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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 2019 pay period.         

Type of Data Total
Number of payroll warrants issued monthly 125,372
Number of direct deposit payments issued monthly 347,947
Percentage of employees on direct deposit 75%
Amount of gross wages paid monthly $2,054,968,871
Amount of net wages paid monthly $1,325,045,826
Amount of Federal taxes withheld monthly $191,837,291
Amount of State taxes withheld monthly $65,012,466
Amount of payroll deductions withheld monthly $213,819,176

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 212,280
Number of active part-time employees 2,152
Number of active intermittent employees 21,043
Number of active indeterminate employees 239
Total number of active employees 235,714