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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 January 2018 pay period.

Type of Data Total
Number of payroll warrants issued monthly 131,925
Number of direct deposit payments issued monthly 327,276
Percentage of employees on direct deposit 74%
Amount of gross wages paid monthly $1,907,632,295
Amount of net wages paid monthly $1,234,703,529
Amount of Federal taxes withheld monthly $170,280,623
Amount of State taxes withheld monthly $56,980,179
Amount of payroll deductions withheld monthly $210,278,737

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 205,139
Number of active part-time employees 2,408
Number of active intermittent employees 20,082
Number of active indeterminate employees 220
Total number of active employees 227,849