Salary and Benefits

  • During their training, recruits receive $3,800 a month while in recruit school.
  • Starting salary for a Trooper 10 position is approximately $50,000, not including overtime and shift premium. After 20 years of service, a trooper’s base salary increases to $73,000.
  • 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 can use up to 12 weeks of paid parental leave.
  • 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.