COMPENSATION AT CALGARY POLICE SERVICE
The Calgary Police Service (CPS) provides compensation information in an effort to balance transparency to citizens with privacy for employees. Compensation for sworn police officers and civilian employees aligns with the City of Calgary’s compensation philosophy, policies, procedures, and negotiated collective agreements.
All workforce and salary data is effective 2015 February 24 and is based on the negotiated or approved salary rates as of that date.
INCLUDED IN THE DATA:
The data includes full and part-time positions within the Calgary Police Service (sworn and civilian) that meet the following criteria:
- positions filled by an employee with a payroll status of “active,” “leave of absence,” “paid leave of absence” or “suspended;”
- full-time and part-time positions with full-time position hours varying between 35 and 40 hours per week; and
- temporary and permanent positions.
|Seasonal, on-call and student positions
||Annual salary rates cannot be determined due to inconsistent work patterns.|
|Within the report, two different types of salary data are presented:|
||The salary range is the full scope of salary for a group of positions. For example, a Data Entry Clerk salary range is: $39,567 - $71,198|
When reporting salary ranges, part-time positions have been described using the minimum and maximum annual salary equal to a full-time position. Therefore the salary for both a full-time and a part-time Data Entry Clerk would be reported as $39,567 - $71,198 in the salary range tables and charts.
The Calgary Police Service workforce consists of predominantly sworn officers (74%) with an employee total of 2868 as of February 24, 2015. The vast majority of our positions (98.4%) are considered regular, with the remaining 1.6% being temporary. Approximately 97.9% of positions are full-time with the remaining 2.1% considered part-time.
The majority of CPS employees (52.68%) earn $75,001-$100,000 a year. There are 821 employees (28.63%) who earn over $100,000 annually, including 46 employees (1.60%) who earn over $150,000 per year. These numbers include actual salary rates of both full and part time positions.
Sworn positions are compensated by rank. The salary range for each rank is negotiated with its respective association (e.g., Calgary Police Association and Senior Officer Association) and documented in the applicable collective agreements. The compensation for the Chief of Police is negotiated with the Calgary Police Commission and reviewed annually. The compensation for Deputy Chiefs are negotiated with the Chief of Police and reviewed annually.
||$62,816 - $93,766
|Senior Constable Level I
||$97,406 - $100,339
|Senior Constable Level II
||$99,237 - $102,211
||$109,242 - $112,528
||$109,242 - $112,528
||$111,072 - $114,400
||$111,072 - $114,400
|Staff Sergeant I
||$120,182 - $123,781
|Staff Sergeant II
||$122,907 - $126,589
||$140,317 - $161,366
||$166,213 - $175,885
|Deputy Chief, Police
||$195,982 - $222,435
||$275,000 - $325,000
of CPS sworn officers (58.11%) earn $75,001-$100,000 annually. There are 678 sworn employees (31.95%) who
earn over $100,000 annually, including 38 sworn officers (1.79%) who earn over
$150,000 per year. These numbers include
actual salary rates of those in full and part-time positions.
Police Service employs civilians in a variety of professional, technical,
support and leadership roles. Civilian
positions have been grouped according to function. For example, Receptionist, Administrative
Assistant and Legal Assistant have been grouped under ‘Administrative Support.’ Additional information about the groups can
be found in the Civilian Position Grouping Detail section.
Minimum and Maximum Salary Ranges
group, positions within different unions were grouped together if applicable,
and the minimum annual salary of the lowest paid position and the maximum of
the highest paid position were reported.
Police Service, the majority of civilian full-time employees work a standard
(35 hours per week). However, some
civilian employees work non-standard hours (40 hours per week) to meet
operational requirements. When positions
in a group worked both standard and non-standard hours, the minimum annual
salary of the least full-time hours at the lowest salary range and the maximum
annual salary of the most full-time hours at the highest salary range are
|Standard 35 hours per week - Pay Grade 3
||$39,567 - $52, 926|
|Standard 35 hours per week – Pay Grade 4
||$42,952 - $57,403|
|Non-standard 40 hours per week - Pay Grade 5
||$53,269 - $71,198|
|Full Salary Range Reported
|Data Entry Clerks
||$39,567 - $71,198
|Public Customer Service
||$42,952 - $66,339
||$42,952 - $75,816
||$49,631 - $91,603
||$49,631 - $103,211
|Records & Property Management
||$52,835 - $80,153
|Security & Investigative Services
||$52,835 - $112,424
|Criminal, Policy & Program Research
||$52,835 - $116,157
|Education & Training
||$52,835 - $116,157
|Information Technology Services
||$52,835 - $133,582
|Supervisors & Team Leaders
||$52,835 - $133,582
|Equipment & Building Services
||$54,735 - $89,198
|Professional Business Services
||$56,293 - $116,157
||$76,929 - $190,150
||$78,250 - $101,525
||$87,217 - $172,164
The largest percentage of civilian employees (38.47%) earn
between $50,001 and $75,000 annually. There
are 143 civilian employees (19.17%) who earn over $100,000 a year including 8
employees (1.07%) who earn over $150,000 a year. These numbers include actual salary rates of
both full and part time positions.
Position Grouping Detail
positions were grouped according to job function into categories that are
meaningful to the organization and its structure using National Occupational
Classification (NOC) as a reference. The NOC examples given
are not exhaustive of each category but rather represent typical jobs within
- The National
Occupations Classification (NOC) is the nationally accepted reference on
occupations in Canada. It organizes over 40,000 job titles into 500
occupational group descriptions. Learn more about the NOC code system
Entry Clerks enter, verify and process vast amounts of information for
CPS. This group includes positions such
as NOC 1422.
Customer Service positions at CPS provide valuable services to the general
public including police information checks and disclosures, among other
services. This group includes positions
such as NOC 6552.
Support positions at CPS provide a variety of administrative functions to
individuals and units throughout the Service including reception,
administrative, office and legal support.
This group includes positions such as NOC 1411, NOC 1414, NOC 1241 and NOC 1242.
Support positions at CPS provide support to sworn officers during active duty
and/or throughout investigations. This
group includes positions such as NOC 1422 and NOC 1251.
Services positions provide financial expertise in a variety of functions such
as payroll, accounting and reporting.
This group includes positions such as NOC 1431, NOC 1432 and NOC 1111.
& Property Management positions ensure the proper retention, classification
and storage of various CPS data sources, evidence and archives. This group includes positions such as NOC 1253 and NOC 1411.
& Investigative Services positions provide investigative skills in a number
of areas throughout the Service including forensics, firearm support and peace
officer functions. This group includes
positions such as NOC 5221, NOC 2211 and NOC 4311.
Policy & Program Research positions use professional expertise to provide
advice on criminal trends, and/or policy and program direction for the
Service. This group includes positions
such as NOC 1254 and NOC 4164.
& Training positions design, deliver and evaluate educational material to
police cadets, sworn and civilian employees, as well as external groups on
occasion. This group includes positions
such as NOC 4166 and NOC 4216.
Technology Services positions ensure all employees have reliable and secure IT
services across a number of platforms.
This group includes positions such as NOC 2281, NOC 2282 and NOC 2171.
& Team Leaders include all positions with direct leadership responsibility
(e.g., direct reports) across the service but who are not considered
managers. For example, a supervisor
position in Finance would be counted in this category, not financial
services. This category includes exempt
and union positions with leadership responsibilities. Positions with titles such as ‘coordinator’
were included in this category if they had direct reports. As these positions have responsibility for a
variety of functions across the Service, many NOC would apply, such as NOC 1211, NOC 1212, NOC 7205 and NOC 6314.
& Building Services positions maintain and repair specialized equipment and
provide services related to physical spaces across the Service. This group includes positions such as NOC 7205, NOC 7535, NOC 6315 and NOC 9241.
Business Services positions provide advice and consultation in areas such as
human resources, occupational health and safety, communications, audit and
disclosure. This group includes
positions such as NOC 1415, NOC 1121 and NOC 1122.
positions are responsible for the overall leadership of a work area. This category includes only exempt
positions. All positions in this
category have direct reports, which may include Supervisor or Team Lead
positions. As these positions have
responsibility for a variety of functions across the Service, many NOC would
apply, such as NOC 0111, NOC 0114, and NOC 0213.
positions include only Journeyman level positions at CPS. This group includes NOC 7271, NOC 7241 and NOC 7321.
Counsel provides advice on legal matters related to CPS business. This category does not include Crown
Prosecutors. This group includes NOC 4112.
The City of
Calgary provides a more detailed explanation of benefits and pension for both
sworn and civilian employees. Both sworn
and civilian employees receive benefits as outlined in the City of Calgary’s
Municipal Employees Benefit Association of Calgary (MEBAC). However, instead of Local Authorities Pension
Plan, sworn officers participate in the Special Forces Pension Plan. Members of the Calgary Police and Senior
Police Associations receive a negotiated wellness benefit.
additional compensation information for the Calgary Police Service or the City
of Calgary, please refer to the following links:
If you have any questions, please
contact the Calgary Police Service at CPS@calgarypolice.ca.