The City of Chandler offers competitive entry level salary and benefits package. As an officer’s career progresses additional advancement opportunities become available.

Salary for recruits

The current annual salary for a police officer starts at $26.17 per hour.  Overtime is paid at a rate of time and a half. The annual salary does not include uniforms and other equipment provided by the department. Field training officers receive an additional 5% added on their base salary. Bilingual officers (Spanish only) may earn up to 5% additional based upon skill level.

Salary for Lateral Police Officer

Lateral Officer Pay Scale

  • Less than 1 year sworn experience $26.17 per hour
  • 1 year sworn experience     $27.47 per hour
  • 2 years sworn experience   $28.85 per hour
  • 3 years sworn experience   $30.30 per hour
  • 4 years sworn experience   $31.82 per hour
  • 5+ years sworn experience $33.41 per hour

Work Hours

Most police officers work a four day work week with ten hours each day. In addition, officers who begin their shift in the afternoon or evening hours receive a shift differential.

Retirement

Police officers are eligible for a retirement pension through the Arizona Public Safety Personnel Retirement System (PSPRS).   For further information please see Arizona Public Safety Personnel Retirement System on their website at  http://www.psprs.com for further details.

Vacation, Leave, Sick Time

As a new police officer, you will accumulate paid vacation time at a rate of 101 hours the first year progressing to 197 hours at twenty years. You will also receive 96 hours of sick time and 10 paid holiday hours a year.

Additional Benefits

  • City paid life insurance
  • City paid Retirement Health Savings Plan
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Medical and dental plans
  • Deferred compensation plan