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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 2017 pay period. 

Type of Data Total
Number of payroll warrants issued monthly 168,420
Number of direct deposit payments issued monthly 398,726
Percentage of employees on direct deposit 73%
Amount of gross wages paid monthly $1,995,784,729
Amount of net wages paid monthly $1,291,072,863
Amount of Federal taxes withheld monthly $223,019,735
Amount of State taxes withheld monthly $66,535,304
Amount of payroll deductions withheld monthly $173,914,123

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 205,691
Number of active part-time employees 2,456
Number of active intermittent employees 20,089
Number of active indeterminate employees 217
Total number of active employees 228,453