Salary and Benefits

Officers are paid bi-weekly based on a 40-hour work week.

Apprentice Police Officer Earns $1,623.20 bi-weekly during the academy training period.

Yearly Salary

Police Officer $  46,425.60 to $  71,448.00
Corporal $  58,052.80 to $  79,185.60
Sergeant $  65,041.60 to $  83,096.00
Captain $  81,473.60 to $  96,137.60
Major $  92,747.20 to $ 109,324.80
Deputy Chief $ 109,595.20 to $ 129,064.00

NOTE : Those who test successfully to enter a new rank before reaching the top pay level in their present rank, receive a minimum 5 % raise over their current pay level.    Back to top.


EDUCATION PAY : Education pay commences upon graduation from the academy. Officers who have earned a bachelor's degree receive  $100 per month incentive pay.      Back to top.

LONGEVITY PAY : After three years of service, all officers receive longevity pay of $ 9.60 per month for each year of service. Each subsequent year, the rate increases at $ 9.60 per month to a maximum of $ 240.00 per month with 25 years of service.    Back to top.

MISCELLANEOUS BENEFITS : Uniform, accessories, and equipment (including firearms) are supplied upon graduation; thereafter, an annual uniform allowance is provided. Two credit unions are available. Free counseling and psychological assistance is provided.    Back to top.

VACATION BENEFITS : The table below shows the number of hours earned per year based on number of years service on the Department.    Back to top.

Years of service: 1-5 5-10 10-15 15-20 20-25 25 & Over
Annual Vacation Hours: 112 128 168 184 200 208

HOLIDAY BENEFITS : Thirteen Holidays are observed annually. Back to top.

SICK LEAVE / FUNERAL LEAVE : Paid sick leave accrues at the rate of 1 (one) day of each full calendar month of service, with a maximum of 150 days. After accrual of 120 days sick leave, days earned may be converted to vacation leave. Some sick leave may be used for necessary care or attending to immediate family members. Funeral leave upon the death of an immediate family member is granted with pay for up to 3 working days.   Back to top.

MEDICAL INSURANCE : All officers are eligible for major medical insurance.  The City pays 90% of the cost of medical and 100% of dental insurance for the employee and part of the medical for dependents.    Back to top.

LIFE INSURANCE : All employees receive a paid life insurance policy in the amount of two times their annual salary. (NOTE : A separate, immediate death benefit of $ 4,000 is paid by the state.) Life insurance is also available for dependents at a minimal cost to the employee.   Back to top.

LONG TERM DISABILITY : The City of Tulsa also offers a Long Term Disability Benefit. If an employee is off work for more than 90 days, (due to illness or injury) 60% of their monthly salary can be paid for up to 24 months.   Back to top.

RETIREMENT :  Every officer is eligible for retirement benefits after 20 years of service, regardless of age. An officer becomes vested in 10 years. Benefits are 50% of an officer's salary averaged over the highest salaried 30 consecutive months of the last 60 months of credit service. For service beyond 20 years, benefits increase 2-1/2% annually to a maximum of 75% after 30 years. An officer who terminates before being vested is eligible to have contributions returned.   Back to top.

DEFERRED COMPENSATION : A Deferred Compensation Program is available to full time employees to shelter a portion of the gross annual salary from income taxes. The deferred income is placed into an investment fund handled through the City.    Back to top.

WORKER'S COMPENSATION AND SALARY CONTINUANCE Accidental injuries arising in the course of employment with the City of Tulsa are covered under the guidelines of the Worker's Compensation Law of the State of Oklahoma.  Generally, all reasonable and necessary medical expenses are paid, and weekly compensation payments are received during the period of time off work.
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A separate, highly-desirable benefit available to City employees is "Injury Leave". Instead of weekly compensation payments, Injury Leave provides full salary up to 180 calendar days for job-related injuries.    Back to top.

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