Human Resources

Human Resources

​Compensation and Classification

Welcome to the City of Dallas Compensation Unit 

The City of Dallas compensation philosophy supports the business goals of the organization by strategically partnering with departments to provide market competitive compensation programs that attract, retain, motivate, compensate fairly and reward a skilled, diverse workforce. It is our goal to exceed the expectations of our clients by providing best practice and competitive compensation programs and solutions.

We are responsible for designing, implementing, revising, and maintaining the City of Dallas compensation programs, classification system, pay structure, job analysis, and evaluations; along with interpreting and implementing City of Dallas, federal, state, and local policies and regulations. We strive to provide a pay system that has a flexible design that provides the ability to respond to rapidly changing market conditions and work environments.

The City of Dallas Compensation Unit has over 1,100 classifications and 8 salary schedules. We ensure that classifications are appropriately titled and graded through conducting market analyses, surveys and the exchange of information with external organizations

Compensation Unit Team

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Our Mission

The City of Dallas strives to pay a competitive, market-based wage to recruit and retain quality staff. To achieve this, the City will place jobs onto the salary schedule based on the average midpoint of market comparators. Employees will then move through that range based on performance.

Employee Pay Schedules (files below are in Adobe PDF format)

Effective 5/15/2024

Compensation & Classification Forms