How Much Do Sheriffs and Deputy Sheriffs Make in 2021 (including Starting Salary)

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2021 Annual Salary, Salary Range, and Highest Paying States and Industries

Sheriffs and Deputy Sheriffs

Sheriffs and Deputy Sheriffs enforce law and order in rural or unincorporated districts or serve legal processes of courts. May patrol courthouse, guard court or grand jury, or escort defendants.

Salary
$70000
Becoming One
Medium
Education
No degree required
Job Satisfaction
Job Growth

Personality
Interest Match




Table of contents
  1. Average salary
  2. Starting salary
  3. Salary rank
  4. Salary range
  5. Highest paying states
  6. Highest paying industries

Average salary

Annual salary
$70000 per year
Hourly wage
$34 per hour

Starting salary

Entry-level annual salary
$38,420 to $48,950 per year
Entry-level hourly wage
$18 to $24 per hour

Entry-level Sheriffs and Deputy Sheriffs with little to no experience can expect to make anywhere between $38,420 to $48,950 per year or $18 to $24 per hour. Similar to any other job, their salary will increase as they gain experience.


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Salary rank

Salary rank
B

We wanted to make it easy for our readers to compare the salary of Sheriffs and Deputy Sheriffs to all the other careers out there. So we created Salary Rank. We compared the salary of all careers then we gave them a rank of A, B, C, or D depending on where their average salary sit in comparison to other careers.

Salary range

Level Hourly Annual
Highest (Top 10%) $52 $109,040
Senior (Top 25%) $42 $86,880
Middle (Mid 50%) $32 $65,540
Junior (Bottom 25%) $24 $48,950
No experience (Bottom 10%) $18 $38,420

Highest paying states

State Hourly Annual
CA $52 $107,440
NJ $44 $90,700
AK $42 $88,120
WA $40 $82,740
HI $39 $81,460
NY $39 $80,210
DC $38 $79,600
IL $38 $78,450
CO $38 $78,230
DE $37 $77,010

Another simple way to increase your salary as a Sheriff and Deputy Sheriff is to move to a higher paying state. However moving to a higher paying state like CA doesn’t guarantee that you will make more because the expenses at CA might be much higher than where you are currently living at right now.

According to BLS, the highest paid Sheriffs and Deputy Sheriffs are in the states of CA, NJ, AK, WA and HI.

Highest paying industries

Salary by industry Annual Hourly
State Government $77230 $37.13
Local Government $69940 $33.63
Federal Executive Branch $62050 $29.83
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools $59790 $28.75
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals $59700 $28.70
Elementary and Secondary Schools $58860 $28.30
Junior Colleges $56970 $27.39
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations $56790 $27.30
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals $54210 $26.06
Postal Service (Federal Government) $54160 $26.04
Specialty Hospitals $46940 $22.57

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