What is the average salary for a Sheriff?

Annual / Hourly

The average salary of a Sheriff is $58,720. Salaries start from $32,670 and go up to $90,700. Please note that the average salary for a Sheriff may vary depending on several factors, like level of education, amount of experience, industry, company size and location. Our source, the Bureau of Labor Statistics, produces some of the United States most sensitive and important economic information, which is based on their strongest commitment to accuracy, quality and integrity.

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Highest

The top 10% of Sheriffs in United States earn:

$90,700
Senior

The top 25% of Sheriffs in United States earn:

$73,710
Experienced

The middle 50% of Sheriffs in United States earn:

$56,130
Junior

The bottom 25% of Sheriffs in United States earn:

$41,910
Starting

The bottom 10% of Sheriffs in United States earn:

$32,670

Historical salary

Sheriff salary by state

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State Salary Rank
Sheriff Salary in New Jersey 88,220 1
Sheriff Salary in California 86,040 2
Sheriff Salary in Alaska 73,990 3
Sheriff Salary in New York 70,670 4
Sheriff Salary in Washington 70,640 5
Sheriff Salary in District of Columbia 69,420 6
Sheriff Salary in Illinois 68,570 7
Sheriff Salary in Nevada 68,260 8
Sheriff Salary in Delaware 64,580 9
Sheriff Salary in Connecticut 64,020 10
Sheriff Salary in Colorado 63,370 11
Sheriff Salary in Oregon 62,000 12
Sheriff Salary in Pennsylvania 60,130 13
Sheriff Salary in Arizona 59,100 14
Sheriff Salary in Maryland 58,980 15
Sheriff Salary in United States 58,720 16
Sheriff Salary in Minnesota 58,220 17
Sheriff Salary in Massachusetts 58,000 18
Sheriff Salary in Hawaii 57,470 19
Sheriff Salary in Florida 57,280 20
Sheriff Salary in Rhode Island 54,830 21
Sheriff Salary in Wisconsin 54,140 22
Sheriff Salary in Michigan 53,800 23
Sheriff Salary in Ohio 53,700 24
Sheriff Salary in Texas 53,030 25
Sheriff Salary in Iowa 52,240 26
Sheriff Salary in Nebraska 51,600 27
Sheriff Salary in Wyoming 51,110 28
Sheriff Salary in New Hampshire 51,000 29
Sheriff Salary in Virginia 50,920 30
Sheriff Salary in North Dakota 50,250 31
Sheriff Salary in Idaho 47,210 32
Sheriff Salary in Montana 47,180 33
Sheriff Salary in Indiana 47,120 34
Sheriff Salary in New Mexico 47,100 35
Sheriff Salary in Utah 46,400 36
Sheriff Salary in Kansas 44,060 37
Sheriff Salary in Missouri 43,980 38
Sheriff Salary in Vermont 42,950 39
Sheriff Salary in Maine 42,800 40
Sheriff Salary in South Dakota 42,030 41
Sheriff Salary in Oklahoma 41,980 42
Sheriff Salary in Tennessee 41,600 43
Sheriff Salary in Kentucky 41,440 44
Sheriff Salary in Alabama 41,040 45
Sheriff Salary in North Carolina 40,940 46
Sheriff Salary in Louisiana 38,970 47
Sheriff Salary in Georgia 38,320 48
Sheriff Salary in South Carolina 37,840 49
Sheriff Salary in West Virginia 37,830 50
Sheriff Salary in Arkansas 37,050 51
Sheriff Salary in Mississippi 31,820 52
Sheriff Salary in Puerto Rico 29,960 53

Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics