State Trooper Salary

Men account for the majority of State Troopers in the United States. The overall average income for this group is approximately $51K annually. The specific employer is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most State Troopers. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$35,498 - $81,518
(Median)
$35K
$51K
$82K
MEDIAN: $50,845
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50%
90%

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$14.86 - $38.96
(Median)
$15
$24
$39
MEDIAN: $23.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$35,498 - $81,518  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,128  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$35,308 - $83,264  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 223
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$22$44$66
Hourly Rate
$14.86 - $38.96  
   
Overtime
$20.43 - $63.96  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,128  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$35,308 - $83,264  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 50

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Job Description for State Trooper

  • Log and file all interactions and activities.
  • Assist at accident and crime sites to ensure public safety.
  • Patrol assigned areas providing traffic and law enforcement.
  • Perform searches and arrests.

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Pay by Experience Level for State Trooper

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Experience seems to be a major factor in determining the incomes of State Troopers. Folks who are navigating the first five years of their careers have a median salary of approximately $44K in this position. Those who have been around for five to 10 years don't get much more, though; the median salary in that group is $46K. State Troopers see a median salary of $59K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Old hands who claim more than two decades on the job enjoy average earnings of $68K.

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Experience Affects State Trooper Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 33%

Experienced
up arrow 14%

National Average
$51,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 10%

Entry-Level
up arrow 14%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 40 votes.

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 92% dental benefits Dental: 74%
vision benefits Vision: 56% employee benefits None: 8%