Pay and Benefits
The San Antonio Police Department offers benefits that are competitive with other law enforcement agencies nationwide. Following graduation from the academy, starting salary is $42,732 with a top salary of $67,008. The most recent graduating cadet class earned an average of more than $55,000 after completing their 14-week FTO training. To calculate patrol officer salaries by year of service, click here.
In addition to our competitive salaries, the SAPD also offers:
- 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
Officers become eligible for promotion after five years of service. The list below gives monthly base salaries at various ranks. The numbers do not reflect additional money earned through longevity, education pay, shift differential or other specialty pays.