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Benefits for Child Protective Specialists


The staring salary for a Child Protective Specialist Level I is $44,755.  After 6 months, you are automatically promoted to Child Protective Specialist Level II, with a base salary increase of $48,605.  Upon successful completion of 18 months in this position, the base salary increases to $51,830.  In addition to the salary increases, there are overtime earnings and a night differential for certain assignments. 

CPS Salary Increases over the first 18 months

Note: Salary estimates include longevity earnings


Starting Salary $44,755
After 6 months  $48,605
After 18 months  $51,830


  • The City of New York's Deferred Compensation Plan is a retirement savings plan which lets you save for the future with before-tax dollars through easy payroll deductions.
  • Five year pension vesting
  • 401K and flexible spending plans
  • Annuity fund

Health Benefits

  • Choice of a wide variety of health plans
  • Prescription dental and eye glass coverage
  • Health Saving Accounts

Additional Benefits

  • 15 vacation days
  • 11 paid holidays
  • 10 available sick days
  • Excellent promotional opportunities
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Transit Benefits
  • Legal Services
Learn more about employee benefits at the NYC Office of Labor Relations Website 

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