Departments

What makes DFW different

NOT
CIVIL SERVICE

DFW Airport does not impose an age limit, participate in state retirement systems, or follow civil service rules for promotion. We seek the best qualified people, provide competitive salaries and benefits, administer competitive, job-specific promotional processes, and provide retirement security through a private retirement plan.

TRAINING
IS PAID

From basic academy training to specialty training, all training, uniforms, and equipment you will need to be successful is paid for by DFW Airport.

RAPID
ADVANCEMENT

Upon completion of basic academy and field training, all Police Officers and Firefighters are assigned to their respective Patrol or Emergency Operations duties.

They are eligible to compete for specialty assignments after 1-3 years and may participate in promotional processes after 1-3 years, depending on job function.

DUAL CERTIFICATION
NOT REQUIRED

The Department of Public Safety is comprised of separate Police and Fire Service Departments.

As a Police Officer or Firefighter/EMT at DFW Airport, you will not be required to maintain inter-disciplinary certifications.

 

Compensation

Police Department
  Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 Step 4 Step 5 Step 6 Step 7
Recruit $62,000            
Officer* $64,999 $70,304 $73,112 $76,038 $79,080 $82,246 $85,553
Sergeant $89,257 $92,827 $96,540 $100,403      
Lieutenant** $103,586 $107,731 $112,040        

* Must be Police Commissioned
** These positions require two years between steps

Fire Department
  Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 Step 4 Step 5 Step 6 Step 7
Recruit $57,512            
Firefighter* $62,251 $67,333 $70,022 $72,824 $75,737 $78,769 $81,918
Apparatus Operator/Specialist     $75,809 $78,842 $81,996 $85,279 $88,688
Captain $97,646 $101,550 $105,612 $109,838      
Battalion Chief** $114,070 $118,635 $123,379        

* Must be Fire Certified to move to this step
** These positions require two years between steps

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