Within CalPERS, there are about 23,000 public workers receiving pensions of $100,000 or more. They make up 3.5 percent of pension recipients in the system.
Throughout the 1990s, fewer than 200 workers in the system retired each year with six-figure pensions. After the state granted more generous retirement formulas, the number spiked.
And the University of California now hands out six-figure pensions to more than 5,400 retirees, including $357,000 a year to Mark Yudof, the former UC president.