Government Compensation
in California

California Cities 
482 cities reported
304,077 city employees
630 average number of
employees per city
66,207 average number of
residents per city
105 average number of
residents per city employee
$61,583 average wages
for all city employees
$17,940 avg. retirement & health cost
for all city employees
$18,725,932,107 total wages
paid by all cities
$5,455,274,945 total retirement & health cost
paid by all cities
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.
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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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