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Pay & Benefits

Cobb County 911 offers competitive pay and benefits.


Base Pay

Starting Salary: $48,783

Based off 12.25 hour work day, 85.45 hour biweekly pay period.

We will compensate for years of experience.

Shift Differential

  • Employees on 12 p.m. – 12 a.m. shift receive an additional $0.50/hour.
  • Employees on 6 p.m. – 6 a.m. receive an additional $1.00/hour.

Education Incentive Pay

  • Associate's Degree: $1,000 [$250 per quarter]
  • Bachelor's Degree: $2,000 [$500 per quarter]
  • Master's Degree: $3,000 [$750 per quarter]

Work Cycle

Emergency Communications Officers work a 12-hour shift with a 3 day on/2 day off followed by a 2 day on/3 day off work cycle. This provides a 3-day weekend every other weekend.

Overtime Pay

After 80 hours worked in a bi-weekly period, you are paid time and a half for any additional hours worked. Overtime is added to your gross income and is not treated as comp time. Overtime is frequently available.

Other Compensation

  • Paid Overtime
  • Specialty Pay Assignment
  • On-Call Pay for Court
  • On-Call Pay for Tactical Dispatch


Employer-Sponsored Benefits

  • Health
  • Dental
  • Life
  • Long Term Disability

Free Wellness Clinic

A free health clinic is available for all Cobb County Employees and their dependents who have insurance with Cobb County. The clinic offers sick and well checks and many prescription medications at no cost to the employee.

Tuition Reimbursement

Tuition Reimbursement is available for you while you complete a college degree or certification. Reimbursable amounts are dependent upon available funding and will be proportionately distributed to all pre-approved applicants on a quarterly basis.


Paid Vacation Leave

  • 13 days per year / 1 year of service
  • 15 days per year / 5 years of service 
  • 20 days per year / 10 years of service
  • 22 days per year / 15 years of service
  • 25 days per year / 20 years of service


11 paid holidays per year.

Paid Sick Leave

Accumulates at 4.0 hours per bi-weekly.

Paid Military Leave

Up to 18 days per year.

Bereavement Leave Policy

Full-time employees will receive up to [3] days of bereavement leave with pay for [24] hours. Employees working in part time positions shall be eligible for bereavement leave equal to [3] part-time days off with pay.

Parental Leave Policy

Eligible full-time employees will receive six weeks paid time off to care for and bond with their newborn or newly adopted child. All eligible employees must be employed full-time at least one full year of service, having worked a least 1,250 hours during the last 12 consecutive months. Employee must have given birth to a child, be the spouse of the individual who has given birth to a child or adopted a child (adopted child must be age 17 or younger).