Benefits Information

Salary: Salary is listed on the job announcement. For those positions having a salary range, appointments are normally made at the minimum step. All salaries are subject to regular review. 

Retirement: Regular employees participate in the Public Employees Retirement Systems (PERS) plan, the Public Safety Employees Retirement System (PSERS) plan, or the Law Enforcement Officers and Fire Fighters (LEOFF) plan. Employees and Yakima County contribute jointly to the plan.

Paid Leave: Currently, regular County employees receive 10 holidays per year. The majority of regular County employees earn Paid Time Off (PTO). PTO days are initially earned at the rate of 15 days per year. The rate increases, for most positions, based on length of County service, to a maximum of 30 days annually.

Health Benefits:

Deferred Compensation Plan: Employees may participate in a tax-sheltered plan sponsored by the county and may defer funds from their pay checks not to exceed an amount set each year by the Internal Revenue Service. Taxes on the deferred amount are not payable until the employee actually receives the income.