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
Annual mean wage
Southwestern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area
50
59740

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
Annual mean wage
Casper WY
140
Estimate Not Released
Cheyenne WY
170
52330
Northwestern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area
210
44830
Southwestern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area
310
Estimate Not Released
Northeastern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area
260
51420
Southeastern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area
220
47100

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
Annual mean wage
Cheyenne WY
50
83190
Northwestern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area
60
62730
Southwestern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area
80
71040
Northeastern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area
Estimate Not Released
71740
Southeastern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area
50
60590

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