Human Resources Department

Compensation Division

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Who we Are


To be a strategic partner by providing Compensation programs that attract, retain, motivate, and reward a skilled, diverse workforce.


To be recognized for outstanding expertise and overall excellence in the field of Compensation.


To exceed the expectations of our internal and external clients by committing to our shared values and delivering the best, most appropriate Compensation solutions and programs.

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.

With over 700 job classifications and 37 pay grades it is the responsibility of the Compensation Division to ensure that each classification is written correctly; assigned a level, pay grade, and FSLA code. We collaborate with the departments of the City of Houston to create and revise classifications in response to a rapidly changing work environment. This is accomplished through market analyses, surveys and the exchange of information with external organizations.

Job Classifications / Descriptions

To view a list of all current City of Houston job classifications, please make a selection.