The University of North Carolina Department of Public Safety participates in the NC Career Banding program. As such, officers are paid based on their competencies for the role they are working in at the University. Advancement within the Public Safety Officer (Police Officer) role is automatic upon obtaining the required competencies.


  • Public Safety Officer – Contributing (Range: $36,540 – $43,488)
  • Public Safety Officer – Journey (Range: $45,445 – $49,627)
  • Public Safety Officer – Advanced (Range: $51,860 – $56,632)

Additional information on Salary Banding