Compare Caltrans vs State of California BETA

See how working at Caltrans vs. State of California compares on a variety of workplace factors. By comparing employers on employee ratings, salaries, reviews, pros/cons, job openings and more, you'll feel one step ahead of the rest. All salaries and reviews are posted by employees working at Caltrans vs. State of California. Learn more about each company and apply to jobs near you.
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Caltrans

Employee Ratings

  • Caltrans scored higher in 9 areas: Overall Rating, Career Opportunities, Compensation & Benefits, Work-life balance, Senior Management, Culture & Values, CEO Approval, % Recommend to a friend and Positive Business Outlook.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.2
(based on 339 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.0
(based on 460 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
4.0
Caltrans employees rated their Career Opportunities 0.3 higher than State of California employees rated theirs.
Career Opportunities
3.7
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
4.1
Compensation & Benefits
4.0
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
4.4
Caltrans employees rated their Work-life balance 0.4 higher than State of California employees rated theirs.
Work-life balance
4.0
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.7
Caltrans employees rated their Senior Management 0.4 higher than State of California employees rated theirs.
Senior Management
3.3
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
3.8
Caltrans employees rated their Culture & Values 0.3 higher than State of California employees rated theirs.
Culture & Values
3.5
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Caltrans Ceo 	Malcolm Dougherty
91%
91% Malcolm Dougherty
Caltrans employees rated their CEO Approval 5% higher than State of California employees rated theirs.
CEO Approval
State of California Ceo Edmund G. Brown Jr.
86%
86%Edmund G. Brown Jr.
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
91%
Caltrans employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 10% higher than State of California employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
81%
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
71%
Positive Business Outlook
69%

Salaries

State of California has 54 more total submitted salaries than Caltrans.
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Salaries for similar jobs
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$8,305/mo
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$5,257/mo
Environmental Planner40 Salaries
$66,938/yr
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$68,544/yr
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$5,373/mo
Senior Information Systems Analyst16 Salaries
$93,218/yr

What Employees Say

  • "Good benefits" was the most mentioned Pro at Caltrans.
  • "Great benefits" was the most mentioned Pro at State of California.
  • State of California had 5 more reviews than Caltrans that mentioned "Private sector" as a Con.
Pros
Pros
"Good benefits"(in 27 reviews)
"Work environment"(in 26 reviews)
Pros
"Great benefits"(in 62 reviews)
"Job security"(in 28 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Work environment"(in 12 reviews)
"Private sector"(in 10 reviews)
Cons
"Private sector"(in 15 reviews)
"Upward mobility"(in 11 reviews)
Featured Review

Current Employee - Transportation Engineer

I have been working at Caltrans full-time

Pros

great company to work for

Cons

Have not get cons yet.

Current Employee - Administrative

I have been working at State of California full-time for more than 10 years

Pros

Agencies provide great stability and opportunity for growth.

Cons

I can’t think of any currently .

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