Staff Compensation

The following data is provided in compliance with Texas Government Code, Section 659.026, Information Regarding Staff Compensation, requiring state agencies to post certain information on staff compensation online.

Number of Full-Time Equivalent Staff Employed by the Agency

The Texas Department of Motor Vehicles (TxDMV) is authorized to staff 779 full time equivalent positions in Fiscal Years (FY) 2018 and 2019.
Source:General Appropriations Act for the 2018-19 Biennium


Legislative Appropriations to the Agency for the 2018-19 Biennium

TxDMV legislative appropriations for the current state biennium are $332,861,576 ($168,869,792 in FY 2018 and $163,991,784 in FY 2019).
Source: General Appropriations Act for the 2018-19 Biennium


Agency Methodology (including any employment market analysis) for Determining the Compensation of Executive Staff Employed by the Agency and the Name and Position of the Person Selecting the Methodology

TxDMV complies with the State’s Position Classification Plan as defined in the General Appropriations Act. The Position Classification Plan outlines the compensation structure for state agencies and is maintained by the State Classification Office in the State Auditor's Office (SAO). Classification titles and associated salary groups are established in the General Appropriations Act, Article IX. A list of the state classification titles and state job descriptions can be found on the State Auditor’s Office website. Each position in the department, excluding the Executive Director, is designated a state classification title based on the duties and responsibilities of the position.

The agency’s executive director compensation is established through the legislative process and can be found in Article VII of the General Appropriations Act.

The methodology for compensation of executive staff is established by the TxDMV Human Resources Director.


Executive Salary Supplement Eligibility

The executive director and executive staff are not eligible for a salary supplement.


Market Average for Compensation of Similar Executive Staff in the Private and Public Sectors

TxDMV reviews reports produced by the State Auditor’s Office, State Classification Team prior to each legislative session. A Biennial Report on the State’s Position Classification Plan addresses the State’s compensation system and reviews employee pay in relation to the market. A Classification Study of Exempt Positions addresses the exempt executive director position, provides market comparison between state agencies and private sector, and includes a state-wide analysis of exempt positions.

For classified positions, TxDMV utilizes the SAO’s Electronic Classification Analysis (E-Class) system to compare executive salaries of similar positions with other agencies.


Average Compensation Paid to Non-Executive Staff Employed by the Agency

The average compensation rate for non-executive TxDMV employees was $52,264.20 in FY 2017.
Source: Centralized Accounting and Payroll/Personnel System (CAPPS)


Percentage Increase or (Decrease) in Compensation of Executive Staff over the Five Preceding Fiscal Years.
  • 2017 – 0.90%*
  • 2016 – 3.25%*
  • 2015 – 0.33%*
  • 2014 – 2.13%**
  • 2013 – 1.37%**

Data Source:
**Uniform Statewide Payroll/Personnel System (USPS)


Percentage Increase in Legislative Appropriations to the Agency over the Five Preceding Fiscal Years
  • 2017 – (13.7%)
  • 2016 – 26.0%
  • 2015 – (17.0%)
  • 2014 – 29.2%
  • 2013 – (26.5%)