State Worker blog: California Highway Patrol to receive immediate 5.9 percent raise

agebert@sacbee.comJuly 5, 2013 

Members of the CHP in San Jose paid their respects to the fallen officers, 2011.


California Highway Patrol officers and cadets are receiving a nearly 6 pecent raise this week, a reflection of average pay increases that have gone to five other law enforcement agencies in the state.

The change, posted on the website of the California Department of Human Resources late Friday, is based on a law that requires the state to survey compensation packages provided to other law enforcement officers each fiscal year and adjust CHP wages accordingly.

The 5.9 percent raise for rank-and-file CHP officers was calculated using the average total compensation of five law enforcement agencies: the San Diego, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Oakland police departments, as well as the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Office.

The first 4 percent will be a direct salary increase, and the rest will be allocated to pre-fund the union's health care benefits.

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