We are always looking for men and women who are up to the task of being a Maine State Trooper.
If you think you are interested in pursuing a career as a Maine State Trooper, look at the links below. They will describe what is involved in being and becoming a State Trooper in Maine. You will also find information on pay and benefits.
Join the Tradition
A Career with a future, job satisfaction, and pride.
We are currently accepting new applicants from January 2019 until April 15, 2019. You can apply online today.
Being a Maine State Trooper is a demanding, challenging and rewarding way of life. From the day you apply to become a trooper you will have embarked on a great personal challenge. Our exhaustive selection process and rigorous training academy has set national standards for excellence. The reason is clear . . . only the finest men and women are good enough to wear the uniform and badge of the Maine State Trooper.
Troopers begin their career with a salary based on an annual rate of $44,969 which progresses through seniority steps to $60,444. Overtime is paid at one and half times the basic hourly rate for time worked beyond an assigned shift. The value of State paid Health and Dental insurance is $399.86-$420.61 biweekly. The value of the State's share of employee's retirement is 21.06% of salary.
If you've been considering a law enforcement career and are self-reliant and highly motivated with the self-discipline and desire to give us your level best, then you may be just who we're looking for. Look to your future; apply to become one of Maine's finest law enforcement officers today.
Benefits if a Maine State Trooper
- A 25-year retirement system with an employee contribution of only 8.65% (remainder is paid by the State). Troopers retire at 50% of their maximum salary while employees working over 25 years receive an additional 2% of retirement pay for each additional year worked beyond 25 years;
- clothing or uniform cleaning allowance of $65 per month;
- cell phone allowance of $50.00 per month, paid semi-annually;
- night shift differential of either $.40 or $.50 per hour;
- weekend differential of $.50 per hour;
- college degree incentive that includes an hourly stipend of $0.19 for an Associates degree, $0.31 for a Bachelor degree and $0.43 for a Masters or higher degree;
- State paid health and dental benefits;
- paid sick leave earned at one day per month;
- paid vacation leave starting at one day per month to a maximum of 2 days per month based on seniority;
- assigned vehicle with a yearly allowance of $260.00 for cleaning;
- promotional opportunities based on ability, education and seniority;
- each trooper has an opportunity for a wide array of specialized career paths with lateral mobility.
- Accident Reconstructionist
- Basic Cadet School Cadre Member
- Canine Handler
- Commercial Vehicle Enforcement
- Community Policing Officer
- Computer Crimes Task Force
- Criminal Intelligence
- Criminal Investigation
- Underwater Recovery Team
- Drug Enforcement
- Emergency Medical Technician
- Evidence Response Team
- EVOC Instructor
- Firearms Instructor
- Fitness Instructor
- Forensic Specialist
- Gaming/Weapons Unit
- Crisis Negotiator
- Pilot (Air Wing)
- Pipe & Drum Unit
- Recruit School Instructor
- Tactical Team
- Traffic Division
- Troop Investigator
- Truck Weights
- Violent Crimes Task Force
Any question regarding salary and benefits may be directed to Dottie Perry at the Security and Employment Service Center at 207-623-6739.Find out about becoming a Maine State Trooper