How much does a Sheriff make? The average Sheriff salary is $68,389 as of April 26, 2022, but the salary range typically falls between $63,608 and $71,009. 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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The City of Falls Church Virginia - Falls Church , VA
Deputy Sheriff (Sheriff's Office) The City of Falls Church Sheriff's Office is recruiting for a full-time, Deputy Sheriff with Virginia DCJS certification. The City is an independent city six miles ...
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City of Portsmouth/ Sheriff's Office - Portsmouth , VA
Salary: $14.00 hour The Portsmouth Sheriff's Office is currently accepting applications for the position of PT Laundry Attendant . This position is responsible for the operation of heavy-duty laundry ...
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Join the Fairfax County Sheriff's Office as a Correctional Health Nurse with a $2,000 Signing Bonus! We are an equal opportunity employer Apply here: - 18 days ago
Fairfax County Sheriff's Office - Fairfax , VA
Recreation Aide (Facility Attendant II) Print ( Apply Recreation Aide (Facility Attendant II) Salary $18.20 - $30.33 Hourly Location MCLEAN (JF17), VA Job Type PT Hourly W BN Department Mclean ...
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Fairfax County Sheriff's Office - Fairfax , VA
Motor Equipment Operator (Non-Merit) Print ( Motor Equipment Operator (Non-Merit) Salary $19.94 - $33.23 Hourly Location LORTON (JN02), VA Job Type PT Hourly W BN Department DPWES Solid Waste ...
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Roanoke Regional Airport Commission - Roanoke , VA
Must meet and maintain requirements for DCJS Law Enforcement Certification required; * 3 years experience in law enforcement with a local, state, or federal police or sheriff's department preferred
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Sheriff Salary in Major Cities

This chart shows the salary comparison for Sheriff between major cities. San Francisco City consistently ranks #1 as of April 26, 2022. 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 $85,487
Washington, DC $76,131
Miami, FL $66,578
Chicago, IL $72,554
Boston, MA $77,054
New York, NY $82,272
Dallas, TX $67,945
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What is the average salary for Sheriff in 2022?
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 $63,608 to $71,009 with the average base salary of $68,389. The total cash compensation, which includes base, and annual incentives, can vary anywhere from $63,768 to $76,571 with the average total cash compensation of $69,862.
Average Salary Average Salary Range
Base Salary $68,389 $63,608 - $71,009
Bonus $1,473 $160 - $5,561
Total Pay $69,862 $63,768 - $76,571
* Base Salary represents gross income before taxes and deductions. It does not include additional pay such as benefits, bonuses, profit sharing or commissions.
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What's the difference between Deputy Sheriff and Sheriff?
According to our latest salary estimation on April 26, 2022. The average salary of Sheriff is $68,389, and the average salary of Deputy Sheriff is $113,590. The average salary of Deputy Sheriff is higher than Sheriff. ( 2022-04-26 )
I am a Sheriff, which location’s salary is higher, San Bernardino, CA or Arlington, MA?
Arlington, MA typically sees higher pay than San Bernardino, CA for Sheriff. a Sheriff Salary in Arlington, MA is $77,054 as of April 26, 2022; a Sheriff Salary in San Bernardino, CA is $72,858 as of April 26, 2022. ( 2022-04-26 )
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. ( 2022-04-26 )
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 ( 2022-04-26 )
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. ( 2022-04-26 )

Last Update: April 26, 2022