Compensation and Benefits Summary


UT System is committed to offering fair and equitable salaries to attract, develop, motivate and retain highly qualified employees. Compensation is determined based on internal salary relationships and external market factors within department and UT System performance goals.

Longevity pay is provided to eligible employees who have completed two years of state service. Only full-time employees (40 hours per week) of the UT System (not contractors) who are scheduled to work for at least 4.5 continuous months (135 calendar days) and who are in a paid status on the first of the month are eligible. Pay is provided beginning on the first day of the month after 24 months as a state employee.

Longevity Pay


Eligible UT System employees are offered insurance coverage through UT Benefits. UT Benefits is a dynamic insurance program for you and your eligible dependents that includes medical, vision and dental insurance, disability and life insurance, and flexible spending accounts.

UT Insurance

Time Off

We all need time away from work to recharge, travel, take care of personal stuff, or spend time with family and friends. Take a vacation, volunteer, or flex your workday to meet your personal and business needs—there’s no one-size-fits-all recipe for helping you to be at your best.

Holidays & Paid Leave

Retirement Programs

UT System provides many resources to help you learn how to plan for your retirement. Our approved providers are also on hand to help as you consider contributions and investments to help keep you financially fit.

Retirement Programs

Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program

As a UT System employee, you may qualify for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Program administered by the U.S. Department of Education. The PSLF Program forgives the remaining balance on Direct Loans after you have made 120 qualifying payments while working full-time for a government employer. Only payments made under certain repayment plans (primarily income-driven repayment plans) qualify for the program.

Please note:

  • You must be employed by a qualifying employer at the time of application for forgiveness and at the time the remaining balance on the loan is forgiven.
  • Amounts forgiven under the PSLF Program are not considered income by the IRS.
  • If you are ineligible for the PSLF Program because some or all payments were not made under a qualifying repayment plan, you may qualify for loan forgiveness under the Temporary Expanded Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program.
  • The entire loan forgiveness process will take at least 10 years.

Public Service Loan Forgiveness

Invest in You

Lifelong learning is inherently a part of who we are. We offer opportunities for professional development including tuition assistance. Whether it’s onsite seminars, degree program assistance, or self-paced online learning, we’ll support you in doing what you love.

Learning and Development


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