The state has great benefits. Lots of time off and holidays. The pay is competitive but once you reach the max for your position, you no longer get pay increases besides a small cost of living... increase.
You don't really get rewarded for working hard. Everyone gets the same compensation for their position and years worked.
Really good place to work, lots of room for growth and ability to work on exciting projects.
Low salaries, besides the inflation increase no salary increases after 6 years of experience in a position.