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Salary and Benefits
  • Salary:  $7,862 to $9,369 per month
  • Retirement:  Enrollment in PERS with 13.2% contribution paid by employee
  • Insurance:  A choice of medical plans with single coverage of 100% 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
  • 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  


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