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Departments Reported
151
252,214
California Population 39,927,315
$18,364,600,096
Last Updated: 8/1/2019

Report: Averages

The averages values are based on all W-2 employees and board members (paid or unpaid) reported for the calendar year. Employees who work partial year and/or part-time are counted as full time employees in the averages calculations. Some employees included in the averages calculations do not receive retirement and/or health benefits.
All Reported State Departments
Average Wages
$72,814
State Department Employees Average Wages Average Retirement & Health Contribution
African American Museum, California 52 $29,169 $10,306
Agricultural Labor Relations Board 67 $71,745 $29,790
Air Resources Board 1,721 $82,510 $35,014
Alcoholic Beverage Control Appeals Board 9 $51,781 $17,751
Alcoholic Beverage Control, Department of 484 $69,658 $36,898
Arts Council 28 $51,976 $25,411
Baldwin Hills Conservancy 8 $40,824 $18,744
Equalization, Board of 179 $80,520 $34,696
Governors of Community Colleges, Board of 176 $69,858 $29,463
Osteopathic Medical Board of California 34 $25,251 $11,541
Pilot Commissioners, Board of 6 $67,340 $25,898
Auditor's Office, California State 210 $76,798 $32,059
Alternative Energy Authority Fund, California 21 $57,087 $25,309
Children & Families Commission, California 45 $72,610 $31,434
Coastal Commission, California 215 $58,684 $25,576
Debt and Investment Advisory Commission Fund, California 22 $62,678 $28,448
Debt Limit Allocation Committee, California 12 $54,104 $22,956
Earthquake Authority, California 58 $71,779 $30,627
Educational Facilities Authority, California 3 $53,755 $25,937
Office Of Emergency Services 1,246 $72,569 $27,588
Gambling Control Commission 36 $88,549 $39,679
California Health Benefit Exchange 1,272 $51,783 $24,301
Health Facilities Financing Authority, California 21 $60,505 $25,219
High-Speed Rail Authority 235 $85,354 $35,097
Regenerative Medicine, California Institute for 57 $141,728 $49,282
Judicial Center Library, California 9 $66,380 $33,974
Law Revision Committee, California 10 $51,619 $23,136
Mortgage Bond and Tax Credit Allocation Commission, California 49 $59,603 $29,098
Pollution Control Financing Authority, California 32 $57,868 $26,113
School Finance Authority, California 14 $55,419 $23,289
Tahoe Conservancy, California 45 $62,156 $27,455
Transportation Commission 39 $60,252 $24,267
Conservation Corps, California 3,520 $17,410 $2,584
Aging, Department of 150 $55,827 $23,917
Highway Patrol, California 11,491 $110,049 $61,328
Horse Racing Board, California 63 $56,123 $23,924
Senior Legislature, California 1 $80,638 $27,007
Library, California State 135 $62,357 $28,471
Lottery Commission 868 $59,106 $26,938
Citizens Redistricting Commission 10 $630 $0
Coachella Valley Mountains Conservancy 6 $52,420 $21,344
Colorado River Board of California 13 $53,827 $23,249
Commission On California State Government Organization And Economy 7 $49,114 $19,643
Teacher Credentialing, Commission on 169 $64,647 $29,287
Status of Women, Commission on 9 $20,773 $11,040
California Commission on Aging 4 $84,183 $31,413
Judicial Performance, Commission on 26 $98,680 $43,679
State Mandates, Commission on 16 $73,485 $31,628
Community Services & Development, Department of 121 $61,147 $28,703
Conservation, Department of 634 $79,934 $33,662
Consumer Affairs, Department of 4,118 $50,874 $24,080
Corrections & Rehabilitation, Department of 66,956 $84,527 $38,625
Courts of Appeal, California 877 $110,465 $37,948
Delta Protection Commission 9 $83,635 $34,878
Delta Stewardship Council 76 $77,114 $30,266
Managed Health Care, Department of 481 $72,388 $31,499
Public Health, California Department of 4,243 $66,768 $29,806
Child Support Services, Department of 596 $71,298 $32,798
Resources Recycling and Recovery, Department of 763 $69,953 $30,910
Developmental Services, Department of 3,575 $59,861 $24,448
Education, Department of 2,740 $58,246 $25,723
Education Audit Appeals Plan 4 $94,000 $35,651
Emergency Medical Services Authority 113 $46,343 $19,449
Employment Development Department 8,372 $55,130 $27,037
Environmental Health Hazard Assessment, Office of 153 $76,133 $32,469
Fair Employment & Housing, Department of 251 $59,396 $26,688
Fair Political Practices Commission 87 $71,067 $30,072
Finance, Department of 449 $88,647 $37,044
Financial Information System for California 291 $75,812 $33,638
Fish and Wildlife, Department of 3,256 $55,523 $25,204
Food & Agriculture, Department of 2,289 $43,637 $18,175
Forestry & Fire Protection, California Department of 8,762 $93,830 $40,657
Franchise Tax Board 6,839 $57,277 $26,346
General Services, Department of 3,864 $60,052 $27,675
Governor, Office of the 178 $82,390 $30,681
Habeas Corpus Resource Center 101 $70,101 $28,966
Health and Human Services Agency 70 $79,510 $29,851
Health Care Services, Department of 3,811 $69,077 $31,144
Housing & Community Development, Department of 621 $60,420 $27,101
Housing Finance Agency 233 $74,091 $33,250
Industrial Relations, Department of 3,068 $72,312 $31,704
Insurance, Department of 1,361 $73,729 $34,760
Judicial Council of California 786 $90,635 $40,001
Justice, Department of (Attorney General) 5,114 $77,364 $33,106
Labor and Workforce Development Agency 14 $94,329 $36,918
Legislative Counsel Bureau 566 $82,177 $35,560
Assembly, California State 81 $101,068 $10,831
Senate, California State 44 $102,070 $10,068
Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission 41 $66,926 $28,832
Military Department (California National Guard) 1,065 $62,423 $26,683
Motor Vehicles, Department of 10,366 $45,049 $21,721
California Science Center 140 $54,722 $27,277
Native American Heritage Commission 11 $63,987 $26,049
Secretary for Environmental Protection 84 $81,351 $36,856
California Department of Technology 942 $86,442 $37,415
Administrative Law, Office of 21 $102,443 $42,121
Inspector General, Office of the 123 $106,099 $42,694
Health Planning and Development, Office of Statewide 506 $76,139 $31,800
Systems Integration, Office of 355 $73,214 $31,473
Parks, California State 6,534 $30,085 $12,816
Peace Officer Standards & Training, Commission on 139 $65,261 $27,040
Human Resources, Department of 343 $69,329 $31,445
Pesticide Regulation, Deptartment of 441 $68,199 $29,735
Public Employment Relations Board, California 73 $83,897 $33,154
Public Employees Retirement System, California 2,960 $76,415 $32,310
Public Utilities Commission, California 1,271 $85,005 $34,874
Real Estate, Department of 343 $61,843 $27,956
Rehabilitation, Department of 2,066 $51,498 $24,791
Governor Elect and Outgoing Governor 9 $9,177 $1,791
Natural Resources Agency, California 63 $73,714 $29,891
Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Conservancy 11 $78,765 $36,536
San Diego River Conservancy 3 $71,608 $40,395
San Francisco Bay Conservation & Development Commission 55 $67,281 $26,916
San Gabriel & Lower Los Angeles Rivers & Mountains Conservancy 10 $29,199 $13,833
San Joaquin River Conservancy 4 $74,560 $33,592
Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy 8 $58,503 $20,238
ScholarShare Investment Board 11 $65,792 $28,053
Secretary of State 538 $55,481 $26,101
Seismic Safety Commission 15 $43,374 $17,877
Sierra Nevada Conservancy 55 $45,585 $19,333
Social Services, Department of 4,751 $62,242 $28,626
Coastal Conservancy, State 74 $64,915 $29,994
Compensation Insurance Fund, State 4,717 $71,884 $31,158
Controller's Office, California State 1,527 $64,892 $29,666
Developmental Disabilities, State Council on 94 $50,080 $22,558
Energy Commission, California 700 $78,501 $32,703
Independent Living Council, California State 6 $40,702 $15,732
Lands Commission, California State 246 $75,058 $31,117
Personnel Board, State 75 $80,754 $34,324
Public Defender, Office of the State 81 $90,055 $35,819
Teachers' Retirement System, California 1,267 $79,119 $32,774
Treasurer's Office, State 249 $71,563 $31,010
Student Aid Commission 143 $51,056 $22,499
Supreme Court of California 170 $105,191 $39,691
Toxic Substances Control, Department of 994 $79,655 $34,283
Transportation, Department of 22,209 $74,966 $32,507
Veterans Affairs, Department of 3,857 $48,506 $21,865
Victim Compensation and Government Claims Board 249 $58,424 $28,206
Water Resources, Department of 3,547 $88,807 $35,988
Water Resources Control Board 2,515 $78,170 $33,221
Wildlife Conservation Board 34 $76,968 $35,106
Board of State and Community Corrections 99 $82,174 $31,749
Governor's Office of Business & Economic Development 121 $68,603 $28,589
Hospitals, Department of State 12,048 $76,405 $27,118
Business Oversight, Department of 651 $73,968 $32,509
Business, Consumer Services And Housing Agency 31 $76,435 $29,962
California Government Operations Agency 17 $115,242 $44,792
California Department of Tax and Fee Administration 4,167 $67,346 $30,976
Office of Lieutenant Governor 7 $78,971 $38,242
Office of Tax Appeals 73 $90,037 $37,791
CA Census 2020 19 $72,934 $30,695