Columbus Firefighters In Line For Big Pay Raise After City Council Meeting

Columbus firefighters will get an 18.5% pay raise between now and October 2025 under a new three-year contract recommended by a factfinder after Columbus City Council took no public action on the matter Monday.

The first pay raise, 7.5%, is retroactive to October 2023. This coming October, firefighters will get another 5% raise, followed by 5% in October 2025. Compounded, the raises add up to about an 18.5% raise over the period. The contract expires in October 2026 – meaning the annual pay raises would end but its other terms would continue until a new deal is reached.

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