MD Police, Firefighters, Nurses and Others Will Get a Raise

Maryland police officers, firefighters, nurses, and some other front-line healthcare workers will get a raise. It was announced after Gov. Hogan came to an agreement with state employee unions on Monday, Dec. 20, 2021.


Employees represented by The Fraternal Order of Police (FOP), State Law Enforcement Officers Labor Alliance (SLEOLA), and BWI Airport Firefighters will receive a 5 % cost-of-living pay increase every July for the next 3 years. Some will also see a 3% salary increase for each of those years.


Registered nurses will see a 6% salary increase this July. Employees represented by the AFT Healthcare as well as some healthcare employees not represented by AFT Healthcare will also receive a $1,000 bonus and a 2% salary increase this July, a 3% cost-of-living adjustment in July of 2023, and another salary increase in July of 2024.


All aforementioned employees are eligible for 10 days of COVID-19 leave for use in case of a breakout infection, but only if those employees are vaccinated against the coronavirus. The governor also announces the purchase of 60 vehicles for Maryland Transportation Authority officers and an increased focus on mental health resources for state employees.

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