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Welcome to the Controller's improved Government Compensation in California database, which features tools making it easier to search for information, make custom reports and download raw data.

The database includes pay information for public employee positions in cities, counties, special districts and workers paid by the Controller, including state employees, the California State University, legislators, and statewide elected officials.

New to the database is compensation information voluntarily submitted by California Community Colleges regarding their employees, who are not paid by the Controller.

Notice to Our Website Visitors - Due to server maintenance at our website host (the State’s Office of Technology Services), the Controller’s public website and GCC application may be unavailable Friday, September 5, 2014,  and Friday, September 12, 2014, between the hours of 6 p.m. and 1 a.m. Pacific Time. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, and we will update this message if this schedule changes. – The Controller’s Web Support Team


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Enter Government Compensation in California database

The database was updated with 2012 information for special districts on March 17, 2014, and 2012 information for cities and counties on December 16, 2013.

Watch a video message from the Controller and take a video tour of the upgraded site.

See a list of noncompliant counties, cities and special districts. (current as of June 16, 2014)

Check here for a schedule of data updates.

Send us your suggestions for future additions and other improvements.

Latest additions to the database:


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