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

  • State Trooper Recruit
$32.56/hour ($67,716/year)
  • State Trooper Recruit with a Bachelor degree or higher
$33.78/hour ($70,260/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 of experience: $35.05/hour ($72,900 /year)
2 years: $36.36 ($75,636/year)
3 years: $37.73 ($78,468/year)
4 years: $39.14 ($81,408/year)
5 years: $40.60 ($84,456/year)
6+ years: $42.13 ($87,624/year)
 (Bachelor’s degree add 3.75%)


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: