The information below is provided regarding the City’s total compensation. Total compensation received by an employee includes salary and other items that are paid in cash. However, the value of the City’s total compensation package also includes the cost of benefits, such as health insurance and retirement benefits. In addition, the City’s benefit package for eligible employees includes paid time off, such as vacation, 14 paid holidays per year, and paid sick leave.
Although the monetary value of total compensation is important, the total value of employment with the City is not captured by a total compensation analysis. There are many factors other than compensation that influence an individual’s employment decisions, including the choice of a career in public service working for the City of San José compared to work in the private sector.