How much does a Sheriff make hourly in the United States? The average hourly wage for a Sheriff in the United States is $33 as of April 26, 2022, but the salary range typically falls between $31 and $34. Hourly rate can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, helps you determine your exact pay target. 

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What is a Sheriff?

A Sheriff is a government official, with varying duties, existing in some countries with historical ties to England, where the office originated. There is an analogous although independently developed office in Iceland that is commonly translated to English as Sheriff, and this is discussed below....

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Franklin County Sheriff's Department - Greenfield , MA
FRANKLIN COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE CORRECTIONAL OFFICER April 28, 2022 GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES: The basic purpose of this position is to maintain order and security in a correctional institution
ZipRecruiter - 23 days ago
Knox County Sheriff's Office - Knoxville , TN
The Knox County Sheriff's Office is looking for Corrections Officers to work at our Detention Facilities in Knoxville, Tennessee. The primary responsibility of the Corrections Officer is to perform ...
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Comal County - New Braunfels , TX
Maintains contact with the public, court officials, and other county officials in the performance of Sheriff's Office activities, as assigned. * Personally participates in investigating criminal law ...
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Middlesex Sheriff's Office - Chelmsford , MA
The Middlesex Sheriff's Office (MSO) is seeking qualified candidates for our Youth Public Safety Academy (YPSA). The goal of the YPSA is to establish respect and trust between children and law ...
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Uvalde County Sheriff's Office - Uvalde , TX
Must Be at least eighteen (18) years old, be a U.S. citizen, or a naturalized alien, Must possess at least a high school diploma / G.E.D., Must not have been convicted of a Class "B" misdemeanor or ...
ZipRecruiter - 25 days ago
Lake County - Polson , MT
As a Deputy Sheriff you will respond to emergency calls for service, enforce the law, and conduct other duties of the Sheriff's Office. Accuracy in report writing, effectively dealing with the public ...
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