Macon's new pay scale will bring additional raises for some city employees.
Monday night Macon City Council approved a resolution that will bring 15 positions up to par with the pay scale.
When council initiated the pay scale back in the summer of 2011, employees were allowed to have their position re-evaluated by the Carl Vinson Institute from the University of Georgia.
The research group came in and studied jobs and retrieved data to determine if certain positions required a raise.
Councilman Tom Ellington believes the pay scale will bring a higher talent base to the city workforce.
"We want to make sure that we pay people at a rate that is competitive with the market such that people who we want to work for us will desire to work here," said Ellington, the Chairman of the Appropriations Committee.
The total amount of the 15 raises is a little more than $9,500.00 a year. According to the city's Human Resources Director, Ben Hubbard, some positions submitted did not receive raises.
Money for the increased salaries will be taken from the general fund.