The Bee has created this database from public records of 2011 gross pay provided by cities and counties in the central San Joaquin Valley.
1. CHOOSE a local government or hold the shift key to select multiple agencies. Skip this step if you want to search all.
2. (optional) FILTER your search by entering all or part of a department name, job title or employee name. Warning: Some agencies didn't provide department names, and some agencies have not yet provided all names.
3. (optional) SORT your results by clicking on a column header.
- The Bee asked central San Joaquin Valley cities and counties for full-time employee gross pay in calendar 2011.
- A few cities and counties have withheld the names of some employees, citing potential privacy interests that outweigh the public interest in disclosure. These names are marked [Withheld by agency].
- In most cases pay figures include overtime, vacation payouts and vehicle or uniform allowances, but each agency tallies these figures differently. Where details are available, we have noted what is included.
- Some part-time employees may be included if they were not identified as such. We have eliminated any worker who earned less than $17,000 in 2011. In most cities this includes council members, who typically receive small stipends.
- Some salary figures may be unduly low because worker was employed for only part of 2011.
- You may search employee pay records at all state agencies, including the California State University system, at the Sacramento Bee's state pay database. The Contra Costa Times also maintains a database of Bay Area public employee pay.
Questions or comments about this database? Email the editors.