Compensation and Benefits

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We Take Care of You 

While students are at the heart of our work, TEA aims to be a people-first organization as we know that the well-being of our employees is linked to positive outcomes in our work. With our people in mind, we offer a comprehensive benefits package that takes care of you and the people you love along with non-traditional benefits and perks. TEA is part of the Employee Retirement System of Texas (ERS).

Non-traditional Benefits and Perks

Community:  Having a sense of belonging is a fundamental human need. TEA has over 1,000 employees aligned and striving for the same goal, improving outcomes for all public-school students in the state by providing leadership, guidance, and support to school systems. Join our team and family today!

Expand Your Impact: The opportunity for impact at scale is by far the biggest draw of working for TEA. Working for one of the largest state education agencies in the United States means completing work that impacts over 1,200 school districts and charters and more than 5 million students.

Find Better Balance: We understand that a successful employee needs a balance between their work and personal life. Our dedication to a healthy work-life balance is encapsulated in our Worksite Wellness Program, which is a voluntary program that employees can participate in to increase fitness, mindfulness, and community. TEA employees also enjoy the perk of earning Wellness Leave, Exercise Time, and so much more!

Learn and Grow: TEA offers career paths, learning opportunities, and professional development tools to enhance your business skills, leadership, productivity, and more. The dedicated Talent Development team offers training, career development courses, and certifications to enhance your knowledge, skills, and abilities.

Loan Forgiveness: Working for a state government agency like TEA means you are eligible for the federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness program. See if your loans qualify by using the Federal Student Aid’s Help Tool.


Contact Information

Division of Human Resources
1701 North Congress Ave.
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 463-8200
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