Trooper Benefits

September 2, 2020

Salary Schedule

The Texas Legislature has authorized an expanded enforcement program that includes a 50 hour work week.

Trooper-Trainee
(During recruit school training at DPS Academy)

$4,623.44
$55,481.00

Probationary Trooper
(Upon being Commissioned)
$5,051.06
$60,613.00

Trooper I
(After successful completion of a
12 month field training probation period)

$6,100.65
$73,208.00
Trooper II
(4 years of Service)
$7,438.64
$89,264.00
Trooper III
(8 years of Service)
$7,968.24
$95,619.00
Trooper IV
(12 years of Service)
$8,320.24
$99,843.00
Trooper V
(16 years of Service)
$8,704.67
$104,456.00
Trooper VI
(20 years of service)
$8,919.85
$107,038.00
Sergeant/Agents
(4 years of Service)
$8,331.47
$99,978.00
(8 years of Service) $8,896.14
$106,754.00
(12 years of Service) $9,260.74
$111,129.00
(16 years of Service) $9,669.80
$116,038.00
(20 years of Service) $9,910.89
$118,931.00

Salary is paid monthly
* Effective September 1, 2015

Stipend

Troopers may be entitled to an education or peace officer certificate stipend and may be entitled to a bilingual proficiency stipend at the following per month ratios:

Stipend ratios
Education Stipend
Masters $150.00
Bachelor $100.00
Associate $50.00
Certificate Stipend
Masters $150.00
Advanced $100.00
Intermediate $50.00
Proficiency Stipend
Second Language $50.00

Trooper Benefits

Troopers completing the required Field Training Program (FTO) as defined by the Department and have at least four (4) years of verified full-time prior experience as a full-time peace officer in any state within the United States will advance to Trooper II salary. Troopers that have less than four (4) years of verified full-time prior experience as a peace officer in any state within the United States will advance to Trooper I salary until they reach four (4) years of combined law enforcement experience at which time they will advance to Trooper II salary.