Salary & Benefits

Salary

Police Officer salary starts at $56,160 and increases to $80,080.

We currently have a 10 step Police Officer salary matrix. We also accept lateral transfers.

Patrol Officer Salary - West Lake Hills

At Hire
$56,160
At 6 Months
$57,824
End - Year 1$60,008
End - Year 2
$62,400
End - year 3
$64,792
End - Year 4$67,184
End - Year 5$69,680
End - Year 6$72,384
End - Year 7$74,880
End - Year 8$77,480
End - Year 9$80,080


Lateral Transfers

Starting salary for qualified candidates:

PositionTenureSalary
Police Officer4 to 5 years experience$62,400
Police Officer6 to 7 years experience$64,792
Police Officer8 to 9 years experience$67,184
Police Officer10+ years experience$69,680

View Lateral transfer policy.

Benefits

The City of West Lake Hills offers an outstanding benefits package, including:

  • $3,000, 3 tiered, sign-on bonus for all new officers.
  • The Police Department provides all the required uniforms, gear, and equipment needed.
  • Health, Vision and Dental insurance
  • Paid group Life Insurance/ AD&D coverage
  • Texas Municipal Retirement System, 2 to 1 matching ratio at 7% employee contribution
  • Social Security
  • Deferred Comp plan
  • Leave
    • Vacation – 96 hours per year (12 days)
    • Sick – 96 hours per year (12 days)
    • Holiday – 80 hours per year (10 days)
  • Uniform Allowance - $1,000 per year, starting in year 2
  • TCOLE Certification pay
    • Intermediate - $600 per year
    • Advanced - $1,200 per year
    • Master - $1,800 per year
  • Shift Differential Pay, depending on shift - Up to $150 per month
  • Field Training Officer pay
  • Longevity pay
  • Bilingual pay (Spanish and ASL) - $100 per month

The West Lake Hills Police Department is a progressive, professional Department – we believe in the importance of training, including specialized training. We also utilize the following:

  • Our Patrol vehicles are Ford Interceptor SUVs or Chevy Tahoe SUVs.
  • We use electronic ticket writers.
  • Each officer is issued their own Taser and Axon body camera.
  • Officers work rotating 12 hours shifts, with every other weekend off.
  • We use the newest Toughbook laptops (CF-54) in our Patrol Vehicles – we are dispatched by Travis County Sheriff's Office and use their CAD system.
  • All training, including any specialized training, is paid for by the Department.
  • We issue Colt patrol rifles, regular vests, and heavy vests to each Officer.

*New officers are those who have not been previously employed with the West Lake Hills PD.