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Carter County/Elizabethton Driver Services Center is moving effective Monday, December 9, 2019

Salary and Benefits

Salary Information

The entry level salary for the position of Trooper Cadets entering the Academy is $2,859.00 per month. Upon successful completion of training at the Academy and commissioning as a law enforcement officer, a Trooper's salary will increase to $3,163.00 per month. With regular pay increases, a Trooper can earn $53,928.00 per year after 10 years of service, under the current pay structure. Recruits are paid while in training.


  • Paid Pension Plan
  • Deferred Compensation to Contributory 401K and 457 Plans
  • Paid Military Leave
  • Credit Union Available
  • Furnished Uniforms and Equipment including Vehicle
  • Low Cost Life Insurance
  • Low Cost Health Benefit Plans and Optional Dental and Vision Plans
  • 11 Paid Holidays
  • Annual Leave Earned at a Rate of 12 to 24 Days Per Year, Based on Length of Employment
  • Sick Leave Accumulates to 12 Days Per Year with No Limit
  • One Paid State College Credit Course Per Semester
  • State College Tuition Discount for Employee's Children
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Salary Paid During Cadet Training School

State employees receive a comprehensive package of benefits that include several insurance options, as well as paid vacation and sick leave. Click general information to review state employee benefits put together by the Department of Human Resources.