Government Compensation
in California

State of California 
38,340,074 resident population
235,249 state employees
158 state departments reported
1,488 average number of
employees per state dept.
162 residents per state employee
$381 amount spent on state employee
total wages per resident
$137 amount spent on state employee
total ret. & health cost per res.
$62,120 average wages
for all state employees
$22,294 avg. retirement & health cost
for all state employees
$14,613,713,360 total wages
paid by all state departments
$5,244,670,686 total retirement & health cost
paid by all state departments
Chart for Data at a Glance 7760165 7596770 7711356 7626118 7846852 7846761 7775018 7853186 7596719 7728628
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Chart for Historical Data $62,120 $61,875 $60,865 $57,018 $57,606 $62,120 $61,875 $60,865 $57,018 $57,606
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