How much does a Highway Patrol make in the United States? The average Highway Patrol salary in the United States is $56,324 as of April 24, 2024, but the range typically falls between $45,064 and $68,086. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, Salary.com helps you determine your exact pay target. 

Highway Patrol Salaries by Percentile
Percentile Salary Location Last Updated
10th Percentile Highway Patrol Salary $34,813 US April 24, 2024
25th Percentile Highway Patrol Salary $45,064 US April 24, 2024
50th Percentile Highway Patrol Salary $56,324 US April 24, 2024
75th Percentile Highway Patrol Salary $68,086 US April 24, 2024
90th Percentile Highway Patrol Salary $78,796 US April 24, 2024
25% $45,064 10% $34,813 90% $78,796 75% $68,086 $56,324 50%(Median) Didn’t find job title? Click
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Job Description for Highway Patrol

Highway Patrol patrols assigned geographic area and makes note of unusual or suspicious events. Resolves disputes and enforces traffic laws. Being a Highway Patrol may require a bachelor's degree in a related area and 0-2 years of experience in the field or in a related area. Must meet physical and personal requirements. Additionally, Highway Patrol has knowledge of commonly-used concepts, practices, and procedures within a particular field. Relies on instructions and pre-established guidelines to perform the functions of the job. Works under immediate supervision. Primary job functions do not typically require exercising independent judgment. Typically reports to a manager. (Copyright 2024 Salary.com)... View full job description

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Career Path for Highway Patrol

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Highway Patrol salary varies from city to city. Compared with national average salary of Highway Patrol, the highest Highway Patrol salary is in San Francisco, CA, where the Highway Patrol salary is 25.0% above. The lowest Highway Patrol salary is in Miami, FL, where the Highway Patrol salary is 3.5% lower than national average salary.

City, State Compared to national average
City, State San Francisco, CA Compared to national average
+ 25.0%
City, State Washington, DC Compared to national average
+ 11.3%
City, State Miami, FL Compared to national average
-3.5%
City, State Chicago, IL Compared to national average
+ 4.9%
City, State Boston, MA Compared to national average
+ 12.1%
City, State New York, NY Compared to national average
+ 16.8%
City, State Dallas, TX Compared to national average
-1.3%

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