Salary & Benefits

Police Officer Salary (2022 Wages)

Step 1Step 2Step 3Step 4Step 5Step 6Step 7Step 8Step 9
Months of Service6 months12 months12 months12 months12 months12 months12 months12 months
Annual Salary$82,352 $84,899$87,525$90,232$93,023$95,899$98,777$101,740$104,792
Monthly Salary$6,863$7,075$7,294$7,519$7,752$7,992$8,231$8,478$8,733
Pay Period$3,431.35$3,537.47$3,646.87$3,759.66$3,875.94$3,995.81$4,115.69$4,239.16$4,366.33
  • *Starting salary is negotiable for most lateral officers.

For additional information see the Issaquah Police Officers’ Association Collective Bargaining Agreement.

Salary Add-Ons:

  1. Education Incentive Pay
  2. Longevity Incentive Pay
  3. Physical Fitness Incentive Pay
  4. Specialty Incentive Pay

January 1, 2021, Education Incentive Pay will be paid as a percentage of base pay: 

  • AA/AS 1% 
  • BA/BS 2%  

January 1, 2022, Education Incentive Pay will be paid as a percentage of base pay: 

  • AA/AS 2% 
  • BA/BS 4%

Example of Salary and Wages with Add-Ons:


Competitive health benefits package. City matching of deferred compensation plan. Officers pay into Social Security as well as the Washington State LEOFF 2 retirement plan. Learn more about the package.

Uniforms & Equipment

IPD provides all uniforms and equipment to officers.


Washington state's Law Enforcement Officers and Firefighters State Retirement Plan II (LEOFF 2) is the current retirement system.

Employees are eligible for vested retirement after five years of service and attainment of age 53, the amount equaling 2 percent of the final average salary for each year of service.

Life Insurance

The City of Issaquah provides life insurance for the officer.