Compensation & Benefits

OverviewThe City of Breckenridge offers a competitive benefits package including medical, dental, vision and retirement coverage. This is an outline of the benefits provided to the City of Breckenridge employees. If there are differences between this information and the plan documents or city policies, the plan documents and city policies will govern the administration of benefits. This information does not guarantee any benefits or employment with the City of Breckenridge. 

For more information regarding benefits, please call the City of Breckenridge Benefits Coordinator/Human Resources office at 254-559-8287..
Direct DepositEmployees of the City of Breckenridge have their paycheck deposited directly into their checking or savings account. With direct deposit, the hassle of finding time to get to the bank on payday is avoided. Payroll checks can even be divided among multiple accounts, both savings and checking.
Longevity PayLongevity pay is given to employees in the amount of $2 per pay check for each year of service.

The Cities compensation policy is to strive to maintain a competitive pay structure for the purpose of recruiting and retaining a professional and competent workforce, and to encourage and reward employees who perform at the highest levels of productivity and routinely meet or exceed performance expectations.  All pay components are subject to availability of funding and appropriation through the annual budget process. 
Health Insurance

The City of Breckenridge provides medical insurance, dental and vision for all permanent full-time employees. The current medical and dental provider is the Blue Cross Blue Shield, and the current vision provider is EyeMed. The City pays 100% per month towards the cost of each employee's plan.  The City also contributes to a Flexible Spending Account (FSA) for employees to help defray deductible costs. Medical Insurance coverage begins on the 1st of the month 60 days following the date of hire. 

Insurance is available to purchase for the employees dependents.

Basic Life/Optional Life Insurance

A Basic Life amount of $50,000 dollars is provided by the City. Optional Life is based on the age of the employee and annual salary. The employee is responsible for the costs. Optional Life may be purchased in increments of one to three times annual salary with a $300,000 maximum.


The City provides a variety of ancillary benefits for employees to elect at their discretion and expense. This includes accident, short-term disability, hospitalization, and a variety of other special coverages.

Holidays, Vacation, and Sick Leave
  • New Years Day
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
  • Presidents Day
  • Good Friday
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Columbus Day
  • Veterans Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Day after Thanksgiving
  • Christmas Eve
  • Christmas Day
  • A Personal Day
  • 10 vacation days per year 
  • 15 vacation days per year after 5 years of service
  • 20 vacation days per year after 10 years of service 
  • 25 vacation days per year after 20 years of service

*Fire Service Personnel accrue at a higher rate to accommodate their shift schedule. 

**The max accrual rate at calendar year end is 240 hours.

Sick Leave
  • 10 hours sick leave per month with maximum accrual hours of 1,008. 

* Fire Service Personnel accrue at a higher rate to accommodate their shift schedule.

The City of Breckenridge participates in the Texas Municipal Retirement System (TMRS). TMRS is a qualified tax-deferred retirement. You are automatically enrolled as a member of TMRS when you begin working full-time or 1,000 hours per year. You will have 5% deducted from your paycheck pre-tax, and the City matches the member contributions at a 1.5 to 1 basis. You are vested in TMRS when you have earned 5 years of service credit. You are eligible to retire when you are vested and are at least age 60 or if you have 20 years of service credit at any age, as of January 1, 2012.
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