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 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||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||16 thru 17||$31.50||$65,520||$11,700||$77,220|
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