State publishes 2019 payroll data for state government, superior courts and CSU

California Controller Betty T. Yee recently published the 2019 self-reported payroll data for state departments, superior courts and California State University institutions on the Government Compensation in California website. The data cover more than 400,000 positions and approximately $24.54 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 were reported by 24 CSU institutions (125,967 employees), 56 superior courts (21,181), and 151 state departments (255,380 employees).

California law requires cities, counties and special districts to annually report compensation data to the state 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. Two superior courts either did not file or filed a report that was not compliant.

Since the website launched in 2010, it has registered more than 11 million pageviews. The site contains pay and benefit information on more than two million government jobs in California, as reported annually by each entity.

As the chief fiscal officer of California, Yee is responsible for accountability and disbursement of the state’s financial resources. The controller has independent auditing authority over government agencies that spend state funds. She is a member of numerous financing authorities and fiscal and financial oversight entities including the Franchise Tax Board. She also serves on the boards for the nation’s two largest public pension funds. Elected in 2014 and reelected in 2018, Yee is the 10th woman elected to a statewide office in California’s history. Follow the Controller on Twitter at @CAController and on Facebook at California State Controller’s Office.