Salary / Benefits

The City of Joplin consistently strives to provide a regionally competitive salary and benefits package to all of our law enforcement officers.  Information regarding our salary and benefits are listed below:

Salary

Police Officer (Trainee):  $29,467

Police Officer:  $34,669 - $51,786


Benefits

Health (per pay period):  

  • Single $0  
  • Family $165.32

Dental (per pay period):  

  • Single $4.29  
  • Family $13.30

Vision (per pay period):  

  • Single $0.72 or $2.67
  • Family $2.11 or $7.83

Life:  

  • 1.5 x Annual Salary (city paid)
  • Supplemental Available (employee paid)

Retirement

  • 25 year pension plan 
  • 55% of Average Pay
  • No Age Restriction
  • 10% Employee Contribution

Paid Holidays:

  • New Years Day
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • President's Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving (Th-F)
  • Christmas

Vacation: (years of service)

  • 0-9      80 hours/year   Max Accrual = 160 hours
  • 9-14  120 hours/year   Max Accrual = 240 hours
  • 14+   160 hours/year   Max Accrual = 240 hours

Comp Time:  Max Accrual = 480 Hours

Sick Leave: Accrual = 1 day/month

  • No Maximum Accrual
  • Not Paid Upon Separation 

Other

  • Free Family Access to City Fitness Facility
  • FMLA - Care Leave Coverage
  • Paid Training
  • Education Reimbursement up to 100%
  • Paid Licensure and/or Certifications - Required for Position
  • Paid Uniforms