Police Officer Compensation & Benefits Summary

Additional Pays

  • Shift Differential Pay: Non-probationary Officers with work schedule which begins between the hours of 4 p.m. and 12 midnight - $100 per month.
  • Educational Incentive Pay: At the highest degree level as follows: Associates Degree $50 per month, Bachelor's Degree $75 per month and Master's Degree $100 per month.
  • On Call: Officers assigned to Narcotics or to Criminal Investigations who are on call for one week in every other calendar month will receive $40 per month.
  • Bilingual Pay: Officers certified under standards established by the Chief and assigned to the bilingual program will receive $40 per month. The bilingual program includes Spanish and sign language for the deaf. Maximum is $40 per month.
  • Assignment Pay: Non-probationary Officers assigned to special assignments shall be compensated at $160 per month as follows (The maximum is $160 per month):

    • Canine handlers
    • Collision Investigation Team
    • Crime prevention
    • Criminal investigations
    • Crisis Negotiation Team
    • Downtown/outlet mall
    • Motorcycle or mental health officer
    • Narcotics
    • School resource
    • SWAT
    • Training/field training
  • Premium Holidays: Officers whose shift begins within the 24 hour period on which the actual holiday falls (New Year's Day, 4th of July, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day) will be paid 1 ½ times pay for that shift.
  • Longevity Pay: Begins at $4 per month of service after completion of 1 year and increases to $17 per month of service with 20 years of service.


  • 11 paid Holidays per year
  • 15 days paid sick leave
  • 15 days paid vacation
  • 20-year Retirement
  • 2:1 Employer/Employee Match
  • 457K Voluntary Retirement Plan
  • 5 year vesting
  • 7% Employee Contribution
  • Activity Center Membership and SMPD on-site workout facility
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Employee Life Insurance (City Paid). Additional Voluntary Life for Employee, Spouse and Children available)
  • Medical and Dental Coverage
  • Social Security
  • Texas Municipal Retirement System
  • Tuition Reimbursement Program
  • Uniforms provided

If you have any questions, please email:  SMPD-Recruiting@sanmarcostx.gov