Salary and Benefits

  • Salary: $8,160 to $9,744 per month
  • Retirement: Enrollment in PERS with 11.25% contribution paid by employee
  • Insurance: A choice of medical plans with single coverage of 100% of the lowest cost HMO (Kaiser) and City paid two party or family coverage up to 90% or the least costly HMO family plan or $160 per month if waived. City paid premiums for Dental, Vision and Life Insurance ($50,000)
  • Uniform Allowance: $900 per year. Initial uniform provided by the City
  • Differentials: Detective, Traffic, K-9, CRU, Downtown Officer, Training Manager, School Resource Officer-3%/ Field Training Officer- 8%/ Master Officer- up to 7%
  • Educational Incentives: 3.5%- Intermediate POST, 7%- Advanced POST
  • Bilingual Differential: $400 per month
  • Vacation: 88-200 hours of annual vacation, depending on length of service
  • Holidays: 13 paid holidays per year
  • Leaves:8 sick days earned per year; extended sick leave and family sick leave
  • On-Duty Wellness Program: On-duty workout time and free annual physical fitness assessment and training
  • Programs: Credit Union, Employee assistance, Deferred Compensation. Free fitness classes through City of San Mateo Parks and Recreation program
  • Unit: This classification falls within an employee bargaining unit, employees of which may be required to join and/ or pay an equivalent service fee