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CA Controller Publishes 2015 Salary Data for State Government, Superior Courts, and Public Universities

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SACRAMENTO — State Controller Betty T. Yee today updated her Government Compensation in California website to include 2015 self-reported salary data for state government, county courts, University of California (UC), and California State University (CSU) – a total of about 666,000 positions and $34 billion in wages.

Users of the site can:

  • View compensation levels on maps and search for compensation by region;
  • Quickly see lists of top earners;
  • Narrow results by name of employer or by job title;
  • Build charts and trend graphics; and
  • Export raw data or custom reports.

The newly published data include 246,497 positions in 149 state departments; 281,514 positions in 11 UC institutions and the UC president’s office; 118,344 positions in 24 CSU institutions and the CSU chancellor’s office; and 19,593 positions in 55 superior courts.

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 superior courts and University of California; their reporting is voluntary. A list of entities that did not file or filed incomplete reports is available here.

Since the website was launched in 2010, it has registered nearly 9 million page views. The site now contains information on more than 2 million jobs in California, as reported by each government entity.

Special district compensation data for 2015 will be added later this month. Salary data for community college districts, First 5 Commissions, and fairs and expositions will be added to the site in September.

As the chief fiscal officer of California, Controller Yee is responsible for accountability and disbursement of the state’s financial resources. The Controller also safeguards many types of property until claimed by the rightful owners, and 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, Controller Yee is the tenth 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.