State Releases Public Pay Data for 2018

The State Controller’s Office has released public pay data for some 2 million positions in California for 2018. The database contains pay information for employees of California counties, cities, special districts, state offices, superior courts, colleges, and K-12 schools.

“My public pay database is a transparency tool to help Californians do their own analyses of government spending,” State Controller Betty Yee said in a statement. “The website provides a better understanding of how taxpayer dollars are spent, which can help keep citizens informed and leaders accountable.”

The Riverside Press-Enterprise has analyzed the figures provided by the state. It found that total compensation for over 100 city and county workers in Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Riverside, and Orange counties exceeded $500,000 last year. The city and county of Los Angeles led the way.

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