Pay and Benefits

The Town of Erie Police offer a comprehensive pay and benefits package and pays a substantial portion of employee premiums. 

  • The starting salary range for a POST-certified Police Officer is $75,857.60- $110,635.20
  • The hourly rate for a Cadet is $30 an hour.
  • Non-sworn positions pay ranges.

Designated full-time employees are eligible for the following Benefits:

  • Robust Medical, Dental and Vision plans including spouse, domestic partner and family coverage options
  • Employer paid Basic Life/AD&D
  • Voluntary Life/AD&D
  • Employer paid Short Term Disability
  • Employer paid Long Term Disability
  • 40 hours of Paid Time off to each new employee upon hire
  • Supplemental Accident, Critical Illness and Hospital Plans 
  • Employer paid Employee Assistance Program
  • Retirement plan with a 5% employer match with immediate 100% vesting in your deferral contributions AND employer contributions
  • Retirement defined benefit plan (FPPA) with 8% employer contributions
  • 3 ½ Weeks of Paid Time Off per year (increases with years of service)
  • 15 Paid Holidays
  • Up to 12 weeks Paid Parental Leave
  • Robust extended sick leave and family sick leave program including parental leave for birth and bonding
  • Option to “sell back” PTO after two years of continuous employment
  • Employer sponsored wellness program, including employee-based fitness classes
  • Education reimbursement up to $2,000 per year
  • Free membership to the Erie Community Center
  • Pet Insurance
  • Employee Discount Program through Benefits Hub