Report Examines Benefits for Public, Private Employees
California's state and local government employees on average garner higher health, retirement and other benefits than private-sector workers, according to a report from the California Foundation for Fiscal Responsibility. According to the report, state employees who receive a $60,000 annual salary accrue pension and retiree medical benefits at a rate of $19,000 annually. Meanwhile, a similar private-sector worker who receives roughly the same annual salary accrues annual benefits worth $5,720, according to the report.
- "California Public Employees Get More Compensation, Disputed Report Says" (Ortiz, Sacramento Bee, 5/6).
- "Study: Public-Sector Benefits Better Than Private" (Weintraub, AP/Ventura County Star, 5/5).