Benefits

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Benefits

  • Starting Pay: Starting pay for officers is $38,222. Recruits are paid while attending the Academy.
  • Paid Vacation: Employees earn vacation at the rate of 12 days per year for the first three years of service. For employees with four or more years of continuous service, annual leave is accrued at a greater rate.
  • Paid Holidays: Twelve holidays are recognized annually.
  • Paid Sick Leave: Employees earn 12 days sick leave per year. They may be accumulated without limit.
  • Insurance: Comprehensive medical hospitalization and life insurance is provided at a nominal or at no cost to employees. These benefits are available for the employees' dependents at a reduced rate. The employee may also choose from one other program involving some cost sharing by the employee.
  • Military Leave: Two calendar weeks per year with half pay by payroll deduction is granted to employees on active duty.
  • Dental Assistance: Employees are provided free coverage to assist with some dental expenses. Dependents may be covered at the employee's expense.
  • Credit Union: All employees may join the Greensboro Municipal Credit Union.
  • Retirement Program: The retirement system offers a program of security for employees to meet the needs of retirement or disability. Both the employees and the City contribute to this system. If you choose to terminate before qualifying for retirement benefits, your contributions will be refunded upon application.
  • Uniforms: All uniforms and equipment are furnished by the City, including a Sig Sauer p229r .40 caliber, 800 MHz radio system, bulletproof vest, Safariland leather gear, foul weather gear, and more.
  • Residence: Entry level employees may live in any county in North Carolina.
  • Annuity Program: Once sworn, the City contributes 5 percent of salary to a state-sponsored 401-K plan.

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