Years of Experience
Average pay is typically about $20.59 for those with five to nine years of experience. Overall, the greater share of Maricopa County folks have one to four years of experience and earn around $14.37 per hour.
Residents of Chandler pick up paychecks that are higher than any other city — the median salary is approximately $34.89 per hour; other top-paying cities include Phoenix ($20.22) and Mesa ($16.73).
Deputy Sheriffs represent the higher end of the earnings spectrum — in fact, median pay for this job is the highest at $24.21 — though Court Clerks also do fairly well at $14.62.
Certifications and Degrees
Basic Life Support Specialists receive bigger paychecks ($28.50) than those without credentials. Earning a Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Specialist certification garners significant financial rewards of about $20.52 per hour. Those with a Bachelor's Degree at Maricopa County come out on top, and their salaries approach around $20.75 per hour.
The highest-paying skill to have may be Organizing; employees who claim proficiency also report a higher average salary of $16.15. Customer Service also popped up often in the survey as an important skill; one in five of employees surveyed report using it at work. Employees also tend to round out their skills sets with Office Administration, Data Entry, and Microsoft Excel.
Benefits and Perks
The company does pay out vacation and sick days, but these benefits are received by only 31 percent. Workers can easily stock up on retirement savings by participating in several options such as a 401(k) plan and a company pension plan. Perks cover health insurance for most workers and dental coverage for a solid majority of workers. Privileges also include life insurance, tuition reimbursement, and registered retirement savings plan (rrsp).