The State Worker

December 31, 2013

The State Worker’s Top 10: A different look at California state wages

The State Worker in 2013 asked for state payroll data that included employee pay by unnion affliation. The result: A first-ever series of posts that reported California state government employees’ average and median pay by bargaining unit. The Bee’s Amy Gebert crunched the data to give blog users a different kind of view into wages (furlough losses included) during the summer contract-bargaining season.

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Jon Ortiz launched The State Worker blog 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 or 916-321-1043. Twitter: @TheStateWorker.