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CSU Total Compensation - Beyond Salary

The Total Compensation Calculator below is a tool that demonstrates the significance of your CSU benefits package and how it is an important complement to your salary. To see the total value of your benefits, simply choose the appropriate answers for your situation, fill-in your annual base salary, and press the "Calculate" button.

Determine the approximate value of your total compensation.


University (Employer) Contributions


Total of Salary and Employer-Paid Benefits


Paid Time Off Benefits


Paid time off benefits

  • Up to 24 vacation days per year (based on employee group and/or service)
  • 14 paid holidays per year
  • 12 sick days per year, with unlimited accrual
  • Parental leave (based on employee group) 
  • Organ Donor Leave
  • Jury Duty

Calculations are based on employer benefit contributions specific to the employee group you selected. You must meet the benefits eligibility criteria in order to participate in most benefit programs. The approximate value of your total compensation is calculated based on the benefit contributions for 2013.  Please note CalPERS reportable compensation is subject to the IRS pension limit which is $205,000 for 2013. The Social Security salary limit is $113,700 for 2013. 

The following list of benefits and services, as well as those listed above, make up the CSU comprehensive benefits package.   

CSU Benefits

  • An array of health plans that include prescription drug coverage
  • Your choice of dental plans
  • Vision coverage
  • Income protection benefits including life insurance and disability
  • CalPERS retirement
  • Investment options for future financial security (403(b), 457, 401(k))
  • Pre-tax health and dependent care reimbursement accounts
  • Pre-tax parking deduction plan
  • FlexCash
  • Employee Assistance Programs

Other benefits and services

  • CalPERS Long term care
  • CSU fee waiver program
  • Auto/home owners insurance
  • Housing programs
  • Credit union services
If there is a difference between your understanding of your benefit plans and the calculator, please contact your campus benefits representative. The official plan documents govern.


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Human Resources Administration
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Last updated: January 1, 2013

Rates as of: 1Medical - 01/01/2013 ; 2Dental - 01/01/2013; 3Vision - 01/01/2013; 4Retirement - 01/01/2013; 5CSU Paid Life and ADD - 01/01/2013; 6CSU Paid LTD - 01/01/2013