Skip to main content

A Report on State Employee Benefits as a Percentage of Total Compensation for Fiscal Year 2021

June 2022

Summary Analysis

State employees receive more than just base salary; the State also offers a wide variety of benefits. Those benefits, combined with base salary, form the total compensation package for state employees. The value of the total compensation package for the average classified, regular full-time State employee for fiscal year 2021 was $78,146, or $37.57 per hour. The value of the total compensation package for 2021 increased by 5.3 percent from 2019 and by 8.2 percent from 2017.

35.3% benefits 64.7% salary

 Jump to Report

The State’s total compensation package, with an average value for fiscal year 2021 of $78,146, or $37.57 per hour, consists of direct compensation, or wages paid to employees in exchange for work, and indirect compensation, which consists of quantifiable benefits.

Jump to Components 

Benefits include federally mandated programs such as Social Security contributions and unemployment compensation, as well as core benefits that satisfy an employee’s basic expectations for health insurance, retirement programs, and paid time off. Those benefits, and others, provide security for employees and their families.

Jump to Benefits Further Defined 

Graphics, Media, Supporting documents

 Read Full Report