State Trooper Salary

Men account for the majority of State Troopers in the United States. The overall average income for this group is approximately $53K annually. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most State Troopers. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$36,224 - $91,989
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$53K
$92K
MEDIAN: $53,416
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$10.07 - $42.16
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$36,224 - $91,989  
   
Bonus
$3,000  
Total Pay (?
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$35,066 - $91,104  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 175
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$10.07 - $42.16  
   
Hourly Tips
$133.33  
Overtime
$15.37 - $78.04  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$3,000  
   
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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$35,066 - $91,104  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 38

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Job Description for State Trooper

State troopers are employed by state governments to perform police officer duties. A large amount of the state trooper's time is spent in a police station filing necessary paperwork. This is also where suspects that have been arrested or detained are taken for interrogation; once the trooper takes a suspect into custody, they must question them to obtain information about the alleged crime that has occurred. In the police station, they may also interview victims or witnesses for more information on a case. State troopers may also spend a significant amount of time in a court of law, providing testimony against alleged suspects that they have encountered. To recount this information accurately, state troopers are trained to record all information about an arrest right after the arrest is made. Testimony in front of a grand jury is also common.

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State Trooper Tasks

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

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Pay by Experience Level for State Trooper

Pay by Experience for a State Trooper has a positive trend. An entry-level State Trooper with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $49,000 based on 102 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A State Trooper with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $47,000 based on 40 salaries. An experienced State Trooper which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $58,000 based on 64 salaries. A State Trooper with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $74,000 based on 47 salaries.

State Trooper Advice

Q: What is it like working as a State Trooper?

State Trooper in Orlando:
"It offers medical after retirement (affordable )"
Need to ask further questions on longevity pay and benefits regarding retirement .

Key Stats for State Trooper

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 14 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
23%
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Experience Affects State Trooper Salaries

Late-Career
▲40%

Experienced
▲9%

National Average
$53,000

Entry-Level
▼8%

Mid-Career
▼12%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 14 votes.

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
vision benefits
Vision: 69%
no benefits
None: 12%
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