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What is the average salary for Sheriffs in the United States?

Sheriffs earn an average hourly wage of $28.64. Hourly wages typically start from $15.88 and go up to $44.45. Sheriffs earn an average salary of $59,560 per year. Salaries typically start from $33,030 and go up to $92,450.

These numbers may vary depending on several factors, like level of education, amount of experience, industry, company size and location.

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Highest

The top 10% of Sheriffs in the United States earn:

$44.45 an hour $92,450 per year
Senior

The top 25% of Sheriffs in the United States earn:

$36.00 an hour $74,870 per year
Experienced

The top 50% of Sheriffs in the United States earn:

$27.31 an hour $56,810 per year
Junior

The bottom 25% of Sheriffs in the United States earn:

$20.32 an hour $42,260 per year
Starting

The bottom 10% of Sheriffs in the United States earn:

$15.88 an hour $33,030 per year

Historical salary for Sheriffs in the United States

Sheriff salary by state

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State Hourly Wage Annual Salary Rank
Sheriff Salary in New Jersey $42.56 $88,530 # 1
Sheriff Salary in California $42.08 $87,520 # 2
Sheriff Salary in Alaska $36.38 $75,670 # 3
Sheriff Salary in New York $34.76 $72,310 # 4
Sheriff Salary in Washington $34.73 $72,240 # 5
Sheriff Salary in District of Columbia $33.46 $69,590 # 6
Sheriff Salary in Illinois $32.93 $68,500 # 7
Sheriff Salary in Nevada $32.75 $68,110 # 8
Sheriff Salary in Connecticut $31.15 $64,790 # 9
Sheriff Salary in Colorado $31.10 $64,680 # 10
Sheriff Salary in Delaware $30.82 $64,100 # 11
Sheriff Salary in Oregon $30.60 $63,650 # 12
Sheriff Salary in Pennsylvania $29.42 $61,200 # 13
Sheriff Salary in Hawaii $28.82 $59,950 # 14
Sheriff Salary in Maryland $28.79 $59,880 # 15
Sheriff Salary in Massachusetts $28.69 $59,680 # 16
Sheriff Salary in Arizona $28.32 $58,900 # 17
Sheriff Salary in Minnesota $28.23 $58,720 # 18
Sheriff Salary in Florida $27.72 $57,650 # 19
Sheriff Salary in Michigan $27.14 $56,450 # 20
Sheriff Salary in Rhode Island $27.02 $56,210 # 21
Sheriff Salary in Ohio $26.32 $54,750 # 22
Sheriff Salary in Wisconsin $26.19 $54,480 # 23
Sheriff Salary in Texas $25.93 $53,940 # 24
Sheriff Salary in Iowa $25.72 $53,490 # 25
Sheriff Salary in Nebraska $25.15 $52,310 # 26
Sheriff Salary in Virginia $24.95 $51,900 # 27
Sheriff Salary in New Hampshire $24.79 $51,560 # 28
Sheriff Salary in Wyoming $24.77 $51,510 # 29
Sheriff Salary in North Dakota $24.30 $50,550 # 30
Sheriff Salary in Idaho $23.38 $48,630 # 31
Sheriff Salary in Indiana $22.98 $47,810 # 32
Sheriff Salary in Montana $22.95 $47,730 # 33
Sheriff Salary in New Mexico $22.72 $47,260 # 34
Sheriff Salary in Utah $22.35 $46,500 # 35
Sheriff Salary in Missouri $21.65 $45,020 # 36
Sheriff Salary in Vermont $21.57 $44,870 # 37
Sheriff Salary in Kansas $21.18 $44,050 # 38
Sheriff Salary in Maine $20.80 $43,270 # 39
Sheriff Salary in South Dakota $20.60 $42,840 # 40
Sheriff Salary in Oklahoma $20.54 $42,720 # 41
Sheriff Salary in Tennessee $20.28 $42,190 # 42
Sheriff Salary in Alabama $20.15 $41,910 # 43
Sheriff Salary in Kentucky $19.86 $41,300 # 44
Sheriff Salary in North Carolina $19.79 $41,160 # 45
Sheriff Salary in Louisiana $18.94 $39,400 # 46
Sheriff Salary in West Virginia $18.82 $39,160 # 47
Sheriff Salary in South Carolina $18.57 $38,630 # 48
Sheriff Salary in Georgia $18.39 $38,250 # 49
Sheriff Salary in Arkansas $18.14 $37,730 # 50
Sheriff Salary in Mississippi $15.74 $32,740 # 51
Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics