• Health Insurance

    The City offers eligible employees the choice between multiple plans, allowing you to select the best option for you. Available plans include Dean Health Insurance, Group Health Cooperative, and Quartz – UW Health.

  • Competitive Compensation

    The City of Madison strives to pay competitive wages. All permanent part-time and full-time employees receive longevity pay increases, and many promotional opportunities are only open to current employees!

  • Retirement

    Pension: The City of Madison participates in the Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS), and the City matches employee contributions.

    Deferred Compensation: Employees may choose to participate in two 457(b) plans, and may enroll at any time during employment with the City.

  • Professional Development

    We believe our employees are our most valuable resource. Our extensive Professional Development program works to engage and develop employees, and to make employee wellness a vital part of the City.

  • Paid Time Off

    Our generous leave package includes vacation, holidays and paid leave, which gives employees the opportunity to enhance their quality of life outside of work.

  • Bus Pass

    We are proud to offer a free, unlimited bus pass to all employees!

  • Other Voluntary Benefits

    Other voluntary City of Madison benefits include Medical & Dependent Care Flexible Spending, the Employee Assistance Program, and a Dell Computer purchase program.

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Our Vision

Our Madison – Inclusive, Innovative, & Thriving

Our Mission

To provide the highest quality service for the common good of our residents and visitors.

City Payroll

Paydays are every other Friday, with 26 pay periods in a calendar year. Direct Deposit is available.