VIDEO: After several meetings between the city and firefighters, council appearances and even a protest, city officials finally have a pay plan for the fire department.
After a final discussion Tuesday, city officials are addressing their concerns by implementing a pay matrix.
Starting this month, all fire suppression employees will see a pay increase.
“Our entry-level firefighters will be about $900 a year, and so that is a good increase for them,” Emily McDaniel, the city’s director of finance, said in a previous interview. “Another class that is impacted is our captains, and they will be making on average $5,000 or more a year. Each range will vary depending on how long they’ve been in service.”
According to the pay plan, after the $6,000 supplemental pay, first-year firefighters make about $40,000 before overtime.