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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 2018 pay period.         

Type of Data Total
Number of payroll warrants issued monthly 130,693
Number of direct deposit payments issued monthly 334,582
Percentage of employees on direct deposit 73%
Amount of gross wages paid monthly $1,952,854,916
Amount of net wages paid monthly $1,267,187,937
Amount of Federal taxes withheld monthly $179,490,289
Amount of State taxes withheld monthly $61,597,558
Amount of payroll deductions withheld monthly $200,463,448

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 209,032
Number of active part-time employees 2,300
Number of active intermittent employees 20,931
Number of active indeterminate employees 262
Total number of active employees 232,525