Deputy Sheriff Salary

Pay for Deputy Sheriffs in the United States sits in the ballpark of $43K per year. Residence and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Work is enjoyable for Deputy Sheriffs, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Almost all enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$30,653 - $71,809
$31K
$43K
$72K
MEDIAN: $43,113
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$13.75 - $32.23
$14
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$32
MEDIAN: $20.10
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$0$72K
Salary $30,653 - $71,809
Bonus $838 - $23,839
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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$30,038 - $72,838
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 430
Hourly Data $0$53
Hourly Rate $13.75 - $32.23
Overtime $22.11 - $53.96
Annual Data $0$72K
Bonus $838 - $23,839
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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$30,038 - $72,838
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 325

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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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Deputy Sheriff Tasks

  • Enforce all local, state, and federal laws according to procedure.
  • Conduct community outreach, education, and public assistance activities.
  • Patrol assigned areas and operate department vehicles as needed.
  • Perform various physical feats to aid in the capture and arrest of suspects and known criminals.
  • Investigate all reports, accidents, criminal activity, and emergency situations.

Common Career Paths for Deputy Sheriff


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Deputy Sheriffs may experience a large salary bump if they progress into a role such as Police Sergeant. The latter position pays an average of $64K annually. Deputy Sheriffs moving up in their careers tend to step into positions as Police or Sheriff's Patrol Officers or Police Officers. The median paychecks in those roles are $2K higher and $5K higher, respectively.

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Pay by Experience Level for Deputy Sheriff

Pay by Experience for a Deputy Sheriff has a positive trend. An entry-level Deputy Sheriff with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $38,000 based on 282 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Deputy Sheriff with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $40,000 based on 240 salaries. An experienced Deputy Sheriff which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $48,000 based on 244 salaries. A Deputy Sheriff with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $55,000 based on 120 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $43,473

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Deputy Sheriffs will find that Los Angeles offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 91 percent. Deputy Sheriffs will also find cushy salaries in Riverside (+58 percent), West Palm Beach (+57 percent), Rochester (+41 percent), and Denver (+39 percent). Indianapolis ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 18 percent below the national average. Workers in Florida and Atlanta earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (10 percent less and 9 percent less, respectively).

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Key Stats for Deputy Sheriff

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 87 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
17%
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Experience Affects Deputy Sheriff Salaries

Late-Career
▲27%

Experienced
▲9%

National Average
$43,000

▼7%

▼11%

Skills That Affect Deputy Sheriff Salaries

National Average
$43,000

INSTRUCTOR
▼3%


SWAT
▼5%

Training
▼8%

field training officer
▼11%

Law Enforcement
▼17%

Writing Procedures & Documentation
▼18%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 87 votes.

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 72%
vision benefits
Vision: 60%
no benefits
None: 8%
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