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How much does a Sheriff make in the United States?

Average Sheriff Hourly Wage in the United States

Sheriffs earn a median hourly wage of $28.69. Hourly wages typically start from $16.46 and go up to $47.36.

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

Average Sheriff Yearly Salary in the United States

Sheriffs earn a median salary of $59,680 per year. Salaries typically start from $34,230 and go up to $98,510.

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

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Sheriff Earnings by Seniority

Top End Sheriff Earnings

The highest earning Sheriffs in the United States earn:

$47.36
an hour
$98,510
per year
Senior Sheriff Earnings

Senior Sheriffs in the United States earn:

$37.57
an hour
$78,140
per year
Experienced Sheriff Earnings

Experienced Sheriffs in the United States earn:

$28.69
an hour
$59,680
per year
Junior Sheriff Earnings

Junior Sheriffs in the United States earn:

$21.15
an hour
$44,000
per year
Starting Sheriff Earnings

Starting Sheriffs in the United States earn:

$16.46
an hour
$34,230
per year

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

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Sheriff salary comparison

Sheriffs earn more than 54% percent of Law careers. Sheriff salaries are in the bottom 63% of all careers in the United States.

Judge Salary $126k
Compliance Manager Salary $105k
Customs Inspector Salary $79k
Coroner Salary $66k
Sheriff Salary $59k
Police Officer Salary $59k
Fish And Game Warden Salary $52k
Court Reporter Salary $51k
Probation Officer Salary $50k
Legal Secretary Salary $44k
Bailiff Salary $42k
Legislator Salary $23k
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Historical salary for Sheriffs in the United States

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

Sheriff salary by state

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State Hourly Wage Annual Salary Rank
Sheriff Salary in Washington $37.04 $77,030 # 1
Sheriff Salary in Texas $28.90 $60,110 # 2
Sheriff Salary in Wisconsin $28.55 $59,390 # 3
Sheriff Salary in Wyoming $26.30 $54,700 # 4
Sheriff Salary in Virginia $24.74 $51,460 # 5
Sheriff Salary in Utah $23.94 $49,800 # 6
Sheriff Salary in Vermont $22.33 $46,440 # 7
Sheriff Salary in South Dakota $21.16 $44,010 # 8
Sheriff Salary in Tennessee $20.76 $43,190 # 9
Sheriff Salary in South Carolina $19.05 $39,610 # 10
Sheriff Salary in West Virginia $20.26 $42,140 # 11
Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics
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