Total Compensation Package for State of Texas Employees
State employees receive more than a base salary while working for the State. Total compensation is a phrase used to describe the complete package that an employee receives. The package includes (1) an employee's salary (base pay and supplemental pay); (2) comprehensive health benefits; and (3) other benefit components that are less tangible than pay but equally important to employees (vacation, holidays, sick leave, and training).
The State's total compensation package includes several components:
- Compensation: Includes all wages and salary provided to employees.
- Benefits: Includes federally mandated programs, such as Social Security and unemployment, and core benefits that address issues such as health insurance, retirement, and time off.
- Training and Development: Includes opportunities for employees to perform better in their jobs or advance their career goals.
- The Work Experience: Includes items that are important to employees and the State but are less tangible than employee pay and benefits. This component may include scheduling flexibility, programs to help employees be successful at home and at work, and challenging and rewarding work environments.
In addition, the State Auditor's Office's State Classification Team produces a report on Benefits as a Percent of Total Compensation to reflect the current total compensation resulting from the state employment relationship.