Oklahoma Troopers and Correctional Officers to Receive Salary Increase

26 Feb

Oklahoma Troopers and Correctional Officers to Receive Salary Increase

Oklahoma Highway Patrol troopers and prison correctional officers will soon enjoy a salary increase. Two bills were recently approved by the House committee that would increase the salaries of existing officers and produce higher starting salaries for new ones.  Both bills have also been approved by the House Appropriations and Budget Subcommittee and are now awaiting evaluation and approval by the full House Appropriations Committee.

According to the bills, the salary increase of prison officers would cost the state $12.2 million per year, and the increase for state troopers would cost $7.3 million per year.  For state prison workers, the starting salary would increase from $11.83 per hour to $14 per hour, and other employees at the Department of Corrections would see a salary increase of 5 percent. State troopers would also receive a starting salary increase from $33,192 to $38,602.

Jennifer Fields
Oklahoma City & Edmond Real Estate Agent
405.330.0031

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