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How much does a Sheriff make in California?

Average Sheriff Hourly Wage in California

Sheriffs earn a median hourly wage of $45.62. Hourly wages typically start from $28.53 and go up to $60.48.

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

Average Sheriff Yearly Salary in California

Sheriffs earn a median salary of $94,890 per year. Salaries typically start from $59,350 and go up to $125,790.

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

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      Offers: Bachelors
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      Offers: Bachelors
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      Offers: Bachelors
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      Offers: Associates, Bachelors
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Sheriff Earnings by Seniority

Top End Sheriff Earnings

The highest earning Sheriffs in California earn:

$60.48
an hour
$125,790
per year
Senior Sheriff Earnings

Senior Sheriffs in California earn:

$53.31
an hour
$110,880
per year
Experienced Sheriff Earnings

Experienced Sheriffs in California earn:

$45.62
an hour
$94,890
per year
Junior Sheriff Earnings

Junior Sheriffs in California earn:

$37.00
an hour
$76,960
per year
Starting Sheriff Earnings

Starting Sheriffs in California earn:

$28.53
an hour
$59,350
per year

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

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Sheriff salary comparison

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Historical salary for Sheriffs in California

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

Should I be a Sheriff?

Think you might be interested in becoming a Sheriff? Here are your next steps.

  1. Take the Sokanu Career Test

    Would you make a good sheriff? Sokanu's free assessment reveals how compatible you are with a career across 5 dimensions!

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  2. Get the Education

    • George Washington University | Washington, DC
      Offers: Bachelors
    • Georgetown University | Washington, DC
      Offers: Bachelors
    • Johns Hopkins University | Baltimore, MD
      Offers: Bachelors
    • University of Delaware | Newark, DE
      Offers: Associates, Bachelors
    • American University | Washington, DC
      Offers: Certificate, Bachelors
  3. Get Hired
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