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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
NumberTitle
459 Testing Observer Pay Differential - Excluded Employees
458 Health Care Facility Retention Payment - Bargaining Unit 06 and Related Excluded Employees
457 Public Safety Recognition Payment - Bargaining Units 05, 07 and Related Excluded Employees
456 Workforce Stability Stipend - Bargaining Unit 13 and Related Excluded Employees
455 Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation - Mental Health Recruitment Retention Bonus - Bargaining Units 16, 18, 19, and Excludeds
454 Closure Retention Incentive Differential Pay - California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation - Division of Juvenile Justice - Bargaining Units 01, 03, 04, 06, 10, 12, 13, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, and Excluded Employees
453 Telework Stipend Differential – Bargaining Units 01, 02, 03, 04, 07, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 19, 20, 21, and Excluded Employees
452 Pandemic-Related Health and Wellness Contribution Differential - Bargaining Unit 06 and Related Excluded Employees
451 Retention Incentive Differential Pay - California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation - Division of Juvenile Justice - Various R06 and S06 Excluded Classes (Abolished)
450 Medical Consultant Recruitment and Retention Differential - Bargaining Unit 16 Employees
449 Passenger Vehicle Inspection Differential - Bargaining Unit 12 Employees
448 Cal OES Telecommunications Technicians Recruitment and Retention Pay Differential - Bargaining Unit 12 and Excluded Employees
447 Snow Caterpillar Crew Pay Differential – Bargaining Unit 12 and Excluded Employees
446 C-57 Well Drilling License Differential – Bargaining Unit 12 Employees
445 Recruitment and Retention – Excluded Employees Governor's Office of Emergency Services
444 Other Post-Employment Benefits (OPEB) Offset - S12, M12, and S13 Excluded Employees
443 $15 Minimum Wage Equity Adjustment Differential – Bargaining Units R01, R04, R07, R11, R12, R14, R15, R18, R20, and Excluded Employees (Abolished)
442 State Special Schools Recruitment and Retention Pay Differential – Bargaining Unit 17 and Excluded Employees
441 Geographic Recruitment and Retention Pay Differential - Bargaining Units 01, 03, 04, 11, 14, 15, 17, 20, 21 and Excluded Employees
440 Improving Affordability and Access to Health Care - Bargaining Units R01, R03, R04, R11, R14, R15, R17, R20, R21, and Excluded Employees
439 Caltrans BU 12 Payroll Conversion Differential Pay – Bargaining Unit 12 and Excluded Employees
438 Case Records and Correctional Case Records Series Recruitment and Retention Pay Differential - Bargaining Units 01, 04 and Excluded Employees
437 Caltrans Commercial Driver’s License Differential Pay – Bargaining Unit 13
436 Plant Experience Recruitment and Retention Differential Pay – Bargaining Unit 13 and Excluded Employees
435 EPA Section 608 Technician Certification Differential Pay – Bargaining Unit 13 and Excluded Employees
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