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A Report on State Employee Benefits as a Percent of Total Compensation

February 2006

Report Number 06-703

Overall Conclusion

The minimum value of the total compensation package for the average classified, full-time state employee for fiscal year 2005 was $48,716, or $23.42 per hour. This is an increase of 48 percent over the average annual salary of $32,848, or $15.79 per hour. The State's total compensation package is 67 percent salary and 33 percent benefits. This compares favorably with other state and local governments' compensation packages, which average 68 percent salary and 32 percent benefits according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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