It's the same way in San Diego best I can see. That seems due to the fact the City of San Diego has pretty bad insurance benefits in relation to out of pocket costs, and pays no offset for retirement either, so the officer ends up covering most of those costs with their salary. The County seems to do a bit of both - better insurance and retirement offset. Maybe its similar in LA? Or are you referring to just the plain "salary" charts that don't factor in retirement/benefits?
I have always wanted to work in San Diego, but between the retirement/insurance thing, and the fact I'd have to give up some of my favorite toys because a mere citizen is not trustworthy with a flash-hider has made me hesitate a bit. Don't know how long I have had an app filled out, but never sent.
Last edited by CW Mock; 01-24-2012 at 17:40..