Employees of the Minnesota State system receive a competitive pay package that includes several benefits through the State of Minnesota. Part-time employees may also be eligible for benefits. Our employee benefits include:
All state employees are covered by either a union contract or a compensation plan. See the employee and labor relations section for information about a specific union contract or plan, and view the menus below for an outline of benefits and services available to Minnesota State employees.
All assigned ranges for all Minnesota State positions are included in union contracts or salary plans. Normally, wages will increase based on the type of increases provided in your union contract or salary plan. The most common type of wage increases are across-the-board increases for every employee, step increases for returning employees, and step increases based on individual performance or longevity.
The current compensation philosophy for administrator salary setting determines a market value based upon a blend of internal equity and external market value. Compensatory Factors for determining external market value include: complexity/institution type, institution size, enrollment, institution location, and Carnegie classification. Market parity for administrators is the relationship of the base salary to the market value. A base salary for an administrator should fall within 10% of the market value to ensure market parity. After initial salary placement administrators are paid according to their performance and completion of established goals and objectives.
State College Faculty
Initial base salaries are set based on an evaluation educational attainment and relevant work experience. Base salaries and additional compensation such as overload are governed by the labor agreement between the Minnesota State Board of Trustees and the Minnesota State College Faculty (MSCF).
View the full contract (Article 13, Wages)
The MSCF salary schedule lists base salaries for a full-time, nine-month, 171 duty days, 30-32 credit academic year. Part-time faculty are paid a proration based on their credit work assignment in a semester or during the summer. Salaries of adjunct faculty teaching less than 5 credits in a semester or 3 or fewer credits in the summer are paid based on a per credit range.
State University Faculty
Initial base salaries are set on the basis of educational attainment, relevant work experience, discipline, and rank. An authorized salary range for each faculty hire is generated based on these criteria by use of a formulaic calculation based on the salaries paid to faculty at that state university. Base salaries and additional compensation such as overload are governed by the labor agreement between the Minnesota State Board of Trustees and the Inter Faculty Organization (IFO).
View the full contract (Article 11, Salaries and Article 13, Summer Sessions)
The IFO salary schedule lists base salaries for a full-time, nine-month, 168 duty days, 24 credit academic year. Part-time faculty are paid a proration based on their work assignment over the academic year or in a single semester. Salaries of adjunct faculty teaching less than 10 credits in an academic year are paid on a per credit basis. Summer salaries are paid per credit based on a percentage based formula.
Minnesota State offers a mix of mandatory and voluntary retirement plans. All mandatory contributions are invested on a pre-tax basis. We encourage you to review the full array of benefits and to become actively involved in planning for your future.
The State Employee Group Insurance Program (SEGIP) provides a variety of health and well-being benefit programs for state employees and other organizations that participate in SEGIP.
The state's health benefits include medical and optional dental insurance, a pharmacy benefit, and programs that offer health coaching and worksite wellness initiatives.
Wellbeing programs include life, disability, and long-term care insurance; and pre-tax spending accounts for medical, dental, vision, childcare, parking, and commuting expenses.
Through its employee assistance program, SEGIP also supports employee wellbeing at home and in the workplace.
New employees wishing to enroll eligible dependents in health and/or dental insurance must do so within 35 days of their hire date. Current employees moving into a benefit-eligible position must enroll dependents within 30 days. If you do not enroll dependents during these time frames, you will be enrolled into single coverage and will need to wait for an open enrollment period to enroll your dependents.
The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) provides expert, confidential, personal consultation for concerns including financial and legal matters, relationship challenges, and personal and family problems. The EAP for state employees and family members is provided by LifeMatters.
The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) provides up to 12 weeks of job-protected leave to eligible employees for certain family and medical reasons. Employees are entitled to up to 26 weeks of job-protected leave to care for a covered service member with a serious injury or illness.
Minnesota State offers a tuition waiver benefit to most employees, their spouses and dependents based on criteria provided in the various union contracts or salary plans. The waiver covers the cost of tuition and, in some cases, course fees.
The State Workers' Compensation Program covers approximately 54,000 employees of the executive, legislative and judicial branches of state government, along with employees of some quasi-state agencies such as the State Fair and the Minnesota Historical Society.
The self-insured, self-administered program provides and coordinates claims management, disability management and managed health care for state workers who are injured on the job and offers workers' compensation legal services for state agencies. To report an injury, file a claim, seek care or find additional resources, use the links below.