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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 July 2017 pay period.

Type of Data Total
Number of payroll warrants issued monthly 130,397
Number of direct deposit payments issued monthly 331,627
Percentage of employees on direct deposit 74%
Amount of gross wages paid monthly $1,856,274,951
Amount of net wages paid monthly $1,185,307,024
Amount of Federal taxes withheld monthly $201,693,678
Amount of State taxes withheld monthly $58,410,335
Amount of payroll deductions withheld monthly $177,609,133

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 206,414
Number of active part-time employees 2,439
Number of active intermittent employees 20,373
Number of active indeterminate employees 216
Total number of active employees 229,442