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How much does a Sheriff make in Illinois?

Average Sheriff Hourly Wage in Illinois

Sheriffs earn a median hourly wage of $35.17. Hourly wages typically start from $18.87 and go up to $46.41.

Average Sheriff Yearly Salary in Illinois

Sheriffs earn a median salary of $73,140 per year. Salaries typically start from $39,250 and go up to $96,530.

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    • Delaware Technical Community College-Terry | Dover, DE
      Offers: Associates
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      Offers: Bachelors
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Sheriff Earnings by Seniority

Top End Sheriff Earnings

The highest earning Sheriffs in Illinois earn:

$46.41
an hour
$96,530
per year
Senior Sheriff Earnings

Senior Sheriffs in Illinois earn:

$41.74
an hour
$86,810
per year
Experienced Sheriff Earnings

Experienced Sheriffs in Illinois earn:

$35.17
an hour
$73,140
per year
Junior Sheriff Earnings

Junior Sheriffs in Illinois earn:

$27.43
an hour
$57,060
per year
Starting Sheriff Earnings

Starting Sheriffs in Illinois earn:

$18.87
an hour
$39,250
per year

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

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Sheriff salary comparison

Historical salary for Sheriffs in Illinois

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

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