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
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
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