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Compensation and Benefits

SALARY*

POLICE RECRUIT - ENTRY LEVEL

$33.37 per hour while in the academy
$37.08 - $48.21 per hour after the academy (police officer hourly range)

Entry Level Retirement Plan

  • (P.E.R.S.) - 2.7% for each year worked upon reaching 57 years of age

POLICE OFFICER - LATERAL

$37.08 - $48.21 police officer hourly range 

Compensation step placement for laterals holding a California Basic POST Certificate: 

Step
Placement
Years of Service as a Police Officer with a
Current California Basic POST Certificate
California Basic
POST Certificate
1 N/A N/A
2 N/A N/A
3 1.5 years Yes
4 2.5 years Yes
5 3.5 years Yes
6 4.5 years Yes

Police Officer - Lateral applicants should contact the Long Beach Police Department Personnel Division to determine their compensation and benefits rates: (562) 570-7120

Lateral Officer Retirement Plan

  • Legacy Members (hired into CalPERS before 12/31/2012) - 2.0% for each year worked upon reaching 50 years of age, increasing to 2.7% at age 55

  • PEPRA Members (hired into CalPERS on/after 1/1/2013) - 2.0% for each year worked upon reaching 50 years of age, increasing to 2.7% at age 57 

BENEFITS


  • 4/40 work schedule (after the academy)
  • Eligible for GI benefits while in the academy
  • Military leave
  • Medical and Dental Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Paid Vacation, Personal Holidays, Sick Leave
  • Deferred Compensation
  • Credit Union Membership
  • Free Bus Transportation (Long Beach Transit)
  • Flexible Spending Account

INCENTIVE PAY*

The Long Beach Police Department provides a number of incentive pay opportunities as an added benefit to officers. Listed below are pay incentives that eligible officers receive in addition to their base salary.
  • Education Pay: Up to $2.985 per hour
  • Advanced POST Pay: $3.444 per hour
  • Wellness Pay: Amount varies based on participation
  • Longevity Pay - 15 years (other agency experience considered): $2.411 per hour
  • Marksmanship Pay: Up to $32.00 per month (one time annual payment in December)
In addition to the incentive pays listed above, the Long Beach Police Department also offers special assignment and skill-specific incentive pays to recognize officers for their individual skill set. Listed below are the various skill and assignment pays available to officers. If an eligible officer is assigned by the department to perform the applicable duties, the officer’s hourly rate will be increased by the amount indicated.

SKILL PAY*

  • Bilingual Pay: $0.800 per hour
  • Helicopter Pilot Pay: $3.949 per hour
  • Helicopter Observer Pay: $1.887 per hour
  • Motor Officer: $2.402 per hour
  • Detective Pay: $2.062 per hour
  • Canine Pay: $2.402 per hour
  • Port Security: $2.402 per hour
  • Field Training Officer Pay: $4.592 per hour
    • One Officer Car: $4.592 per hour (for hours worked as a single-officer patrol unit between 4:30 p.m. - 7:30 a.m.)
      • Watch 1:  9.5 hours at this rate
      • Watch 2:  1 hour at this rate
      • Watch 3:  8.5 hours at this rate
*Compensation rates effective 10/1/2018

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