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State Trooper Salary

Men account for the majority of State Troopers in the United States. The overall average income for this group is approximately $50K per year. Almost all enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. Job satisfaction for State Troopers is high. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
$35,573 - $80,800
(Median)
36K
50K
64K
81K
MEDIAN: $50,389
10%
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75%
90%

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$14.80 - $38.25
(Median)
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19
29
38
MEDIAN: $21.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$35,573 - $80,800  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,087  
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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$35,388 - $82,186  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 202
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$21$42$63
Hourly Rate
$14.80 - $38.25  
   
Overtime
$15.13 - $61.58  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,087  
   
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).
)
$35,388 - $82,186  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 39
United States (change)

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.


State Troopers with a rich background of experience are typically rewarded with larger paychecks. At career start (within the first five years), average income sits near $44K, and the average for folks who have worked for five to 10 years is only slightly higher at $45K. State Troopers bring in $57K after working for 10 to 20 years. Old hands who claim more than two decades on the job enjoy average earnings of $67K.

Experience Affects State Trooper Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 33%

Experienced
up arrow 14%

National Average
$51,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 11%

Entry-Level
up arrow 13%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 42 votes.

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 92% dental benefits Dental: 75%
vision benefits Vision: 56% employee benefits None: 7%