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Salary and Compensation

All Executive Department bargaining unit, confidential, and managers are covered by salary charts. There is a separate salary chart covering some Information Technology positions that fall under the Technical Pay Law (TPL). Salary charts reflect full-time salaries for employees who work 37.5 or 40 hours per week.

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Tips on Reading Bargaining Unit Salary Charts

Over 90% of employees are Bargaining Unit members
  • Each bargaining unit has a separate salary chart. Confidential employees are paid at the equivalent job grade in the Bargaining Unit Salary Chart.
  • Each position covered by a collective bargaining agreement in the Executive Department is assigned to a Bargaining Unit and classified as a specific job grade (numerical).
  • Each job grade is represented on the salary schedule showing a salary rate for each "step". Usually, employees start at step 1.
  • Bargaining Unit employees advance to the next step each year on their anniversary date, as long as they have not reached the maximum step and their performance "Meets Expectations."
  • If a collective bargaining agreement includes an across-the-board (ATB) increase to the salary charts, all employees in that Bargaining Unit will receive that increase as long as their performance meets expectations.
  • An employee with a "Below Expectations" performance review rating cannot receive an ATB or step increase until their performance "Meets Expectations."

If you aren't sure what bargaining unit or job grade your title falls under, please refer to the Job Code List (Intranet site)

Find A Bargaining Unit Salary Chart

Unit 1-4 Salary Charts

Unit 1 NAGE Administrative and Clerical titles

Unit 2 AFSCME SEIU Local 888 Service and Institutional titles

Unit 3 NAGE Skilled Trades titles

Unit 4 MCOFU Corrections titles

Unit 4A NEPBA Corrections Captains


Unit 5-7 Salary Charts

Understanding Management Pay

About 5% of all employees are Managers

How is pay for Managers determined?

There are 12 levels or grades of Managers (M1-M12) and each has an associated annual salary band.

Each salary band is broken into quartiles.

Managers receive a salary within that band.

When can a manager receive a salary increase?

There are several ways a manager may receive a pay increase:

  • Merit pay program (pay-for-performance)
  • Across-the-board increase for managers
  • Reclassification of current job to a higher grade (reallocation)
  • Promotion to a new role of a higher job grade.


Additional Resources for Understanding Management Pay

Are Managers eligible to receive compensatory time or overtime?

Are managers eligible to receive overtime or compensatory time?

Management Grade

Compensatory Time

Overtime and other Extra Pay


Not eligible

Managers in Grade M1-M4 may be subject to the Fair Labor Standards Act and may qualify for extra pay at their regular hourly rate for hours worked between 37.5 hours and 40 hours and overtime pay (1.5 times their regular rate) for hours exceeding 40 in a week.


Not eligible

Managers in Grade M5-M8 are only eligible to receive overtime pay if approved by the Chief Human Resources Officer at the Human Resources Division and the Secretary of the Executive Office of Administration and Finance


Not eligible

Managers in Grade M9-M12 are not eligible for any additional regular pay or overtime pay for hours worked beyond their regular schedule.

Management Salary Chart

Management Salary Chart
- Effective July 4, 2021

Information Technology Management Salary Chart

Some senior level IT management positions may be classified on a separate management pay scale such to a special approval process. Some functions covered by this pay scale include:

  • Information Officer
  • Technology Officer
  • Information Security Officer
  • Operations Officer
  • Application Officer
  • Director, Project Management Office

HRD has issued guidelines and a salary chart for this special group of technical managers.  Please refer to the document below.

Additional Resources for Information Technology Management Salary Chart

IT Jobs covered under Technical Pay Law (TPL)

>1800 IT employees

Some but not all information technology jobs are classified as TPL titles.  The more advanced systems analysts and programmer titles tend to fall under TPL.

IT titles and brief job descriptions

Salary Chart for Regular TPL Employees

Pay for TPL Interns (Intranet site)

TPL Program Guidelines


Intern Salary Rates

Some agencies offer unpaid internships to undergraduate or graduate students for academic credit.

Other agencies offer paid internships.  Please see Intern Pay memo (Intranet site).

You can contact an agency where you would like to intern directly by looking at the list of state agencies and a brief description of the mission and function of the agencies.

Key Actions for Intern Salary Rates

Mileage Reimbursements for State Employees

State employees who use their private vehicle for work purposes during their regular work day may apply to their agency to reimbursed for their mileage. Please note the rate is different than the mileage rates issued by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). The 2011 rates in the chart at the link below are still in effect in 2017.

Mileage rate chart


Key Resources Related to Payroll

Reporting Hours Worked

Pay Schedule

Understanding Your Pay Advice

Find Collective Bargaining Agreements (Union Contracts)