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Total Compensation and Benefits

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Here you will find information and links about pay scale, health benefits, insurances, and many more.
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Compensation Plan (Pay Scale)

You can find the full City of Portland's compensation plan here: Compensation Plans

Additionally, we offer a useful dashboard that allows you to search up specific positions or even compare pay scale between positions. You can find this dashboard via the link below.

City of Portland Compensation Plan Dashboard

Health Benefits

At the City, we offer a comprehensive benefit package that is competitive with other private and public sector employers. You can access the City's benefit highlights and handbooks below. 

By reviewing the highlight guides through the link provided below, you will find more about our Health Plans, Prescription Coverage, Employee Assistance Program (EAP), Life Insurances, Disability Benefits, and more.  

City of Portland Benefit Summaries and Highlights

Public Employees Retirement System (PERS)

City of Portland also participates in the Oregon's Public Employees Retirement System (PERS).

Employees are PERS eligible once they have worked for a full six-months in a given 12-month period. Contributions are made on the employee's behalf following their six-month waiting period and the employer will make contributions based on the employee's tier (tiers 1, 2 and OPSRP). The City also makes contributions to the employee's IAP and EPSA.

As a new member, you may find additional information through the PERS website below.

 Oregon PERS OPSRP Overview

Deferred Compensation

The City also participates in a deferred compensation plan to assist employees who are wanting to plan for their future. This voluntary retirement savings plan is available to any eligible employee who would like to set aside money towards their retirement. 

You can find more information as well as sharpen up your financial wellness by navigating to our page below.

 Deferred Compensation


You can find all Leaves available here: Leaves


  • 11 paid holidays
  • Start at 112 hours of vacation accrued annually, this translates to 2 weeks of PTO
    • Scales based on years of service
    • Employees may accrue and carryover two times their annual accrual
  • Accrue 1 hour of sick leave per 10 hours worked
  • Jury Duty, Military, Bereavement and many more

Additional Benefits

  • Language Pay Differential
    • Additional compensation for those who speak more than one language. More information can be found here.
  • Trip Reduction Incentive Program (TRIP)
    • Coverage towards Public Transportation (Tri-Met and C-Tran), Biking & Walking, or Carpooling. More information here.