Longevity / Cost of Living Pay

Longevity Pay

Regular full-time employees who have completed their eighth year of full-time service shall receive an additional 2% premium calculated on the base rate. After completing their tenth year of full-time service, the employee shall receive a total of 4% premium calculated on the base rate. Longevity pay is not cumulative, and it is not added to the base rate. The maximum longevity pay is 4% premium in addition to the base rate.

Cost of Living Adjustments

A cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) adjusts salaries based on changes in the cost-of-living index for this area. The City of Surprise analyzes changes in the cost-of-living index and then determines the adjustment to City salaries. Salaries are adjusted annually based on the availability of funds.