Vermont Law Enforcement Salaries

As reported in the Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-2013 Edition, which was published by the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 2010 these were the median Vermont law enforcement salaries:

  • Detectives and Criminal Investigators: $73,140
  • Police and Sheriff’s Patrol Officers: $43,300
  • Supervisors of Police and Detectives: $70,820
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Salaries among Detectives and Criminal Investigators within Vermont

Area name
Employment
Annual mean wage
Burlington-South Burlington VT
70
81040
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area
40
71540
Northern Vermont nonmetropolitan area
140
74290

Police Officer and Sheriff Salary in Vermont

Police officer salaries in Vermont are often different between cities. As an example, the Burlington Police Department offers an annual base pay rate of $44,231.77 for entry-level police officers. However, the salary schedule goes all the way up to $52,515.07 depending on prior full-time law enforcement experience.

During 2010, the Burlington and South Burlington areas were the highest paying areas for police officers in Vermont. There, they earned a median annual income of $47,200 with those in the top ten percent earning $60,500.

Salaries among Police and Sheriff’s Patrol Officers within Vermont

Area name
Employment
Annual mean wage
Burlington-South Burlington VT
410
48020
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area
450
41960
Northern Vermont nonmetropolitan area
390
43050

State Trooper Salary in Vermont

In Vermont, state troopers working for the Vermont State Police receive a starting base salary of $41,990. However, if you have previously completed a training academy program in conjunction with at least 3 years of prior experience as a police officer, the base salary given will be $51,944. Salary raises are given thereafter through seniority steps leading to a top salary of $74,075.

Salaries among Police Supervisors and Detectives within Vermont

Area name
Employment
Annual mean wage
Burlington-South Burlington VT
40
94320
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area
40
68330
Northern Vermont nonmetropolitan area
60
68950

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