Salary & Benefits
Additional salary incentives and premiums are offered for:
- Associate's Degree (or 90 quarter/60 semester credits) - 2% incentive
- Bachelor's Degree - 4% incentive
- Longevity Pay Premium
- 5 years - 1%
- 10 years - 3%
- 15 years - 5%
- 20 years - 7%
- 25+ years - 10%
- Detective - 5% - 7.5% premium
- K9 Officer - 3% premium
- TRT Member - 3% premium
- School Resource Officer - 3% premium
- Motor Officer - 3% premium
Paid Leave: Vacation leave, sick leave, and holiday provisions are determined through collective bargaining for affiliated employees. Collective Bargaining Agreements can be found on the Human Resources website. Currently, regular, full-time City employees receive 8 hours of sick leave per month and 12 holidays per year, and vacation days are earned at the rate designated by city policy or collective bargaining agreement.
Retirement: Puyallup Police Officers are mandatory members of the State of Washington Law Enforcement Officers’ and Firefighters’ Retirement System (LEOFF). Employees and the City jointly contribute to the plan.
Group Insurance: Currently, full-time, regular-status employee benefits include City paid medical, dental, and vision coverage for employees and their dependents, plus life and long-term disability insurance coverage for employees.
Equipment: Officers are assigned a take-home patrol car, Glock pistol, AR-15 rifle, portable radio, laptop computer, and all uniforms are provided.
Deferred Compensation: The City will match officer's contributions to qualified deferred compensation plans up to 4% of the base wage.