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Yvonne Walker, president of SEIU local 1000, talks to members and supporters during a 2010 rally at the Capitol.

What California state workers earn: SEIU Local 1000

Published: Monday, Jun. 16, 2014 - 11:21 am
Last Modified: Monday, Aug. 4, 2014 - 3:40 pm

With raises kicking in for most California state employees on July 1, The State Worker is taking a look at 2013 salaries by union bargaining unit.

The numbers feeding this series of blog posts come from the state controller’s payroll database. The figures include only full-time employees represented by one of the 21 bargaining units that negotiate contracts with the state. Employees who earned less than $1,000 last year were excluded from the calculations. University of California and California State University employee earnings are not included in these figures.

We also are including data from 2011 and 2012 for purposes of comparison. During the three-year span these numbers cover, most state employees went on and off furlough twice. A new top-step pay increase kicked in last summer. Keep those events in mind as you look at the figures. First up:

SEIU Local 1000, bargaining units 1, 3, 4, 11 and 14. (On Tuesday, we’ll look at SEIU bargaining units 15, 17, 20, and 21.)

Unit 1: Professional, administrative and staff services

Number of employees in 2013: 46,736

2013 average full-time pay: $53,767

2013 median full-time pay: $55,101

Number of employees in 2012: 45,836

2012 average full-time pay: $53,941

2012 median full-time pay: $55,037

Number of employees in 2011: 46,141

2011 average full-time pay: $53,177

2011 median full-time pay: $53,475

Unit 3: Professional educators and librarians

Number of employees in 2013: 1,537

2013 average full-time pay: $71,780

2013 median full-time pay: $78,664

Number of employees in 2012: 1,488

2012 average full-time pay: $69,800

2012 median full-time pay: $76,195

Number of employees in 2011: 1,447

2011 average full-time pay: $72, 229

2011 median full-time pay: $76,712

Unit 4: Office and allied services

Number of employees in 2013: 17,730

2013 average full-time pay: $33,571

2013 median full-time pay: $36,303

Number of employees in 2012: 23,334

2012 average full-time pay: $32,912

2012 median full-time pay: $35,813

Number of employees in 2011: 24,505

2011 average full-time pay: $32,975

2011 median full-time pay: $34,900

Unit 11: Engineering and scientific technicians

Number of employees in 2013: 1984

2013 average full-time pay: $54,632

2013 median full-time pay: $56,236

Number of employees in 2012: 2,010

2012 average full-time pay: $52,103

2012 median full-time pay: $56,091

Number of employees in 2011: 2,074

2011 average full-time pay: $50,908

2011 median full-time pay: $54,770

Unit 14: Printing and allied trades

Number of employees in 2013: 410

2013 average full-time pay: $46,029

2013 median full-time pay: $46,020

Number of all employees in 2012: 408

2012 average full-time pay: $47,165

2012 median full-time pay: $47,966

Number of all employees in 2011: 429

2011 average full-time pay: $47,171

2011 median full-time pay: $47,674

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Jon Ortiz launched The State Worker blog and a companion column in 2008 to cover state government from the perspective of California government employees. Every day he filters the news through a single question: "What does this mean for state workers?" Join Ortiz for updates and debate on state pay, benefits, pensions, contracts and jobs. Contact him at (916) 321-1043 and at jortiz@sacbee.com.

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