Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
At career start, salaries are typically $45K, which grows only modestly to $45K after five to 10 years. After spending one to two decades on the job, pay usually hovers around $56K. Wages do not stop growing after 20 years on the job, and State Troopers tend to earn $69K at this point in time. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up 23 percent of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than 10, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining 14 percent. More than half of respondents report having between one and nine years of experience in this field.