CA High Public Employee Pay

Katy Grimes: It’s official – California has the largest number of public sector employees making more than $150,000 per year.

The Sunshine Review, a nonprofit organization dedicated to government transparency, released its first state government salary report today, which analyzed public sector employee salaries in 152 local governments spanning eight states.

Taking data from the last four years, Sunshine Review investigated benefits information as well as information on government perks like car fleets and cell phones for public sector employees in California, Pennsylvania, Florida, Illinois, Michigan, New Jersey, Texas and Wisconsin.

California had 1332 employees making more than $150,000 annually. Illinois followed in second with 867 employees, and Texas is in third with 194.

Read the entire report HERE.

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  1. David H
    David H 18 January, 2012, 21:07

    As on commenter said. “Surprise, surprise, as we look upon the new gilded class.”

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  2. John Galt
    John Galt 19 January, 2012, 12:14


    Nice work on your new “Sunshine Review” analysis and report!

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  3. Claire.Voyance
    Claire.Voyance 19 January, 2012, 12:27

    The Sunshine Review report is WORTHLESS because it is missing a lot of other higher government salaries in California, especially cops and firefighters.

    Bay Area News Group has a more accurate database for Bay Area governmental agencies.

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  4. PI buzz
    PI buzz 24 January, 2012, 22:44

    National directory of government salaries with names of employees:

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  5. PI buzz
    PI buzz 30 December, 2012, 15:24

    The nationwide links to state, county, city and municipal government employee salaries and directories of employees at PI buzz have been moved to this URL:

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