Salary And Benefits


  • Starting Salary $42,000* annually, increasing incrementally to $111,506 after twelve (12) years of service. *Under 2012 labor agreement.


  • Full salary and benefits during entire training period.
  • Night shift differential payments.
  • Yearly uniform cleaning allotment.
  • Thirteen (13) paid holidays.
  • Longevity pay.
  • Overtime payments (when available).
  • All uniforms and equipment are supplied by the Department.
  • Paid family dental and optical plans via PBA Union.
  • Medical plans available at 15% of premium cost.
  • Suffolk County Deferred Compensation plan.
  • Fifteen (15) paid vacation days first year of service, increasing to twenty-seven (27) days after five (5) years of service.
  • Thirteen (13) paid sick days first year of service, increasing to twenty-six (26) days after the first three (3) years of service; Unused sick days are cumulative.
  • Up to three (3) paid personal days first year of service, increasing to five (5) days after three (3) years of service.
  • *Pension plan. Members are eligible for retirement after twenty (20) years of service at 50% of five (5) year final average salary. Vested retirement plan after ten (10) years.