The state's payroll will be going up again in the coming fiscal year.

A report released by the Legislative Analyst's Office says the California state government will spend a half-billion dollars more next year to pay its employees.

"In total the state will be spending about $24 billion on employee compensation, and that includes salary as well as benefit costs," Nick Schroeder with the LAO office said. 

Schroeder says most employees' take-home pay will still lag behind the rate of inflation.  

The report shows the state government workforce will essentially remain flat as some agencies cut positions and others add employees.

Budget Overview 2014