Government Compensation
in California

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State of California 
38,714,725 resident population
240,736 state employees
150 state departments reported
1,604 average number of
employees per state dept.
160 residents per state employee
$405 amount spent on state employee
total wages per resident
$150 amount spent on state employee
total ret. & health cost per res.
$65,099 average wages
for all state employees
$24,061 avg. retirement & health cost
for all state employees
$15,671,651,226 total wages
paid by all state departments
$5,792,234,616 total retirement & health cost
paid by all state departments
Chart for Data at a Glance 10974145 11041297 11013507 10929913 11101523 11110711 10961726 11030792 11072988 10949481
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Chart for Historical Data $65,099 $62,120 $61,875 $60,865 $57,018 $57,606 $65,099 $62,120 $61,875 $60,865 $57,018 $57,606
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