Government Compensation
in California

State of California 
39,523,613 resident population
247,177 state employees
149 state departments reported
1,658 average number of
employees per state dept.
159 residents per state employee
$423 amount spent on state employee
total wages per resident
$176 amount spent on state employee
total ret. & health cost per res.
$67,601 average wages
for all state employees
$28,139 avg. retirement & health cost
for all state employees
$16,709,499,710 total wages
paid by all state departments
$6,955,237,016 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 17193720 17098640 17130046 17073021 17192820 17352842 17140438 17060104 17291248 17044902
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Chart for Historical Data $67,601 $65,726 $65,099 $62,120 $61,875 $60,865 $57,018 $67,601 $65,726 $65,099 $62,120 $61,875 $60,865 $57,018
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