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Police Officer Salary

As of January 6, 2023, this is the NEW payscale.


$24.36 (Hourly)


Entry Pay
$26.26 (Hourly)
$48,193 (Annual)

Maximum Pay
$37.11 (Hourly)
$68,099 (Annual)


Entry Pay
$28.78 (Hourly)
$52,936 (Annual)

Maximum Pay
$40.66 (Hourly)
$74,817 (Annual)


Entry Pay
$31.57 (Hourly)
$58,219 (Annual)

Maximum Pay
$44.61 (Hourly)
$82,264 (Annual)

15 pay steps are included in the pay scale between Step 1 and Step 15. Step 1 is the entry-level salary after graduating from the Training Academy. The Step 2 increase is received one year after graduation from the academy. Each subsequent year after graduation, you will receive an additional step raise until top pay for the range has been reached. This pay plan is the base rate and does not reflect cost of living increases, overtime, longevity pay, or education pay.

Police Officer Benefits

  • Medical benefits including; Vision coverage, Dental coverage
  • Health insurance
  • Group life insurance
  • Long-term Disability Insurance
  • Voluntary Accidental Death & Dismemberment insurance
  • Cafeteria Plan (Pre-tax for medical premiums)
  • Sick leave earned with no maximum accumulation
  • 12 days of paid vacation per year
  • Paid overtime for hours worked in excess of 40 hours
  • Education pay
  • Bi-lingual pay
  • Longevity pay
  • Uniforms and equipment are furnished in the academy
  • Clothing allowance of $700.00 per year
  • Police Benefit Fund Association
  • Deferred compensation program
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Learning Quest - College savings program
  • ASI Flexible Spending


  • 50% of pay with 20 years of service
  • 62.5% of pay with 25 years of service
  • 75% of pay with 30 years of service – This is the maximum benefit

Wichita Police Department Traffic Section

Wichita Police Department Recruiting
4310 E. 19th St. N. • Wichita, KS 67208

P: (316) 660-3810 • F: (316) 858-7791
Email Wichita Police Department


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