Wages & Benefits

Starting Salary

The starting salary for a police officer is $31,679.43. Based on level of education beyond a high school diploma or GED, a police officer can earn up to 15 percent more. After the six-month probationary period, there is a salary increase of $5,000 available.

Benefits include:

  • Health and Dental administered by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama
  • Prescription drug coverage administered by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama
  • Twenty (20) year retirement at age 55 to a maximum benefit of 72.5 percent of base pay at 30 years 
  • Take-home vehicle program 
  • Uniforms, weapons and other police equipment
  • Basic life insurance and accidental death and disability paying two times annual salary to a maximum of $75,000
  • Dependent life insurance of $2,000 for each dependent covered by the city health plan
  • Employee assistance program providing confidential counseling for individual, family, couples, substance abuse, and more. 
  • Twelve (12) paid holidays
  • Paid sick leave
  • Built-in overtime
  • Per diem