Employee Pay & Benefits

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The City of Lenexa offers competitive pay and an attractive benefits package designed to protect the well-being and financial health of our employees. Our goal is to support the health and wellness of our employees while offering affordable and comprehensive care.



The City of Lenexa values its employees as the most vital resource for advancing the City's mission and programs. Through our total compensation program, we strive to accomplish two primary goals: to attract, retain, and motivate a highly talented, diverse workforce and to encourage and reward workplace activities that support the City's mission and overall objectives.

We are committed to paying fair wages based on your job responsibilities and qualifications, without regard to race, color, creed, age, sex, national origin, or disability.

Pay plan

The employee pay plan is part of the City’s compensation program. The City will annually review relevant data in recommending annual adjustments to the pay range structure. Adjustments to the pay range structure will be considered, dependent upon budget availability. Human Resources will recommend pay range structure adjustments to be approved by the City Manager and Governing Body.

2024 Pay Plan(PDF, 146KB)

2023 Variable Pay Plan(PDF, 119KB)

Salary surveys

The City periodically conducts comparable local, regional, and national wage and salary surveys to help determine appropriate and competitive salary levels.

Time off

Lenexa supports employees with time away from the workplace to enjoy family and friends. All full time and part time (non-variable) employees are eligible for time off benefits.

Vacation leave

Employees begin earning paid vacation time upon date of hire. Paid vacation time is accrued on a per-pay period basis.

Hours accrued per pay period per year

Years of Service Full-time 40 Full-time 30 Part-time Shift Firefighters
Before 1 3.08 / 80 2.31 / 60 1.54 / 40 4.31 / 112
After 1 3.38 / 88 2.54 / 66 1.69 / 44 4.73 / 123
After 2 3.69 / 96 2.77 / 72 1.85 / 48 5.17 / 134
After 3 4.00 / 104 3.00 / 78 2.00 / 52 5.60 / 146
After 4 4.31 / 112 3.23 / 84 2.16 / 56 6.03 / 157
After 5 4.62 / 120 3.47 / 90 2.31 / 60 6.47 / 168
After 6 4.92 / 128 3.69 / 96 2.46 / 64 6.89 / 179
After 7 5.23 / 136 3.92 / 102 2.62 / 68 7.32 / 190
After 8 5.54 / 144 4.16 / 108 2.77 / 72 7.76 / 202
After 9 5.85 / 152 4.39 / 114 2.93 / 76 8.19 / 213
After 10 6.15 / 160 4.61 / 120 3.08 / 80 8.61 / 224
Maximum Annual Carryover 240 total hours 180 total hours 120 total hours 336 total hours

Sick leave

Employees begin earning paid sick time upon date of hire. Paid sick time is accrued on a per-pay period basis with unlimited carryover.

  • Full Time 40: 3.69
  • Full Time 30: 2.77
  • Part Time: 1.85
  • Shift Firefighters: 5.17

Personal day

Employees are given two personal days each year in January.

Holiday leave

The City recognizes the following paid holidays.

  • New Year's Day
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Juneteenth
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Veteran's Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Day after Thanksgiving
  • Christmas Day

Benefit plans

We are pleased to offer an attractive benefits package designed to protect the well-being and financial health of our employees. Our goal is to support the health and wellness of our employees while offering affordable and comprehensive care.

An employee-led health task force reviews and evaluates these plans on a regular basis to ensure our employees receive the absolute best benefits we can offer.

The 2024 Benefits Summary(PDF, 2MB) provides basic information regarding the City's comprehensive benefits.

Some of the benefits offered to eligible employees include:

  • Comprehensive medical package including Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) and Qualified High Deductible (QHDP) medical plans
  • Health Savings Account City contribution for enrollment in the Qualified High Deductible (QHDP) medical plan
  • Dental and vision insurance
  • Flexible spending accounts for health and dependent care expenses
  • Retirement Account: KPERS/KP&F and 457(b)
  • Retirement Account: City 4% contribution and a matching program to a 401(a)
  • Term life insurance
  • City paid short-term and long-term disability insurance
  • Voya Compass accident, critical illness, and hospital indemnity plans
  • Nationwide pet insurance
  • Identity theft protection plan
  • Free Employee assistance program
  • Free employee core membership to the Recreation Center
  • Annual $3,500 tuition reimbursement program

LiveWell: Lenexa’s health and wellness program

LiveWell Health Center sign In our wellness program, we educate and empower our employees to make healthy lifestyle choices. If you participate in the LiveWell program, you will receive a discounted health insurance premium.

All full-time, part-time, and any covered dependents (age 2 and older) have access to the city’s LiveWell Health Center. We also offer access to free lifestyle coaching and health management resources.

  • LiveWell Health Center services – You and your family can receive physical exams, vaccinations and routine lab work or be seen by our on-site nurse practitioner to be treated for minor injuries, allergies, cold and flu symptoms, sprains and strains, minor cuts, and more.
  • Lifestyle coaching – You will have access to personalized lifestyle coaching sessions from our team that includes a registered dietitian and fitness expert, for various health risk factors, including diabetes, high blood pressure, weight, smoking, and more.
  • Health management – In collaboration with your personal physician, we offer education and support for managing conditions such as asthma, diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol.

Federal Transparency in Coverage Rule

In accordance with the federal Transparency in Coverage Rule, the City of Lenexa is publishing the link that leads to the machine-readable files containing the negotiated service rates and out-of-network allowed amounts between health plans and healthcare providers. Health plan price transparency helps employees know the cost of a covered service before receiving care. The files contain the procedure name, billing code and all applicable rates.