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As an organization, we know that pay, benefits and professional development are important to you.  We provide a comprehensive benefits package that includes competitive pay, employee development and training opportunities, multiple healthcare options, and retirement benefits to ensure you have a comprehensive payment benefits package. 
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The City of Memphis Employee Clinic is free for full-time and part-time employees, eligible retirees and dependents age 6 and up, and offers medical treatment for life’s most common ailments such as ear infections, sore throats, allergies, flu and more. 


We have great healthcare with low premiums and deductibles.  The City reduced employee-only premiums by 30%, making us one of the most competitive in the area. 


The Professional Development Institute provides learning and development solutions to help you grow professionally in your career. Whether you want to improve your performance in Leadership, Interpersonal Skills, communications, or Customer Service you’ll find professional development courses here that fit your needs.


We provide a free $10,000 Death Benefit plus one month of wages for all full-time and part-time employees.  A $5,000 Death benefit is provided for retirees

Long & Short Term Disability

Long-term disability coverage is competitive with Shelby County and Nashville.  

Short-term disability coverage pays up to 70% of wages

Financial Wellness

Our financial wellness programs include a $50 per month student loan contribution program, financial seminars to help with retirement preparation, and legal benefits though ARAG.

Employee Perks

City of Memphis employees enjoy a wide range of perks, including but not limited to free rides on MATA, free library cards, and exlusive discounts from businesses around town like McAlister’s Deli, Raleigh Tire, French Riviera Gym as well as various cell phone providers (15% at AT&T; 25% at Sprint; 30% at T-Mobile).

College Incentive Pay for Police and Fire

Commissioned employees and managers in Police Services and Fire Services can earn up to an additional 7.5% of base salary in College Incentive Pay based on college coursework completed.


We recognize our employees’ efforts to go above and beyond the call of duty with annual events and programs such as the Ovation Awards, Bravo Spot Bonuses ($250 reward) and project bonuses ($500-$2,500 rewarded).


New employees may participate in a Hybrid Retirement Plan that provides a guaranteed annuity payment at retirement by combining contributions made by the City of Memphis and the employee. The hybrid retirement plan has the potential for greater returns based on investment performance and a guaranteed annuity payout at retirement.

Police and Fire employees receive a higher contribution into that plan from the City.