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At all levels of service, LAPD Officers earn competitive salaries. There are regular raises and opportunities for promotion. In addition, Officers have opportunities to earn bonuses based on special skills such as fluency in a foreign language or hazard pay for specialized assignments.

Base Salary

The starting base salary for high school graduates is $49,924. If you have at least 60 college semester units, with an overall GPA of 2.0 or better, you will start at $51,949. If you have a BA or BS (four year) degree you will start at $53,975. Police Officer salary increases automatically after successful completion of the 6-month Police Academy. After 12-month probation in the field, Officers automatically promote to Police officer II with annual salary increases thereafter up to $88,427.

You begin earning your full salary on your first day of Academy training.

Raises


LAPD ANNUAL SALARIES

EFFECTIVE MARCH 1, 2014

Police Officer I & II - Schedule A
STEP 1 STEP 2 STEP 3 STEP 4 STEP 5 STEP 6 STEP 7
$49,924 $51,949 $53,975 $56,940 $62,410 $64,916 --

New Police Officers (POs) are hired at salary Step 1 of Schedule A unless advance step hiring applies.* After 6 months of service, POs I receive the first step increase and, after 12 months of additional service, receive another step increase and promote to PO II. Thereafter, annual salary step increases are received up to Step 6 of Schedule A. After completing the salary steps of Schedule A, POs II receive their next annual step increase beginning at Step 2 of Schedule 2, and receive annual step increases thereafter up to Step 7.

Police Officer II - Schedule 2
STEP 1 STEP 2 STEP 3 STEP 4 STEP 5 STEP 6 STEP 7
-- $67,442 $71,243 $75,168 $79,929 $83,791 $88,427

Uniform Allowance

A uniform allowance is paid annually to Police Officers who have completed probation.

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