Employee Benefits

Berkeley County offers eligible full-time employees the opportunity to enroll in the County-sponsored, comprehensive health plan, offering an array of Insurance coverage options, including: 

  • Medical, Dental, Vision, Prescription Drugs and Life Insurance Coverage
  • Deferred Compensation Plan & Flexible Spending Accounts 

Retirement & Leave Benefits

Annual Leave/Paid Time Off

Berkeley County recognizes that employees have diverse needs requiring time off from work and believes that employees should have opportunities to enjoy time away from work to help balance their lives. The County has established an Annual Leave/Paid Time Off policy to meet those needs. Leave benefits are not available for employees in part-time and temporary positions.

Annual Leave shall accrue as follows:

Years of Service                   Accrual Rate Per Month                     Maximum Accrual Per Year

     0 – 5     years                                      1.25 days                                                  15 days

     5 – 10   years                                      1.50 days                                                  18 days

    10 – 15 years                                       1.75 days                                                  21 days

    15 years plus                                       2.00 days                                                  24 days



Berkeley County observes at least 12 paid holidays per year, and State Primary and General Election Days as they occur.

Sick Leave 

Employees earn 1.5 days of sick leave per month/18 days annually with unlimited accumulation.


Berkeley County employees are paid twice per month. A new employee ordinarily starts work at the rate specified in the announcement. The Berkeley County Commission reviews compensation increases as part of the normal budget preparation process and makes the appropriate compensation adjustments at the beginning of the fiscal year (July 1).