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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 January 2021 pay period.           

Type of Data Total
Number of payroll warrants issued monthly 87,631
Number of direct deposit payments issued monthly 460,152
Percentage of employees on direct deposit 84%
Amount of gross wages paid monthly $2,010,060,253
Amount of net wages paid monthly $1,315,933,341
Amount of Federal taxes withheld monthly $188,142,562
Amount of State taxes withheld monthly $61,399,620
Amount of payroll deductions withheld monthly $191,926,211

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 210,599
Number of active part-time employees 1,775
Number of active intermittent employees 22,994
Number of active indeterminate employees 186
Total number of active employees 235,554