PASS Salary Survey

PASS Salary Survey

Below are the 2017 salary ranges for the law enforcement agencies
who currently use the Police Applicant Screening Service.
Salary Survey–Printable Version (pdf)
Officer Corporal Detective
AGENCY Minimum Maximum Minimum Maximum Minimum Maximum
Belleair  $46,166  $69,186  N/A  N/A  $46,166  $69,186
Clearwater  $49,302  $73,016  $51,767  $76,667  $51,767  $76,667
Gulfport  $46,777  $68,759  N/A  N/A  $46,777  $68,759
Indian Shores  $39,803  $55,447  $57,150  N/A $57,150  Merit
Kenneth City  $39,478  $54,775  $41,452  $54,775  $39,478  $54,775
Largo  $45,199  $68,786  N/A  N/A  $45,199  $68,786
Pinellas Sheriff  $45,500  $70,622  $45,500  $70,622  $45,500  $70,622
Pinellas Park  $45,186  $49,705  $50,656  $75,183  $45,198  $67,059
St. Petersburg  $48,607  $78,004  N/A  N/A  $48,607 $78,004
Schools Police  $39,927  $59,003  N/A  N/A NA NA
Tarpon Springs  $45,000  $67,028  N/A  N/A  N/A  N/A
Treasure Island  $45,553  $72,222  N/A  N/A  $64,422  $80,921
USF at St. Pete  $42,000  $62,000  N/A  N/A  N/A  N/A
2017 Mean:  $44,500  $65,273  $49,305  $69,312  $49,026  $70,531
2016 Mean:  $43,573  $64,359  $46,097  $69,150  $47,108  $69,940
Change to Mean:  $927  $914  $3,208  $162  $1,1918  $591
% Change to Mean:  2.1%  1.4%  7.0%  0.2%  4.1%  0.8%
Sergeant Lieutenant Captain
AGENCY Minimum Maximum Minimum Maximum Minimum Maximum
Belleair  N/A  N/A  $ 44,574  $ 105,275  N/A  N/A
Clearwater  $67,313  $88,579  $81,659  $103,364  N/A  N/A
Gulfport  $61,176  $80,651  N/A  N/A  70,531  91,581
Indian Shores  N/A  N/A  N/A  N/A $64,480  $78,620
Kenneth City  $44,077  $54,775  $55,000  Merit  N/A  N/A
Largo  $70,179  $83,886  $71,760  $100,464  N/A  N/A
Pinellas Sheriff  $71,000  $81,857  $82,000  $95,468  $109,208  N/A
Pinellas Park  $65,230  $87,721  $71,326  $108,531 $78,731  $119,798
St. Petersburg  $82,309  $92,347  $97,214  $106,364  N/A  N/A
Schools Police  $47,088  $71,373  N/A  N/A  N/A  N/A
Tarpon Springs  $68,500  $81,479  N/A  N/A  N/A  N/A
Treasure Island  $64,422  $80,921  $71,761  $107,641  N/A  N/A
USF at St. Pete  $60,000  $80,000  $70,000  $85,000  $80,000  $90,000
2017 Mean:  $63,754  $80,326  $71,699  $101,513  $80,590  $95,000
2016 Mean:  $59,682  $75,483  $69,911  $96,166  $68,258  $109,799
Change to Mean:  $4,072  $4,843  $1,788  $5,347  $12,332  $(14,799)
% Change to Mean:  6.8%  6.4%  2.6%  5.6%  18.1%  -13.5%
Major Asst./Dep. Chief Agency Head
AGENCY Minimum Maximum Minimum Maximum Minimum Maximum
Belleair  N/A  N/A  N/A  N/A  $44,574  $105,275
Clearwater  $73,081  $113,317  $77,049 $119,742  $86,622  $134,537
Gulfport  N/A  N/A  N/A  N/A  $105,720  $105,720
Indian Shores  N/A  N/A  N/A  N/A  $82,588  $125,000
Kenneth City  N/A  N/A  N/A  N/A  $78,500  Merit
Largo  $76,627  $107,286  $83,699 $117,790  $96,055 $134,430
Pinellas Sheriff  $135,960 N/A  $149,350 $159,650  $165,407  Merit
Pinellas Park  N/A  N/A  N/A N/A  $89,076 $135,540
St. Petersburg  $103,464 $123,381 $119,792 $145,005  $137,300 $178,838
Schools Police  N/A  N/A  N/A  N/A  $81,700 Merit
Tarpon Springs  $66.292  $106,799  N/A  N/A  $69,607 $112,139
Treasure Island  N/A  N/A  N/A  N/A  $87,138 $130,707
USF at St. Pete  N/A  N/A  N/A  N/A  $90,000 $110,000
2017 Mean: $91,085  $112,696  $107,473 $135,547  $93,407 $127,219
2016 Mean: $78,217 $105,158  $89,115 $125,810  $78,545 $124,273
Change to Mean: $12,868 $7,538  $18,358 $9,737  $14,862  $2,946
% Change to Mean: 16.5% 7.2%  20.6% 7.7%  18.9%  2.4%

 

Notes: This survey does not include cost of benefits or account for length of service needed to reach top pay in any rank. Changes to the mean salaries, while mostly the result of pay increases to incumbents, may also reflect an employer broadening or narrowing the salary range for a particular titled position, or an individual employer creating or eliminating a certain rank or assignment within their agency since the prior survey. Pay rates for “Detective” are usually for an assignment rather than a permanent change of rank or job classification and there may or may not be a pay differential. Likewise, pay rates for “Corporal” may be an assignment rather than a permanent rank, or may be referred to as “Senior Police Officer” or “Master Patrol Officer” in some agencies. Amounts shown are base-pay and do not include overtime pay, shift differentials, stand-by pay, special or off-duty detail pay, or other allowances paid in many positions below the rank of Captain. In addition, many agencies will now hire new officers above minimum pay step if they have prior experience as an officer.



Educational Incentive Pay
: : In addition to the salaries shown above, officers are eligible to receive regular monthly payments based on their educational and training achievements. The annual amounts of these incentives are: $360 for an Associates Degree, $960 for a Bachelor’s Degree – up to a total of $1,560 for a combination of college education and special training.