Salaries, Overtime & Other Wages
- Salaries for bargaining unit positions (BCGEU, PEA, Nurses) are negotiated with the unions
- Salaries for excluded management positions are determined by the ministry within salary ranges set by the BC Public Service Agency. Rules for classification and salary decisions for excluded management are explained in the Management Compensation and Classification Framework Compensation Rules. For additional information, see Managing the Job Evaluation Process under the MCCF.
The current salary rate for your classification can be found on the Salary Look-up Tool. Future salary rates, if known, can also be found on the tool.
Most non-management positions have a set schedule for incremental salary increases.
If you temporarily have to take on the principle duties of a higher-classified position, you may be eligible for substitution pay.
Temporary Appointment Pay
See what happens with your pay when you work in a different position to gain new experience and skills.
Temporary Market Adjustment
Hiring managers use temporary market adjustments (TMAs) or recruitment and retention adjustments (RRAs) to attract employees during skill shortages. Once a shortage ends, they return to their regular pay structure.
Your salary is protected in the case of an involuntary demotion. You could be demoted if your job is reclassified downward or if you’re assigned to a lower position due to workforce restructuring.
Fully qualified applicants are not always available for every position. This creates unique opportunities for employees in some jobs to learn as they go.