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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 August 2017 pay period.

Type of Data Total
Number of payroll warrants issued monthly 126,583
Number of direct deposit payments issued monthly 350,529
Percentage of employees on direct deposit 74%
Amount of gross wages paid monthly $1,923,603,510
Amount of net wages paid monthly $1,228,986,511
Amount of Federal taxes withheld monthly $215,192,092
Amount of State taxes withheld monthly $62,126,934
Amount of payroll deductions withheld monthly $181,136,477

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 206,535
Number of active part-time employees 2,469
Number of active intermittent employees 20,079
Number of active indeterminate employees 215
Total number of active employees 229,298