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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:

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.