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

February 2007

Report Number 07-708

Overall Conclusion

The value of the total compensation package for the average classified, full-time state employee for fiscal year 2006 was $52,138, or $25.07 per hour. The State's total compensation package was 67 percent salary and 33 percent benefits. This compares favorably with other state and local governments' compensation packages, which average 67 percent salary and 33 percent benefits, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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