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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    Personal Income Tax Statistics By Zip Code

    data.ftb.ca.gov | Last Updated 2017-03-17T18:41:07.000Z

    This dataset contains data from California resident tax returns filed with California adjusted gross income and self-assessed tax listed by zip code. This dataset contains data for taxable years 1992 to 2015. For more information by taxable year, see <a href='https://www.ftb.ca.gov/aboutftb/plans_reports.shtml'> https://www.ftb.ca.gov/aboutftb/plans_reports.shtml</a>, Personal Income Tax Statistics by Zip Code.

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    Living Wage

    chhs.data.ca.gov | 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 (http://livingwage.mit.edu/) 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 (http://www.cdph.ca.gov/programs/Pages/HealthyCommunityIndicators.aspx). 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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    City of Berkeley Employee Salaries - 2013

    data.cityofberkeley.info | Last Updated 2016-05-10T17:12:00.000Z

    All salaries as reported on Transparent California, http://transparentcalifornia.com/, for 2013

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    City of Berkeley Employee Salaries - 2011

    data.cityofberkeley.info | Last Updated 2016-05-10T17:13:05.000Z

    All salaries as reported on Transparent California, http://transparentcalifornia.com/, for 2011

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    City of Berkeley Salaries - 2011, 2012 and 2013

    data.cityofberkeley.info | Last Updated 2016-05-10T17:12:34.000Z

    Berkeley payroll data as reported on Transparent California, http://transparentcalifornia.com .

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    City of Berkeley Employee Salaries - 2012

    data.cityofberkeley.info | Last Updated 2016-05-10T17:13:44.000Z

    All salaries as reported on Transparent California, http://transparentcalifornia.com/, for 2012

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    San Mateo Government Compensation

    data.smcgov.org | Last Updated 2015-12-20T22:18:27.000Z

    Government Compensation for County, cities and courts 2014 data from: http://publicpay.ca.gov/

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    Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages (QCEW)

    data.edd.ca.gov | Last Updated 2017-06-06T23:31:23.000Z

    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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    California Income Tax Expenditures - Actual Cost 2006 And Beyond

    data.ftb.ca.gov | 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='https://www.ftb.ca.gov/aboutftb/plans_reports.shtml'> https://www.ftb.ca.gov/aboutftb/plans_reports.shtml</a>, Tax Expenditure Report.

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    Income Inequality

    chhs.data.ca.gov | Last Updated 2017-02-17T22:41:39.000Z

    This table contains data on income inequality. The primary measure is the Gini index – a measure of the extent to which the distribution of income among families/households within a community deviates from a perfectly equal distribution. The index ranges from 0.0, when all families (households) have equal shares of income (implies perfect equality), to 1.0 when one family (household) has all the income and the rest have none (implies perfect inequality). Index data is provided for California and its counties, regions, and large cities/towns. The data is from 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 (http://www.cdph.ca.gov/programs/Pages/HealthyCommunityIndicators.aspx). Income is linked to acquiring resources for healthy living. Both household income and the distribution of income across a society independently contribute to the overall health status of a community. On average Western industrialized nations with large disparities in income distribution tend to have poorer health status than similarly advanced nations with a more equitable distribution of income. Approximately 119,200 (5%) of the 2.4 million U.S. deaths in 2000 are attributable to income inequality. The pathways by which income inequality act to increase adverse health outcomes are not known with certainty, but policies that provide for a strong safety net of health and social services have been identified as potential buffers. More information about the data table and a data dictionary can be found in the About/Attachments section.