Average Hourly Rate for Harris County Sheriff's Office Employees

Houston, Texas-based Harris County Sheriff's Office hires for positions ranging from Detention Officer to Paralegal in the law enforcement. Harris County Sheriff's Office workers see average earnings of $22.64 per hour. The most important factor affecting pay for Harris County Sheriff's Office employees is what you do at the company, though your experience level plays a role as well. The data for this overview comes from answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Houston, Texas 

Law Enforcement

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Years of Experience

For those with one to four years of experience, median paychecks reach $20.00 per hour. Average pay is around $21.82 per hour for those with five to nine years of experience. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (33 percent) have been working for 20 years or more and make $23.40 per hour on average.


Paralegals earn the highest median pay at approximately $23.00 per hour, followed by Detention Officers ($17.49) per hour.


The highest-paying skill to have may be Technical Writing; employees who claim proficiency also report a higher average salary of about $23.00 per hour. A skill that is commonly seen around here is Legal Research; one in three deem it necessary for work.

Benefits and Perks

Harris County Sheriff's Office provides health insurance to a solid majority of workers, and a majority of workers do receive dental coverage.

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Key Stats for Harris County Sheriff's Office


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70 %
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$20 - $32
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 6 votes.

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