# General Pay Increase

• A General Pay Increase (GPI) is a pay increase applied to everyone in your pay grade or your job family equally. In school districts, the GPI is calculated as a percentage of the midpoint on the salary range. An employee who earns less than the pay grade midpoint will receive a higher raise in relation to his/her actual pay than employees whose pay is higher than the midpoint.

Bus Driver A and Bus Driver B receive the same increase per hour, but Bus Driver A gets a greater percent increase.

See how the examples below show Bus Driver A received a 4.6 percent increase, and Bus Driver B received a 3.5 percent increase. Both employees received 4 percent of the midpoint added to their hourly wage, but each individual driver's percent of increase is different as it relates to his/her own personal hourly wage.

You do the math!

Exempt employees like teachers and counselors: Divide your annual pay increase by your annual salary to get the percent of your increase.

Access your own pay grade midpoint information using the link below and calculate your own pay increase based on the examples in the chart.

Job Name
Employee Hourly Rate
Minimum
Midpoint
Maximum
4% of Midpoint GPI
Actual % Increase

Driver A

\$13.75

AX304

\$13.30

\$15.93

\$18.56
\$15.93 x 4%=
.64¢
.64¢÷\$13.75=
4.6%

Driver B

\$18.00

AX304

\$13.30

\$15.93

\$18.56
\$15.93 x 4%=
.64¢
.64¢÷\$18.00=
3.5%