SPPO Compensation

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Salary

State Park Peace Officer (Ranger) Series
Cadet: $3,741.00 - $5,045.00
Ranger:

Range A: $4,762.00 - $5,839.00
Range B: $5,427.00 - $6,977.00

Supervisor: $5,778.00 - $7,852.00

State Park Peace Officer (Lifeguard) Series
Cadet: $3,741.00 - $5045.00
Lifeguard:

Range A: $4,741.00 - $5,839.00
Range B: $5427.00 – $6,977.00

Supervisor I: $5,778.00 - $7,852.00
Supervisor II: $6325.00 - $8,619.00


Differential and Incentive Pay Information

In addition to salary, State Park Peace Officers (SPPO) -Rangers and Lifeguards- and Firefighter/Security Officers can receive additional pay differentials as listed below:

  • Geographic Recruitment and Retention

Employees headquartered and residing in one of the following 17 designated high cost counties receive a monthly differential of $220, $300, or $350 depending on the employee’s classification:
Counties:
Alameda, Contra Costa, Los Angeles, Marin, Monterey, Napa, Orange, San Diego, San Francisco, San Luis Obispo, San Mateo, Santa Barbara, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Solano, Sonoma, Ventura

    • State Park Peace Officer Ranger or Lifeguard (Range A) - $220
    • State Park Peace Officer Ranger or Lifeguard, Range B - $300
    • Supervising State Park Peace Officer, Ranger - $350
    • Lifeguard Supervisor I, II, III - $350
    • State Park Superintendent I, II, III, IV, V - $350
    • Field Division Chief, CEA II - $350
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  • Longevity Pay *

Employees who have peace officer status and at least 17 years of State service receive a monthly differential based on a percentage of their base pay. Prior State service in classifications other than a peace officer may be included. Longevity pay will be determined as follows:

  • 17 & 18 years - 2%
  • 19 years - 4%
  • 20 years - 5%
  • 21 years - 6%
  • 22 - 24 years - 7%
  • 25 years or more - 9%
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Education Incentive:

Peace Officer/Firefighter Employees in  eligible Bargaining Unit 7 classifications and select excluded classes who attain the POST Certificates listed below, as certified by the Department, or the appropriate college degree, are eligible for the following:

  • Intermediate POST Certificate or equivalent - $50/month
  • Associate of Arts or Associate of Science Degree - $75/month
  • Advanced POST Certificate or equivalent - $100/month
  • Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science Degree - $125/month

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Canine Differential

Canine Officers - $357 monthly

Learn more about differentials, your rights, benefits and more under the Bargaining Unit 7 Protective Services and Public Safety Agreement.