Chandler Police Department Salary & Benefits

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Taking Care of You Compensation:

The City of Chandler offers a competitive entry level salary as well as comprehensive benefits to promote health and financial security for you and your family. As your career progresses additional advancement opportunities become available.

Police Recruits Salary

The current annual salary for a police officer starts at $32.24 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.

Bilingual officers (Spanish, Chinese, Vietnamese, Tagalog, Hindi, and American Sign Language (ASL)) may earn up to 5% additional based upon skill level. Recruits may take the translator test once they are done with FTO.

Police Officer Pay Scale

After completion of 1 year $33.15/HR
After completion of 2 years $35.56/HR
After completion of 3 years $37.33/HR
After completion of 4 years $39.19/HR
After completion of 5 years $41.17/HR
After completion of 6 years $43.22/HR
After completion of 7 years $45.39/HR
After completion of 8 years/TOR $46.71/HR

Work with us Employee Benefits:

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.


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 for further details.

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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 in twenty years. You will also receive 96 hours of sick time and 10 paid holiday hours a year.

Additional Benefits

  • Medical, Vision and Dental plans
  • City paid life insurance
  • City paid Retirement Health Savings Plan
  • Tuition reimbursement ($5,000 per year)
  • Deferred compensation plan
  • Certified to help Veterans use G.I. bill for 12 months!

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