Getting Paid


Pay Schedule

The State of Missouri issues pay checks on a semimonthly basis (2 checks per month), as follows:

  • Time worked the 1st through the 15th of the month: The check will be dated the last working day of the month.
  • Time worked the 16th through the end of the month: The check will be dated the 15th of the month. PLEASE NOTE: If the 15th is a Saturday, the check will be issued the previous working day. If the 15th is a Sunday, the check will be issued the following workday.

Depending on your start date, it might take as long as 2-4 weeks to issue your first paycheck.

Assistance Programs

While waiting for your first paycheck, you may find some of the following assistance programs to be helpful:

Retention Pay

The longer you work with the department, the more you earn. Each staff member gets a 1% pay increase for every two years of service, up to 20 years.