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Compensation & Benefits

total_compThe State of Utah offers a total compensation package including pay, benefits, flexible schedules, education assistance, training courses, and workplace opportunities to help you get the most out of your career and personal life.

Total Compensation

Your paycheck is just part of your total compensation package. An employee’s total compensation consists of salary and an outstanding employee benefits package including health and dental insurance, retirement, annual leave, sick leave, holiday pay, long-term disability, life insurance, and post-retirement medical.


State of Utah employees can choose from six medical plans, three dental plans, and two vision plans. Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) are also available for qualified medical expenses. Long-term disability insurance (LTD) and $25,000 of state paid life insurance is provided by the state for all benefit eligible employees. Additional life insurance up to $500,000 can be purchased. Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance (AD&D) is also available for purchase through payroll deduction.


The State offers excellent retirement options. Employees that initially begin with the State of Utah after 07/01/2011 and have no previous service credit with a URS covered employer are eligible to choose between a Tier II Hybrid (Pension and 401(k)) plan OR a Tier II DC only (401(k)) plan. In addition, employees may participate in the 401(k) or 457 deferred compensation programs for tax deferred retirement investments.

Voluntary Benefits

State of Utah employees can choose to purchase voluntary benefits including Hyatt Legal, discounted home and auto insurance, long-term care, and credit union membership.

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