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How Big Is Roseville's Bureaucracy?





According to the California State Controller's Government Compensation Report, the City of Roseville has the distinction as being one of California's largest bureacracies per capita.

Although it ranks 45th in population statewide, Roseville ranks 18th in government size with over 1,850 employees.

In 2012, the report shows Roseville has one employee for every 67 residents with total wages exceeding $94 million dollars. It has relatively few rivals in scope for a city of its size.

"Per capita,  the City of Roseville Bureaucracy exceeds Sacramento and rivals Berkeley"

Just one example of contrast is the affluent and growing community of Irvine with a population almost twice that of Roseville. Irvine has less employees in both total and per capita. Total wages in Irvine are nearly $18 million dollars a year less than Roseville.  (Irvine is regularly selected as one of the top 10 places to live in the US).

The top 10 wage earners in Roseville, pull in over $200,000 year plus generous benefits. The City of Roseville has the next top 275 earners wages exceeding $100,000.  In contrast, Irvine  has 9 top wage earners in the $200k range and less than 275 earners making $100,000. 

City of Roseville

  • 123,514 residents
  • 1,853 employees  (Roseville City Officials say number is around 1,700 total,  and approximately 1,000 of those full time employees)
  • 67 residents per city employee
  • $764 amount spent on total wages per resident
  • $154 amount spent on total ret. & health cost per resident
  • $50,900 average wages for this city's employees
  • $10,265 average retirement & health cost for this city's employees
  • $94,317,905 total wages paid by this city
  • $19,020,699 total retirement & health cost paid by this city

City of  Sacramento

  • 473,509 residents
  • 5,325 employees
  • 89 residents per city employee
  • $561 amount spent on total wages per resident
  • $170 amount spent on total ret. & health cost per resident
  • $49,892 average wages for this city's employees
  • $15,161 average retirement & health cost for this city's employees
  • $265,673,226 total wages paid by this city
  • $80,731,715 total retirement & health cost paid by this city

City of Irvine

  • 231,117 residents
  • 1,570 employees
  • 147 residents per city employee
  • $329 amount spent on total wages per resident
  • $124 amount spent on total ret. & health cost per resident
  • $48,450 average wages for this city's employees
  • $18,184 average retirement & health cost for this city's employees
  • $76,066,662 total wages paid by this city
  • $28,549,422 total retirement & health cost paid by this city

City of Rocklin

  • 58,484 residents
  • 419 employees (Rocklin City officials say the number is 357 total (223 full time and 135 part time)
  • 140 residents per city employee
  • $344 amount spent on total wages per resident
  • $135 amount spent on total ret. & health cost per resident
  • $48,081 average wages for this city's employees
  • $18,833 average retirement & health cost for this city's employees
  • $20,145,769 total wages paid by this city
  • $7,891,033 total retirement & health cost paid by this city

City of Berkeley

  • 115,716 residents
  • 2,300 employees
  • 50 residents per city employee
  • $1,114 amount spent on total wages per resident
  • $467 amount spent on total ret. & health cost per resident
  • $56,057 average wages for this city's employees
  • $23,507 average retirement & health cost for this city's employees
  • $128,930,490 total wages paid by this city
  • $54,066,643 total retirement & health cost paid by this city

CITYCITYCity

POPULATIONC

Employees

Avg. Wages

Los Angeles

3,863,839

47,124

$90,217

San Francisco

825,111

35,419

$76,918

San Diego

1,326,238

10,977

$60,393

San Jose

984,299

7,347

$63,213

Long Beach

467,646

6,393

$59,808

Oakland

399,326

5,521

$56,759

Sacramento

473,509

5,325

$49,892

Fresno

508,453

3,625

$60,173

Anaheim

346,161

3,304

$59,475

Santa Monica

91,040

2,776

$67,930

Riverside

311,955

2,737

$66,270

Pasadena

140,020

2,403

$65,069

Glendale

193,652

2,359

$66,314

Berkeley

115,716

2,300

$56,057

Torrance

146,860

1,992

$60,447

Santa Ana

329,915

1,924

$72,289

Santa Barbara

89,681

1,923

$45,746

Roseville

123,514

1,853

$50,900  

Stockton

296,344

1,843

$57,849

Santa Rosa

170,093

1,819

$53,471

Burbank

104,982

1,754

$66,053

Oxnard

200,855

1,751

$48,209

Bakersfield

359,221

1,748

$55,467

Irvine

231,117

1,570

$48,450

To learn more or compare cities in California Controller's website.

Is Roseville on the right track or overspending?  Let us know what you think!


Updated: 1) In response to our article, Roseville City officials point out that our comparison is not an apples to apples comparison as Roseville is considered a full service municipality, while the other cities in our story are not. We thank the city for the update, and will include a comparison of select full service cities in our next article. 2) City officials from Roseville and Rocklin have updated their employee numbers since our post (see above)






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