Protecting the lives, property, and constitutional rights of people in Idaho since 1919.

Trooper Lateral Starting Pay Rates

To be eligible for an ISP Trooper Lateral position you must have a current Idaho POST Basic Patrol (or higher) Certificate or the equivalent from another state, and be employed by a law enforcement agency as a commissioned law enforcement officer with at least three years of experience at the time of application.  The starting pay rates listed below are subject to change and limited to budget availability.


Years Of
Law Enforcement Experience

Base Pay Rate Per Hour


Total Pay Rate

3 to 4



5 to 6



7 or more

Please contact
Human Resources
at 884-7317






Other Benefits Include:

  • Project Choice - A career ladder and salary enhancement program that allows the department to give pay increases based on performance and for various accomplishments.
  • Overtime pay, holiday pay, and shift differential pay.
  • Health Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Group Life Insurance
  • Disability Insurance
  • Supplemental Life Insurance
  • Workers' Compensation Insurance
  • Deferred Compensation and 401K Plans
  • Disability Benefits
  • Retirement System
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Sick Leave, Vacation Leave, and Longevity
  • Family Medical Leave

    Revised 9-9-14

Idaho State Police Headquarters
700 S. Stratford Drive, Meridian, ID 83642