Government Compensation
in California

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California Cities 
479 cities reported
317,531 city employees
662 average number of
employees per city
68,088 average number of
residents per city
103 average number of
residents per city employee
$63,855 average wages
for all city employees
$19,059 avg. retirement & health cost
for all city employees
$20,275,957,908 total wages
paid by all cities
$6,051,944,562 total retirement & health cost
paid by all cities
The total retirement and health cost sometimes includes payments toward the net pension liabilities of the retirement plan(s). To view financial and statistical information for public employee retirement systems, please visit the State Controller's Government Financial Reports website.
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Posted figures include all reported full- and part-time positions. Contracted positions are not included. Read more in the FAQ.
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