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CA Controller Publishes 2018 Salary Data
for Fairs, Expos, and First 5 Commissions

Contact: Jennifer Hanson
(916) 324-2709

SACRAMENTO — State Controller Betty T. Yee today published the 2018 self-reported payroll data for fairs, expositions, and First 5 commissions on the Government Compensation in California website. The data cover 2,998 positions and a total of nearly $52 million in 2018 wages.

The newly published data include 2,149 positions at 24 fairs and expositions, and 849 positions at 38 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.

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, Controller 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, 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.