Salaries

Beginning Salaries

Security Officer: Begins $29,392.48/yr
Detention Clerk:
Begins $26,436.80/yr
Communications Operator:
Begins $31,809.44/yr
Deputy/Detention Officer:
Begins $39,642.72/yr
Corporal:
Begins $45,391.84/yr
Sergeant:
Begins $53,892.80/yr
Lieutenant:
Begins $64,960.48/yr
Captain:
Begins $76,148.80/yr
*Pay may vary depending on experience.

Incentive Pay

Officers are eligible for incentive pay for education and team participation.

For Education:

Associates degree – $75/month
Bachelor’s degree – $150/month
Masters degree – $225/month

For Advanced Licenses:

Intermediate – $75/month
Advanced – $150/month
Master – $225/month

Other:

Instructor – $100/month
Team Pay (Honor Guard) – $100/month
Team Pay (SWAT) – $100/month
Team Pay (Detention Response Team) – $100/month
Team Commander – $50/month

Note:
1. Team pay is limited to a maximum of 2 teams per officer.
2. Instructors are required to teach 40 hours annually to qualify.
3. Negotiators are included in the Tactical Team.

Personal Leave:

Regular full time (40 hour) employees earn 6 hours each bi-weekly period. Regular full time employees with eight or more years of consecutive service earn 8 hours each bi-weekly period. 171 hour employees earn 9.75 hours each bi-weekly period, which includes holiday time. 171 hour employees with eight or more years of consecutive service earn 11.75 hours each bi-weekly period, which includes holiday time. Employees are eligible to use accrued personal leave after two weeks of continuous service.

Holidays:

Holidays are designated each year by the Commissioner’s Court. Regular full time (40 hour) employees are eligible for all holiday leave/pay. 171 hour employees, regular part time and seasonal employees are not eligible for holiday pay.

Funeral Leave:

Employees may take three days leave with pay for the death of an immediate family member.

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Retirement Plan:

Lubbock County participates in the Texas County and District Retirement System. Employees are vested after eight years of service. Once vested, employees are eligible for a retirement benefit when one of the following requirements are met:

      • Age 60 with 8 years of service; or
      • Any age with 20 years of service; or
      • Age plus years of service equals 75.

 

Deferred Compensation:

Employees can participate in a pre-tax retirement savings plan with financial services via payroll deduction.
Credit Union:
Employees are eligible to join the Alliance Federal Credit Union and open savings accounts, credit cards and low interest loans and make payments through payroll deduction.
Other Benefits:
County employees are also eligible for corporate priced health club memberships; discount offers for area sporting events and entertainment; computer training and opportunities for advancement. Note: See an employee handbook for a detailed explanation of benefits.