Pay Information

Unionized employees

Wages and pay ranges for unionized positions are established through collective bargaining between the City of Hamilton and bargaining agents representing unionized workers.

For pay information concerning union positions, consult your collective agreement or union office. Employees can also view their current rate of pay by logging on to My HR Info.

Non-unionized employees

The non-union salary plan consists of 15 pay bands, or salary ranges. The plan is reviewed annually to ensure Hamilton’s competitiveness in relation to 11 other municipalities that are similar in size and structure to the City of Hamilton. Those municipalities are Brampton, Brantford, Burlington, Guelph, Halton, London, Mississauga, Niagara Region, Oakville, Peel, Waterloo Region.

View non-union compensation policies

Non-union employees can view their current rate of pay by logging on to My HR Info. Also, the non-union salary plan, including salary ranges, is available on the Corporate "S" drive from any computer at work. S:\Human Resources\Common\Salary Schedules\Non-Union

How and when employees are paid

Salaried employees are paid for standard hours worked in a two-week period with a Friday pay date. Any additional hours such as shift or overtime are paid for a two-week period one week after the pay period. Docking for absences is also processed for a two week period one week after the pay period.

Wage employees are paid at least one week after the pay period ends with a Friday pay date.

Standard pay deductions

Standard pay deductions that you will see on your pay stub include:

  • OMERS pension plan (for those that are enrolled in the pension plan)
  • Canadian income tax (T4)
  • Canada Pension Plan (CPP)
  • Employment Insurance (EI)

Other pay deductions that may apply

Other pay deductions that you may see on your pay stub include:

  • Union dues
  • Parking
  • YW/YMCA memberships
  • Bonds
  • Garnishments
  • Computer purchase program
  • Charitable contributions