How much does a Sheriff make? The average Sheriff salary is $65,995 as of October 28, 2020, but the salary range typically falls between $61,378 and $68,527. Salary ranges 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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Fairfax County Sheriff's Office - Fairfax , VA
Real Estate Finance - Grants Management Division Director Print Apply Real Estate Finance - Grants Management Division Director Salary $88,852.19 - $148,087.06 Annually Location FAIRFAX (FH22), VA ...
Lensa - 21 days ago
Hampton Sheriff's Office - Hampton , VA
... Hampton Sheriff's Office and the City Finance Department (Procurement and Accounts Payable). · Operates as the point of contact for all vendors to facilitate the timely payment of invoices · ...
ZipRecruiter - 63 days ago
Goochland Powhatan Community Services Board - Goochland , VA
Community partners could include Fire/Rescue/EMS, Sheriff's Departments, Commonwealth attorneys, courts, probation, jails, Social Services, free clinics, Health Departments, and schools. The Recovery ...
Recruitology - 30 days ago

Sheriff Salary in Major Cities

This chart shows the salary comparison for Sheriff between major cities. San Francisco City consistently ranks #1 as of October 28, 2020. Click on the chart to see the detail salary data for Sheriff in each city.
Click to see the salary for Sheriff in these major U.S. cities.
City Name Average Salary
San Francisco, CA $82,493
Washington, DC $73,465
Miami, FL $64,246
Chicago, IL $70,013
Boston, MA $74,356
New York, NY $79,392
Dallas, TX $65,566
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Average Total Cash Compensation

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What is the average salary for Sheriff in 2020?
These charts show the average base salary (core compensation), as well as the average total cash compensation for the job of Sheriff in the United States. The base salary for Sheriff ranges from $61,378 to $68,527 with the average base salary of $65,995. The total cash compensation, which includes base, and annual incentives, can vary anywhere from $61,533 to $73,895 with the average total cash compensation of $67,417.
Average Salary Average Salary Range
Base Salary $65,995 $61,378 - $68,527
Bonus $1,423 $154 - $5,368
Total Pay $67,417 $61,533 - $73,895
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What's the difference between Deputy Sheriff and Sheriff?
According to our latest salary estimation on October 28, 2020. The average salary of Sheriff is $65,995, and the average salary of Deputy Sheriff is $109,620. The average salary of Deputy Sheriff is higher than Sheriff. ( 2020-10-28 )
I am a Sheriff, which location’s salary is higher, Barnstable, MA or New Britain, CT?
New Britain, CT typically sees higher pay than Barnstable, MA for Sheriff. a Sheriff Salary in New Britain, CT is $71,275 as of October 28, 2020; a Sheriff Salary in Barnstable, MA is $69,593 as of October 28, 2020. ( 2020-10-28 )
Why does the salary of a Sheriff vary from city to city?
The cost of living is tied to salaries. If the expenses are higher in a particular city, then the wage level will be higher as well to afford the people can opportunity to live there. This is why you're always going to make more money in New York City for example, than in a small town. ( 2020-10-28 )
What are the Pay Factors for Sheriff?
Salary ranges for a Sheriff can vary widely, depending on the city and several other pay factors, including (but not limited to) education level, certifications, additional skills, and work experience. Click here to view Eight Factors That Can Affect Your Pay ( 2020-10-28 )
How the Pay Factors Influence Your Pay?
Salaries are ultimately dictated by the position being applied to, and hiring company, but there are several important pay factors that come into play based on your individual history that could impact your value to the company.'s Personal Salary Report will analyze these factors for you to help you maximize your earning potential. ( 2020-10-28 )

Last Update: October 28, 2020