CA Controller Publishes 2015 Salary and Benefits Data for K-12 Education Entities

State Controller Betty T. Yee today updated her Government Compensation in California website to include 2015 self-reported salary and benefits data for K-12 education employers, including public school districts, charter schools, and county offices of education.  The data covers 648,129 positions and almost $24.81 billion in total wages. 

While cities, counties, and special districts are required to report salary and benefits data to the State Controller, K-12 education employers are voluntary reporters.  The State Controller’s Office requested data from 1,887 K-12 education employers, and 655 chose to report in the interest of transparency.  Of those, 569 reports were complete.

Almost 70 percent of K-12 education employers did not file the requested reports or provided incomplete information. 

Since the government compensation website was launched in 2010, it has registered more than nine million page views. The site now contains information on more than two million jobs in California, as reported by each government entity.

Users of the site can:

  • View compensation levels on maps and search for compensation by region;
  • Narrow results by name of entity or by job title;
  • Build charts; and
  • Export custom reports or raw data.

As the chief fiscal officer of California, Controller Yee is responsible for accountability and disbursement of the state’s financial resources. The Controller also safeguards many types of property until claimed by the rightful owners, and has independent auditing authority over government agencies that spend state funds. She is a member of numerous financing authorities, and fiscal and financial oversight entities including the Franchise Tax Board. She also serves on the boards for the nation’s two largest public pension funds. Elected in 2014, Controller Yee is the tenth woman elected to a statewide office in California’s history. Follow the Controller on Twitter at @CAController and on Facebook at California State Controller’s Office.


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William "Bill" Hicks

Why not K-12 reporting being required?