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Trooper Career · Compensation Package

Compensation


Trooper Cadets - $3,747 monthly base compensation.


Troopers - $4,009 monthly base pay:

After successfully completing the Trooper Cadet Training, the cadets are promoted to trooper and will receive a trooper’s monthly base pay of $4,009. Once a trooper has reached their six months of commissioned date they will receive the following step increases until they have their fifth year of commissioned service.

Progression Monthly Base Pay
   0 – .5 years $4,009
  .5 – 1.5 years $4,250
  1.5 – 2.5 years $4,505
  2.5 – 3.5 years $4,775
  3.5 – 4.5 years $5,062
  4.5 + years $5,366

Longevity Pay:

After a trooper reaches their fifth year of commissioned service, they will receive 2% longevity pay every five years of commissioned service after they have reached five years of service.

Shift Differential Pay:

Shift differential will be paid at five percent (5%) of the employee’s regular rate of pay for all hours worked between six (6:00) p.m. and six (6:00) a.m., including overtime hours.

Education Incentive Pay:

Troopers will receive education incentive pay of 2% of their base rate of pay for a qualifying Associate Degree and 4% for a qualifying Bachelor Degree.

Geographical Pay:

In addition to a trooper’s base pay, trooper’s who are assigned to the following areas will receive geographical pay:

Location Percentage
  Pierce County 3%
  Snohomish County 5%
  Forks 7%
  Newhalem 7%
  Republic 7%
  King County 10%
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Specialty Pay:

In addition to a trooper’s base pay, trooper’s have an opportunity to receive specialty pay for the following responsibilities:

Responsibility Percentage
  Armorer 2%
  SWAT Member 3%
  Detective 3%
  Motorcycle Officer 4%
  Single Engine Pilot 5%
  Academy Staff 5%
  Multi Engine Pilot 10%
  Executive Protection Unit 10%
  Command Pilot 15%
  Drug Recognition Expert $500 / year
  Certified Technical Specialist $500 / year
  Collision Reconstruction Specialist $750 / year

Paid Leave Time:

  • Sick Leave – 96 hours per year
  • Personal Holiday – 1 day per calendar year
  • Holiday Credits – 10 per year
  • Annual Leave – 96 hours per year and increased based on the following years of continuous employment:
Years of Continuous employment Hours per Year
  First year 96
  Second year 104
  Third and fourth years 112
  Fifth, sixth, and seventh years 112
  Eighth, ninth, and tenth years 128
  Eleventh year 136
  Twelfth year 144
  Thirteenth year 152
  Fourteenth year 160
  Fifteenth year 168
  Sixteenth year and thereafter 176

Benefits


Retirement Benefits:

  • Optional retirement at any age, with 25 or more years of service credit; or
  • Age 55 or older, with no minimum required service credit.

For more information, visit the Department of Retirement Systems website.

Insurance Benefits:

  • Medical (including vision)
  • Dental

For a complete detail of these benefits as well as others that are available, please visit the Public Employees Benefits Board (PEBB) website.


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