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State Employee Demographics

The following data pertains to employees (State government, California State Universities, and Judicial Council) paid through the State Controller's Office Uniform State Payroll System in the May 2021 pay period.           

Type of Data Total
Number of payroll warrants issued monthly 83,347
Number of direct deposit payments issued monthly 479,347
Percentage of employees on direct deposit 85%
Amount of gross wages paid monthly $1,989,170,598
Amount of net wages paid monthly $1,296,023,204
Amount of Federal taxes withheld monthly $187,518,510
Amount of State taxes withheld monthly $61,593,948
Amount of payroll deductions withheld monthly $191,461,543

The following data pertains to employees (excluding California State Universities) appointed to the State Controller's Office Employment History Data Base.

Type of Data Total
Number of active full-time employees 212,863
Number of active part-time employees 1,715
Number of active intermittent employees 23,568
Number of active indeterminate employees 174
Total number of active employees 238,320