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Report FindingsAuthority and BackgroundSurvey Findings: Total CompensationGeographic Comparisons
The table below is the comparison of state compensation to market average
A positive percentage indicates the state’s compensation is above (or leads) that employer group. Dashes (–) are used where data is not available.
Median wages were compared for all occupations, except for Dentists, Physicians, and Psychiatrists, where the mean was used.
According to Government Code section 19826 (a) and (c), when the state establishes or adjusts salaries, “consideration shall be given to the prevailing rates for comparable service in other public employment and in private business,” and CalHR must submit its findings to the parties meeting and conferring, and to the Legislature at least six months prior to the expiration of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). The law requires that the state’s report contain, “salaries of employees in comparable occupations in private industry and other governmental agencies.” The Budget Act, Chapter 21, Statutes of 2021, Item 7501‐001‐0001, Provision 1, requires that in addition to salaries the report must include total compensation and geographic comparisons.