SALARY & BENEFITS

Policing is one of the most fulfilling and rewarding careers.  Sure, there are stressors, there's no doubt about that, but it is a career that can make you feel better than no other.  On top of the fulfillment, we offer a comprehensive salary and benefit package.  Check it out below.

SALARY
  • Entry level officers with no previous experience / Step 1 - $57,595.20 (FY23)

  • Previous years of law enforcement service outside of Vermont may increasing the starting rate

  • Salary and benefits accrue while in the Vermont Police Academy

  • Step increase plus cost of living adjustment awarded annually

BENEFITS
  • Annual leave:

    • 0-3 years of service - 10 days leave

    • 4-10 years of service - 15 days leave

    • 11-17 years of service - 20 days leave

    • 18+ years of service - 25 days leave

  • 136 hours of sick leave accrual per year with no maximum

  • 12 hours of personal leave per year

  • Compensatory time accumulation of up to 240 hours per year

  • Automatic pay grade increase after seven years of 7%

  • Educational leave

  • Family medical leave

  • Military leave

  • Bereavement leave

  • Health Insurance (premiums paid by the City, 10% employee contribution)

  • Health Savings Account (with City contribution)

  • 100% paid Dental Insurance 

  • Vision plan

  • Defined benefit retirement (age 50 & 25 years of service) (6% employee contribution)

  • $50,000.00 Life Insurance (100% paid by the city)

  • Short Term Disability (100% paid by the city)

  • Physical fitness incentive plan

  • College tuition reimbursement plan

  • Employee contribution option to Deferred Compensation (457 plan) 

  • All duty equipment and uniforms provided at no cost (uniform cleaning also provided at no cost)

  • Premium pay categories including

  • Shift differential

  • Paid holidays

  • Call-out pay

  • Court appearance pay

  • Extra duty pay

  • Multiple specialized rotating assignments:

    • Traffic Safety

    • Detectives

    • School Resource Officers

    • Police Canine (K-9) Handler

    • Drug Task Force

    • Chittenden Unit for Special Investigations