California's state and local government employees are paid more than those in any other state, according to 2010 date released January 31 by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Full-time employees of state and local governments in California earned an average of $5,774 in the month of March 2010. State and local workers in New Jersey were second, with an average of $5,540 earned that month, the report said.
Only the District of Columbia had workers paid more generously than California's, averaging $5,900 for the month studied. The national average pay for full-time public employees was $4,388 in March 2010. (Source: U.S. Census Bureau Annual Survey of Public Employment and Payroll, January 31.)