Corpus Christi Firefighters – To Receive Pay Increase

Corpus Christi, Texas – The City of Corpus Christi has proposed its budget for the 2018 Fiscal Year. If approved, Corpus Christi Firefighters will receive a 3% pay raise on October 1st of this year. While the raise is deemed a cost of living increase, it is the largest raise for Corpus Christi Firefighters since 2012. Firefighters received minimal raises, totaling 5% for the 6 year period prior. During 2012, 2015, and 2016, Corpus Christi Firefighters received no pay raise.

Salary Increases per Fiscal Year:

2009 4.0% 4.0%
2010 5.0% 4.0%
2011 6.0% 0%
2012 0% 0%
2013 2.0% 4.0%
2014 2.0% 4.0%
2015 0% 4.0%
2016 0% 0%
2017 1.0% 0%
2018 3.0% 2.0%
Total 23.00% 22.00%

*Source: City of Corpus Christi ( 

Fiscal year 2018 begins a three-year period where Corpus Christi Firefighters will see significant raises. According to their Collective Bargaining Agreement with the City, firefighters will receive additional raises over the next two-year’s, totaling 7%, in addition to the 3% to be received this fiscal year. The raises are a welcome sight for a department that has gone several years with no significant increase in pay.

For detailed information on the entire 2018 budget proposal for the City of Corpus Christi, please click the below link:

*Lead photo credit: Corpus Christi Caller Times

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