Public Employees

Controller Publishes State Payroll Data

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The 2022 self-reported payroll data for state departments, superior courts, and California State University (CSU) institutions is now available on the Government Compensation in California website, State Controller Malia Cohen reported July 25.

The data covers more than 397,000 positions and approximately $27.83 billion in total wages. Users of the site can view compensation levels on maps and search by region, narrow results by name of the entity or by job title, and export raw data or custom reports.

The newly published data was reported by 24 CSU institutions (118,282 employees), 53 superior courts (18,748 employees), and 156 state departments (260,183 employees).

California law requires cities, counties, and special districts to annually report compensation data to the controller. The controller also maintains and publishes state and CSU salary data.

“No such statutory requirement exists for the University of California, California community colleges, superior courts, fairs and expositions, First 5 commissions, or K-12 education providers; their reporting is voluntary,” the Controller’s Office noted. “Five superior courts either did not file or filed a report that was non-compliant.”

The site contains pay and benefit information for more than 2 million government jobs in California, as reported annually by each entity.