Pasco County’s human resources staff has completed a Classification and Compensation Study, which subsequently led to salary increases that were approved as part of the county’s budgeting process.
“Our pay and class study is key to retaining team members and attracting new employees,” said Kathryn Starkey, who was board chairwoman when the raises took effect.
“Pasco County is committed to creating a better future for our community, and there’s no better way to do that than by investing in the right people,” Starkey said, in a county news release.
The human resources team worked with all county departments and hundreds of team members during a months-long study to review position equality internally and competitiveness within our local economy externally.
The salary increases took effect Oct. 1.
The increases include frontline workers from multiple departments including Fire/Rescue, Public Transportation, and Corrections.
The study resulted in the following average pay increases:
- 14% for those making less than $30,000 a year
- 12% for those making $30,000 to $40,000
- 10% for those making $40,000 to $50,000
- 6% for those making over $50,000
There also were increases of 10% to 15% in starting pay for most positions.
“This is our third pay and class study since 2016, and the biggest bump we’ve seen to date,” said Barbara Hitzemann, director of human resources, in the news release.
To learn more about Pasco’s career opportunities, visit MyPas.co/Jobs.
Published December 14, 2022
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