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CA Controller Publishes 2017 Salary Data
for Fairs, Expos, and First 5 Commissions

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SACRAMENTO — State Controller Betty T. Yee today updated her Government Compensation in California website to include 2017 self-reported data for fairs, expositions, and First 5 commissions – a total of more than 5,300 positions and about $64 million in wages. 

Users of the site can:

  • View compensation levels on maps and search by region;
  • Narrow results by name of employer or by job title; and
  • Export custom reports or raw data.

The newly published data include 4,508 positions at 22 fairs and expositions, and 856 positions at 41 First 5 commissions.

California law requires cities, counties, and special districts to annually report compensation data to the State Controller. Controller Yee also maintains and publishes state government and California State University salary data. No statutory requirement exists for superior courts, UC, community college districts, fairs, expositions, First 5 commissions, or K-12 education providers; their reporting is voluntary. A list of entities that did not file or filed incomplete reports is available here.

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.