Why Apply?

The Florida Highway Patrol has an established career progression program. We recognize and reward educational achievements and career advancements.

Troopers with two years of service are eligible to promote to Law Enforcement Investigator I (Corporal) and Troopers with five years of service with the Florida Highway Patrol are eligible to promote to Sergeant.

Starting Salary

$38,034.24 annually

Cost Area Differential (CAD)
Critical Market Pay (CMP)

  • CAD Counties (Sworn = $416.65 a month)
    • Palm Beach, Broward, Miami-Dade, Monroe
    • Position must be assigned to one of these four counties, home address is not a factor, does not require additional par, automatic in people first
  • CMP (Sworn = $416.65 a month)
    • Lee and Collier
    • *Must live & work within Lee or Collier counties, usually does require an additional par once member has Lee/Collier home address, it’s not always the same effective date as action on trans/promo, etc., effective date is based on proof of residence in people first & action date
  • CMP (Monroe only $250.00 a month)
    • Monroe
    • Monroe is the only county that can receive both CAD & CMP, if living and working in Monroe county (Monroe county address), may or may not require additional par, see above
  • Effective 7/1/15, additional CMP Counties ($416.65 a month)
    • Hillsborough, Orange, Pinellas, Marion, Duval, Escambia
  • Effective 8/25/15, members living & working in bordering counties are eligible:
    • Hillsborough/Pinellas and ŸLee/Collier
    • (Any CMP county that borders another CMP County is interchangeable)

Patrol’s Advantages

  • Job Stability
  • Positive Work Environment
  • Paid Training
  • Career Advancement/Promotional Opportunities
  • Tuition Free Education Plan
  • Education Incentive Pay
  • Educational Leave with Pay Program
  • Competitive Pay
  • Hireback Overtime Program
  • Paid Holidays
  • Paid Vacations
  • Maternity Leave
  • Military Leave
  • Uniforms, Equipment, and Weapons
  • Uniform Cleaning Allowance
  • Numerous Health/Medical Insurance Options
  • Life Insurance
  • Contributory Retirement Plan
  • Deferred Compensation Plans
  • Deferred Retirement Option Plan (D.R.O.P.)
  • No State Income Tax


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