Employee Benefits

The City of Everett provides employees with an exciting comprehensive benefits package. Benefits include medical, dental, vision,flexible spending accounts, paid holidays, vacation and sick leave, ride share, an employee assistance program, and a retirement program. For more specific information, visit the City's Classification and Compensation page.

Retirement Program

Employees are required to participate in retirement plans provided by the Washington State Department of Retirement System and can also participate in our deferred compensation plans to supplement their pension benefit.

Deferred Compensation

Two voluntary tax-sheltered 457(b) deferred compensation plans are offered in which employees may invest certain amounts of their pre-tax earnings.

Flexible Spending Accounts

Employees can participate in Section 125 Flexible Spending Accounts for qualified medical expenses and/or dependent care reimbursement.


Employees have 11 - 12 annual paid holidays.

Insurance plans

Employees receive medical, dental, and vision plans and may be eligible for life insurance and/or long term disability depending on the bargaining agreement or ordinance. All of these plans could require an employee to share in paying a portion of the premiums.

The effective start date for insurance coverage is the first day of the month following employment. For those employees covered under the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) labor contract, their insurance start date is the first day of the third month of employment.