A Long Rewarding Career

At the Saint Paul Police Department, we want our officers to feel rewarded throughout their entire career. Our pay schedules and benefits honor experience and years of service.



Annual pay

AmeriCorps – (voluntary service with federal agency CNCS with an approved living stipend)


+ $5815 educational award

Parking Enforcement Officer


Community Liaison Officer


Police Officer

$56,222 - $85,737

Police Officer – Lateral. Based on years of experience.

$56,222 - $75,233

As a larger law enforcement agency there are many opportunities for advancement.  Join our team, and become eligible for leadership positions:


Annual pay


$67,246- $98,966


$80,433 - $119,787


Once you become recognized as a licensed SPPD police officer, the compensation is generous (benefits for AmeriCorps, CLO and PEO are not the same, so be sure to check the individual job descriptions for more information).


1-5 years: 15 days
5-9 years: 20 days
10-14 years: 23 days
15-19 years: 25 days
20+ years: 27 days


Ten days per year

Sick Hours:

Twelve days per year which may be accrued


After 30 days of employment, you and your dependents qualify for paid City contributions toward health and life insurance benefits


Along with your contribution to the Public Employees Retirement Association (PERA), the City also makes a contribution toward your retirement benefit package


After meeting the necessary training and experience requirements, you will be eligible to test for promotional advancement to the rank of Sergeant after 4 years of experience as a Saint Paul Police Officer. If you have a bachelor's degree, only 3 years of experience is required.

Uniform Allowance:

The Saint Paul Police Department grants you an allowance of $995.00 for uniforms and police-related equipment.

Tuition Allowance: The City of Saint Paul has a tuition reimbursement program. Depending on availability, you may receive up to $600.00 per year for job-related education.
Post Employment Health Plan (PEHP): An annual amount of $375 will be contributed to a Post Employment Health Plan.

Severance Pay:

Benefits are based on years of service and sick leave accrual.  Employees may earn up to a maximum of $30,000 for severance depending on the plan/s for which they qualify.  Severance Pay will be contributed to a PEHP.