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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 September 2017 pay period.

Type of Data Total
Number of payroll warrants issued monthly 131,156
Number of direct deposit payments issued monthly 327,727
Percentage of employees on direct deposit 72%
Amount of gross wages paid monthly $1,871,400,614
Amount of net wages paid monthly $1,190,044,212
Amount of Federal taxes withheld monthly $205,521,521
Amount of State taxes withheld monthly $59,324,862
Amount of payroll deductions withheld monthly $182,836,247

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 206,738
Number of active part-time employees 2,439
Number of active intermittent employees 19,963
Number of active indeterminate employees 220
Total number of active employees 229,360