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Departments Reported
152
259,255
California Population 39,466,855
$19,647,848,374
Last Updated: 7/27/2021

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
$75,786
State Department Employees Average Wages Average Retirement & Health Contribution
African American Museum, California 43 $34,859 $13,226
Agricultural Labor Relations Board 72 $77,584 $34,814
Air Resources Board 1,762 $88,146 $39,815
Alcoholic Beverage Control Appeals Board 8 $68,104 $30,804
Alcoholic Beverage Control, Department of 518 $71,415 $38,377
Arts Council 29 $58,582 $26,125
Baldwin Hills Conservancy 10 $30,584 $15,677
Equalization, Board of 156 $80,849 $37,338
Governors of Community Colleges, Board of 193 $69,964 $30,795
Osteopathic Medical Board of California 29 $30,587 $15,815
Pilot Commissioners, Board of 6 $63,676 $26,278
Auditor's Office, California State 183 $88,845 $40,103
Alternative Energy Authority Fund, California 23 $52,969 $26,718
Children & Families Commission, California 44 $75,025 $33,075
Coastal Commission, California 214 $63,951 $29,794
Debt and Investment Advisory Commission Fund, California 20 $64,851 $32,743
Debt Limit Allocation Committee, California 16 $33,147 $14,637
Earthquake Authority, California 82 $72,184 $33,179
Educational Facilities Authority, California 3 $73,607 $36,908
Office Of Emergency Services 1,462 $77,082 $31,221
Gambling Control Commission 38 $85,752 $40,983
California Health Benefit Exchange 1,350 $58,534 $29,063
Health Facilities Financing Authority, California 21 $70,481 $30,915
High-Speed Rail Authority 295 $84,315 $36,488
Regenerative Medicine, California Institute for 45 $154,125 $55,450
Judicial Center Library, California 9 $67,396 $37,270
Law Revision Committee, California 17 $41,823 $18,728
Mortgage Bond and Tax Credit Allocation Commission, California 63 $55,695 $27,807
Pollution Control Financing Authority, California 27 $58,263 $28,922
School Finance Authority, California 17 $50,044 $23,887
Tahoe Conservancy, California 53 $67,468 $31,631
Transportation Commission 57 $63,476 $28,904
Conservation Corps, California 3,616 $18,764 $3,195
Aging, Department of 166 $58,368 $27,765
Highway Patrol, California 11,225 $119,958 $68,605
Horse Racing Board, California 69 $59,056 $28,446
Senior Legislature, California 3 $29,911 $11,571
Library, California State 151 $60,164 $28,338
Lottery Commission 890 $63,382 $30,974
Citizens Redistricting Commission 33 $24,067 $6,901
Coachella Valley Mountains Conservancy 8 $40,528 $16,487
Colorado River Board of California 15 $71,124 $31,979
Commission On California State Government Organization And Economy 7 $84,823 $34,635
Teacher Credentialing, Commission on 169 $69,768 $32,953
Status of Women, Commission on 5 $47,945 $18,622
California Commission on Aging 4 $57,041 $29,992
Judicial Performance, Commission on 23 $113,634 $53,628
State Mandates, Commission on 17 $73,829 $37,082
Community Services & Development, Department of 115 $64,765 $31,640
Conservation, Department of 627 $88,889 $40,067
Consumer Affairs, Department of 3,994 $55,621 $28,010
Corrections & Rehabilitation, Department of 66,623 $88,376 $40,603
Courts of Appeal, California 841 $120,387 $42,535
Delta Protection Commission 9 $75,092 $35,105
Delta Stewardship Council 77 $86,444 $36,077
Managed Health Care, Department of 485 $76,379 $35,653
Public Health, California Department of 4,448 $71,332 $33,306
Child Support Services, Department of 632 $76,017 $37,230
Resources Recycling and Recovery, Department of 824 $72,509 $34,310
Developmental Services, Department of 2,602 $59,513 $26,794
Education, Department of 2,634 $62,026 $29,451
Education Audit Appeals Plan 4 $99,713 $40,220
Emergency Medical Services Authority 1,236 $19,612 $2,215
Employment Development Department 12,540 $48,186 $20,155
Environmental Health Hazard Assessment, Office of 159 $89,581 $38,646
Fair Employment & Housing, Department of 258 $68,582 $32,587
Fair Political Practices Commission 94 $74,663 $33,436
Finance, Department of 429 $93,210 $41,024
Financial Information System for California 283 $81,480 $38,951
Fish and Wildlife, Department of 3,247 $61,124 $29,270
Food & Agriculture, Department of 2,396 $47,747 $21,739
Forestry & Fire Protection, California Department of 9,769 $95,140 $39,828
Franchise Tax Board 6,794 $59,976 $29,362
General Services, Department of 3,851 $62,958 $30,971
Governor, Office of the 245 $83,258 $31,963
Habeas Corpus Resource Center 83 $89,589 $38,085
Health and Human Services Agency 84 $92,211 $38,906
Health Care Services, Department of 4,049 $71,504 $34,436
Housing & Community Development, Department of 848 $61,833 $30,069
Housing Finance Agency 201 $71,421 $35,261
Industrial Relations, Department of 2,745 $80,264 $36,249
Insurance, Department of 1,334 $78,746 $38,915
Judicial Council of California 768 $96,371 $44,064
Justice, Department of (Attorney General) 5,380 $80,867 $36,442
Labor and Workforce Development Agency 28 $92,308 $36,305
Legislative Counsel Bureau 568 $90,622 $41,705
Assembly, California State 77 $119,387 $11,735
Senate, California State 42 $117,216 $11,239
Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission 44 $82,454 $37,019
Military Department (California National Guard) 1,007 $71,505 $30,627
Motor Vehicles, Department of 10,848 $46,658 $24,822
California Science Center 144 $57,083 $30,975
Native American Heritage Commission 12 $71,929 $30,254
Secretary for Environmental Protection 80 $86,020 $39,831
California Department of Technology 941 $90,478 $41,880
Administrative Law, Office of 19 $107,032 $47,710
Inspector General, Office of the 139 $104,698 $42,378
Health Planning and Development, Office of Statewide 498 $81,803 $36,912
Systems Integration, Office of 352 $80,665 $37,268
Parks, California State 6,694 $33,266 $14,618
Peace Officer Standards & Training, Commission on 143 $74,094 $34,063
Human Resources, Department of 340 $75,365 $35,347
Pesticide Regulation, Deptartment of 440 $73,931 $34,590
Public Employment Relations Board, California 81 $98,337 $41,687
Public Employees Retirement System, California 2,859 $82,154 $37,079
Public Utilities Commission, California 1,426 $90,640 $39,371
Real Estate, Department of 399 $61,276 $29,029
Rehabilitation, Department of 1,960 $55,360 $28,320
Natural Resources Agency, California 70 $78,922 $34,953
Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Conservancy 15 $68,847 $33,987
San Diego River Conservancy 3 $83,554 $47,000
San Francisco Bay Conservation & Development Commission 53 $77,800 $34,079
San Gabriel & Lower Los Angeles Rivers & Mountains Conservancy 11 $49,997 $25,533
San Joaquin River Conservancy 4 $55,871 $29,705
Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy 9 $51,646 $18,021
ScholarShare Investment Board 11 $63,313 $29,752
Secretary of State 596 $57,918 $28,320
Seismic Safety Commission 7 $26,870 $11,561
Sierra Nevada Conservancy 53 $53,986 $25,444
Social Services, Department of 5,064 $64,700 $31,633
Coastal Conservancy, State 76 $68,840 $33,012
Compensation Insurance Fund, State 4,499 $81,312 $35,247
Controller's Office, California State 1,472 $69,320 $33,910
Developmental Disabilities, State Council on 91 $55,523 $27,581
Energy Commission, California 713 $82,324 $36,929
Independent Living Council, California State 7 $36,622 $18,138
Lands Commission, California State 229 $81,245 $36,145
Personnel Board, State 78 $86,923 $39,643
Public Defender, Office of the State 80 $93,240 $40,011
Teachers' Retirement System, California 1,307 $88,524 $37,636
Treasurer's Office, State 248 $75,955 $35,140
Student Aid Commission 146 $59,023 $28,344
Supreme Court of California 168 $114,033 $43,222
Toxic Substances Control, Department of 1,004 $83,833 $38,558
Transportation, Department of 22,242 $79,071 $36,582
Veterans Affairs, Department of 3,768 $52,930 $25,002
Victim Compensation and Government Claims Board 251 $65,399 $33,317
Water Resources, Department of 3,669 $90,063 $39,147
Water Resources Control Board 2,540 $82,632 $37,433
Wildlife Conservation Board 37 $85,072 $39,591
Board of State and Community Corrections 104 $82,097 $34,504
Governor's Office of Business & Economic Development 130 $75,053 $32,966
Hospitals, Department of State 12,461 $79,310 $29,522
Business, Consumer Services And Housing Agency 34 $84,868 $34,462
California Government Operations Agency 22 $105,718 $44,907
California Department of Tax and Fee Administration 4,029 $70,267 $34,378
Office of Lieutenant Governor 10 $86,149 $40,144
Office of Tax Appeals 102 $92,254 $40,675
CA Census 2020 28 $95,466 $38,963
Asian and Pacific Islander American Affairs, Commission on 1 $6,000 $1,762
Financial Protection and Innovation, Department of 683 $79,493 $37,205
Digital Innovation, Office of 15 $83,913 $16,526