Salt Lake City

Human Resources

Phone: (801) 535-7900

Compensation and Classification

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What is Compensation and Classification?

Compensation and Classification is responsible for the development and administration of the city’s classification program; however, every employee has a responsibility to ensure its success.  In accordance with federal guidelines, enforced by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), it is unlawful to knowingly or unknowingly discriminate in pay or application of employment practices, and therefore all salary decisions must be made without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, military status, age, disability, or political affiliation or any other status protected by federal, state or local laws.

Classification includes the pay grade, level and description of all the City’s positions. To find your pay grade level, look to your paystub or search for your job description. You can then look up your qualifying pay level with your pay grade number. Salt Lake City Corporation’s compensation program hinges on the ability to appropriately compete with the external labor market, ensure internal pay equity, recognize and reward exceptional performance and foster a shared sense of fairness.

How is compensation and pay determined?

Wage structures with specific pay rates have been put in place for employees in jobs covered under one of the city’s three recognized collective bargaining units — AFSCME, Fire, and Police. Non-represented employees are paid within ranges established as part of the General Employee Pay Plan (GEPP).

Compensation decisions are a collaborative effort between the hiring manager, higher-level management and Human Resources in order to attract, motivate, retain and engage qualified employees.

How does the City ensure market-competitive pay?

The Citizens’ Compensation Advisory Committee (CCAC) provides an annual report to city leaders with the guidance and recommendations to ensure market-competitive pay to attract and retain extraordinary talent that delivers exceptional service to the residents of Salt Lake City.

Who can I talk to if I have more questions?

David Salazar, Program Manager     O: 801-535-7906

FY23 Wage Information

FY23 SLC Comp Plan


General Employee Pay Plan Compensation Plan CCAC Annual Report 2022
AFSCME – All groups   CCAC Annual Report 2021
Fire Pay Plan   CCAC Annual Report 2020
Police Pay Plan    
Police Sgt, Lt, Capt Wages     

Elected Officials Salary Information

Appointed Employees Salary information

CCAC = Citizens Compensation Advisory Committee