Salary

Career Progression Plan
Trooper Trainee
  • While in the academy: $18.26/hour (pay grade 25)
Trooper
  • Graduation - 3 years in rank: $20.58/hour (pay grade 27, step 5)
  • 4-5 years in rank: $22.16/hour (pay grade 27, step 8)
Master Trooper/Technical Trooper
Eligible after 5 years as Trooper:
  • 0-3 years in rank: $25.68/hour (pay grade 32, step 4)
  • 4-5 years in rank: $26.98/hour (pay grade 32, step 6)
  • 6-8 years in rank: $28.31/hour (pay grade 32, step 8)
  • 9-10 years in rank: $29.73/hour (pay grade 32, step 10)
  • 11-13 years in rank: $31.22/hour (pay grade 32, step 12)
  • 14-15 years in rank: $32.78/hour (pay grade 32, step 14)
  • 16+ years in rank: $34.42/hour (pay grade 32, step 16)
Promotions
After 5 years of service, Troopers are eligible for promotion to Technical Trooper or Master Trooper and receive an accompanying salary increase. Technical Troopers must meet certain qualifications and receive additional training in specialized areas.

With additional years of service and experience, promotions are available to:
  1. Lieutenant
  2. Captain
  3. Major
  4. Lieutenant Colonel (Assistant Superintendent)
  5. Colonel (Superintendent)
Retirement
Troopers are members of the Kansas Police and Firemen's Retirement System (KP & F). Members may retire at age 50 with 25 years of service, age 55 with 20 years of service, or age 60 with 15 years of service. KP&F members receive maximum retirement benefits after 36 years of service.