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Wyoming Law Enforcement Salaries

According to the Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-2013 Edition, a publication of the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median Wyoming law enforcement salaries as of 2010 were:

  • Supervisors of Police and Detectives: $69,830
  • Detectives and Criminal Investigators: $60,670
  • Police and Sheriff’s Patrol Officers: $50,680

Detectives and Criminal Investigators Salaries in Wyoming

Area name Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Hourly median wage Hourly 75th percentile wage Hourly 90th percentile wage Annual median wage Annual 75th percentile wage Annual 90th percentile wage
Southwestern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area5028.725974027.2430.1835.23566706278073290

Police Officer and Sheriff Salary in Wyoming

At the Cheyenne Police Department, the annual salary for a Patrol Officer Entry Level is $45,221, and the top salary level for a Patrol Officer is $59,765. For lateral hires, which are police officers with prior law enforcement experience, the salary structure looks like this:

  • 2-4 years of experience: $48,024
  • 4-6 years of experience: $49,922
  • 6+ years of experience: $52,106

Likewise, the Gillette Police Department offers police officers a starting salary of roughly $45,000. With experience and service to the department, their salary can increase all the way up to $57,000.

Police officers employed by the Casper Police Department start out with an annual salary of $49,816, which then increases to $60,590.40 after 4 years of service.

The salary range among deputy sheriffs working for the Laramie County Sheriff’s Office is between $38,676 and $52,332.

Police and Sheriff’s Patrol Officers Salaries across Wyoming

Area name Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Hourly median wage Hourly 75th percentile wage Hourly 90th percentile wage Annual median wage Annual 75th percentile wage Annual 90th percentile wage
Casper WY140Estimate Not ReleasedEstimate Not ReleasedEstimate Not ReleasedEstimate Not ReleasedEstimate Not ReleasedEstimate Not ReleasedEstimate Not ReleasedEstimate Not Released
Cheyenne WY17025.165233025.4527.9029.17529405803060660
Northwestern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area21021.554483020.3125.3029.17422505262060670
Southwestern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area310Estimate Not ReleasedEstimate Not ReleasedEstimate Not ReleasedEstimate Not ReleasedEstimate Not ReleasedEstimate Not ReleasedEstimate Not ReleasedEstimate Not Released
Northeastern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area26024.725142024.0529.1733.24500306066069130
Southeastern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area22022.644710022.2726.2929.16463105469060660

State Trooper Salary in Wyoming

According to the Wyoming Highway Patrol, the state trooper salary in Wyoming is as follows:

  • Trooper I: $42,672
  • Trooper II: $51,180

Police Supervisors and Detectives Salaries across Wyoming

Area name Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Hourly median wage Hourly 75th percentile wage Hourly 90th percentile wage Annual median wage Annual 75th percentile wage Annual 90th percentile wage
Cheyenne WY50408319037.3143.8854.097759091280112500
Northwestern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area6030.166273028.6036.9443.88595007683091280
Southwestern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area8034.157104033.9938.9144.13706908093091800
Northeastern Wyoming nonmetropolitan areaEstimate Not Released34.497174034.1038.9144.66709208093092880
Southeastern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area5029.136059028.7735.3140.04598307345083290

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