Median Earnings for Residents and City Staff of Los Angeles County Cities, 2014

City Name Median Earnings for City Residents Medians Earnings for City Staff City Earnings as % of Residents Earnings
Bell Gardens  $     23,425  $     84,543 361%
El Monte  $     27,115  $     86,973 321%
Azusa  $     34,031  $     94,970 279%
Hawthorne  $     35,942  $     97,071 270%
Los Angeles  $     39,096  $     97,876 250%
San Gabriel  $     41,517  $   103,590 250%
Compton  $     30,272  $     75,530 250%
Inglewood  $     35,224  $     82,942 235%
Downey  $     41,676  $     97,944 235%
Baldwin Park  $     32,335  $     75,500 233%
Irwindale  $     34,333  $     80,053 233%
Monterey Park  $     40,380  $     90,237 223%
Hawaiian Gardens  $     27,771  $     62,039 223%
Santa Fe Springs  $     42,738  $     91,945 215%
Paramount  $     30,530  $     62,558 205%
Avalon  $     31,469  $     63,952 203%
Rosemead  $     32,511  $     65,608 202%
San Fernando  $     35,038  $     68,969 197%
Long Beach  $     45,182  $     85,909 190%
Alhambra  $     42,224  $     79,290 188%
Carson  $     42,447  $     79,165 187%
West Hollywood  $     56,300  $   102,203 182%
Monrovia  $     52,208  $     93,955 180%
La Verne  $     61,254  $   107,924 176%
Bellflower  $     37,055  $     64,924 175%
Glendale  $     47,463  $     82,831 175%
Burbank  $     54,252  $     93,670 173%
Commerce  $     30,892  $     52,934 171%
Pico Rivera  $     36,663  $     61,588 168%
Gardena  $     40,515  $     67,829 167%
Pasadena  $     54,425  $     88,211 162%
Lancaster  $     42,768  $     69,247 162%
Palmdale  $     43,982  $     71,091 162%
Whittier  $     47,969  $     77,426 161%
Signal Hill  $     55,255  $     87,064 158%
Arcadia  $     58,036  $     87,628 151%
Norwalk  $     38,997  $     58,127 149%
Torrance  $     62,965  $     85,927 136%
Lakewood  $     53,466  $     72,894 136%
Santa Clarita  $     61,619  $     81,763 133%
Glendora  $     54,798  $     72,288 132%
Beverly Hills  $     75,368  $     93,846 125%
La Mirada  $     54,952  $     67,049 122%
South Pasadena  $     68,207  $     83,094 122%
Culver City  $     65,277  $     77,006 118%
San Dimas  $     58,340  $     68,370 117%
Redondo Beach  $     80,414  $     92,318 115%
Santa Monica  $     74,420  $     84,047 113%
Hermosa Beach  $     82,234  $     81,888 100%
Sierra Madre  $     75,320  $     72,911 97%
Manhattan Beach  $   108,675  $     95,148 88%
Malibu  $     96,127  $     78,332 81%
San Marino  $   104,317  $     83,201 80%
Calabasas  $     92,986  $     70,336 76%

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3 thoughts on “Median Earnings for Residents and City Staff of Los Angeles County Cities, 2014

  1. Our so-called leaders have created an elite class of public workers. With their over generosity and the folly of pay parity (comparing one out-of-line pay system with the next higher out-of-line pay ad infinitum), public service worker’s earnings are completely out of line with private sector jobs. Why should we pay public service workers more than the average pay of any particular place? No reason. We should not and the fact that we are is a danger to us all. Where will it end? Pay parity will drive those wages even higher. We must take a stand and stop the madness.

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  2. It would be more useful to see something that’s closer to an apples to apples comparison. Compare public sector engineers to private sector engineers, accountants to accountants, etc. I don’t see how you can make broad generalizations about the alignment of public sector earnings with private sector earnings without knowing the relative composition of job classifications of the two sets. For example, you wouldn’t be surprised if a comparison was made between the median earnings of state government workers with the median earnings of staff at a major hospital, and the results showed the hospital had higher salaries. Because you know the hospital is a smaller set of more specialized jobs. The private sector unfortunately has a large array of low paying jobs, like fast food worker, for which there is no analog on the public side, so why would you expect there to be alignment in the salaries? Would you want your County Health Inspector to make the same salary as the people flipping the burgers?

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