Pierre City Council approve pay raise for city employees

PIERRE, S.D.(DRGNews)- The Pierre City Commission has approved a $2 per hour raise for full and part-time city employees, effective Aug. 24, 2022.

For salaried staff, that translates into $4160 more per year.

Mayor Steve Harding says with state and many school employees getting raises this year, Pierre has fallen behind on the pay scale.

Commissioner Jamie Huizenga (high-zin-ga) says Pierre needs to keep up with the surrounding job market.

The salary increases were unanimously approved.