The median earnings of California was $31,212 in 2013.

Earnings and Gender

Earnings and Education

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Jobs and Earnings Datasets Involving California

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    CA State Fleet (2011-2014) | Last Updated 2015-10-15T23:08:49.000Z

    This dataset contains information on all non-confidential assets within the California State Fleet. The purpose of this data is to provide mobile asset information including sustainability measurements such as fuel types. The data is extracted from the Fleet Asset Management System utilized by the Department of General Services’ Office of Fleet and Asset Management. The dataset covers the timeframe from calendar year 2011 until calendar year 2014 and includes vehicle information reported by all agencies under the executive branch and constitutional offices

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    2013 Employee Wage Detail By Type | Last Updated 2016-02-10T01:12:02.000Z

    2013 City of Santa Rosa employee wage data from the State of CA Controller's Office Government Compensation in California website.

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    Living Wage | Last Updated 2017-02-17T22:39:34.000Z

    This table contains data on the living wage and the percent of families with incomes below the living wage for California, its counties, regions and cities/towns. Living wage is the wage needed to cover basic family expenses (basic needs budget) plus all relevant taxes; it does not include publicly provided income or housing assistance. The percent of families below the living wage was calculated using data from the Living Wage Calculator ( and the U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey. The table is part of a series of indicators in the Healthy Communities Data and Indicators Project of the Office of Health Equity ( The living wage is the wage or annual income that covers the cost of the bare necessities of life for a worker and his/her family. These necessities include housing, transportation, food, childcare, health care, and payment of taxes. Low income populations and non-white race/ethnic have disproportionately lower wages, poorer housing, and higher levels of food insecurity. More information about the data table and a data dictionary can be found in the About/Attachments section.

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    CA Educational Attainment & Personal Income 2008-2014 | Last Updated 2016-05-07T20:12:58.000Z

    California Educational Attainment & Personal Income as captured by the US Census Current Population Survey (CPS) for years 2008-2014.

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    2014 Employee Wage Detail By Type | Last Updated 2016-02-10T20:21:25.000Z

    Calendar year 2014 City of Santa Rosa employee wage data from the State of CA Controller's Office Government Compensation in California website.

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    Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages (QCEW) | Last Updated 2016-10-20T18:56:49.000Z

    The Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages (QCEW) Program is a Federal-State cooperative program between the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) and the California EDD’s Labor Market Information Division (LMID). The QCEW program produces a comprehensive tabulation of employment and wage information for workers covered by California Unemployment Insurance (UI) laws and Federal workers covered by the Unemployment Compensation for Federal Employees (UCFE) program. The QCEW program serves as a near census of monthly employment and quarterly wage information by 6-digit industry codes from the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) at the national, state, and county levels. At the national level, the QCEW program publishes employment and wage data for nearly every NAICS industry. At the state and local area level, the QCEW program publishes employment and wage data down to the 6-digit NAICS industry level, if disclosure restrictions are met. In accordance with the BLS policy, data provided to the Bureau in confidence are used only for specified statistical purposes and are not published. The BLS withholds publication of Unemployment Insurance law-covered employment and wage data for any industry level when necessary to protect the identity of cooperating employers. Data from the QCEW program serve as an important input to many BLS programs. The Current Employment Statistics and the Occupational Employment Statistics programs use the QCEW data as the benchmark source for employment. The UI administrative records collected under the QCEW program serve as a sampling frame for the BLS establishment surveys. In addition, the data serve as an input to other federal and state programs. The Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) of the Department of Commerce uses the QCEW data as the base for developing the wage and salary component of personal income. The U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration (ETA) and California's EDD use the QCEW data to administer the Unemployment Insurance program. The QCEW data accurately reflect the extent of coverage of California’s UI laws and are used to measure UI revenues; national, state and local area employment; and total and UI taxable wage trends. The U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics publishes new QCEW data in its County Employment and Wages news release on a quarterly basis. The BLS also publishes a subset of its quarterly data through the Create Customized Tables system, and full quarterly industry detail data at all geographic levels.

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    CA Affordable Housing And Sustainable Communities (AHSC) Awards | Last Updated 2016-06-06T21:39:17.000Z

    This dataset includes all Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities Awards. This includes the location of the awards, the award amounts, award amounts for each Project component, GHG reductions, and co-benefits.

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    San Mateo Government Compensation | Last Updated 2015-12-20T22:18:27.000Z

    Government Compensation for County, cities and courts 2014 data from:

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    California Income Tax Expenditures - Actual Cost 2006 And Beyond | Last Updated 2015-10-07T20:28:33.000Z

    This dataset presents the actual revenue cost beginning with 2006 for many of the tax expenditures found in California income tax law. Amounts are in millions. For more information, view the California Income Tax Expenditures, Compendium of Individual Provisions for various taxable years, at <a href=''></a>, Tax Expenditure Report.

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    California Tax Expenditure Report Data | Last Updated 2016-06-13T16:40:44.000Z

    This dataset contains tax expenditure items; such as, credits, deductions, exclusions, and elections which are part of the current California income tax system. The data also represents part of California's tax history. This represents information that has been published each year since 2001 in the California Tax Expenditure Report. The values have been aggregated and rounded in millions. A tax expenditure item with the value of 1 represents 1 million dollars. <br></br><a href=''>Click here to read the 2012 report.</a>