Vallejo Employees STILL Rank Near






in Wages for State According to Comptroller


By Marc Garman

According to figures released by California State Comptroller, Vallejo employees are ranked as having the fifth highest wages in the state based on 2012 figures. Employees of our humble City, with it's history of bankruptcy and blue collar roots beat out swanky high end communities such as Hillsborough, Los Gatos and Tiburon as well as our big neighbor San Francisco for wages. In fact, the first city in Solano County to appear on the list is Vacaville on page 5 followed by Fairfield on page 14. At first blush, the ratio of employees per resident seems to indicate what we pretty much have known: We are understaffed, but we pay a lot for the few.

The doctrine of “Cut the staff as much as you want, we wanna be paid.” has clearly been an effective tool. LINK

The ranking of the top 5 highest employee wage cities in California is as follows:

  1. Vernon

  2. Hayward

  3. Sand City

  4. Los Angeles

  5. Vallejo

Scandal riddled Vernon with a population of 121 residents and Sand City with 338 residents are outliers with little impact overall due to their extremely small size.

See the data on the Comptroller's website HERE

See the breakdown for Vallejo HERE