Labor Relations and Compensation

Labor Relations and Compensation

Labor Relations and Compensation

The City of Dover’s compensation program is a basic management tool which serves to attract, retain, and motivate employees in achieving the objectives of the City. In accordance with the City’s compensation philosophy, the City attempts to maintain pay levels for its employees which are based upon median pay rates reported for similar jobs identified in both the public and private sector markets. The City’s objective is “to not be the highest and to not be the lowest” in terms of pay rates.

The following are the principles that guide the design, implementation and administration of the City’s overall program.

“To ensure fair and equitable treatment of all employees and to encourage the further creation of a team concept within and among all City departments so that the work of the City continues to be completed in a professional and fiscally responsible manner.”

The City’s compensation program ensures that employees are properly rewarded for work performed, that both internal and external equity are maintained, and that control is maintained over compensation costs. As intended, the program helps to attract top talent, retain core employees, and encourage longevity while effectively using financial resources allocated within the City budget. The administration of the City’s compensation program involves the following activities: Job Analysis, Job Evaluation, Job Pricing, Pay Plan, and Pay Administration.


2020 Total Compensation and Classification, Final Report

2017 Collective Bargaining and Comparative Information
2014 Collective Bargaining and Comparative Information
2010 Collective Bargaining and Comparative Information
2008 Collective Bargaining and Comparative Information


FY2021 City Classification Plan
FY2019 City Classification Plan
FY2017 City Classification Plan
FY2016 City Classification Plan

FY2012 City Classification Plan
FY2011 City Classification Plan
FY2010 City Classification Plan


FY2021 Wage Schedule
FY2020 Wage Schedule
FY2019 Wage Schedule
FY2017 Wage Schedule
FY2016 Wage Schedules B & C
FY2015 Wage Schedules B & C (effective 10.01.2014)
FY2012 Wage Schedules A & B
FY2011 Wage Schedules A & B
FY2010 Wage Schedules A & B


CY2019 Employee Compensation

CY2018 Employee Compensation

CY2017 Employee Compensation

CY2016 Employee Compensation

CY2015 Employee Compensation

CY2014 Employee Compensation

CY2013 Employee Compensation

CY2012 Employee Compensation

CY2011 Employee Compensation

CY2010 Employee Compensation

CY2009 Employee Compensation

CY2008 Employee Compensation

CY2007 Employee Compensation

CY2006 Employee Compensation