Avg. Base Salary (USD)
The average salary for a State Trooper is $61,641
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 $48,295 based on 24 salaries. An early career State Trooper with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $49,470 based on 63 salaries. An experienced …Read more
What Do State Troopers Do?
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 …Read more
- 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.