Apprentices will receive a salary of $23,922.72 during their time in the program.
Upon completion of the program and with acceptance to the KSP Academy to become a Trooper, this salary will increase to $3,034.50 per month during academy training. Upon graduation of the Academy, this salary will increase to $3,284.80 monthly ($39, 417.60 annually).
A table that shows the pay increases throughout a Trooper’s career can be found at: http://www.lrc.ky.gov/statutes/statute.aspx?id=45276
Troopers receive a salary increase with each promotion.
Troopers also receive seven dollars per day for uniform maintenance.
Troopers also receive a $4,000.00 annual training stipend (effective August 1, 2016).
Health Insurance: Apprentices may choose one of a variety of health insurance plans offered with dependent coverage at additional charge.
Life Insurance: The Commonwealth of Kentucky provides a $20,000 term life insurance policy.
Vacation: Paid vacation time is accrued according to years of service. By joining the KSP Apprenticeship Program, an apprentice who becomes a Trooper will start earning time faster than someone who has had no previous employment by the Commonwealth.
- 0-4 years of employment: 12 days per year.
- 5-9 years of employment: 15 days per year.
- 10-14 years of employment: 18 days per year.
- 15 years or more of employment: 21 days per year.
Sick Leave: You accrue one sick day for every month worked. You can accumulate up to one (1) year of sick time.
Military Leave: Any apprentice who is a member of the military reserve or National Guard is entitled to a maximum of 21 working days per year of paid military leave.
Holidays: Apprentices receive 11-1/2 paid holidays per year. (12-1/2 in years if there is a presidential election.)
All apprentices are provided uniforms and other essential equipment and supplies to perform their duties.
After 25 years of service, employees are eligible for disbursement from their Kentucky Retirement System contribution plan, either in a lump sum or a monthly payment. Additionally, retirees receive a monthly allowance to apply to their health coverage based on their years of service.
For when apprentices become Troopers: the Merit Pay Program, Job Security, State Run Deferred Compensation program, and Opportunities for Growth and Advancement are also provided.