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Job Benefits

Worcester County Sheriff’s Office offers a competitive, comprehensive employee benefits package for our employees.

Employees are entitled to premier medical benefits and participation in the Massachusetts State Retirement System.

Explore our comprehensive benefits below.

Comprehensive Benefits Package


  • 20 years creditable service retirement option 
    • – After 10 years all employees are fully vested into the Commonwealth of Massachusetts State Retirement System.
    • – After 20 years Correctional Officers are entitled to 50% of their annual salary under the group 4 classification 20/50. After 20 years of service, the percentage of retirement year increases.
  • 457 Deferred Compensation and Roth Plans
    • – The 457 Deferred Compensation Plan allows state employees to set aside a portion of earnings through a payroll deduction as an investment for retirement. (Similar to a 401k)

Health & Well-Being Benefits

  • GIC Health Insurance
    • – Employees are offered comprehensive health benefits through the Group Insurance Commission.
  • Flexible Spending Accounts – Medical/child care reimbursement
  • Prescription Drug Plan
  • Dental/Vision Insurance Benefits
  • Basic Life Insurance
  • MetLife Optional Life Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program 
  • Yearly flu vaccine clinics

Payable & Non-Payable Leave

  • Vacation, Personal, and Sick accruals
  • Twelve Paid Holidays
  • Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) & Paid Family Medical Leave (PFML)
  • Military Leave
  • Short-term & Long-term Disability Insurance Coverage

Other Benefits

  • Paid Correctional Officer Recruit Training Academy 
    • – Twelve week paid training academy
  • G.I. Bill which can be used for up to one year as a new hire 
  • Benefits for veterans & family members approved program for education & training
  • Annual Clothing Allowance 
    • – Correctional officers are eligible to receive an annual clothing stipend
  • Annual Education Stipend
    • – Those with an Associate’s Degree will receive a stipend of $1,000 annually
    • – Those with a Bachelor’s Degree will receive a stipend of $2,000 annually
    • – Those with a Master’s Degree will receive a stipend of $2,500 annually
  • Bonus Accrual Programs
    • – Sick Time Buy Back program
    • – Quarterly Bonus Personal Days progra
  • Longevity 
    • – After five years of service will receive additional longevity bi-weekly payment.
  • Tuition Remission for participating schools
    • – The Commonwealth’s partial to full tuition remission program is available to eligible state employees and their spouses at state higher education institutions.
  • Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program
  • On-site fitness center

To Protect & Serve


Call 508.854.1800 if you have questions about a career at the Worcester County Sheriff’s Office.