Uniforms and Equipment:

Provided at no cost to the employee, North Myrtle Beach Department of Public Safety will provide all basic equipment including uniforms, body armor, weapon, leather gear, Firefighter turn out gear, and footwear.


Salary levels are competitive and based on the results of periodic salary surveys. A performance evaluation shall be completed annually once the employee completes the required probationary period and becomes a full-time employee. Pay increases will be awarded as provided by the Pay for Performance Matrix published annually in the City budget.

Pay Scale as of July 2018:

Public Safety Officer:  $42,329 – $70,315

Firefighter/EMT: $ 38,084 – $ 63,264


City employees earn 11 paid holidays (8 hour) per year. The vacation year runs from January 1 to December 31. Vacation is earned from the date your employment starts, but may not be taken during the first six-months of service. Vacation time earned is based upon years of service with the City of North Myrtle Beach.

  • 0 – 5          Years Of Service = 10 Days Per Year
  • 5 – 10          Years Of Service = 15 Days Per Year
  • 10 or More  Years Of Service = 20 Days Per Year

Firefighters working a 24/48 hour schedule accrue annual leave in the following manner:

Years of Continuous Employment, Annual Leave Accrued Per Year:

  • 0 – 5         Years Of Service = 112 hours
  • 5 – 10         Years Of Service = 168 hours
  • 10 or More Years Of Service = 224 hours

Sick Leave:

Sick leave is accrued at a rate of 80 hours per year.


Flexible Benefits Plan:

  • Employer provided group health insurance
  • Employer provided group dental insurance
  • Employer provided group life insurance
  • Optional life insurance
  • Optional dependent life insurance
  • Wellness program
  • Optional supplemental insurance policies (i.e. short-term disability, life, cancer, accident long term disability, and critical illness, etc.)

Military Leave:

Public Safety members who are military reservists may receive up to fifteen (15) days of military leave per year with pay.


Officers participate in the South Carolina Police Officers Retirement System. The City and the officer contribute funds monthly to this program.  You may view the program at South Carolina Police Officer Retirement System.

Additional Benefits:

  • Tuition Reimbursement – Based on local college tuition rates
  • 457K/Deferred Compensation Plans available
  • Paid Overtime
  • Take home vehicle program
  • Extra Assignment Pay
  • Credit Union
  • Longevity pay program
  • Job related training program / opportunities

The City of North Myrtle Beach is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer who is committed to recruit, hire, promote or transfer employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, national origin, age, marital status, receipt of public assistance, or political affiliation, except that no person shall be employed who advocates or belongs to a group which advocates the violent overthrow of our government.