California Pay Data Reporting

April 1, 2022 is the deadline for California companies with 100 or more employees to report pay and other information to the Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH).

The annual deadline for the pay data report is March 31, but due to Cesar Chavez Day falling on the same date, the deadline has been moved to the following day.

Information required to report includes pay and hours worked by establishment, job category, race, sex, and ethnicity. This self-assessment process was created to promote voluntary compliance with equal pay and anti-discrimination laws by encouraging employers to evaluate pay disparities along gendered, racial, and ethnic lines in their workforce.

The required information must be submitted through the state’s online portal, which has been updated to include new pay bands established by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Pay bands for 2022 DFEH pay data reports are as follows:

  • $19,239 and under
  • $19,240 – $24,959
  • $24,960 – $32,239
  • $32,240 – $41,079
  • $41,080 – $53,039
  • $53,040 – $68,119
  • $68,120 – $87,359
  • $87,360 – $112,319
  • $112,320 – $144,559
  • $144,560 – $186,159
  • $186,160 – $239,199
  • $239,200 and over

For reference materials including information regarding frequently asked questions (FAQs) and other topics of interest associated with upcoming filings, visit the DFEH website.


Laura Nieman, PHR

HR Service Line Director
laura@pboadvisory.com
858-935-4844