A new three-year contract will result in salary increases for Hillsborough County firefighters of 29%.
The raises, including cost-of-living adjustments and merit step increases
Over the period of contract, increase the entry-level firefighter's starting salary from $46,300 to $55,386.
The firefighters’ last contract ended on Sept. 30, 2021.
Under the new deal, firefighters will receive 8% in the current financial year that ends September 30.
On the date of their quarterly review, they earned a 3.5% step increase, and upon approval, they will immediately receive a 4.5% cost-of-living increase.