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State workers in Oklahoma get a bump in pay

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OKLAHOMA CITY – Starting today, more than 11,000 workers here in our state will begin seeing a boost in their paychecks.

Tuesday is the start of the new fiscal year today, and that means pay raises go into effect for workers at 25 state agencies.

Employees with the State Department of Human Services will receive a boost of more than 6%.

Prison guards are also getting an 8% pay raise, increasing their starting salaries to nearly $13 an hour.

These new raises will impact the state’s most underpaid workers, based on a recent study on employee compensation.