Classification & Compensation

The City of Chesapeake strives to offer highly competitive compensation using a market-based pay system that compares City job classifications with those in other local municipalities, as well as the private sector, that perform similar work. The City's Human Resources (HR) staff regularly reviews market data to ensure the City's pay remains in line with the market.

The City's HR staff also evaluates positions for classification or reclassification, as needed, by reviewing the duties and responsibilities assigned as well as a variety of other factors. The nature and complexity of the work, level of interaction, and consequence of error, among other things, can impact the job classification determination for a particular position.

See the following information about the City's pay policies, pay ranges, and job descriptions: