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Average State Trooper Salary

$54,833
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$1,951
Bonus
$220
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The average salary for a State Trooper is $54,833.
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What Do State Troopers Do?

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.

Job Satisfaction for State Trooper

4.5 out of 5
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Popular Employer Salaries for State Trooper

The top respondents for the job title State Trooper are from the companies State Police, Michigan State Police and Michigan State Police. Reported salaries are highest at State Police where the average pay is $84,700. Michigan State Police pays the lowest at around $57,147.

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What Are Popular Skills for State Troopers?

Skills in Organizing and Operations Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Strategic Planning, Team Leadership and Training.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for State Troopers?

An entry-level State Trooper with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $49,223 based on 25 salaries. An early career State Trooper with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $50,992 based on 84 salaries. A mid-career State Trooper with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $57,808 based on 36 salaries. An experienced State Trooper with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $60,785 based on 55 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $77,279.

Pay Difference by Location

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Employees with State Trooper in their job title in Boston, Massachusetts earn an average of 89.1% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (43.2% more) and Raleigh, North Carolina (8.8% more).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 257 survey responses.
Entry Level
9.7%
Early Career
32.7%
Mid Career
14.0%
Experienced
21.4%
Late Career
22.2%