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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
  • Paid training
  • Competitive salaries are provided by Legislative appropriation
  • Hazardous duty pay for commissioned law enforcement personnel
  • All equipment furnished
  • Uniforms furnished
  • Uniforms cleaning allowance
  • Travel reimbursement
  • Hospitalization insurance provided at no cost for the employee.   Dependent coverage available at low rates.
  • DPS Troopers and employees are covered under the State Employees Retirement System and Worker's Compensation.
  • Social Security benefits are provided aside from the regular retirement plan.
  • Troopers are entitled to holiday and vacation leave in accordance with State Law and Department Policy.

Troopers that complete the six (6) month FTO Program and have four (4) years of full-time verified prior experience as a full-time peace officer in any state within the United States will advance to an early combined Trooper II salary. Troopers that have less than four (4) years of full-time verified prior experience as a peace officer in any state within the United States will advance to the combined Trooper I salary, until they reach four (4) years of combined law enforcement experience at which time they will advance to the Trooper II salary.