Salary & Benefits

Salary Information

 

Police Officer Lateral Transfer (Bilingual and Non-Bilingual)

Hourly $47.01 – $51.84
 Weekly $1,880.54 – $2,073.46
 Monthly $8,149.00 – $8,985.00
 Annually $97,788.00 – $107,820.00

 

Police Officer Academy Graduate (Bilingual and Non-Bilingual)

Hourly $42.64 – $51.84
 Weekly $1,705.62 – $2,073.46
 Monthly $7,391.00 – $8,985.00
 Annually $88,692.00 – $107,820.00

 

Police Recruit (Bilingual and Non-Bilingual)

Hourly $33.90 – $41.20
 Weekly $1,356.00 – $1,647.92
 Monthly $5,876.00 – $7,141.00
 Annually $70,512.00 – $85,692.00

Bilingual officers receive an additional $432 (5% x step E) per month. Bilingual pay is added after academy completion date for those initially hired as Police Recruits.

 

Career Development Incentives

Police Officers are eligible for the following:

CDP Level 1: Proof of an Associates in Arts Degree**

= additional 5% (approx..) above base monthly salary step

CDP Level 2: Proof of an Associate in Arts Degree and an additional 30 educational units toward a declared Bachelor’s Degree**

= an additional 5% above base monthly salary step (for a total of approximately 10% above bas monthly salary step

CDP Level 3: Proof of Bachelor of Arts of Science Degree**

= an additional 5% above base monthly salary step (For a total of approximately 15% above base monthly salary step)

**Note: All college units and/or degrees must be obtained from a college or university that has been accredited of the six accreditation boards. Contact PD HR for more information.

 

Benefits Summary

 

Work Schedule:

  • 3/12 work schedule (3 days per week/12 hour days) with 1 payback day every 28 days.
  • 4/10 work schedule for detectives and selected specialty assignments.

 

Retirement (updated as of 11/12/13):

Safety employees hired after January 1, 2013, who are deemed to be new CALPERS members, will be enrolled in the 2.7% @ 57 CalPERS formula and will contribute at least 12.25% of reportable compensation toward this benefit. Safety employees hired after January 1, 2013, who are deemed to be existing CALPERS members, and have not had a break in service of six months or more, will be enrolled in the 3% @ 50 CalPERS benefit formula and will pay 12% toward cost-sharing.

Miscellaneous (non-safety) employees hired after January 1, 2013, who are deemed to be new CALPERS members, will be enrolled in the 2% @ 62 CalPERS formula and will contribute 6.75% of reportable compensation toward this benefit. Miscellaneous (non-safety) employees hired after January 1, 2013, who are deemed to be existing CALPERS members, and have not had a break in service of six month or more, will be enrolled in the 2.7% @ 55 CalPERS benefit formula and will pay 10.5% toward cost-sharing.

 

Holidays:

96 hours per year

 

Sick Leave:

96 hours per year

 

Vacation Leave:

  • 1-2 years = 80 hours

  • 3-5 years = 120 hours

  • 6-15 years* = 124 – 160 hours

  • 16-20 years* = 168 – 200 hours

*Includes Longevity Vacation Benefit.

 

Medical Insurance:

Medical coverage is administered by Santa Ana POA. Currently that amount is approximately $1354 per month. Different plans exist.

 

Dental Insurance:

Dental coverage is administered by POA. Currently that amount is $90 per month. Different plans exist.

 

Vision Insurance:

Employees may elect to purchase a City-sponsored vision plan.

 

Flexible Spending Account:

Three accounts are available to reduce taxable income for federal, state and Social Security tax purposes: health care ($2,400 annual maximum), dependent care ($4,992 annual maximum) and Section 125 premium only plan.

 

Life Insurance:

City paid life insurance, $30,000 policy. Optional additional coverage is available for employee and dependents at employee’s expense.

 

Deferred Compensation:

A voluntary deferred compensation 457 plan is available.

 

Tuition Reimbursement Program:

Available for eligible employees.  100% if less than $100; 75% of amount over $100, not to exceed $500 per semester of $1,500 per year.

The above is intended as a summary of some of the benefits available to this classification and does not constitute an expressed or implied contract. For a list of complete benefits or further information please see the POA Memorandum of Understanding (MOU).

 

NOTE: A more complete set of specifications for this classification may be found on the City’s website or on file in the Personnel Services Department. The provisions of this bulletin do not constitute an expressed or implied contract. Any provision contained in this bulletin may be modified or revoked without notice. The types and levels of employee benefits provided, including City contribution toward benefit costs, are subject to change as a result of periodic contract settlements between recognized employee associations and the City of Santa Ana.