Top talent deserves top notch benefits. The City of Boise is among the best in the Treasure Valley when it comes to the benefits and perks we offer our employees.

Most City employees are eligible for the general benefits plan listed below; fire fighters, police officers, senior managers, command staff, and directors may be offered other plans.

Employee Benefits

Retirement and Investment Plans
Wellbeing Program
Paid Leave
Life & Long Term Disability
Other Optional Benefits


Low deductible medical, dental, and vision benefits at no cost for you, and just $118 per month to cover your whole family as a regular full time employee. Call or email us to get all the details!

Retirement and Investment Plans

  • Public Employee's Retirement System of Idaho (PERSI) provides a defined benefit retirement account with 100% vesting after 60 months of eligible service. 6.79% of your pre-tax wages go to the plan, and the City contributes 11.32%. Your retirement benefit is based on a formula which looks at your years of service and income and so creates a predictable retirement benefit not affected by changes in the investment market.

  • 401(k) or 457 investment options are also available to complete your retirement plan with the City of Boise. As a general employee you will receive a match for your contributions up to 2% of your pre-tax wages.

  • The City puts money into a HRA VEBA for you to use to pay for health expenses after you leave City employment.

Wellbeing Program

  • You can earn up to $500 per year by participating in wellbeing program activities and annual hosted health screening event.
  • Employee Assistance Program

Paid Leave

  • 8 hours of vacation per month - increasing with longevity with the City.
  • 10 paid holidays every year.
  • 8 hours of sick leave per month.
  • Up to six weeks Parental Leave.

Life & Long Term Disability

  • Basic life insurance at no cost to you
  • Long term disability insurance at no cost to you

Other Optional Benefits

  • Pre-tax flexible spending account
  • Supplemental life insurance
  • Supplemental disability insurance
  • Rewards for using alternative transportation
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Free Boise GreenBike membership
  • Free local bus pass
  • Discounted gym membership
  • AFLAC voluntary coverage

Employee Pay Schedules

General Employee Pay Plan

Police Pay Plan

Fire Pay Plan

Contact Us

To help you get the answers you need, contact the Employee Benefits Team by email or call 208-972-8090 or TTY 800-377-3529.