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Classification and Compensation


The compensation program is part of a total rewards strategy that the CSU uses to attract, motivate, develop and retain highly skilled employees. In addition to base pay/salary, the CSU provides a generous comprehensive benefits program, deferred compensation, retirement and tuition waiver program. Fresno State also provides recognition programs, career and developmental opportunities, and encourages a focus on work-life benefits that are of interest to employees.


Total Compensation

Total compensation includes an employee's salary plus the monetary value of their benefits package. The value of an employee's benefits package varies depending on the employee/collective bargaining group and the type of benefits plan they choose. Information on benefits coverage by employee group can be found on the Fresno State Benefits website.

Interested in knowing the total compensation of your position? Click on the TOTAL COMPENSATION CALCULATOR link below for more information.


Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Fresno State's EAP provider is Empathia who is Knox-Keene licensed by the California Department of Managed Health Care as a specialty health care provider.

Your EAP is a professional counseling service available to assist you and your family members, and provides information to assist you in increasing your financial literacy in the following areas:

  • Auto Information Center
  • Banking & Credit
  • Budgeting
  • Calculators, Personal Finance
  • Debt & Bankruptcy
  • Education, Financial Aid Sources
  • Estate & Retirement Planning
  • Going Green
  • Home Center
  • Identity Theft
  • Insurance Center
  • Investing
  • Taxes

Empathia Representatives are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by calling 1-800-367-7474. All calls and referrals are strictly confidential. These representatives are authorized to discuss your needs and direct you to an appropriate provider within the communities of Fresno and Clovis as well as the Central Valley. You may also visit Empathia online at using the password “FresnoState”.


Contact Information

Joyal Administration Building, Room 211

5150 N Maple Ave. 
Mail Stop: JA41 
Fresno, CA 93740

Tel: 559.278.2032 
Fax: 559.278.4275


Quick Links

CSU Classification Standards

CSU Salary Schedules

Total Compensation Calculator for the CSU