It is a gathered sample of data regarding fixed compensation for services that are paid to a person on a regular basis.

Service Incentive Pay is a benefit for regular, non-Civil Service employees who have completed at least five (5) years of continuous service with the City of Austin.

The formula for employees with five (5) to seven (7) years of continuous service is:
Completed years of uninterrupted service (maximum of 7)  x  0.0025  x  hourly rate  x  hours worked per week (e.g., 40)  x  52 (weeks of the year)  =  amount OR $500, whichever is less.

The formula for employees with seven (7) to fifteen (15) years of continuous service is:
Completed years of uninterrupted service (maximum of 15)  x  0.0025  x  hourly rate  x  hours worked per week (e.g., 40)  x  52 (weeks of the year)  =  amount OR $1000, whichever is less.

The formula for employees with more than fifteen (15) years of continuous service is:
Completed years of uninterrupted service  x  0.0025  x  hourly rate  x  hours worked per week (e.g., 40)  x  52 (weeks of the year)  =  amount OR $1500, whichever is less.

For Regular Employees: $15.00 per hour, effective September 2018.

For Temporary Employees: $15.00 per hour, effective February 2019.

These are the result of a City Council decision to increase the Living Wage for the City of Austin. This wage applies to regular and temporary city employees. The federal minimum wage increased to $7.25 per hour, effective July 24, 2009. For more information, please refer to the Department of Labor's Wage and Overtime Pay web page.

To find out who your Human Resources Compensation Consultant is for your specific department, please contact your department HR. You may also locate the information on CitySpace. You may also email HRD Compensation.