Plenty of businesses are hurting for workers and the Alaska State Troopers are no different.
The Troopers are even offering a hiring bonus up to $20,000, and the base salary starts at $75,000 for a recruit who has a bachelor’s degree.
The bonus breaks down into two parts: A $10,000 bonus for completion of Troopers Academy, and another $10,000 bonus for completing the probationary period of a year. Applicants can be as young as 20, so long as they turn 21 before starting the academy.
Applicants with a current police certification and at least one year of experience may qualify for higher rates of pay for making the move to the Troopers:
1 year experience: $38.79/ hour ($80,683/year)
2 years experience: $40.24/hour ($83,699/year)
3 years experience: $41.75/hour ($86,840/year)
4 years experience: $43.32/hour ($90,105/year)
5 years experience: $44.94/hour ($93,475/year)
6+ years experience: $46.63/hour ($96,990/year)
Those with experience and a bachelor’s degree can add 3.75 percent to above salaries, and those assigned to remote locations can earn up to 60 percent more than the base pay.