Start receiving full pay and benefits from your first day of recruit training ($25,100 per annum). Upon the completion of the Police Academy (six months), your annual salary increases to $32,700. Salaries will continue to increase every year and upon completion of 5½ years of service, base salary will increase to $59,588. In addition to these base salaries, there is overtime earning, holiday pay, night differential and uniform allowance.
Annual base salaries for officers hired during:
- Police Academy (first six months): $25,100 (Annualized)
- Upon completion of six months: $32,700
- Upon completion of 1 ½ years: $34,000
- Upon completion of 2 ½ years: $38,000
- Upon completion of 3 ½ years: $41,500
- Upon completion of 4 ½ years: $44,100
- Upon completion of 5 ½ years: $59,588
The NYPD administers promotional exams for each rank above police officer every two-three years.
IT’S A GREAT PLACE TO ADVANCE….
- 1 in 6 uniformed members of the NYPD are Detectives.
A Detective’s (3rd Grade) average earning is
$88,000* (Promotion to Detective is not based on a promotional exam, it’s based on merit)
- 1 in 7 uniformed members of the NYPD are Sergeants. A Sergeant’s average earning is $91,000*
- 1 in 20 uniformed members of the NYPD are Lieutenants. A Lieutenant’s average earning is $105,000*
After 20 years of service, a retired Police Officer will receive:
- Estimated earnings of $46,000 per year, comprised of 50 % of salary, longevity, night shift differential, overtime and an annual $12,000 payment from a Variable Supplement Fund.
- A retired Police Officer could receive approximately $1.75 million when retired assuming a life expectancy of 80 years. This figure is based on the age of appointment of 22 and the age of retirement of 42.
- The dollar amount of $1.75 million is estimated on 2003 salaries and is not adjusted for inflation or for future raises.
- This dollar amount will be higher for uniformed members that retire above the rank of Police Officer.
- Full health benefits
- Annuity Fund and Deferred Compensation Plan.
- The amount of the funds depends on the market value of the portfolio that the officer has chosen while active.
- Receive up to 29 college credits for your police academy training toward your degree. Several colleges in the metropolitan area accept the full amount.
- 29 college credits are equivalent to two (2) full semesters of college cost savings.
- Start receiving pay and benefits from your first day of Recruit training.
- 71 scholarships to schools in New York City, SUNY Albany and Harvard
- 7 Colleges offer tuition reduction programs
- 6 Scholarships
- 9 Colleges offer tuition reduction programs
- *Officers may apply to receive 9 paid Educational Leave days each semester while in graduate school.
The NYPD is an excellent career opportunity for military personnel transitioning out of the Armed Forces. The extensive training, skills, and management experience military personnel possess are only some of the reasons why the NYPD recruits from the military community. The following is a list of benefits for military personnel who are interested in becoming a NYC Police Officer:
1. On or before the date of hire, candidates must have successfully completed either:
- Sixty (60) college credits with a 2.0 GPA froman accredited college or university
- Two (2) years of full-time, active military service in the United States Armed Forces with an Honorable Discharge AND have a High School Diploma or its equivalent.
3. Veterans between the ages of 35 and 39, who have served on active duty in the U.S. military, are eligible to have up to four years of age deducted from the maximum age limit. Additionally, 2 more years of may be deducted for veterans who have served during time of war or national emergency (up to 40 years of age and younger prior to testing).
4. While attending the Police Academy and during the eighteen month period that follows, eligible military veterans are entitled to G.I. Bill Benefits. Veterans whose period of active duty was more than three years can receive $ 1,034.00 per month while in the Academy and $878.90 per month for the six month period following the Academy, $672.50 per month during the second six months following the academy and $465.30 per month during the remaining six months. Select Reservists may also be eligible for G.I. Bill Benefits. The G.I. Bill benefits are collected in addition to your salary. More detailed information is available on the G.I. Bill website.
5. Veterans who are New York State residents will be awarded 5 additional veteran points that can be applied to their final test score. If the veteran chooses not to use these points on the initial entrance exam, they will have the opportunity to use 2 1/2 points on a future promotional exam. Veterans' points can only be used once.
6. Veterans who have been awarded an expeditionary medal for service in support of an U.S. military conflict will be able to buy back three years of their military time to be applied to their NYPD retirement. This will enable the veteran to collect his or her 20-year NYPD pension after only 17 years of NYPD service.
7. All reservists may take up to five years of military leave from the NYPD upon presentation of proper military orders from their respective branch of the military. All time served on active duty counts toward longevity on the Police Department upon their return.
8. Military personnel that have passed the Police Officer written exam and want to take the job as a Police Officer can expedite the hiring process through the NYPD’s Quest Program (Quick Efficient Standardized Testing). This program is designed for out-of-state candidates. This allows them to do all standardized testing in one visit to the New York area (candidate screening, medical, psychological and physical agility).
9. Police Officers that are also active reservists are allowed 30 paid calendar days per year. In addition to their allotted vacation time. During this period, they will receive full pay from the Police Department as well as being paid by the military.
10. Veterans who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces or who are currently in the Reserves will be entitled to both the Veterans Day and Memorial Day holidays. Those veterans who have retired from the U.S. military will also be entitled to the Independence Day holiday.
11. All military personnel who have filed to take the Police Officer test may have the test rescheduled if they are deployed prior to having the opportunity to take the test. A copy of the deployment orders is required.
- 20 Paid vacation days your first year
- 27 Paid vacation days after 5 years of service
- Unlimited sick leave with full pay
- A choice of paid medical programs
- Prescription, dental, and eye glass coverage
- Annuity fund
- Deferred Compensation Plan
- Optional retirement at one half salary after 20 years of service
- Annual $12,000 Variable Supplement Fund (Upon retirement)
- Annual banking of $12,000 Variable Supplement Fund after 20 years of service (If not retiring)
- Excellent promotional opportunities