CA Controller Publishes 2017 Salary Data for University of California and Community Colleges

SACRAMENTO — State Controller Betty T. Yee today updated her Government Compensation in California website to include 2017 self-reported data for the University of California and California Community College districts – a total of 428,661 positions and more than $19.21 billion in wages. 

Users of the site can:

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

The newly published data include 298,066 positions at 11 UC institutions, and 130,595 positions at 50 CCC districts.

For example, the available data show nine of the top 10 highest-paid government employees in 2017 were at UC institutions. The top two employees were athletics coaches, topping off with a salary of $3,689,042.

California law requires cities, counties, and special districts to annually report compensation data to the State Controller. The State Controller also maintains and publishes state government and California State University salary data. No such statutory requirement exists for superior courts, UC, community college districts, fairs and expositions, First 5 commissions, or K-12 education providers; their reporting is voluntary. A list of entities that did not file or filed incomplete reports is available here.


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 Hicks

We hear cries of BIG PHARMA, but never of BIG EDUCATION while student debt mounts. The only answer to liberals is to provide FREE education for everyone.

As Ronald Reagan once penned, “If you think something is expensive, just wait until it is free to see how expensive it can be.”

Not exactly an accurate quote, but within the spirit of his statement.