A state law passed in 2013 (House Bill 12, 83rd Regular Legislative Session) requires state agencies to post certain information regarding staff compensation online. The following data is current as of Fiscal Year 2020 for the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts (CPA):
CPA has a staffing level of 2,950.3 full-time equivalent (FTE) employees. Article IX, Section 6.10, of the 2020-21 General Appropriations Act (GAA) exempts the CPA from all FTE restrictions.
The average compensation rate for non-executive CPA employees is $69,116.
CPA appropriations for fiscal years 2020 and 2021:
The percentage change in legislative appropriations to the agency each fiscal year of the five preceding fiscal years:
Methodology - CPA 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 is designated a classification title based on the duties and responsibilities of the position.
The following table provides compensation for the Comptroller and executive staff that report directly to the Comptroller.
(as of 10-01-2019)1
Increase Since 01-01-20152
|Deputy Comptroller/Chief of Staff||$258,500||15.8%||N/A|
|Deputy Director I (Associate Deputy Comptroller - Tax)||$236,553||18.3%||$190,039|
|Deputy Director I (Associate Deputy Comptroller - Fiscal)||$217,572||16.7%||$190,039|
|Deputy Director I (Associate Deputy Comptroller - Operations)||$209,397||23.2%||$190,039|
|Director IV (Legislative Director)||$143,750||15%||$136,639|
|Director IV (Internal Auditor)||$122,711||11.6%||$136,639|
|Chief Cybersecurity Officer||$151,558||17.7%||$172,047|
In 2015, the Texas Legislature passed House Bill 855, which requires state agencies to publish a list of the three most commonly used Web browsers on their websites. The Texas Comptroller’s most commonly used Web browsers are Google Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer and Apple Safari.