PASS Salary Survey

PASS Salary Survey

Below are the 2020 salary ranges for the Pinellas County law enforcement agencies.

*The Florida Highway Patrol has been added this year to the salary survey.

Officer Corporal Detective
AGENCY Minimum Maximum Minimum Maximum Minimum Maximum
Belleair  $48,947  $73,333  N/A  N/A  $48,947  $73,333
Clearwater  $56,029  $82,977  $68,104  $87,126  $68,104  $87,126
Gulfport  $49,147  $72,238  N/A  N/A  $49,147  $72,238
Indian Shores  $47,806  $68,173  $48,762  $73,649 $48,762  $73,649
Kenneth City  $44,000  $81,573  $47,373  $81,573  $52,312  $81,573
Largo  $56,392  $82,971  N/A  N/A  $56,392  $82,971
Pinellas Sheriff  $50,221  $77,949  $52,621  $80,549  $50,221  $77,949
Pinellas Park  $49,605  $70,066  $56,587  $74,970  $51,093  $70,066
FHP  $43,175  $99,519  $46,109  $108,474  $45,235  $99,519
St. Petersburg  $56,326  $90,372  N/A  N/A  N/A N/A
Schools Police  $44,366  $67,226  N/A  N/A N/A N/A
Tarpon Springs  $48,200  $75,354  $50,608  $79,152 $50,608  $79,152
Treasure Island  $50,753  $80,475  N/A  N/A  $71,802  $90,168
USF at St. Pete  $49,000  $70,000  N/A  N/A  N/A  N/A
2021 Mean:  $49,569  $78,016  $53,107  $83,642  $53,875  $80,704
2020 Mean:  $48,302  $75,136  $50,260  $80,722  $51,734  $78,411
Change to Mean:  $1,267  $2,880  $2,847  $2,920  $2,141  $2,293
% Change to Mean:  2.6%  3.8% 5.7%  3.6%  4.1%  2.9%
Sergeant Lieutenant Captain
AGENCY Minimum Maximum Minimum Maximum Minimum Maximum
Belleair  N/A  N/A  $ 65,000  $ 134,121  N/A  N/A
Clearwater  $76,497  $100,645  $97,305  $123,169  N/A  N/A
Gulfport  $64,271  $88,129  N/A  N/A  $83,125  $104,785
Indian Shores  $51,234  $74,227  N/A  N/A $71,544  $78,832
Kenneth City  $50,856  $81,573  $77,376 Merit  N/A  N/A
Largo  $87,110  $100,672  $102,003  $112,008  N/A  N/A
Pinellas Sheriff  $78,367  $90,351  $90,508  $105,374  $122,915  $122,915
Pinellas Park  $77,073  $96,253  $78,163  $118,934 $86,277  $131,281
FHP  $49,576  $118,238  $58,195  $140,480  $82,400  $153,121
St. Petersburg  $95,380  $106,993  $112,647  $123,252  N/A  N/A
Schools Police  $53,685  $81,349  N/A  N/A  N/A  N/A
Tarpon Springs  $73,371  $96,215  N/A  N/A  N/A  N/A
Treasure Island  $71,802  $90,168  $75,400  $113,110  N/A  N/A
USF at St. Pete  $65,000  $82,000  $80,000  $95,000  $84,000  $104,000
2021 Mean:  $68,786  $92,832  $83,660  $118,383  $88,377  $115,822
2020 Mean:  $67,010  $89,903  $76,810  $111,135  $86,203  $113,747
Change to Mean:  $1,776  $2,929  $6,850  $7,248  $2,174  $2,075
% Change to Mean:  2.7%  3.3%  8.9%  6.5%  2.5%  1.8%
Major Asst./Dep. Chief Agency Head
AGENCY Minimum Maximum Minimum Maximum Minimum Maximum
Belleair  N/A  N/A N/A N/A  $90,000  $134,121
Clearwater  $99,111  $158,577 $104,066 $166,506  $114,733  $183,573
Gulfport  N/A  N/A  N/A  N/A  $120,963  $120,963
Indian Shores  N/A  N/A  N/A  N/A  97,928  134,738
Kenneth City  N/A  N/A N/A  N/A  $92,000  merit
Largo $74,318  $118,893  $85,883 $137,405  $99,236 $158,787
Pinellas Sheriff  $150,000 $150,000  $160,000 $170,000  $181,887  $181,887
Pinellas Park  N/A  N/A  N/A N/A  $95,234 $144,909
FHP  $91,670  $171,895  $97,000  $171,985  $110,000  $171,985
St. Petersburg  $119,874 $142,951 $138,793 $168,003  $159,077 $207,204
Schools Police  $69,857  $83,761  N/A  N/A  $90,502 $99,653
Tarpon Springs  $69,320  $111,677  N/A  N/A  $72,786 $117,261
Treasure Island  N/A  N/A  N/A  N/A  $91,562 $137,342
USF at St. Pete  N/A  N/A  N/A  N/A  $113,120 $113,120
2021 Mean: $96,307  $133,965  $117,148 $162,780  $109,216 $146,580
2020 Mean: $96,590 $130,912  $110,204 $146.184  $103,323 $138,927
Change to Mean: $(283) $3,053  $6,944 $16,596  $5,893  $7,653
% Change to Mean: -0.3% 2.3%  6.3% 11.4%  5.7%  5.5%

 

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.

*Survey is based upon a standard 8 hours shift yearly salary(2080 hours).

*FHP Salary “Officer through “Lieutenant” adds an additional $4,000 for residing within Pinellas County not reflected.