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 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.
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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