City Benefits Information

There are many things to consider in a new employer. Here are a few of the many benefits the City of Los Angeles offers its employees:


SALARY
For most positions, the City has a five-step salary range. Other annual salary adjustments are determined by collective bargining between employee organizations and the City. Employees with specific language abilities may earn a salary bonus for working in positions which require the use of bilingual skills.
PAID VACATIONS
  • Two weeks after one year.
  • Three weeks after five years.
  • Additional increases after thirteen years.
  • Employees may accumulate vacation time equivalent to two annual vacation periods.
  • SICK LEAVE
    Employees are provided generous sick leave for illness and injury.
    HEALTH AND DENTAL PLANS
    The City provides a variety of health and dental plans for the employee, spouses, domestic partners, and eligible children. The programs available include both managed care and preferred provider options.
    DEFERRED COMPENSATION
    This plan is offered as a supplement to retirement benefits. Employees participation in this plan voluntarily defer a portion of their salary to help them prepare for financial independence when they retire, and at the same time, lower their income taxes.
    DEPENDENT CHILD/ELDER CARE EXPENSE REIMBURSEMENT
    This optional plan allows employees to put pre-tax monies into an account from which they can be reimbursed for dependent child/elder care expenses.
    LIFE INSURANCE
    The City of Los Angeles offers basic life insurance in the amount of $10,000 at no cost to most employees. Supplemental insurance may be purchased at low cost through payroll deductions.
    LACERS
    Los Angeles City Employees' Retirement System (LACERS) is a public pension fund providing service retirements, disability retirements, and health insurance subsidies to our Members and their families. Established in 1937 under the exclusive management and control of a Board of Administration, LACERS covers over 26,000 active employees and nearly 14,000 retirees.
    RETIREMENT
    The City provides an excellent, independent retirement plan to which both the employee and the City contribute.
    PRIDE
    Los Angeles is the nation's second largest city. Employees of the City feel particular pride in serving the community and enhancing the lives of those within its boundaries.
    OPPORTUNITIES
    As a large employer with such a diverse workforce, the City of Los Angeles can offer its employees many opportunities for advancement. Employees are encouraged to develop their skills and seek to improve their level within the organization.