NYSDOT Employee Benefits


Permanent, full-time DOT employees enjoy many benefits, including:

Annual Paid Leave

  • 13 vacation days, increasing to 20 days after 7 years
  • 5 personal days
  • 13 sick days
  • 12 paid holidays

Health insurance

  • State pays approximately 85% of individual plans and approximately 70% of family plans
  • No cost vision and dental coverage


  • Employee contribution rate to retirement system based on annual wage
  • Defined benefit pension plan determined by total years of service and final average salary

Deferred Compensation

  • Voluntary participation allows employees to contribute tax deferred money for supplemental retirement purposes

Flex Spending Account

  • Voluntary participation allows employees to put money aside, through a pre-tax payroll deduction, for health care costs not reimbursed by health insurance plans, and for eligible dependent care (child care, elder care, or disabled dependent care)