SAPD PAY SCALES

PAY SCALES & BENEFITS

SAPD Career Benefits

The San Antonio Police Department offers benefits that are competitive with other law enforcement agencies nationwide.

BY RANK

The list below gives ONLY annual base salaries at various ranks. These numbers do not reflect additional monies earned through longevity, education pay, shift differential or other specialty pays. Refer to the pay calculator to get a more accurate pay rate which includes longevity, education pay, shift differential, and all other specialty pay.

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Cadet $45,000
Patrol Officer $53,748-$73,224
Detective $75,264-$81,396
Sergeant $85,500-$88,932
Lieutenant $95,748-$99,612
Captain $109,872-$114,300
Deputy Chief $152,076
Assistant Chief $164,244

PEACE OFFICER CERTIFICATIONS

Basic $50 monthly
Intermediate $160 monthly
Advanced $200 monthly
Masters $240 monthly
Field Training Officer $265 monthly

OTHER BENEFITS
  • Promotion opportunities
  • Career advancement / specialization opportunities
  • Pension fund ranked one of the best in the nation
  • Incentive pay offerings
  • Excellent medical, dental and optical coverage
  • Paid time off
  • Clothing allowance
  • Potential four-day work week
  • Off-duty employment
  • Family-like culture
  • Job satisfaction / career fulfillment
INCENTIVE PAY

The SAPD offers many incentive pay opportunities to recognize officers for their individual skills.

Instructor Pay $20 monthly
Language Pay $50 monthly
Drug Recognition Expert $100 monthly
Standby Pay $157 monthly
Helicopter Pay $157 monthly
Peace Officer Certifications Up to $240 monthly
Field Training Officer $265 monthly
Shift Differential $350 monthly
Clothing Allowance $2140.00 annually

DEDICATED OFFICER INCENTIVE

In addition to skill-specific incentive pay, the SAPD also provides a number of added benefits to recognize the dedication officers provide to the city of San Antonio.

 

Health Insurance Health, Dental and Optical insurance for officer and family (premiums paid at 100 percent). Life insurance for officer
Accumulated Leave Vacation, Holiday, Compensatory, Sick, Bonus and Fitness. Military leave is available for reserve component
Leave Conversion The City will buy back / convert in pay or other forms of leave up to 15 unused sick leave days per year
Physical Fitness Administrative leave up to five days annually for maintaining physical condition

EDUCATIONAL INCENTIVE PAY

Officers who hold Associate’s, Bachelor’s, Master’s Degree or Doctorate shall receive Educational Incentive Pay.

Officers without college or university degrees shall be paid Educational Incentive Pay for college hours earned at the following rates:

65 to 94 college hours $60.00 per month
95 to 124 college hours $90.00 per month
125 to 154 college hours $120.00 per month
155 to 184 college hours $150.00 per month
185 to 214 college hours $180.00 per month
215 to 229 college hours $210.00 per month
230 or more college hours $240.00 per month

Officers with college or university degrees shall be paid Educational Incentive pay at the following rates:

Associate’s Degree $215.00 per month
Bachelor’s Degree $315.00 per month
Master’s Degree $335.00 per month
Doctoral Degree or Equivalent $350.00 per month

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