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Senate Approves Pay Raise For Oklahoma Troopers

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A starting trooper is currently paid an annual salary of about $38,000. A starting trooper is currently paid an annual salary of about $38,000.
OKLAHOMA CITY -

Oklahoma Highway Patrol troopers would get a pay increase of as much as 20 percent under a bill that has passed unanimously in the state Senate.

The bill the Senate approved Tuesday would provide for an across-the-board pay raise for troopers based on the recommendations of a recent study on state employee compensation. That study shows troopers should receive a boost in pay of between 14 percent and 20 percent.

View Senate Bill 232

The measure now heads to House.

The Senate author of the bill, Edmond Republican Senator Clark Jolley, says the bill would cost about $8.5 million annually when fully implemented.

3/11/2014 Related Story: Senator Seeks To Lower Age For Oklahoma Troopers

A starting trooper is currently paid an annual salary of about $38,000.

The trooper salary scales haven't been increased in seven years.

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