $65,726 $65,099 $62,120 $61,875 $60,865 $57,018 $57,606 $65,726 $65,099 $62,120 $61,875 $60,865 $57,018 $57,606
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