Welcome to the Compensation Division; we service over 25 City of Houston Departments.

The Compensation Division’s responsibilities include the design, implementation, revision, and general maintenance of the City’s compensation programs, classification system, pay structure, job analysis, and evaluations; along with interpreting federal, state, and local policies and regulations; and salary surveys.


Civilian Pay Structure

(biweekly in dollars)

Pay Grade Minimum 2ND Q Midpoint 4th Q Maximum
3 800 920 1,040 1,160 1,280
4 1,200 1,260 1,320 1,380 1,440
5 1,200 1,277 1,353 1,430 1,506
6 1,200 1,300 1,400 1,500 1,600
7 1,200 1,325 1,450 1,575 1,700
8 1,200 1,353 1,505 1,658 1,810
9 1,200 1,383 1,565 1,748 1,930
10 1,200 1,415 1,630 1,845 2,060
11 1,216 1,458 1,700 1,942 2,184
12 1,228 1,501 1,774 2,047 2,320
13 1,257 1,556 1,856 2,155 2,454
14 1,331 1,639 1,948 2,256 2,564
15 1,401 1,723 2,045 2,366 2,688
16 1,484 1,816 2,148 2,480 2,812
17 1,574 1,924 2,274 2,623 2,973
18 1,657 2,032 2,407 2,782 3,157
19 1,735 2,142 2,548 2,955 3,361
20 1,834 2,266 2,698 3,129 3,561
21 1,937 2,396 2,856 3,315 3,774
22 2,048 2,536 3,025 3,513 4,001
23 2,163 2,682 3,202 3,721 4,240
24 2,283 2,836 3,389 3,942 4,495
25 2,411 2,999 3,588 4,176 4,764
26 2,547 3,173 3,798 4,424 5,049
27 2,678 3,349 4,021 4,692 5,363
28 2,823 3,540 4,258 4,975 5,692
29 2,967 3,737 4,507 5,277 6,047
30 3,123 3,949 4,775 5,600 6,426
31 3,276 4,167 5,058 5,949 6,840
32 3,432 4,395 5,358 6,320 7,283
33 3,585 4,628 5,671 6,714 7,757
34 3,750 4,878 6,006 7,133 8,261
35 3,914 5,137 6,361 7,584 8,807
36 4,092 5,415 6,738 8,061 9,384
37 4,277 5,706 7,134 8,563 9,991
38 4,483 6,092 7,701 9,309 10,918
39 4,689 6,504 8,319 10,133 11,948
40 4,903 6,948 8,992 11,037 13,081
         
Effective Date: October 2, 2021      

Department Information

611 Walker, 4th Floor
Houston, TX 77002
Benefits: 832-393-6000
Main: 832-393-6100
Safety Hotline: 832-393-7233 careers@houstontx.gov