California Highway Patrol Benefits

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  • Pension Plan(4 comments)

    Required to work well into your 60s for half of your pay after 25 years, and pay that is 1/4th of private sector.

  • Health Insurance(3 comments)

    First $1000 per person is completely out of pocket, and then you have to pay 20% of costs. Many providers dont take the coverage too, I had to drive to another state to get into an urgent care.

  • Vacation & Paid Time Off(3 comments)

    All State holidays and 11 hours+ of vacation every month with a 600 hour cap.

Aug 9, 2019
Current Officer in Oakland, California

Lifetime medical after 20 years Cheap insurance A lot of ot A lot of vacation and comp time

Oct 20, 2020
Former State Trooper in Los Angeles, California

Everything about the California Highway Patrol is an excellent good thing and helps the people

Feb 24, 2020
Former Automotive Technician in Sacramento, California

The healthcare out of pocket expenses are nuts, the state pays $1200 a month, then you are responsible for the first $1000 per member out of pocket, and 20% of all costs after that. You have to pay 4% of your salary for these benefits in retirement. You also have to pay 10% of your pay for your retirement which is in addition to 4% social security, and the regular taxes and make much less than private sector. I was taxed at a 42% rate as a result. The pension is junk too, who wants to wrench on cars until they are 63 years old?

Jul 16, 2018
Former Employee

The vacation hours increase with your time there. The benefits package is not to special and you have a lot of options.

Apr 10, 2018
Current Employee

Great benefits. You can let your vacation bank build and use as much or as little as you want. You can take off a week - or 12 weeks in a row if you have the time on the books.

Nov 2, 2017
Former Office Technician in Fresno, California

Health, dental, vision insurance, sick, vacation time off , and holidays. Retirement benefits. State employment with the ability to promote and transfer to other state departments.

Jan 9, 2017
Former Employee

5 weeks time off with personal days

Sep 6, 2016
Current Chp offjcer in San Francisco, California

Great healthcare options. Vacation and overtime

Aug 6, 2016
Current Police Officer in Oakhurst, California

The benefits at the CHP are untouchable by todays standards. They dangle a big carrot for you to put your life on the line.

Jul 8, 2016
Current Police Officer in San Francisco, California

Pensions being taken away or reduced at and alarming rate

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