Salary and Benefits

Pay Rates Effective FY 2017



Home football games are mandatory overtime events. There are plenty of opportunities to work other overtime events on a voluntary basis throughout the year.

Sick Leave

Accrue four hours for each two weeks of service. Maximum accrual is 1,400 hours.

Vacation Leave

Date of hire-60 months: 96 hours annual accrual, 120 hours maximum;
61-120 months: 144 hours annual accrual, 180 hours maximum;
121 months and beyond: 192 hours annual accrual, 240 hours maximum.

Personal Leave

Twenty four hours per year are granted on July 1st of every year. These hours must be used prior to the last day in June of the next calendar year.

Holiday Leave

Nine paid holidays per year (University Holiday Schedule).

Longevity Pay

Longevity is computed as a percentage of the employee’s annual base rate of pay up to $9,500 maximum. This does not include overtime or premium pay.

The longevity pay schedule is as follows:

6 or more and less than 10 years 2% of $9,500
10 or more and less than 14 years 3% of $9,500
14 or more and less than 18 years 4% of $9,500
18 or more and less than 22 years 5% of $9,500
22 or more and less than 26 years 6% of $9,500
26 or more years 8% of $9,500

Health and Dental Coverage

May enroll for health care coverage within 60 days of employment date. Select either Blue Care Network or Community Blue. Delta Dental Plan or Aetna Dental Maintenance are also available.

Death Benefit and Insurance

MSU will provide, at no cost to the employee, a fully paid life plan in case of death while on active duty status equal to one year’s annual base salary or wage.

Educational Assistance

May apply for reimbursement or tuition waiver for up to 16 credits per academic year, which are job related or promote professional development. Must be full time for at least one year to be eligible. Credits are reimbursed or waived at 50% of the MSU price for tuition credits.

Retirement Benefits

University retirement may begin at any age with 25 years of continuous full-time employment, or at age 62 with 15 years of continuous full-time employment.  The program is a “defined contribution plan” operated under section 403(b) of the Internal Revenue Code. It consists of an employee contribution of 5% of base salary and a University matching contribution of 10% of base salary. MSU offers a voluntary, tax-deferred 403(b) Supplemental Retirement Program as well. The University currently utilizes Fidelity and TIAA-CREF. Please see for more information.

Long Term Disability

Provides for continuation of monthly wage equal to 60% of the monthly base salary, up to a maximum monthly benefit of $3,000. Includes a cost of living rider and a $50 per month minimum benefit. The program pays the employees 5% contribution and University’s 10% contribution to the TIAA-CREF retirement program. Disability ceases at age 70 and retirement annuity will begin. Please see for more information.


For further information, please see the MSU Police Officer’s bargaining agreement.