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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 October 2021 pay period.           

Type of Data Total
Number of payroll warrants issued monthly 86,118
Number of direct deposit payments issued monthly 486,835
Percentage of employees on direct deposit 85%
Amount of gross wages paid monthly $2,254,147,528
Amount of net wages paid monthly $1,430,323,926
Amount of Federal taxes withheld monthly $219,241,230
Amount of State taxes withheld monthly $75,044,628
Amount of payroll deductions withheld monthly $197,297,732

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 213,237
Number of active part-time employees 1,619
Number of active intermittent employees 22,999
Number of active indeterminate employees 167
Total number of active employees 238,022