The average salary for a Deputy Sheriff is $40,777 per year. A skill in Oral / Verbal Communication is associated with high pay for this job.
Deputy Sheriff Total Pay (?
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$28,314 - $72,126
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53K
72K
MEDIAN: $40,776
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Deputy Sheriff Total Pay (?
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$12.33 - $29.89
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MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$28,314 - $72,126  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,250  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$27,844 - $69,942  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 779
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$12.33 - $29.89  
   
Overtime
$18.02 - $46.16  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,250  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$27,844 - $69,942  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 779
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Job Description for Deputy Sheriff
Under the supervision of the sheriff’s office, the deputy sheriff assists in the enforcement of all state and local laws that ensure public safety. Depending on the individual reporting structure of each sheriff’s office, the deputy sheriff is likely to report to a sergeant or lieutenant in the office.The deputy sheriff is required to use sound and independent decision-making skills throughout the day. Situations that require these skills are sometimes dangerous, and the deputy sheriff must maintain the ability to solve problems under pressure.
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Pay by Experience Level for Deputy Sheriff
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Pay Difference By Location
San Francisco
up arrow 123%
Los Angeles
up arrow 86%
Chicago
up arrow 38%
Houston
up arrow 22%
Orlando
up arrow 4%
National Average
$41,000
Larger circles over a city indicate a job is popular in that location.
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Experience Affects Deputy Sheriff Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 41%
Experienced
up arrow 8%
National Average
$41,000
Mid-Career
up arrow 1%
Entry-Level
up arrow 14%

Skills That Affect Deputy Sheriff Salaries

Oral / Verbal Communication
up arrow 20%
National Average
$41,000
Law Enforcement
up arrow 11%
Job Satisfaction
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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 131 votes.
Gender
Female
14%
female alumni
 
Male
86%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
17%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 73%
vision benefits Vision: 58% employee benefits None: 7%
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