Salaries & Benefits

City Salaries & Benefits


The City Council approved the Tentative Agreement with Teamsters Local 911, which represents non-safety employees, and the Poway Firefighters' Association.  Further, the City implemented changes to the salary and benefit plan for unrepresented management and confidential employees.  The agreements provide:
  • 3.5% wage increases effective the first pay period of fiscal year 2017-18
  • 2% wage increases effective the first pay period of fiscal year 2018-19
The agenda report and resolution from the City Council's action on June 20, 2017 are posted below.  Copies of the labor agreements will also be posted below.

Salary Schedules
Memorandums of Understanding (MOU)


Mayor & Councilmember Compensation


Position Title
Monthly Annual
Mayor $1,825.67 $21,908.04
Councilmember $1,304.05 $15,648.60

Additional Mayor & Councilmember Benefits


Local Government Compensation Report


The California State Controller's Office requires every city and special district to report compensation. The Controller's format reports the minimum and maximum range of compensation for every city position, the actual compensation for each position during the latest full calendar year, as well as benefit cost information. View the most recent compensation report (PDF). See all compensation reports filed with the State Controller at Government Compensation in California.


Pension Reform in Poway


The city embarked on pension reform beginning in 2009 and has implemented changes the details of which can be found at the Pension Reform page.