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06-26-2007, 10:07 #1Rookie
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- Jul 2004
P/PO pay scales where can I find them?
As most in the P/Po field know we get paid lower starting salaries then your local PD (even though the case management and the education requirements would lead you to belive otherwise ). Currently I do the job and I get a decent salary compared to the P/P agencies out there, but I am looking to relocate. DC isn't to bad but it is not the same place I remember growing up. I am looking for a P/PO agency with a decent pay that allows you to be middle class. If anybody has a link to a payscale chart I would appreciate it. I already checked APPO and I could not find a scale chart. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!
06-26-2007, 11:16 #2Kelly828 Guest
There's no chart for North Carolina PPOs... just a beginning salary for the two different levels we have. The only pay raises we get are what the General Assembly includes in the annual state budget. My first 4 years, I got bonus leave (which you can take as vacation time or keep to cash out in retirement or if you leave the state). Last year we received 5.5% and this year has not been decided but we're looking at either 4% or 4.25% so pretty good for the last two years anyway. There's this mythical thing called a merit raise but in my almost 6 years I've never seen one. The state says there's no money to fund them.
Minimum entry-level pay:
PPO I ("low-risk" offenders and court duties): $30,477
PPO II & III (field based, requires 2 yrs as a PPO I, firearm carrying): $32,920.00
Keep in mind these are minimum, what the state HAS to at least pay and that pay can be negotiated a bit depending on experience. Also, if you've already been a PPO in another state and apply for a II or III, you may still have a shot despite not meeting the 2 yr. PPO I req. since you already have exp.
06-28-2007, 20:14 #3
Take a look at this link to the Administrative Office for the United States Courts. If you are willing to relocate, some districts seem like they are always looking for officers. Go to USAjobs to search for them, but this explains the position
06-29-2007, 12:09 #4emerizalde Guest
Replying to KippRC, I agree with Kelly828-that is not the case everywhere. For example CT State Adult and Juvenile PO's starting salaries are $47,498 and max out after ten years at $88,536. CT salary contracts are renewed every three to four years so salary figures may change (go up) as you progress through the steps from PO trainee-PO I- PO II- Lead PO - PO Chief 1-PO Chief 2.