Salary and Benefits

  • During their training, recruits receive a bi-weekly salary of approximately $1,700.

  • Starting salary for a Trooper 10 position is approximately $44,000. The maximum salary for a trooper position is approximately $66,000 at 20 years of service.

  • After six years of service, troopers receive longevity pay; a lump sum provided once a year based on time-in-service.

  • Troopers receive health, dental, vision and life insurance from the State of Michigan. 

  • Troopers earn 13 vacation days in the first calendar year, accrued four hours every two weeks.  Additional vacation time is accrued based on years of service.

  • Troopers earn 13 paid sick days in a calendar year, accrued four hours every two weeks.

  • State of Michigan employees receive 12 paid holidays per year.

  • All enlisted employees are provided with the required uniforms and equipment.  A uniform cleaning allowance is also provided.

  • More information on benefits specific to the Michigan State Police Troopers Association bargaining unit

NOTE: This information is subject to change with the effective dates of new labor contracts.