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State Police get a pay raise in New York budget

The state budget didn’t just authorize pay raises for Gov. Andrew Cuomo, Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul and state lawmakers.

State lawmakers last month approved and Cuomo signed into law 2-percent pay raises for the State Police over a five-year period.

The salary increases for the State Police were part of contractually negotiated hikes for all ranks from trainee grade troopers, sergeants, lieutenants, captains to majors.

Officers and troopers alike will see their pay increased in the coming years.

For trainee, entry-level troopers, their pay will grow from $56,174, retroactive to April 1, 2018 to $59,612 by 2022.

On the other end of the pay scale, majors living outside of the New York City area will see their salaries grow from $148,321 to $160,547 by 2022.

Salaries for State Police officers vary on their locations within the state.

The budget included a resolution authorizing pay raises for Cuomo and Hochul. In the coming years, the governor’s salary will grow to $250,000 by 2021. The lieutenant governor’s salary will reach $220,000. The future phased-in hikes are tied to the passage of budgets by the start of the state’s fiscal year, April 1.

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