32 Employee Benefits (Salary isn't Everything)

Salary is not the only thing you should consider when looking for employment. You should look at all the benefits and options employers offer as well and make sure you take full advantage of them. Don't leave money on the table!

I compiled a list of a few different benefits employers offer. Your specific employer may not offer all of these but I want to provide you with some that employers do offer.


  1. Retirement Plans: 401(k), Roth 401(k), 403(b), 457, 457 Roth, SIMPLE, SEP, Pensions

  2. Retirement Match

  3. Health Insurance: PPO, HMO, POS, EPO, HSA, FSA, HRA

  4. Dental Insurance

  5. Vision Insurance

  6. Life Insurance Policies

  7. Pet Insurance

  8. Education Benefits: Tuition Reimbursement, Professional Development

  9. Company Discounts

  10. Company Stock Options

  11. Tuition Assistance (help pay down your student loans)

  12. Vacation Time

  13. Personal Time

  14. Sick Leave

  15. Family Leave

  16. Disability Benefits

  17. Workers Compensation

  18. Living Stipends

  19. Travel and Spending Expenses

  20. Per Diem

  21. Profit-Sharing

  22. Gym Membership

  23. Counseling Services

  24. Cell Phone Plan Discounts

  25. Membership Discounts and Rewards (zoo, aquarium, etc.)

  26. Remote Options

  27. Sabbatical Leave

  28. ID Theft Prevention

  29. Financial Planning Resources

  30. Public Transportation Assistance

  31. Health Coaching

  32. Dedicated Volunteer Hours

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