Starting Wages (base rate, without geographical differentials, premium pay, shift differentials, standby pay factored in)

  • State Trooper Recruit
$34.98/hour ($72,768/year)
  • State Trooper Recruit with a Bachelor degree or higher
$36.29/hour ($75,492/year)

Applicants with a current police certification and at least one year of experience may qualify for higher rates of pay:
  • State Trooper Lateral
1 year: $37.66/hour ($78,324/year)
2 years: $39.07/hour ($81,264/year)
3 years: $40.53/hour ($84,312/year)
4 years: $42.05/hour ($87,468/year)
5 years: $43.63/hour ($90,744/year)
6+ years: $45.27/hour ($94,152/year)
 (Bachelor’s degree add 3.75% to above salaries)


Vacation/Leave Accrual

Trooper pay is based upon geographical assignment. Pay rates can increase up to 60% from the base rate, depending on assignment location.

<2 years of service=14 hours per month
2-5 years=17.5 hours per month
5-10 years=21 hours per month
10-15 years=24.5 hours per month
15+ years of service=28 hours per month

Leave can be cashed in at the standard hourly rate.  For complete details see the Public Safety Employees’ Association Collective Bargaining Agreement at: