San Jose Police Department

Salary, Benefits and Retirement

SALARY:

  • Academy pay is $33.26 an hour, until sworn in as a police officer
  • Police officer, starting step 1 salary $80,600
  • Police officer, top step salary $107,931 (one step increase annually for seven years)
  • Lateral police officer salary determined by experience, training and education

BENEFITS:

  • 4 day work week, 10 hours a day
  • 5% additional premium pay for certain specialized assignments
  • Overtime pay assignments
  • Off-duty secondary employment
  • City pays 85% of Kaiser medical plan / 95% dental plan
  • Domestic partnership benefits
  • Paid vacation of 80 hours to start, 180 hours maximum
  • Paid accrued sick leave of 96 hours annually
  • Uniform allowance pay
  • Bi-weekly bilingual pay
  • CALPERS reciprocity

RETIREMENT:

Tier 1 (current employees)