Salary and Benefits

Salary, Benefits and Retirement

Starting Salary:

$2,932 Monthly to $4,112 Monthly

*NOTE: Salaries are increased by Salary Survey and Pay for Performance. Salaries are effective July 1, 2007 and are subject to change.

Shift Differential Pay:

7.5% more pay for swing shift
10% more pay for graveyard shift


  • 8 hours of vacation monthly/ 0-5 years of service
  • 10 hours of vacation monthly/ 5-10 years of service
  • 12 hours of vacation monthly/ 10-15 years of service to retirement
  • 14 hours of vacation monthly/ 15+ years of service to retirement
  • 6.66 hours of sick leave monthly
  • 10 paid holidays annually
  • 401k/457 and PERA offered to all employees
  • Several health plans to choose from
  • Dental insurance available with minimal cost to employee
  • All employees are eligible for membership in the Association of Colorado State
  • Patrol Professionals (ACSPP) which provides additional benefits



  • Retire at any age with 30 years of service
  • Retire at age 55 with 25 years of service
  • Retire at age 60 with 20 years of service