The entry level salary for the position of Trooper Cadets entering the Academy is $2563.00 per month. Upon successful completion of training at the Academy and commissioning as a law enforcement officer, a Trooper's salary will increase to $2836.00 per month ($34,032 annually). With regular pay increases, a Trooper can earn $50,580 per year after 10 years of service, under the current pay structure. Recruits are paid while in training.
State employees receive a comprehensive package of benefits that include several insurance options, as well as paid vacation and sick leave. To review more general information on state employee benefits put together by the Department of Human Resources, click here: http://www.tn.gov/dohr/employment/benefits.html.