$4,460 - $5,717
Cadets earn a monthly salary while attending the CHP Academy. in addition, cadets receive free room and board. Effective the first month following their Academy reporting date, cadets receive full health and dental benefits for themselves and their dependents. Cadets also earn an additional seven hours of mandatory
overtime per month.
$6,250 - $7,751
Upon graduation from the CHP Academy cadets are promoted to the position of officer. Annually, an officer's base pay is $74,700. 5.0% increases occur yearly until the top step base salary of $92,640 is reached.
Officers receive a stipend equal to 3.5% of their base pay to compensate for pre-and post-shift activities.
In addition, all officers earn the following pay incentives:
Physical performance Pay (PPP) - $65.00 per month; after the fifth year, $130.00 a month.
Officer's are paid an additional 6.25% of their base salary, or approximately $4,953 annually at the top step.
Officer's are entitled to an annual uniform allowance of $920. Cadets are loaned the funds to purchase their first set of uniforms. This interest free loan will be repaid over the first 12 months of their career.
$100 per month for certified bilingual speaking officers who are assigned to a bilingual position.
$156 per month for officers who are canine handlers
Educational Incentive Pay
2.5% of their base pay of officers who possess an intermediate Peace officer Standards and training (POST ) Certificate of Associate of Arts/Science degree or 5% of their base pay for officers who possess an Advanced POST Certificate or Bachelor of Arts/Science degree.
Field Training Officer
Field Training Officers earn an additional 5% of their daily base pay each day they serve as an FTO.
$50 per month for officers assigned as full-time Vehicle Theft or Fraud Investigators.
Motorcycle Officer Pay
4% of base pay for motorcycle enforcement duty.
Flight Officer Pay
Annual salaries for officers who fly in either airplanes or helicopters, at top step:
Pilot - $98,256
Flight Observer - $87,840
Swing Shift adds an additional $1.00 per hour per shift, which averages $2,062 annually. For graveyard shift, add an additional $1.50 per hour per shift, averaging $3,057 annually.
Senior Officer Pay
Officers also earn a monthly pay differential based on the years they have worked.Add an additional:
2% after 18 years 5% after 21 years
3% after 19 years 6% after 22 years
4% after 20 years 8% after 25 years
Medical, Dental, and Vision Benefits
The Department provides comprehensive medical, dental, and vision health care plans for officers and their dependents. Officers may select from numerous health care plans, the plan that best meets their needs.
Annual Leave Program
Annual Leave Credits can be used as vacation time or as sick leave. Annual Leave hours accrue as follows:
Length of Service
Annual Leave Allowance
1 - 3 years
24 hours per month
3 - 10 years
27 hours per month
10 - 15 years
29 hours per month
15 - 20 years
30 hours per month
20 years or more
31 hours per month
Police Protective Equipment
The Department furnishes all required safety and police protective equipment. The following is a partial list: .40 caliber Smith and Wesson pistol and required ammunition: badge and cap piece; side handle baton; oleoresin capsicum (pepper) spray; handcuffs; flashlight; soft body armor; rain gear (jacket, pants, and boots); Kevlar general duty helmet; duty belt, holster, and equipment cases.
Uniformed members of the CHP can qualify for an annual service retirement allowance up to 90% of an average of their three highest years of salary, based on length of service and age. Health and dental benefits are available.