Senate Finance and House Appropriations Committee

Reports on Pay/Benefits and Job Satisfaction


Noel Landuyt, PhD
Nawal Traish, Graduate Research Assistant

Texas Senate Finance and House Appropriations Committees

Project Categories/Tags:
Employee Pay, Employee Benefits, Employee Satisfaction

We provided a snapshot of employee perceptions of pay, benefits, and overall job satisfaction over time, from 2002 to 2016, to members of key committees in the Texas House and Senate. Using data from over 200,000 employees surveyed in 2016, as well as prior years’ data from the Survey of Employee Engagement, we tracked the trends over time in these three key indicators of employee satisfaction.

Key Findings:

  • There has been a slight increase in all three measures over the past decade
  • Benefits are viewed as average – they perform no better or worse than overall job satisfaction
  • The perception of salary competitiveness varies over time