Total Compensation Philosophy
Salt Lake County’s Total Compensation Philosophy is to attract, motivate and retain quality employees who support the County mission of providing high-quality, cost-effective public services. We believe in a transparent, performance-based approach to compensation. Our goal is to compete in comparable markets for high performing employees and recognize that public service has rewards beyond a base salary. We strive to provide employees with competitive compensation, benefits and retirement programs that reflect current market practices and are fiscally responsible. Our employees enjoy a superior work culture, career development and growth opportunities and the satisfaction of serving the public.
- Salt Lake County competes with a mix of public and private sector organizations and recognizes that geographic wage differentials and areas of expertise may impact the market for talent
- Salt Lake County’s total compensation program is performance based and incorporates civil service protections as defined by state statute.
- A transparent approach to compensation will help us achieve a culture of excellence.
- Rewarding employee achievements, developing employee talent and fostering career progression reinforces a productive work climate and the County’s core values.