Salary

Become an Albuquerque Police Officer and you will receive the opportunity to retire with 90% of your top pay and the ability to retire after 25 years of dedicated service.

Police Cadet

Police Cadets earn $19.35/hour

Police Officer Second Class (P 2/C)

$21.27/hour (This pay scale is for one year after graduation from the Academy.)​

Police Officer First Class (P 1/C)

$29.00/hour (This pay scale starts one year after graduation from the Academy).​

*Hourly and Longevity Pay Rate after July 6, 2019

Title Years of service Hourly Base Annual Salary Longevity Total Salary
Police Officer  1 to 4 $29.00 $60,320 0 $60,320
Sr. Officer 5 $30.00 $62,400 $2,600 $65,000
Sr. Officer 6 $30.00 $62,400 $3,250 $65,650
Sr. Officer 7 thru 9 $30.00 $62,400 $5,850 $68,250
Sr. Officer 10 thru 12 $30.00 $62,400 $7,800 $70,200
Sr. Officer 13 thru 14 $30.00 $62,400 $9,100 $71,500
Master Officer 15 $31.50 $65,520 $9,100 $74,620
Master Officer 16 thru 17 $31.50 $65,520 $11,700 $77,220
Master Officer 18+ $31.50 $65,520 $15,600 $81,120

This information is subject to change.

Experienced Laterals with 0-4 years of APD time will receive 0-4 years salary but will receive longevity for all years as a sworn as certified law enforcement officer. Experienced Laterals (see definition below) will receive $28.00 per hour during their 1 year probationary period. (Graduation – 1 year anniversary)

The totals are estimated calculations.

Experienced Police Lateral

Current Certified Officer who possess at least 24 months of experience as a Police Officer who worked for a law enforcement agency (post academy/probationary experience) with full police powers and duties.

  • $28.00/hour in the academy and through first year of probation. Thereafter, $29.00/hour
  • Additional longevity pay based on years of experience as a sworn as certified officer with any LE agency

Police Lateral with No Experience

Current Certified Lateral Officer who possess less than 24 months of experience as a police officer. 

  • $21.27/hour in the academy and through the first year of probation.  Thereafter, $29.00/hour

Police Service Aide

Police Service Aides earn $14.98/ hour

Additional Pay Incentives

  • Swing Shift Differential add $300.00 annually
  • Graveyard Shift Differential add $600.00 annually
  • Bilingual Pay up to $600.00 annually
  • Specialty Unit Pay add $600.00 annually
  • Active Field Training Officer add $9,100.00 annually
  • Bachelor’s Degree College Incentive add $1,620.00 annually
  • Master’s Degree College Incentive add $1,920.00 annually
  • PHD College Incentive add $2,219.00 annually​