State Trooper Salary

State Troopers in the United States are largely men, earning an average of $50K annually. The specific employer is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. The majority of State Troopers claim high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$35,075 - $79,513
(Median)
$35K
$50K
$80K
MEDIAN: $50,398
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90%

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$14.98 - $39.17
(Median)
$15
$24
$39
MEDIAN: $23.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$35,075 - $79,513  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,894  
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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$34,782 - $82,619  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 225
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$21$42$63
Hourly Rate
$14.98 - $39.17  
   
Overtime
$20.04 - $61.77  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,894  
   
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).
)
$34,782 - $82,619  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 57
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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.


For many State Troopers, more experience generally translates to higher pay. During the first five years of their careers, State Troopers see a median income of $44K. Survey respondents with five to 10 years of experience report an only modestly higher median of $45K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $58K. Average wages for folks with more than 20 years of experience come out to around $67K.

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Experience Affects State Trooper Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 32%

Experienced
up arrow 15%

National Average
$51,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 11%

Entry-Level
up arrow 14%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 37 votes.

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 92% dental benefits Dental: 75%
vision benefits Vision: 57% employee benefits None: 7%
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