Benefits & Compensation

Effective January 1, 2018, the beginning salary for recruits is $59,047 and may range up to $81,866 depending on qualifications and experience.

Helpful Resources

Education Incentive Pay

  • Advanced Certification: $75 per month
  • Master Certification: $95 per month
  • Bachelor Degree: $125 per month
  • Masters or Doctoral Degree: $150 per month

Additional Pay

  • Longevity Pay: $4 per month
    For each year of service
  • Bilingual Pay Up to $200 per month
  • Field Training Officer Pay: $250 per month
  1. Benefits
  • 10 paid Holidays per year
  • 15 days paid sick leave
  • 15 days paid vacation
    Can carry over to 20 days per year
  • 20-year Retirement available
  • College Tuition Reimbursement Program
  • Employee Dental Insurance
  • Employee Health Coverage
  • Employee Life Insurance (City Paid)
  • Fixed shifts
  • Texas Municipal Retirement System
    14% Contribution By City

Additional Information

  • Employees who are military reservists receive time off to attend drill weekends and two-week annual military training.
  • The department furnishes uniforms, weapons, and all other equipment at no cost to the employee.
  • Uniform cleaning is paid for by the Department.
  • Spouse and family insurance coverage available at employee expense.