According to Sub-Degree 01 អនក្រ.បក signed by Prime Minister Hun Sen about additional increase of basic salary for civil servants and contract teachers dated on 2nd January, 2014, the basic salary for civil servants is as follows: the civil servants who are within category A will receive an extra 40,000 riel per month while the ones within Category B, C and D will receive 80,000 riel per month starting from January 2014. Additionally, retired teachers who are being employed to work as contract teachers will receive 40,000 riel per month added to their monthly wages.
Currently there are four categories of civil servant (A, B, C and D) and within each category there are 3 grades (1, 2 and 3) and within each grade there are different steps. Grade 3 has 14 steps; grade 2 has 10 steps; and grade 1 has 6 steps. So the lowest ranked civil servant would be Category D, Grade 3, Step 14 (D.3.14) and the highest civil servant would be Category A , Grade 1 and Step 1 (A.1.1). Teachers who are teaching at University and Upper Secondary schools are within Category A while lower secondary teachers and primary teachers are within Category B and C, respectively.