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Pay Differential Library

A pay differential is special additional pay recognizing unusual competencies, circumstances, or working conditions applying to some or all incumbents in select classes. Pay Differentials are typically initiated through the collective bargaining process but may also be the result of a classification proposal. Creating and issuing a pay differential may be needed in order to recognize:

  • Recruitment and retention difficulties
  • Special professional or educational certification
  • Undesirable work location or shift assignment
  • Performance of atypical duties
  • Recognition of special but temporary responsibilities
  • Acquisition or possession of special licenses, skills, or training
  • Incentive-based pay
  • Other special considerations that impact a subgroup within a given class

There are over 400 Pay Differentials available to State employees who meet established standards. Be advised that this search feature will only display results of text included in the Pay Differential. If you are having trouble locating an item, try searching for the specific class title, class code, bargaining unit, and/or department. Please contact your HR office if you have any questions regarding Pay Differentials.

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All Pay Differentials
NumberTitleCategorySubject to PERS
431 Retention Incentive Differential Pay– Department of Developmental Services – Sonoma Developmental Center, Fairview Developmental Center and Porterville Developmental Center, General Treatment Area - Excluded Employees Bonus or Incentive NO
430 Retention Incentive Differential Pay– Department of Developmental Services – Sonoma Developmental Center, Fairview Developmental Center and Porterville Developmental Center, General Treatment Area - Bargaining Unit 19 Employees Bonus or Incentive NO
429 Retention Incentive Differential Pay– Department of Developmental Services – Sonoma Developmental Center, Fairview Developmental Center and Porterville Developmental Center, General Treatment Area - Bargaining Unit 18 Employees Bonus or Incentive NO
428 Retention Incentive Differential Pay – Department of Developmental Services – Sonoma Developmental Center, Fairview Deveopmental Center and Porterville Developmental Center, General Treatment Area - Bargaining Unit 16 Employees Bonus or Incentive NO
427 Retention Incentive Differential Pay – Department of Developmental Services – Sonoma Developmental Center, Fairview Developmental Center and Porterville Developmental Center, General Treatment Area - Bargaining Unit 13 Employees Bonus or Incentive NO
426 Retention Incentive Differential Pay– Department of Developmental Services – Sonoma Developmental Center, Fairview Developmental Center and Porterville Developmental Center, General Treatment Area - Bargaining Unit 12 Employees Bonus or Incentive NO
425 Retention Incentive Differential Pay – Department of Developmental Services – Fairview Developmental Center - Bargaining Unit 10 Employees Bonus or Incentive NO
424 Retention Incentive Differential Pay – Department of Developmental Services – Sonoma Developmental Center, Fairview Developmental Center and Porterville Developmental Center, General Treatment Area - Bargaining Unit 07 Employees Bonus or Incentive NO
423 Retention Incentive Differential Pay – Department of Developmental Services – Sonoma Developmental Center, Fairview Developmental Center and Porterville Developmental Center, General Treatment Area - Bargaining Units 01, 03, 04, 11, 14, 15, 17 and 20 Emp Bonus or Incentive NO
422 Administrator-of-the-Day Differential Pay - Excluded Employees Shift Differential, Other NO
421 Emergency Response and Recovery Differential Pay Duties Specific NO
421 Emergency Response and Recovery Differential Pay (Plain Text) Duties Specific NO
420 California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation and Correctional Health Care Services Retention Incentive Differential Recruitment and Retention N/A
419 Recruitment and Retention State Fire Marshal - Bargaining Unit 07 and Excluded Employees Recruitment and Retention, Recruitment and Retention – Geographical YES
419 Recruitment and Retention State Fire Marshal - Bargaining Unit 07 and Excluded Employees (Plain Text) Recruitment and Retention, Recruitment and Retention – Geographical YES
418 Investigator Recruitment and Retention Differential Pay - Bargaining Unit 7 Recruitment and Retention
418 Investigator Recruitment and Retention Differential Pay - Bargaining Unit 7 Recruitment and Retention
417 Health Facilities Evaluator Nurse LA County Travel Incentive - Bargaining Unit 17 Bonus or Incentive NO
417 Health Facilities Evaluator Nurse LA County Travel Incentive - Bargaining Unit 17 (Plain Text) Bonus or Incentive NO
416 Special Duty Pay Differential - Bargaining Unit 11 Duties Specific NO
416 Special Duty Pay Differential - Bargaining Unit 11 (Plain Text) NO
415 HP 10000 Skill Pay Differential - Bargaining Unit 14 Duties Specific NO
415 HP 10000 Skill Pay Differential - Bargaining Unit 14 (Plain Text) NO
414 One-Time Bonus Pay Differential - SEIU Bonus or Incentive NO
414 One-Time Bonus Pay Differential - SEIU (Plain Text) Bonus or Incentive NO
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