CCPD Careers

Pay & Benefits

The City of Corpus Christi wants you and your family to be happy, healthy and secure. That’s why we offer a benefits program that is designed to help you achieve your physical, financial and work-life potential. For more information on the Lateral Hiring process and benefits, click here.


  • Paid 34-week Academy.
  • Veterans' education benefits are available through VA during Academy and Field Training.
  • First-year cadet/police officer earns approximately $56,184.
  • Second-year officer earns approximately $57,599 (not including incentive pays) with regular step increases thereafter.
  • Four-day forty-hour work week upon Academy graduation.
  • Additional/incentive pays include education pay, shift differential, weekend pay, longevity pay, swat team, hostage negotiation, dive team, field training officer pay.


2023 - 2024 POLICE PAY SCALE 
Effective October 1, 2023

2023 - 2024 POLICE PAY SCALE
POSITION Starting Pay 6 Month 18 Month 30 Month 42 Month  60 Month 120 Month
Trainee $4,353            
Police Officer $5,057 $5,308 $5,584 $5,880 $6,184    
Senior Officer $6,485   $6,800     $7,141 $7,496


  • City funded medical coverage for employee and family immediately upon hire.
  • Excellent dental and optical coverage.
  • Optional Health Savings Account (HSA) offers pre-tax employee contributions.
    • City contributes $1,600 annually.
    • Tax-free withdrawals for many common medical, dental and optical expenses.
    • Savings accrue and belong to you, even after you leave the city.
    • Savings above threshold can be invested in certain approved market funds.
  • Basic Life Insurance paid by city.
  • Supplemental life insurance available.
  • Texas Municipal Retirement System (TMRS)
    • 7% contribution rate.
    • City matches employee contribution 2 to 1 at retirement.
    • Eligible for retirement at twenty years.
  • Optional 457 Deferred Compensation plan available through payroll deduction.



  • 10 paid holidays per year.
  • 40 hours personal leave yearly (non-accruable).
  • 120 vacation hours yearly (accruable).
  • 120 hours sick leave yearly (accruable).
  • 240 hours military leave per year (non-accruable).
  • Compensatory leave accruable up to 480 hours.



  • All initial equipment and uniforms provided by city.
  • Uniform/equipment pay: $720 yearly.
  • Plainclothes pay (non-uniformed officers): $900 yearly
  • Monthly clothing allowance.
  • Vacation buyback program (sell up to 80 hours vacation leave to city per year).
  • City sponsored tuition reimbursement program for college coursework.