Benefits

Benefits

The Pasadena Police Department offers excellent starting pay and benefits:

  • Starting Salary: Cadet - $67,254.72
  • $5,000 hiring incentive/sign-on bonus for police cadets who meet eligibility criteria
  • Modified academy for lateral entry applicants
  • Lateral entry candidates starting salary - $75,953.28 - $79,199.33 depending on completed years of service as recognized by the chief of police
  • Officers can eventually receive up to 8 salary "step" increases up to a maximum of $93,880.80
  • T.C.O.L.E. Certificate Pay
  • Compensation for Spanish language ability
  • 15 Days Vacation per year
  • 15 Days Sick leave per year
  • 12 Paid Holidays
  • 15 Days Paid Military Leave per year
  • Health, Dental and Life Insurance 
  • A generous defined benefit pension plan


The salary chart below takes effect on December 27, 2021.

Police Salary Chart

Police Salary Chart - Fiscal Year 2021-2022