Salary and Benefits

SALARY

  • The starting salary for a Police Officer is $32,361
  • After 1 year of service the annual salary increases to $51,449
  • Salary step increases for up to 5 years of service
  • Top pay annual salary after 5 years of service is $90,000

These salaries do not include overtime earnings, shift differential, holiday pay and uniform allowance.

PAID TIME OFF

  • 12 paid holidays
  • 18 paid vacation days annually upon completion of the Police Academy
  • 5 paid personal days
  • Comprehensive sick leave policy

RETIREMENT BENEFITS

  • Service Retirement from the New York State Retirement System. After 20 years of service as a Port Authority Police Officer, you are eligible to receive a pension, regardless of age, consisting of 50% of your final compensation. For more information on the pension please visit www.osc.state.ny.us/retire
  • Officers are eligible to participate in a New York State deferred compensation plan
  • Comprehensive medical, prescription, vision and dental coverage upon retirement based on years of service

HEALTH BENEFITS

Comprehensive Medical, Dental, Prescription and Vision

ADDITIONAL BENEFITS

  • Tuition Reimbursement is offered to Officers at a reimbursement rate up to 80% of tuition cost
  • Life Insurance is offered to active members and provides 3 times their final average annual salary
  • Leaves of Absence are available for such reasons as: maternity, child care, education, family leave or military service

The salary and benefits above are subject to change in accordance with labor contract.

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