Cadet troopers will receive $47,925.12 (or $3,993.76 monthly) during academy training.
Upon graduation, this salary will increase to equal $65,000.00 annually (or $5,416.66 monthly). $65,000 is an average with the base pay ($59,000.00) + training stipend ($4,300.00) and per diem ($1,700).
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 $4,300.00 annual training stipend (effective August 1, 2016).
Additionally throughout a Trooper’s career: promotional opportunities are available. All promotions shall receive the following salary increases:
- Ten percent (10%) above the base salary for the trooper’s or commercial vehicle enforcement officer’s applicable number of years of service for the rank of sergeant;
- Twenty percent (20%) above the base salary for the trooper’s or commercial vehicle enforcement officer’s applicable number of years of service for the rank of lieutenant;
- Thirty percent (30%) above the base salary for the trooper’s or commercial vehicle enforcement officer’s applicable number of years of service for the rank of captain
Health Insurance: Troopers 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.
- 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 trooper 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: Troopers receive 11-1/2 paid holidays per year. (12-1/2 in years if there is a presidential election.)
All troopers are provided uniforms, necessary weapons, vehicles 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.
Merit Pay Program, Job Security, State Run Deferred Compensation program, Opportunities for Growth and Advancement, and Take home car are also provided.