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ESTIMATES

Staffing Estimates

Calculations for the right size team.

Onsite Employees

Estimating Based on Comparables

Preliminary staffing estimates have been determined by performing significant analysis of comparable city staffing ratios, industry staffing standards, and balanced with an empathetic understanding of the higher needs of the City’s citizens.

Economies of Scale

Many of the City’s operational departments will need a specific number of staffing positions, despite the City’s population size. For example, the HR department staffing count will remain mostly the same, whether the City has a population of 50,000 citizens or 100,000. However, relationship-based staffing positions – such as therapists and healthcare positions – will require hiring fluctuations based on the City’s population.

  Population
City Workers 50,000 100,000 150,000
City Administration 301 321 301
Hospital 220 264 299
Dentist Team 92 183 275
Therapists: Full Time 156 312 468
Therapists: Intern 156 312 468
Facilities 746 746 746
Dorm Monitors 144 160 144
Intake 50 60 70
Citizen Services 200 400 600
Industry - Office - 100 100
Industry - Manufacting - 100 100
TOTAL: 2,065 2,958 3,571
CITIZENS PER EMPLOYEE: 24 34 42

Per Capita for California Cities for Comparisons

Although the following cities have much different needs, larger and more diverse land space, older and deteriorating structures, they serve as a starting point of understanding per capita rates.

City County Population Employees Residents
per Employee
Per Capita
Azusa Los Angeles 50k 455 110 $2,203
Powa San Diego 50k 373 135 $1,577
Palm Desert Riverside 53k 119 443 $1,540
Cerrittos Los Angeles 50k 632 79 $1,454
Covina Los Angeles 49k 419 117 $974
Glendora Los Angeles 53k 340 155 $869
La Mirada Los Angeles 50k 391 127 $644
Cypress Orange 50k 265 189 $597
Aliso Viejo Orange 52k 28 1855 $375
Rancho Santa Margarita Orange 49k 45 1096 $331
AVERAGE: 307 431 $1,056
TRIM MEAN (20%): 301 296 $1,004
City County Population Employees Residents
per Employee
Per Capita
Vacaville Salano 97k 960 101 $1,726
Santa Maria Santa Barbara 105k 792 133 $1,407
San Mateo San Mateo 104k 1,087 96 $1,370
Compton Los Angeles 98k 433 226 $1,254
Rialto San Bernardino 103k 497 207 $1,227
Clovis Fresno 104k 726 143 $1,162
Vista San Diego 103k 862 120 $897
El Cajon San Diego 103k 558 185 $858
South Gate Los Angeles 95k 493 193 $632
Mission Viejo Orange 97k 306 317 $604
AVERAGE: 671 172 $1,114
TRIM MEAN (20%): 665 163 $1,101
City County Population Employees Residents
per Employee
Per Capita
Pasadena Los Angeles 141k 2,539 56 $3,625
Sunnyvale Santa Clara 152k 1,374 111 $1,965
Torrance Los Angeles 147k 2,102 70 $1,786
Hayward Alameda 157k 939 167 $1,400
Escondido San Diego 151k 1,245 121 $1,288
Orange Orange 140k 921 152 $1,079
Pomona Los Angeles 152k 794 191 $1,068
Fullerton Orange 140k 936 150 $1,020
Salinas Monterey 157k 806 195 $791
Palmdale Los Angeles 157k 678 232 $549
AVERAGE: 1,233 144 $1,457
TRIM MEAN (20%): 1,140 145 $1,300
City County Population Employees Residents
perEmployee
Per Capita
San Francisco San Francisco 864k 40,247 21 $8,128
Los Angeles Los Angeles 3,950k 61,917 64 $3,078
Long Beach Long Beach 470k 6,364 74 $2,691
Anaheim Orange 349k 3,520 99 $2,627
Oakland Alameda 417k 6,362 66 $2,438
San Diego San Diego 1,391k 12,493 111 $1,801
Sacramento Sacramento 490k 5,902 83 $1,464
San Jose Santa Clara 1,023k 8,200 125 $1,370
Fresno Fresno 519k 4,419 117 $1,021
Bakersfield Kern 373k 1,853 201 $888
AVERAGE: 15,128 96 $2,551
TRIM MEAN (20%): 10,938 92 $2,061

Sources

ClearGov is an online platform that extracts data from a variety of Open Data Initiatives and brings clarity to where tax dollars are being spent in the government sector.

The Government Compensation in California website provides information on employee pay and benefits for approximately 2 million positions at more than 5,000 public employers.

The Census Bureau serves as America’s leading provider of quality data about its people and economy.

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