Take a Gander at Sac Bee’s Latest State Pay Database

The Sacramento Bee has updated its state worker pay database to reflect new figures from the California Controller’s Office. It shows state employee salaries, excluding those for universities, rose by more than $1 billion last year. That’s more than twice the growth rate seen in the previous year.

The rising state payroll reflects generous labor agreements approved at the start of 2017.

The largest contract, for Service Employees Union Local 1000, included one-time bonuses of $2,500 for more than 95,000 state workers. That’s worth more than $235 million in total compensation for employees the union represents.

The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation saw payroll increase by $452 million, or 9 percent. The Department of Forestry and Fire Protection logged an $87 million, or 13 percent, increase in payroll as the state experienced a horrible wildfire season.

Read more at the Sacramento Bee and navigate the updated database here


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